No photo available. Represent John M. Nickolaus? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 848,567 this week

John M. Nickolaus (1881–1963)

John M. Nickolaus was born on September 23, 1881. He is known for his work on The Wizard of Oz (1939), You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). He was married to Olive B. King. He died on October 29, 1963 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. See full bio »

Favorite Football Films

Here's a rundown of some of our favorite football films, which you can enjoy now or long after the season is over.

See the full list

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of John M. Nickolaus's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
 1941 You Can't Fool a Camera (Documentary short) (technical cooperator - as John J. Nickolaus)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (laboratory supervisor - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo (tinting and toning supervisor - uncredited)
 1938 The Girl of the Golden West (tinting and toning - uncredited)
 1937 The Good Earth (laboratory supervisor: sepia tinting - uncredited)
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (laboratory supervisor - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
 1929 The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
 1937 The Prisoner of Zenda (special effects - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High (assistant camera - uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 1938 Another Romance of Celluloid (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1925 1925 Studio Tour (Documentary short)
Himself - in Charge of the Laboratory (as John Nickolaus)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

John J. Nickolaus | John Nickolaus

Did You Know?


Father of cinematographer John M. Nickolaus Jr..

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Discuss John M. Nickolaus on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page