Floyd Crosby

Director of photography, Cameraman, Photographer
Master documentary cinematographer who shot films for both Robert Flaherty and Joris Ivens before turning to narrative features. After a couple of Hollywood pictures, most notably "High Noon" (1952), Crosby began a ... Read more »
Born: 12/11/1899 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (53)

Champagne Safari 1996 (Movie)

(in memorium) (Director of Photography)

Sex and the College Girl 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sweet Kill 1970 (Movie)

(Photography)

Fireball 500 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beach Blanket Bingo 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sallah Shabati 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sergeant Deadhead 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pajama Party 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Comedy of Terrors 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tales of Terror 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Broken Land 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Raven 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Young Racers 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

X 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Cold Wind in August 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Gambler Wore a Gun 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Premature Burial 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Purple Hills 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

House of Usher 1960 (Movie)

(Photography)

Operation Bottleneck 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Explosive Generation 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Two Little Bears 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Twelve Hours to Kill 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crime and Punishment 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cry Baby Killer 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Mobster 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Machine Gun Kelly 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

She Gods of Shark Reef 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Suicide Battalion 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Teenage Caveman 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wonderful Country 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Attack of the Crab Monsters 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Reform School Girl 1957 (Movie)

(Photography)

Ride Out For Revenge 1957 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Five Guns West 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shack Out on 101 1955 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Naked Street 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Apache Woman 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Man in the Dark 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Monster From the Ocean Floor 1953 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

High Noon 1952 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fight For Life 1939 (Movie)

(Photography)

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas 1930 (Movie)

(Photography)

Doctor Rhythm (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Freckles (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Man Crazy (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Matto Grosso (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Roseanna McCoy (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Yellow Canary (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

Master documentary cinematographer who shot films for both Robert Flaherty and Joris Ivens before turning to narrative features. After a couple of Hollywood pictures, most notably "High Noon" (1952), Crosby began a long-time collaboration with producer-director Roger Corman. Son is rock 'n' roll performer David Crosby of Crosby, Stills and Nash fame.

Relationships

David Crosby

Son
member of the rock trio Crosby, Stills & Nash appeared as a bathrobed homeowner in "Backdraft" and as a buccaneer in "Hook" (both 1991)

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Photography

New York , New York

Milestones

1932

Sole directing credit (with John S. Clarke Jr. and David M. Newell), "Matto Grosso" (also co-photographer)

1931

First feature as director of photography, "Tabu"

1927

Accompanied anthropologist William Beebe to Haiti, shooting still and movie footage

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