William H. Clothier

Director of photography, Newsreel cameraman
Born and raised in Illinois, Clothier moved to California when he turned twenty in 1923. He began his career in films as a set painter at Warner Brothers before gaining work as an assistant cameraman at several Poverty ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1903 in Decatur, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (39)

The Train Robbers 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Big Jake 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Chisum 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rio Lobo 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Cheyenne Social Club 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Undefeated 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Firecreek 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Devil's Brigade 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stagecoach 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The War Wagon 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shenandoah 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rare Breed 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Way... Way Out 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Distant Trumpet 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Donovan's Reef 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

McLintock! 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ring of Fire 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Comancheros 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Deadly Companions 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tomboy and the Champ 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Alamo 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Horse Soldiers 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

China Doll 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Escort West 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hell Bent For Glory 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bombers B-52 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Darby's Rangers 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Good-Bye, My Lady 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gun the Man Down 1956 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Seven Men From Now 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blood Alley 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sincerely Yours 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sea Chase 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Track of the Cat 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Killers From Space 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Born and raised in Illinois, Clothier moved to California when he turned twenty in 1923. He began his career in films as a set painter at Warner Brothers before gaining work as an assistant cameraman at several Poverty Row studios. Clothier worked on the aerial photography crew of the Oscar-winning "Wings" (1927) for Paramount. He continued working there until 1929 when he moved to RKO. Because of a strike, he relocated to Mexico City in 1933 and moved to Spain the following year. In 1938, he was imprisoned by the Spanish Communist forces. Upon his release and return to the US, Clothier returned to work as a camera operator and as a second unit director of photography and aerial cameraman.

Relationships

Carmen Clothier

Wife
survived him

Mirabel DiDonato

Daughter
survived him

Milestones

1973

Final feature as director of photography, "The Train Robbers"

1947

First US feature as director of photography, "For You I Die"

1935

First film as director of photography, "El 113" (Spain)

1926

Assistant cameraman

1923

Went to Hollywood and became newsreel cameraman for Paramount

With RKO

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