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Known For

The Lady from Shanghai Cinematographer
(1947)
3:10 to Yuma Cinematographer
(1957)
The Gallant Blade Cinematographer
(1948)
Man on a String Cinematographer
(1960)

Filmography

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 1965 A Rage to Live (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1964 Youngblood Hawke (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1964 Ensign Pulver (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1963 Spencer's Mountain (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1962 Rome Adventure (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1962 13 West Street (director of photography)
 1961 Two Rode Together (director of photography)
 1961 A Raisin in the Sun (director of photography)
 1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (director of photography)
 1960 Man on a String (director of photography: Hollywood)
 1960 Comanche Station (director of photography)
 1959 The Gene Krupa Story (director of photography)
  Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1959)
- Shadow of Evil (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Office Party (1958)
 1958-1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Point of Impact (1959)
- The Spy (1958)
 1959 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Miss and Missiles (1959) ... (as Charles Lawton)
 1959 It Happened to Jane (director of photography)
 1959 Ride Lonesome (director of photography)
 1958 The Major and the Minor (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1958 The Last Hurrah (director of photography)
 1958 Gunman's Walk (director of photography)
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard (uncredited)
 1958 Cowboy (director of photography)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball (director of photography)
 1957 3:10 to Yuma (director of photography)
  The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (10 episodes, 1953 - 1957) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1957)
- The Gentle Deceiver (1957) ... (director of photography)
- The Idea Man (1957)
- Touch of Spring (1955)
- Magic Formula (1955)
 1956 The Tall T (director of photography)
 1956 Full of Life (director of photography)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It (director of photography)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Girl at Large (1956)
 1956 Jubal (director of photography)
 1955 My Sister Eileen (director of photography)
 1955 Bring Your Smile Along (director of photography)
 1955 The Long Gray Line (director of photography)
 1954 They Rode West (director of photography)
 1954 Three Hours to Kill (director of photography)
 1954 Drive a Crooked Road (director of photography)
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson (director of photography)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (director of photography)
 1953 Let's Do It Again (director of photography)
 1953 All Ashore (director of photography)
 1953 Last of the Comanches (director of photography)
 1952 Hangman's Knot (director of photography)
 1952 The Happy Time (director of photography)
 1952 Captain Pirate (director of photography)
 1952 Paula (director of photography)
 1952 Boots Malone (director of photography)
 1951 Man in the Saddle (director of photography)
 1951 Mask of the Avenger (director of photography)
 1951 Her First Romance (director of photography)
 1951 Santa Fe (director of photography)
 1950 Stage to Tucson (director of photography)
 1950 The Fuller Brush Girl (director of photography)
 1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest (director of photography)
 1950 Kill the Umpire (director of photography)
 1950 Cargo to Capetown (director of photography)
 1950 The Nevadan (director of photography)
 1949 Tokyo Joe (director of photography)
 1949 Miss Grant Takes Richmond (director of photography)
 1949 Mr. Soft Touch (director of photography)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma (director of photography)
 1949 The Walking Hills (director of photography)
 1949 Slightly French (director of photography)
 1949 Shockproof (director of photography)
 1948 The Untamed Breed (director of photography)
 1948 The Gallant Blade (director of photography)
 1948 The Black Arrow (director of photography)
 1948 I Love Trouble (director of photography)
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (director of photography)
 1947 Her Husband's Affairs (director of photography)
 1946 The Return of Monte Cristo (director of photography)
 1946 Blondie Knows Best (uncredited)
 1946 The Thrill of Brazil (director of photography)
 1946 The Walls Came Tumbling Down (director of photography)
 1946 Perilous Holiday (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1946 One Way to Love (director of photography)
 1945 Getting Gertie's Garter (director of photography)
 1945 Kiss and Tell (director of photography)
 1945 Brewster's Millions (director of photography)
 1944 Three Is a Family (as Charles Lawton)
 1944 Up in Mabel's Room (director of photography)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1943 Young Ideas (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1943 Fala: The President's Dog (Short) (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1943 The Youngest Profession (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 Famous Boners (Short) (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 Eyes in the Night (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 A Yank at Eton (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 The Affairs of Martha (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 Further Prophecies of Nostradamus (Short) (as Charles Lawton)
 1942 Fingers at the Window (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 This Time for Keeps (as Charles Lawton)
 1942 Joe Smith, American (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1942 The Vanishing Virginian (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1941 Ringside Maisie (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1941 The Big Store (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1941 Memory Tricks (Short)
 1941 Free and Easy (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1941 More About Nostradamus (Short) (as Charles Lawton)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Hullabaloo (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Dulcy (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Sky Murder (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Gold Rush Maisie (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Forty Little Mothers (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1940 Congo Maisie (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1939 Miracles for Sale (director of photography - as Charles Lawton)
 1939 The Giant of Norway (Short) (as Charles Lawton)
 1939 Within the Law (as Charles Lawton, photographed by)
 1938 Listen, Darling (photographed by)
 1938 Bravest of the Brave (Short) (as Charles Lawton)
 1938 The Chaser (photographed by)
 1938 Paradise for Three (uncredited)
 1937 The King Without a Crown (Short) (as Charles Lawton)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich (photographed by)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Charles C. 'Bud' Lawton | Charles Lawton

Spouse:

Irene Thompson  (his death)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

Began as assistant cameraman at First National in 1926, working under George J. Folsey. Briefly at Paramount, then joined MGM (1936-1943), within a year became full director of photography. At United Artists, 1944-1945, then spent the remainder of his career at Columbia (1945-1962). Acquired a reputation as the studio's foremost cinematographer of outdoor action subjects. Best remembered for his ... See more »

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Buddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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