James Van Trees

James Van Trees

Known for: Camera
Biography: 1890-08-13
Deathday: 1973-04-11 (82 years old)

Biography

James Van Trees (August 13, 1890 - April 11, 1973), born James Crawford Van Trees, was a successful American cinematographer in Hollywood whose career spans the silent and sound eras. His mother was prolific early film director and writer Julia Crawford Ivers. Mother and son worked together on a few films more than likely becoming the first mother and son to direct and photograph productions. Van Trees was the President of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) during 1923-1924. His son James Van Trees, Jr. was a cameraman and worked for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with his father.

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Filmography

all 134

Movies 133

Director 15

TV Shows 1

Cinematography
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950)

TV
Cinematographer
The Fabulous Dorseys

The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

Movie
Cinematographer
Angel on My Shoulder

Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Movie
Director of Photography
A Night in Casablanca

A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Her Favorite Patient

Her Favorite Patient (1945)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Great John L.

The Great John L. (1945)

Movie
Cinematographer
The All-Star Bond Rally

The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Last Ride

The Last Ride (1944)

Movie
Cinematographer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1944)

Movie
Cinematographer
Two-Man Submarine

Two-Man Submarine (1944)

Movie
Director of Photography
Nine Girls

Nine Girls (1944)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Racket Man

The Racket Man (1944)

Movie
Cinematographer
Gun to Gun

Gun to Gun (1944)

Movie
Cinematographer
Find the Blackmailer

Find the Blackmailer (1943)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Rear Gunner

The Rear Gunner (1943)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Gorilla Man

The Gorilla Man (1943)

Movie
Cinematographer
Busses Roar

Busses Roar (1942)

Movie
Cinematographer
Secret Enemies

Secret Enemies (1942)

Movie
Cinematographer
Escape from Crime

Escape from Crime (1942)

Movie
Cinematographer
Steel Against the Sky

Steel Against the Sky (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Nurse's Secret

The Nurse's Secret (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
Here Comes Happiness

Here Comes Happiness (1941)

Movie
Director of Photography
Flight from Destiny

Flight from Destiny (1941)

Movie
Cinematographer
Just a Cute Kid

Just a Cute Kid (1940)

Movie
Cinematography
Young America Flies

Young America Flies (1940)

Movie
Cinematographer
Smashing the Money Ring

Smashing the Money Ring (1939)

Movie
Director of Photography
Waterfront

Waterfront (1939)

Movie
Cinematographer
Over the Wall

Over the Wall (1938)

Movie
Cinematographer
It's Love I'm After

It's Love I'm After (1937)

Movie
4
Director of Photography
Love Is on the Air

Love Is on the Air (1937)

Movie
Cinematographer
Wine, Women and Horses

Wine, Women and Horses (1937)

Movie
Cinematographer
Let Them Live

Let Them Live (1937)

Movie
Cinematographer
Career Woman

Career Woman (1936)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man Who Lived Twice

The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)

Movie
Cinematographer
They Met in a Taxi

They Met in a Taxi (1936)

Movie
Cinematographer
Palm Springs

Palm Springs (1936)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Unguarded Hour

The Unguarded Hour (1936)

Movie
Cinematographer
Her Master's Voice

Her Master's Voice (1936)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Bishop Misbehaves

The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)

Movie
Director of Photography
Shanghai

Shanghai (1935)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Girl from 10th Avenue

The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
A Night at the Ritz

A Night at the Ritz (1935)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sweet Music

Sweet Music (1935)

Movie
Director of Photography
West of the Pecos

West of the Pecos (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
Gentlemen Are Born

Gentlemen Are Born (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence (1934)

Movie
Director of Photography
Stingaree

Stingaree (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
Advice to the Lovelorn

Advice to the Lovelorn (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Blood Money

Blood Money (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
I Loved a Woman

I Loved a Woman (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Baby Face

Baby Face (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Midnight Mary

Midnight Mary (1933)

Movie
6
Cinematographer
Heroes for Sale

Heroes for Sale (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lilly Turner

Lilly Turner (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
The King's Vacation

The King's Vacation (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Parachute Jumper

Parachute Jumper (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
They Call It Sin

They Call It Sin (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
Big City Blues

Big City Blues (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Successful Calamity

A Successful Calamity (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
Life Begins

Life Begins (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Heart of New York

The Heart of New York (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man Who Played God

The Man Who Played God (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
Taxi!

