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James Van Trees (1890–1973)

James Van Trees was born on August 13, 1890 in Oakland, California, USA as James Crawford Van Trees. He is known for his work on The Gorilla Man (1943), Steel Against the Sky (1941) and The Man Hunter (1930). He was married to Leonette Cavalli. He died on April 11, 1973 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Gorilla Man Cinematographer
Steel Against the Sky Cinematographer
The Man Hunter Cinematographer
They Met in a Taxi Cinematographer


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 1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Incredible Shrinking Car (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- 3+1=1 (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Ol' Sam (1965) ... (director of photography)
- Crackerby for Treasurer (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Griffin Story (1965) ... (director of photography)
- The Wellecliffe Story (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Three Wishes (1963) ... (director of photography)
 1960 Maggie (TV Movie)
  The George Burns Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959)
- George Invests in a Record Company (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Breaking Up the Team (1959) ... (director of photography)
- George and the Private Eye (1958) ... (director of photography)
 1957 Bold Journey (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Man from St. Paul (1957) ... (as Jimmy Van Trees)
  The People's Choice (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1956)
- Sock and the Mayor's Election (1956) ... (director of photography)
- Sock and the Proxy Marriage (1956) ... (director of photography)
- Pilot (1955)
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- For the Defense (1955)
  The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1954 - 1955) (director of photography - 13 episodes, 1954 - 1955)
- The Surplus Store (1955) ... (director of photography)
- The Wedding Present (1955) ... (director of photography)
- The Basketball Star (1955) ... (director of photography)
- The Fur Coat (1955) ... (director of photography)
  I Married Joan (TV Series) (17 episodes, 1952 - 1955) (director of photography - 17 episodes, 1952 - 1955)
- The Jail Bird (1955) ... (director of photography)
- The Cowboy (1955)
- Ladies Prison (1955) ... (director of photography)
 1954 For the Defense (TV Movie)
 1951-1953 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #3.26 (1953)
- Episode #3.22 (1953)
- Episode #3.16 (1953)
- Episode #2.35 (1952)
- Episode #2.32 (1952)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (director of photography)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder (director of photography)
 1946 A Night in Casablanca (director of photography)
 1945 Hit the Hay
 1945 The All-Star Bond Rally (Short)
 1944 The Last Ride (director of photography)
 1944 Two-Man Submarine (director of photography)
 1944 Nine Girls
 1944 Gun to Gun (Short)
 1943 Find the Blackmailer (director of photography)
 1943 Mechanized Patrolling (Short)
 1943 The Rear Gunner (Short)
 1943 The Gorilla Man (director of photography)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever (director of photography)
 1942 Busses Roar
 1942 Escape from Crime (director of photography)
 1941 Steel Against the Sky (director of photography)
 1941 The Nurse's Secret (director of photography)
 1941 A Shot in the Dark (director of photography)
 1941 Here Comes Happiness (director of photography)
 1941 Flight from Destiny (director of photography)
 1940 Just a Cute Kid (Short)
 1940 Young America Flies (Short)
 1939 Smashing the Money Ring (director of photography)
 1939 Waterfront
 1938 Over the Wall (photography)
 1938 The Patient in Room 18 (photography)
 1937 It's Love I'm After (photography)
 1937 Love Is on the Air (photography)
 1937 Wine, Women and Horses (photography)
 1937 Let Them Live
 1936 Career Woman
 1936 They Met in a Taxi (director of photography)
 1936 Palm Springs
 1936 The Unguarded Hour (photographed by)
 1935 The Bishop Misbehaves (photographed by)
 1935 Every Night at Eight (photography)
 1935 Shanghai
 1935 Sweet Music
 1934 The Age of Innocence (photographed by)
 1934 Murder in the Private Car (photographed by)
 1934 Stingaree (photographed by)
 1933 Blood Money (photographed by)
 1933 I Loved a Woman (photography)
 1933 Baby Face (photography)
 1933 Midnight Mary (photographed by)
 1933 Heroes for Sale (photographed by)
 1933 Lilly Turner
 1933 The King's Vacation (director of photography)
 1932 Silver Dollar (photography)
 1932 They Call It Sin (photography)
 1932 Life Begins
 1932 The Heart of New York (photography)
 1932 The Man Who Played God (photography)
 1932 Taxi (photography)
 1931 Alexander Hamilton (photography)
 1931 The Star Witness (photography)
 1931 The Reckless Hour (photographed by)
 1931 The Millionaire (photographed by)
 1930 Captain Thunder (photography)
 1930 Old English (photography)
 1930 Sweet Kitty Bellairs (photography)
 1930 What a Life (Short)
 1930 The Green Goddess (photography)
 1929 So Long Letty
 1929 The Argyle Case (as James C. Van Trees)
 1928 The Whip
 1928 The Noose (as James C. Van Trees)
 1927 Man Crazy
 1926 Twinkletoes
 1926 Midnight Lovers (as James C. Van Trees)
 1926 Don Juan's 3 Nights (as James C. Van Trees)
 1926 The Prince of Pilsen (as James C. Van Trees)
 1926 Fifth Avenue (as James C. Van Trees)
 1925 Chickie (as James C. Van Trees)
 1925 I Want My Man
 1925 If I Marry Again (as James C. Van Trees)
 1924 Single Wives (as James C. Van Trees)
 1924 The Perfect Flapper (as James C. Van Trees)
 1924 The Woman on the Jury (as James C. Van Trees)
 1924 Lilies of the Field (as James C. Van Trees)
 1923 The Huntress (as James C. Van Trees)
 1922 The Young Rajah (as J.C. Van Trees, photographed by)
 1922 The Green Temptation (as James C. Van Trees)
 1921 Morals (as James C. Van Trees)
 1921 Wealth (as James C. Van Trees)
 1920 The Furnace
 1920 Jenny Be Good
 1920 Nurse Marjorie (as James C. Van Trees)
 1920 The Thirteenth Commandment (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 More Deadly Than the Male (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 His Official Fiancée (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 Widow by Proxy (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 Girls
 1919 Happiness a la Mode (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 Romance and Arabella (as James C. Van Trees)
 1919 Who Cares?
 1918 A Lady's Name (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 The Gypsy Trail (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 Sauce for the Goose (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 A Pair of Silk Stockings (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 Good Night, Paul (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 Viviette
 1918 Unclaimed Goods (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 The Shuttle (as James C. Van Trees)
 1918 A Petticoat Pilot (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 The Fair Barbarian (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 Molly Entangled (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 The Trouble Buster (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 Little Miss Optimist (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 A Kiss for Susie (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 The Spirit of Romance (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 Her Own People (as James C. Van Trees)
 1917 The Wax Model (as James C. Van Trees)
 1916 The Right Direction (as James C. Van Trees)
 1916 The Road to Love (as James C. Van Trees)
 1916 The Intrigue (as James C. Van Trees)
 1916 David Garrick (as James C. Van Trees)
 1916 The Heart of Paula (as James C. Van Trees)
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J.C. Van Trees | James C. Van Trees | Jimmy Van Trees | Jim Van Trees

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