Vernon L. Walker

Vernon L. Walker

Known For: Crew · Birthday: 1894-05-01 · Deathday: 1948-03-01 (53 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA

118 Movies

Also Known As: Vern L. Walker · Verne Walker · Vernon Walker · Vern Walker

Biography

Vernon L. Walker (May 2, 1894 – March 1, 1948) was an American special effects artist and cinematographer. He was nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Special Effects. He worked on more than 220 films during his career, starting out as a head cameraman for Otis B. Thayer's Art-O-Graf Film Company in 1919.

Movies & TV shows

1946.

7 Movies
Notorious

Notorious

2.25
1946
The Nazis should be brought to justice in the U.S. It needs to be involved. T.R is employed by the government. A war criminal's daughter is being recruited by a spy. They are told to win the affection...
Bedlam

Bedlam

1946
London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, ...
Genius at Work

Genius at Work

1946
Two actors who play detectives on the radio find themselves investigating a real crime masterminded by an arch-criminal named the Cobra.
From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

1946
A young American soldier with an honorable discharge returns home from World War II to his bride and has not seen her since. The two are trying to preserve their marriage in the post-war years.
Deadline at Dawn

Deadline at Dawn

1946
A young Navy sailor has one night to find out why a woman was killed and he ended up with a bag of money after drinking.
Till the End of Time

Till the End of Time

1946
Three former marines have a hard time adjusting to life outside of the military. The loss of his legs is something that can't be dealt with by Perry. William is having trouble with his debts. Even tho...
The Bamboo Blonde

The Bamboo Blonde

1946
Louise Anderson is a singer in a New York nightclub. He had to leave the next day for action in the Pacific because he fell in love with her. He becomes a hero with his crew sinking a Japanese battles...

1945.

10 Movies
The Brighton Strangler

The Brighton Strangler

1945
After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, John Loder, a theatre actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.
Back to Bataan

Back to Bataan

1
1945
A colonel is leading a campaign against the Japanese.
A Game of Death

A Game of Death

1945
A shipwreck victim (John Loder) washes up on a homicidal big-game hunter's (Edgar Barrier) Caribbean island.
George White's Scandals

George White's Scandals

1945
Two couples are working in a Broadway musical.
Johnny Angel

Johnny Angel

6
1945
George Raft plays a sailor who sets out to solve his father's mysterious death.
Radio Stars on Parade

Radio Stars on Parade

1945
A Hollywood talent agency tries to avoid finacial ruin by getting its best clients on the air.
Pan-Americana

Pan-Americana

1945
A New York magazine sends its editors to South America to find beautiful girls.
Two O'Clock Courage

Two O'Clock Courage

1945
After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in the strang...
The Falcon in San Francisco

The Falcon in San Francisco

4
1945
The Falcon was arrested for kidnapping after befriending a nurse who had been murdered.
The Spanish Main

The Spanish Main

1945
The leader of a group of Dutch refugees is on a ship that is wrecked on the coast of the Carolinas. Don Juan Alvardo is a Spainish ruler. Five years later, the pirate leader escapes and is thrown in p...

1944.

13 Movies
My Pal Wolf

My Pal Wolf

1944
A lonely child, neglected by her parents, encounters and befriends a German shepherd, but she's unaware the animal is a military dog being trained for service in WW2.
Seven Days Ashore

Seven Days Ashore

1944
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
Bride by Mistake

Bride by Mistake

1944
The staggeringly wealthy Norah Hunter, a shipyard owner, too often finds herself the romantic target of gold-digging men. To attract a suitor whose main interest is not money, she changes places with ...
Heavenly Days

Heavenly Days

1944
Fibber McGee and Molly innocently get mixed up with the federal government.
None But the Lonely Heart

None But the Lonely Heart

5.33
1944
When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they're both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.
The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

1944
An innocent professor is murdered by a seductive woman.
Gildersleeve's Ghost

Gildersleeve's Ghost

1944
Gildersleeve is hindered by a mad scientist and an invisible woman as he runs for office.
The Falcon in Hollywood

The Falcon in Hollywood

3.5
1944
Suave amateur detective Tom Lawrence--aka Michael Arlen's literary hero The Falcon--arrives in Hollywood for some rest and relaxation, only to find himself involved in the murder of a movie actor. The...
The Falcon in Mexico

The Falcon in Mexico

1944
A falcon is involved in a murder.
Experiment Perilous

Experiment Perilous

6
1944
In 1903, Doctor Huntington Bailey meets a friendly older lady during a train trip. She tells him that she is going to visit her brother Nick and his lovely young wife Allida. Once in New York, Bailey ...
Tender Comrade

Tender Comrade

1944
Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.
Murder, My Sweet

Murder, My Sweet

6
1944
The Moosefish hired Philip Marlowe to find his former girlfriend. He was going to buy jewels with a boy. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and disc...
Days of Glory

Days of Glory

6
1944
guerillas fought back against the Nazis during the 1941 invasion of Russia.

1943.

