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Lucien Ballard

Highest Rated: 100% A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Lowest Rated: 40% Band of Angels (1957)

Birthday: May 06, 1908

Birthplace: Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Highly distinguished and versatile cinematographer of several black-and-white classics who began his career as a cutter and assistant cameraman with Paramount. After working as secondary photographer of both "Morocco" (1930) and as co-cinematographer with Von Sternberg on "The Devil Is a Woman" (1935), Ballard was moved to the front ranks for the third of his four collaborations with Josef von Sternberg, "Crime and Punishment" (1935) and then worked on numerous second-echelon Columbia films during the late 1930s and early 40s. He came into his own as an acclaimed black-and-white cinematographer with Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing" (1956) and as a specialist in lush, outdoor color photography for the action and Western films of Henry Hathaway, Sam Peckinpah and Budd Boetticher with whom he worked multiple times. He lensed several films starring Merle Oberon, to whom he was married from 1945 to 1949.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 41% Breakout Cinematographer - 1975
No Score Yet 57% Thomasine & Bushrod Cinematographer - 1974
55% 40% What's the Matter With Helen? Cinematographer - 1971
93% 82% The Ballad of Cable Hogue Cinematographer - 1970
92% 92% Elvis: That's the Way It Is Cinematographer - 1970
90% 91% The Wild Bunch Cinematographer - 1969
89% 84% True Grit Cinematographer - 1969
83% 88% The Party Cinematographer - 1968
50% 65% Nevada Smith Cinematographer - 1966
No Score Yet 54% Dear Brigitte Cinematographer - 1965
56% 57% Roustabout Cinematographer - 1964
No Score Yet 67% Take Her, She's Mine Cinematographer - 1963
No Score Yet 17% The Caretakers Cinematographer - 1963
93% 84% Ride the High Country Cinematographer - 1962
90% 75% The Parent Trap Cinematographer - 1961
No Score Yet 30% Pay or Die Cinematographer - 1960
No Score Yet 67% Buchanan Rides Alone Cinematographer - 1958
40% 64% Band of Angels Cinematographer - 1957
100% 47% A Kiss Before Dying Cinematographer - 1956
No Score Yet 35% The King and Four Queens Cinematographer - 1956
60% 37% The Killer Is Loose Cinematographer - 1956
98% 92% The Killing Cinematographer - 1956
No Score Yet 50% Seven Cities of Gold Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 63% The Raid Cinematographer - 1954
No Score Yet 52% Inferno Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet 64% O. Henry's Full House Cinematographer - 1952
No Score Yet 61% The House on Telegraph Hill Cinematographer - 1951
No Score Yet 58% Berlin Express Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet 78% Holy Matrimony Cinematographer - 1943
No Score Yet 81% Orchestra Wives Cinematographer - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her Cinematographer - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Can Play Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Promise to Pay Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shadow Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet 80% The King Steps Out Cinematographer - 1936
No Score Yet 100% Crime and Punishment Cinematographer - 1935

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