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Frank V. Phillips (1912–1994)

Frank Van Tuyl Phillips ASC was a child of Hollywood. As a child he was a neighborhood kid near Walt Disney's original garage studio. Like many others he played in the animated/live action series that Disney did. Dreaming of a football career at Notre Dame while attending Hollywood High School he was befriended by the son of the manager of the ... See full bio »

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Have Gun - Will Travel
Have Gun - Will Travel Cinematographer
(1960-1963)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Cinematographer
(1971)
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke Cinematographer
(1963-1965)
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon Cinematographer
(1977)

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 1982 The Ambush Murders (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1981 The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1981 Going Ape!
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1980 Midnight Madness (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1979 The Black Hole (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1978 Goin' Coconuts (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1978 Return from Witch Mountain (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1976 The Shaggy D.A. (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1976 Gus (as Frank Phillips)
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1976 No Deposit, No Return (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (11 episodes, 1958 - 1976) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 1965 - 1972)
- The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper: Part 2 (1976) ... (as Frank Phillips)
- The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper: Part 1 (1976) ... (as Frank Phillips)
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 2 (1974) ... (as Frank Phillips)
- Return of the Big Cat: Part 1 (1974) ... (as Frank Phillips)
 1976 The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1974 The Island at the Top of the World (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1974 Return of the Big Cat (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1974 Men of the Dragon (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1974 Herbie Rides Again (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1974 Hog Wild (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie)
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1973 The World's Greatest Athlete (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1972 Snowball Express (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1971 The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1971 Scandalous John (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1970 The Wild Country (as Frank Phillips)
 1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1969 Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1968-1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (director of photography - 21 episodes)
- The Big Kahuna (1969) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Six Kilos (1969) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Not That Much Different (1969) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Once Upon a Time: Part II (1969) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Along Came Joey (1969) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1968 The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1968 The Young Loner (TV Movie) (as Frank Phillips)
 1967 Captain Nice (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- It Tastes OK, But Something's Missing (1967) ... (director of photography)
 1966 Run Buddy Run (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Wild, Wild Wake (1966) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (uncredited)
 1965-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (director of photography - 24 episodes)
- The Hollow Man (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Decoy (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Angel Babe (1966) ... (director of photography)
- The Survivor (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Back to the Drawing Board (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Inferno (1965) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1965 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- My Eldest Child (1965) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1963-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (director of photography - 51 episodes)
- Gilt Guilt (1965) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Bank Baby (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Chicken (1964) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Jonah Hutchinson (1964) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Crooked Mile (1964) ... (director of photography)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Day of Leaving (1963) ... (director of photography)
  Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (43 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (director of photography - 51 episodes, 1960 - 1963)
- Face of a Shadow (1963)
- The Black Bull (1963)
- Two Plus One (1963) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- The Lady of the Fifth Moon (1963) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- The Eve of St. Elmo (1963) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1962 Rider on a Dead Horse (director of photography)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Errand of Mercy (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1961 Hong Kong (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Night Cry (1961) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (director of photography - 11 episodes)
- Sundance and the Fallen Sparrow (1960) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Sundance and the Long Trek (1960) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Vengeance for Sundance (1960) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Sundance and the Black Widow (1960) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- Sundance and the Greenhorn Trader (1960) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series) (director of photography - 9 episodes)
- Night Target (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Death in the Desert (1959) ... (director of photography)
- In a Deadly Fashion (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Love, Death and Diamonds (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Rattigan and the Cat (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Showdown (1958)
  Navy Log (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (director of photography - 15 episodes, 1956 - 1958)
- Florida Weekend (1958) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- The Draft Dodger (1958) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- The Big White Albatross (1957) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- The Commander and the Kid (1957) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
- PT 109 (1957) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
 1958 A Matter of Attitude (Short) (director of photography)
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Young Gun (1957) ... (director of photography)
 1957 Circus Boy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Return of Buffalo Bill (1957) ... (as Frank Phillips)
- The Judge's Boy (1957) ... (as Frank Phillips)
 1957 Maverick (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Quick and the Dead (1957) ... (director of photography - as Frank Phillips)
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American cinematographer who began as a cameraman for MGM before graduating to director of photography on Disney 'live action' features.

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