Taxi! (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Star Witness

The Star Witness (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Reckless Hour

The Reckless Hour (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Gold Dust Gertie

Gold Dust Gertie (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Children of Dreams

Children of Dreams (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Millionaire

The Millionaire (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Captain Thunder

Captain Thunder (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
Viennese Nights

Viennese Nights (1930)

Movie
Director of Photography
Sweet Kitty Bellairs

Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
Old English

Old English (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man Hunter

The Man Hunter (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man from Blankley's

The Man from Blankley's (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
What a Life

What a Life (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
She Couldn't Say No

She Couldn't Say No (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Green Goddess

The Green Goddess (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Sacred Flame

The Sacred Flame (1929)

Movie
Director of Photography
So Long Letty

So Long Letty (1929)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Lone Wolf's Daughter

The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1929)

Movie
Cinematography
The Whip

The Whip (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sinners' Parade

Sinners' Parade (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Scarlet Lady

The Scarlet Lady (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
Children of the Ritz

Children of the Ritz (1928)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Noose

The Noose (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Crystal Cup

The Crystal Cup (1927)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Prince of Headwaiters

The Prince of Headwaiters (1927)

Movie
Cinematographer
Twinkletoes

Twinkletoes (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
Midnight Lovers

Midnight Lovers (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
Don Juan's 3 Nights

Don Juan's 3 Nights (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
If I Marry Again

If I Marry Again (1925)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Perfect Flapper

The Perfect Flapper (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Woman on the Jury

The Woman on the Jury (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Huntress

The Huntress (1923)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Rustle of Silk

The Rustle of Silk (1923)

Movie
Cinematographer
The White Flower

The White Flower (1923)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Young Rajah

The Young Rajah (1922)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Bonded Woman

The Bonded Woman (1922)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Top of New York

The Top of New York (1922)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Green Temptation

The Green Temptation (1922)

Movie
Cinematographer
Morals

Morals (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour (1921)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Furnace

The Furnace (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Soul of Youth

The Soul of Youth (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
Jenny Be Good

Jenny Be Good (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
Nurse Marjorie

Nurse Marjorie (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
Judy of Rogues' Harbor

Judy of Rogues' Harbor (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
The 13th Commandment

The 13th Commandment (1920)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Veiled Adventure

The Veiled Adventure (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
Happiness À La Mode

Happiness À La Mode (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
Romance and Arabella

Romance and Arabella (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
Who Cares?

Who Cares? (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Lady's Name

A Lady's Name (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots

Mrs. Leffingwell's Boots (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Man from Funeral Range

The Man from Funeral Range (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sauce for the Goose

Sauce for the Goose (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Pair of Silk Stockings

A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
Good Night, Paul

Good Night, Paul (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Shuttle

The Shuttle (1918)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Fair Barbarian

The Fair Barbarian (1917)

Movie
Cinematographer
Giving Becky a Chance

Giving Becky a Chance (1917)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Road to Love

The Road to Love (1916)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Intrigue

The Intrigue (1916)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Stronger Love

The Stronger Love (1916)

Movie
Cinematographer
An International Marriage

An International Marriage (1916)

Movie
Cinematographer
David Garrick

David Garrick (1916)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Heart of Paula

The Heart of Paula (1916)

Movie

Ratings

Average 4.43
Based on 51.9 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known For
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1890-08-13

Deathday
1973-04-11 (82 years old)

Birth Place
Oakland, United States of America

Height

Mother
Julia Crawford Ivers

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
James Crawford Van Trees, J.C. Van Trees, James C. Van Trees, Jimmy Van Trees, Jim Van Trees


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