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Barney McGill (1890–1942)

Barney McGill was born on April 30, 1890 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Svengali (1931), Night Nurse (1931) and 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932). He was married to Violet. He died on January 11, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Svengali Cinematographer
Night Nurse
Night Nurse Cinematographer
20,000 Years in Sing Sing
20,000 Years in Sing Sing Cinematographer
The Mayor of Hell
The Mayor of Hell Cinematographer


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 1941 So Long Mr. Chumps (Short)
 1940 The Phantom Submarine (director of photography)
 1940 The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date (director of photography)
 1939 The Cisco Kid and the Lady (director of photography)
 1938 Sharpshooters (director of photography)
 1937 Lancer Spy
 1937 Midnight Taxi
 1936 Crack-Up
 1936 Laughing at Trouble (director of photography)
 1936 High Tension
 1936 My Marriage
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai (photography)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (photographed by)
 1934 Born to Be Bad (photographed by)
 1933 The Bowery
 1933 Captured!
 1933 The Mayor of Hell (photography)
 1933 The Keyhole (photography)
 1933 Hard to Handle (photography)
 1933 Employees' Entrance (photography)
 1932 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (photography)
 1932 The Cabin in the Cotton (photography)
 1932 Week-End Marriage (photography)
 1932 Alias the Doctor (photographed by)
 1931 Under 18
 1931 The Cisco Kid
 1931 Night Nurse (photography)
 1931 Svengali
 1931 My Past
 1931 Other Men's Women (photography)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (photography)
 1930 The Doorway to Hell (photography)
 1930 Mammy
 1930 Surprise (Short)
 1929 The Aviator (as Chick McGill)
 1929 The Show of Shows (photographed by)
 1929 Evidence
 1929 Skin Deep
 1929 The Hottentot
 1929 Stark Mad
 1928 Conquest
 1928 Noah's Ark (photography)
 1928 The Terror
 1927 Jaws of Steel
 1925 Keep Smiling
 1925 Dynamite Doggie (Short)
 1924/I Fast and Furious (Short)
 1924 Out Bound (Short)
 1924 Family Life (Short) (as B. McGill)
 1922 Are Husbands Happy? (Short)
 1919 Devil McCare
 1919 Breezy Jim
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

B. McGill | Chick McGill

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