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Loyal Griggs (1906–1978)

Loyal Griggs entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, directly out of high school, as an assistant in the special effects department of Paramount. He was a cameraman for nearly 30 years before graduating to director of photography, and he proved his worth by winning an Academy Award for cinematography for Shane (1953), just two years after his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Shane Cinematographer
The Ten Commandments Cinematographer
White Christmas Cinematographer


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 1971 Bunny O'Hare (director of photography)
 1970 Tick, Tick, Tick (director of photography)
 1968 In Enemy Country (director of photography)
 1968 P.J. (director of photography)
 1967 Banning (director of photography)
 1967 The Young Warriors (director of photography)
 1967 Hurry Sundown (filmed in panavision and technicolor by)
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Roaring Camp (1966)
 1966 The Night of the Grizzly (director of photography)
 1965 The Slender Thread (director of photography)
 1965 Tickle Me (director of photography)
 1965 In Harm's Way (director of photography)
 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told (director of photography)
 1963 Papa's Delicate Condition (director of photography)
 1962 The Lady and the Stock Exchange (Documentary short)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! (director of photography)
 1962 Octavius and Me (TV Movie)
 1961 Man-Trap (director of photography)
 1961 Blueprint for Robbery (director of photography)
 1960 O'Conner's Ocean (TV Movie)
 1960 G.I. Blues (director of photography)
 1960 Walk Like a Dragon (director of photography)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet (director of photography)
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
 1959 The Jayhawkers! (director of photography)
 1959 The Hangman (director of photography)
 1958 Tonka (director of photography)
 1958 The Buccaneer (director of photography)
 1958 Hot Spell
 1957 The Sad Sack (director of photography)
 1957 The Tin Star (director of photography)
 1956 Three Violent People (director of photography)
 1956 The Ten Commandments (director of photography)
 1956 That Certain Feeling (director of photography)
 1955 We're No Angels (director of photography)
 1954 The Bridges at Toko-Ri (director of photography)
 1954 3 Ring Circus (director of photography)
 1954 White Christmas (director of photography)
 1954 Elephant Walk (director of photography)
 1953 Shane (director of photography)
 1951 Crosswinds (director of photography)
 1951 Passage West (director of photography)
 1951 The Last Outpost (director of photography)
Show Show Visual effects (36 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (29 credits)
Show Show Special effects (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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When Cecil B. DeMille suffered a heart attack during principle photography on "The Ten Commandments" (1956), he stepped in and directed some scenes which helped keep the production from being shut down. See more »

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