Byron Haskin

Director, Director of photography, Special effects artist
Hollywood veteran who began his career as a cameraman for International Newsreel and Pathe News. Haskin was head of the Warner Bros. special effects department from 1937 to 1945 and directed several popular science ... Read more »
Born: 04/21/1899 in Portland, Oregon, USA

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (22)

Desperate Journey 1941 (Movie)

special photographic effects (Special Effects)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1938 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

'Til We Meet Again (Movie)

(Special Effects)

A Dispatch from Reuters (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Always in My Heart (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Captains of the Clouds (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Dive Bomber (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Dust Be My Destiny (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Flowing Gold (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Movie)

(Special Effects)

In This Our Life (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Slim (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Fighting 69th (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Great Lie (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Perfect Specimen (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

(Special Effects)

The Sea Wolf (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Torrid Zone (Movie)

(Special Effects)

We Are Not Alone (Movie)

(Special Effects)

Wings for the Eagle (Movie)

(Special Effects)
Director (19)

Alcoa/Goodyear Theater 1958 - 1960, 1963 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Director

Screen Director's Playhouse 1955 - 1956, 1958 - 1960, 1963 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Director

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Director

Captain Sinbad 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Robinson Crusoe on Mars 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Armored Command 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Jet Over the Atlantic 1959 (Movie)

(Director)

From the Earth to the Moon 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Conquest of Space 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

The Naked Jungle 1954 (Movie)

(Director)

His Majesty O'Keefe 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

The War of the Worlds 1952 (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure Island 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

(Director)

Ginsberg the Great (Movie)

(Director)

Matinee Ladies (Movie)

(Director)

Tarzan's Peril (Movie)

(Director)

The Power (Movie)

(Director)

Too Late for Tears (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (10)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1934 (Movie)

(Photography)

Black Fury 1934 (Movie)

(Photography)

Guilty Generation 1930 (Movie)

(Photography)

As the Earth Turns (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Colleen (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Green Light (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

I Married a Doctor (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

On Trial (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Sea Beast (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Singing Fool (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Editor (1)

Colleen (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Hollywood veteran who began his career as a cameraman for International Newsreel and Pathe News. Haskin was head of the Warner Bros. special effects department from 1937 to 1945 and directed several popular science fiction features in the 1950s.

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

Milestones

1968

Served as live action director for the series, "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

1968

Final feature, directed, "The Power"

1955

TV debut, directed and created a segment for the network series, "Screen Director's Playhouse"

1947

Solo directorial debut (sound), "I Walk Alone"

1941

Final non-directorial effort, credited for special photographic effects, "Desperate Journey"

1939

First special effects credit, "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex"

1937

Served as head of the Warner Bros special effects department

1930

Co-directed with Tom Walls first sound film, "Rookery Nook"

1929

First collaboration with Michael Curtiz, credited as director of photography, "The Glad Rag Doll"

1928

Sound film debut, credited for photography, "Caught in the Fog"

1927

Directed first silent film, "Ginsberg the Great"

1922

Film debut, credited for photography, "Broken Chains"

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