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William C. Mellor (1903–1963)

Mellor began his career in the photographic labs at Paramount in the mid-20's. By 1934, he had graduated to full-time director of photography, working primarily on the studio's lesser productions. At the same time, he continued to serve his apprenticeship by assisting veteran cinematographer Victor Milner as first camera operator on A-grade ... See full bio »

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Known For

A Place in the Sun Cinematographer
Giant Cinematographer
The Diary of Anne Frank Cinematographer
Peyton Place Cinematographer


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 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (director of photography)
 1962 State Fair (director of photography)
 1961 The Ginger Rogers Show (TV Short)
 1961 The Big Gamble (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1961 Wild in the Country (director of photography)
 1960 Crack in the Mirror (as William Mellor)
 1959 The Best of Everything (director of photography)
 1959 Compulsion (director of photography)
 1959 The Diary of Anne Frank (director of photography)
 1958 Sing Boy Sing
 1957 Peyton Place (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1957 Love in the Afternoon (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1956 Giant (director of photography)
 1956 Johnny Concho (as William Mellor)
 1956 The Miracle of Todd-AO (Short) (as William Mellor)
 1955 The Last Frontier (director of photography - as William Mellor)
  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (56 episodes, 1952 - 1955) (director of photography - 4 episodes, 1954 - 1955)
- The Sportscar (1955)
- Career Woman (1955)
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock (director of photography)
 1954 Alaska Seas
 1954 The Bing Crosby Show (TV Special)
 1953 Wagon Wheels (Short)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break (as William Mellor)
 1953 Big Leaguer (as William Mellor)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (as William Mellor)
 1953 The Naked Spur (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1952 My Man and I (as William Mellor)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy! (as William Mellor)
 1952 Carbine Williams (as William Mellor)
 1951 Westward the Women (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (as William Mellor)
 1951 The Unknown Man (as William Mellor)
 1951 Across the Wide Missouri (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (director of photography)
 1951 Soldiers Three (as William Mellor)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear... (as William Mellor)
 1949 Love Happy (director of photography)
 1949 Too Late for Tears (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (director of cinematography - as William Mellor)
 1948 Man-Eater of Kumaon (director of photography)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet (director of photography - as William Mellor)
 1947 Blaze of Noon (director of photography)
 1943 Dixie
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn (director of photography)
 1942 Wake Island (director of photography)
 1942 The Fleet's In (director of photography)
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (director of photography)
 1940 The Great McGinty (director of photography)
 1940 Typhoon
 1940 Road to Singapore (director of photography)
 1939 Disputed Passage (as William Mellor)
 1939 Ambush
 1938 Stolen Heaven
 1937 Exclusive (photographed by)
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow (photographed by)
 1936 College Holiday (photographed by)
 1936 Poppy (photographed by)
 1936 Sky Parade
 1936 Woman Trap (as William Mellor)
 1936 Collegiate
 1935 Car 99
 1935 Wings in the Dark (photographed by)
 1935 Enter Madame!
 1934 Wagon Wheels
 1934 Elmer and Elsie (as William Mellor)
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