Lucien Ballard

Director of photography, Assistant cameraman, Co-photographer
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" ... Read more »
Born: 05/05/1908 in Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (93)

Rabbit Test 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Drum 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

From Noon Till Three 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mikey and Nicky 1976 (Movie)

end sequence photography (Photography)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Breakout 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Thomasine & Bushrod 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three the Hard Way 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Junior Bonner 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lady Ice 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Getaway 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

What's The Matter With Helen? 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Time For Dying 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Arruza 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Elvis That's the Way It Is 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hawaiians 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wild Bunch 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

True Grit 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Party 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Boeing Boeing 1965 (Movie)

(Photography)

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sons of Katie Elder 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dear Brigitte 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Roustabout 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The New Interns 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ride the High Country 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Caretakers 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wives and Lovers 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Marines, Let's Go 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Susan Slade 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Parent Trap 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Desire in the Dust 1960 (Movie)

(Photography)

Pay or Die 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Swamp Fox 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Al Capone 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

City of Fear 1958 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

I Married a Woman 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Murder By Contract 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Anna Lucasta 1957 (Movie)

director or photography (Director of Photography)

Band of Angels 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Unholy Wife 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Kiss Before Dying 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Killer Is Loose 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Killing 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The King and Four Queens 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Seven Cities of Gold 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

White Feather 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prince Valiant 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Magnificent Matador 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Raid 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Desert Rats 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Glory Brigade 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don't Bother to Knock 1952 (Movie)

(Photography)

Inferno 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Night Without Sleep 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Fixed Bayonets 1951 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Let's Make It Legal 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The House on Telegraph Hill 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Night Song 1947 (Movie)

(Photography)

This Love of Ours 1945 (Movie)

(Photography)

Whispering Ghosts 1941 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Villain Still Pursued Her 1940 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Devil Is a Woman 1934 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Morocco 1930 (Movie)

(Photography)

Berlin Express (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Blind Alley (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Coast Guard (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Craig's Wife (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Crime and Punishment (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Diplomatic Courier (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Girls Can Play (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Let Us Live (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Moontide (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

New Faces (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Orchestra Wives (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Racketeers in Exile (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Swamp Water (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Temptation (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The King Steps Out (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Lone Wolf in Paris (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Undying Monster (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Tonight We Raid Calais (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Venus Makes Trouble (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wild Geese Calling (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Inez Ballard

Wife
third wife died 1982

Merle Oberon Actor

Wife
married 1945 divorced 1949

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

University of Oklahoma

Norman , Oklahoma

Milestones

1962

First TV film as cinematographer, "Six-Gun Law"

1935

First film as solo director of photography, "Crime and Punishment"

1930

Did additional photography on "Morocco"

1929

Joined Paramount as cutter and assistant cameraman

1929

Worked as roustabout, doing physical labor on Clara Bow film, "Dangerous Curves"

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