Edward Colman

When it came to award accolades, cinematographer Edward Colman was frequently a bridesmaid, but never a bride. Still, he provided the photography for a number of enduring classics over the span of two decades, including ... Read more »
Born: 01/25/1905

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (18)

The Love Bug 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Happiest Millionaire 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Gnome-Mobile 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ugly Dachsund 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mary Poppins 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Monkey's Uncle 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Those Calloways 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Babes in Toyland 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Absent-Minded Professor 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Shaggy Dog 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

-30- 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The D.I. 1957 (Movie)

(Photography)

Dragnet 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blackbeard's Ghost (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

When it came to award accolades, cinematographer Edward Colman was frequently a bridesmaid, but never a bride. Still, he provided the photography for a number of enduring classics over the span of two decades, including a number of live action Walt Disney films, many of which were released in the late '50s and '60s. In 1959, he served as director of photography on "The Shaggy Dog", a family-friendly fantasy about a young boy who changes into a sheepdog. It marked his first Disney feature, and was subsequently followed by collaborations with frequent "House of Mouse" director Robert Stevenson. The pair worked together on "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug", as well as "The Absent-Minded Professor" and "Mary Poppins", for which Colman received Academy Award nominations. The early '60s also brought the cinematographer work on two Disney movies about young boys and faithful dogs, both helmed by Norman Tokar: "Big Red" and "Savage Sam". While films like "Mary Poppins" are fondly remembered for their use of vibrant, glorious Technicolor, he was equally adept at shooting in black and white; during the '50s, he worked with star and director Jack Webb on many projects sporting a monochromatic look, including the popular series "Dragnet" and the movie "The D.I.". Around this time, he also worked as camera operator for "The Mickey Mouse Club".

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