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Winton C. Hoch (1905–1979)

Winton C. Hoch was born on July 31, 1905 in Storm Lake, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on The Quiet Man (1952), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and The Searchers (1956). He died on March 20, 1979 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Quiet Man Cinematographer
The Searchers Cinematographer
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Cinematographer


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 1982 Aliens from Another Planet (TV Movie)
 1972 Necromancy (as Winton Hoch)
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Nanny and the Smoke-Filled Room (1970) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- A Fowl Episode (1970) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- The Philosopher's Stone (1970) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- An Element of Risk (1970) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- The Games Families Play (1970) ... (as Winton Hoch)
 1968 The Green Berets (director of photography)
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (30 episodes)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (as Winton Hoch)
 1965-1966 Lost in Space (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Follow the Leader (1966) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- A Change of Space (1966) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- All That Glitters (1966) ... (as Winton Hoch)
- No Place to Hide (1965) ... (as Winton Hoch)
 1964-1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (director of photography - 51 episodes)
- The Return of the Phantom (1966) ... (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
- The Mechanical Man (1966) ... (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
- The Menfish (1966) ... (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
- The Monster's Web (1966) ... (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
- The Death Ship (1966) ... (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars (director of photography)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1962 Sergeants 3 (director of photography)
 1961 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1960 A Light in Nature (Short)
 1960 The Lost World (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1959 The Big Circus (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1959 This Earth Is Mine (as Winton Hoch)
 1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People (director of photography)
 1959 The Young Land (director of photography)
 1957 Jet Pilot (director of photography)
 1956 The Searchers (photographed by)
 1955 Mister Roberts (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1953 The Redhead from Wyoming (as Winton Hoch)
 1952 The Quiet Man (director of photography)
 1951 Halls of Montezuma (director of photography)
 1950 The Sundowners (director of photography)
 1949 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1949 Tulsa (director of photography - as Winton Hoch)
 1948 3 Godfathers (as Winton Hoch)
 1948 Joan of Arc (as Winton Hoch, Technicolor photographer)
 1948 Tap Roots
 1947 Rhapsody in Wood (Short)
 1943 Over the Andes (Documentary short)
 1941 Dive Bomber (director of photography)
 1941 Memories of Europe (Documentary short) (as Winton Hoch)
 1941/I The Reluctant Dragon (director of photography: Technicolor sequences - as Winton Hoch)
 1939 Rural Hungary (Documentary short)
 1938 Czechoslovakia on Parade (Documentary short)
 1938 Rural Sweden (Documentary short)
 1938 Beautiful Budapest (Documentary short)
 1938 Glimpses of New Brunswick (Documentary short)
 1938 Glimpses of Austria (Documentary short)
 1938 Natural Wonders of the West (Documentary short)
 1937 Land of the Incas (Documentary short)
 1937 Copenhagen (Documentary short)
 1937 Chile: 'Land of Charm' (Documentary short)
 1937 Stockholm: Pride of Sweden (Documentary short)
 1937 Glimpses of Peru (Documentary short)
 1937 Rocky Mountain Grandeur (Documentary short)
 1937 Serene Siam (Documentary short)
 1937 Hong Kong: 'The Hub of the Orient' (Documentary short)
 1937 Colorful Bombay (Documentary short)
 1937 Glimpses of Java and Ceylon (Documentary short)
 1937 India on Parade (Documentary short)
 1937 Picturesque South Africa (Documentary short)
 1936 Yellowstone Park: 'Nature's Playground' (Documentary short) (as Winton Hoch)
 1936 Quaint Quebec (Documentary short) (as Winton Hoch)
 1936 Rio de Janeiro 'City of Splendour' (Documentary short) (as Winton Hoch)
 1936 Victoria and Vancouver: Gateways to Canada (Documentary short)
 1935 Beautiful Banff and Lake Louise (Documentary short) (as W.C. Hoch)
 1935 Colorful Islands: Madagascar and Seychelles (Short documentary) (as Winston Hoch)
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Alternate Names:

W.C. Hoch | W.C Hoch | Winston Hoch | Winton Hoch

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Was the second of only three cinematographers--the first being Leon Shamroy and the most recent being John Toll--to win back-to-back Oscars. His were for Victor Fleming's Joan of Arc (1948) and John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). See more »



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