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J. Peverell Marley (1901–1964)

J. Peverell Marley was born on August 14, 1901 in San Jose, California, USA as John Peverell Marley. He is known for his work on The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Winterset (1936) and The Ten Commandments (1956). He was married to Linda Darnell, Virginia McAdoo and Lina Basquette. He died on February 2, 1964 in Santa Barbara, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Greatest Show on Earth Camera and Electrical Department
Winterset Cinematographer
The Ten Commandments Camera and Electrical Department
Suez Cinematographer


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 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mister Doc (1962)
 1958-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Steerer (1962)
- Spark of Freedom (1960)
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Vendetta Arms (1962)
- The Green Beret (1962)
- Count Seven! (1961)
 1959-1962 Bronco (TV Series) (director of photography - 9 episodes)
- Rendezvous with a Miracle (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Trail of Hatred (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Beginner's Luck (1962) ... (director of photography)
- The Human Equation (1960) ... (director of photography)
- Hero of the Town (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Retaliation (1961)
- Apache Blood (1960)
- The Imposter (1959)
- The Rebellion (1959)
 1961 Bus Stop (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Cherie (1961)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dance Marathon (1961)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Return to Boothill (1960) ... (director of photography)
  Lawman (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1959)
- Shadow Witness (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Wayfarer (1959)
 1959 Colt .45 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Dead Aim (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1958 Westbound (director of photography)
 1958 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Homecoming (1958)
 1958 The Rifleman (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Marshal (1958) ... (director of photography - as Pev Marley)
 1958 The Left Handed Gun (director of photography)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (director of photography)
  Telephone Time (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1956)
- Fortunatus (1956)
- Chico and the Archbishop (1956) ... (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1956 Serenade (director of photography)
 1955 Illegal (director of photography)
 1954 Drum Beat
 1954 Phantom of the Rue Morgue (director of photography)
 1953 The Charge at Feather River (as Peverell Marley)
 1953 House of Wax (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1952 Off Limits (director of photography)
 1951 Benjy (Short)
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1950 Pretty Baby (as Peverell Marley)
 1950 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1950 Return of the Frontiersman (as Peverell Marley)
 1950 Perfect Strangers (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining (as Peverell Marley)
 1949 Night Unto Night (as Peverell Marley)
 1949 Homicide (director of photography)
 1949 John Loves Mary (as Peverell Marley)
 1948 Whiplash (as Peverell Marley)
 1947 Life with Father (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1946 Of Human Bondage (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1946 Night and Day (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1945 Pride of the Marines (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1944 Sensations of 1945 (as Peverell Marley)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1943 Dixie Dugan (as Peverell Marley)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World (as Peverell Marley)
 1942 The Magnificent Dope (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1942 The Night Before the Divorce (director of photography)
 1941 Swamp Water (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1941 Charley's Aunt (as Peverell Marley)
 1941 Moon Over Miami (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1941 The Great American Broadcast (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1941 Sleepers West
 1941 Adam Had Four Sons (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1940 Hudson's Bay
 1940 Star Dust
 1939 Day-Time Wife (director of photography - as Peverell Marley)
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1939 The Three Musketeers (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1938 Up the River
 1938 Suez (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary (director of photography)
 1938 In Old Chicago (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1937 Wise Girl (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1937 The Toast of New York (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1937 Women of Glamour (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1936 Winterset (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing (director of photography)
 1936 Private Number (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1936 King of Burlesque (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1935 Thanks a Million (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1935 The Three Musketeers (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris (musical numbers)
 1935 Clive of India (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (as Peverell Marley)
 1934 The Count of Monte Cristo (as Peverell J. Marley, photography)
 1934 The House of Rothschild (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1933 Her Secret (as Peverell Marley)
 1933 Gallant Lady (as Peverell Marley)
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole (as Peverell Marley, photography)
 1933 This Day and Age (as Peverell Marley)
 1933 India Speaks (Documentary)
 1933 Fast Workers (as Peveral Marley, photographed by)
 1933/II Ítél a Balaton (as P. Marley)
 1932 Rouletabille aviateur (as Pewerell Marley)
 1932 Flying Gold
 1932 Spring Shower (as Paverel Marley)
 1932 Fantômas
 1932 Quand on est belle (as Peverell Marley)
 1931 Wicked
 1931 Big House
 1930 This Mad World (as Peveerell Marley)
 1930 The Woman Racket (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1929 Dynamite (as Peverell Marley, photographed by)
 1928 A Lady of Chance (as Peverly Marley, photographed by)
 1928 Show Folks
 1928 Celebrity
 1928 Power
 1928 The Godless Girl (as Peverell Marley)
 1927 Chicago
 1927 Dress Parade
 1927 The King of Kings (uncredited)
 1926 Young April (as Peverell Marley)
 1926 Sunny Side Up (as Peverell Marley)
 1926/I Silence (as Peverell Marley)
 1926 The Volga Boatman (as Peverell Marley)
 1926 Three Faces East (as Peverell Marley)
 1925 Forty Winks (as Peverell Marley)
 1924 Feet of Clay
 1923 The Ten Commandments (as Peverell Marley, photographer)
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Alternate Names:

P. Marley | Paverel Marley | Peveerell Marley | Peveral Marley | Peverell J. Marley | Peverell Marley | Peverly Marley | Pev Marley | Pewerell Marley


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Joined Famous Players Lasky straight out of high school. Was mentored by Cecil B. DeMille, 1923-1925. At MGM, 1929-1930, then did free-lance work in Germany, France and Hungary for several years. Joined 20th Century Fox, 1933-1934, then United Artists, 1934-1935. Did his best work under contract at Warner Brothers, 1945-1950, notably two films noir: The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) and Kiss Tomorrow ... See more »



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