10 Movies
Journey into Fear

Journey into Fear

1943
Nazi agents targeted an American ballistics expert in Turkey. He finds out that his pursuers are also on the ship.
The Sky's the Limit

The Sky's the Limit

1943
Flying Tiger Fred Atwell takes several days of leave when he sneaks away from his squadron's personal appearance tour. He was pretending to be a drifter when he fell in love with Joan Manion.
The Ghost Ship

The Ghost Ship

1943
Captain Stone's newly recruited officer, Tom Merriam, idolizes his senior who treats him like a friend. Tom doubts Stone's authority when a couple of his crew members die.
Around the World

Around the World

1943
Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.
Mr. Lucky

Mr. Lucky

6
1943
A conman's conscience begins to trouble him when he falls for a charity worker.
Hitler's Children

Hitler's Children

1943
This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.
The Fallen Sparrow

The Fallen Sparrow

1943
Imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War, John "Kit" McKittrick is released when a New York City policeman pulls some strings. When he returned to America, he heard that a friend had committed suicide....
The Falcon and the Co-Eds

The Falcon and the Co-Eds

3.67
1943
A young woman's school is called to investigate a murder. Someone is found when he arrives.
This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine

6
1943
In a city occupied by the Nazis, a gentle school teacher is torn between collaboration and resistance, cowardice and courage.
Bombardier

Bombardier

1943
The training of bombardiers during WWII is the subject of a documentary. MajorChick Davis proves that he is a U.S. citizen. The school for bombardiers was established because of the Army's superiority...

1942.

11 Movies
The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

6
1942
The spoiled young heir to the decaying amberson fortune is between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.
Once Upon a Honeymoon

Once Upon a Honeymoon

6
1942
A radio correspondent is trying to save a Burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
Obliging Young Lady

Obliging Young Lady

1942
A woman attempts to shelter a young girl from the publicity surrounding her socialite parents' divorce.
The Big Street

The Big Street

1942
Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.
Seven Days' Leave

Seven Days' Leave

1942
Soldier Johnny Grey is engaged to marry singer Mapy Cortes, but his plans go awry when he learns that he is the heir to $100,000 from his great-grandfather -- a bequest that comes with a catch: before...
Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

1942
It's Fibber and Molly's 20th anniversary and they want to throw a big party. But when everyone declines their invitation, they decide to go on a second honeymoon instead. After one night at the broken...
Four Jacks and a Jill

Four Jacks and a Jill

1942
Karanina "Nina" Novak, is befriended by Nifty, the leader of a four-piece orchestra, and in return, secures an engagement for them at the Little Aregal Cafe, with herself as the vocalist, by pretendin...
Sing Your Worries Away

Sing Your Worries Away

1942
This package for comedy and the musical numbers has Luke Brown being drugged by the gangster operators of the swank Boathouse Inn; most notably Roxie a sexy pickpocket. Brown has information that Chow...
Call Out the Marines

Call Out the Marines

1942
Two Marine sergeants flirt with a cafe girl in San Diego and find out she's a spy.
The Navy Comes Through

The Navy Comes Through

1942
A person from the United States. A merchant marine ship is being used to battle the Nazis.
Cat People

Cat People

5.67
1942
Serbian fashion designer Irena Dubrovna and American marine engineer Oliver Reed meet in Central Park, fall in love and marry after a brief courtship; but Irena won't consummate the union for fear tha...

1941.

10 Movies
All That Money Can Buy

All That Money Can Buy

1941
Farmer Jabez Stone agreed to sell his soul to the devil in order to keep his land. A man named Scratch gave Jabez seven years to enjoy the fruits of his sale before he collected. After paying off his ...
Look Who's Laughing

Look Who's Laughing

1941
Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and Molly" rad...
A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob

1941
Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup comes to t...
Tom, Dick and Harry

Tom, Dick and Harry

4
1941
Janie is caught up in the love triangle of three men: car salesman Tom, Chicago millionaire Dick and auto mechanic Harry. Janie can't decide between them. Janie was juggling between the men until she ...
Suspicion

Suspicion

2
1941
A man sweeps a woman off her feet. While Johnnie was warned that he was little more than a fortune hunter, Lina married him anyway and remained loyal to her irresponsible husband as he moved from one ...
Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

5.8
1941
Charles Foster Kane was taken from his mother when he was a child and made the ward of a rich industrialist. Every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life a...
Unexpected Uncle

Unexpected Uncle

1941
An elderly gentleman comes to a young woman's aid by pretending to be her uncle. Comedy.
Parachute Battalion

Parachute Battalion

1941
Director Leslie Goodwins' 1941 military drama, about various men who become buddies when they join the paratroopers, stars Robert Preston, Edmond O'Brien and Buddy Ebsen.
The Saint In Palm Springs

The Saint In Palm Springs

4.44
1941
George's final appearance is as Simon Templar. There is a saint in Palm Springs. There is a set of stamps. Wendy Barrie is the true heir to this treasure, and the Saint is going to protect her and the...
The Devil and Miss Jones

The Devil and Miss Jones

1941
John P is the wealthiest person in the world. A private person who likes to remain anonymous is named Merrick. He has many assets, one of them being a department store. There is labor unrest at the st...

1940.

8 Movies
Kitty Foyle

Kitty Foyle

5.6
1940
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with a wealthy young man but his family is against her.
Men Against the Sky

Men Against the Sky

1940
A draftswoman, the sister of an aging, alcoholic pilot, secretly uses her brother's ideas to solve design problems for an experimental military plane in an attempt to save the company and salvage her ...
Irene

Irene

1940
Upholsterer's assistant Irene O'Dare meets wealthy Don Marshall while she is measuring chairs for Mrs. Herman Vincent at her Long Island estate. Charmed by her, Don anonymously purchases Madame Lucy's...
You'll Find Out

You'll Find Out

1940
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a party at a mansion where evil forces try to kill her.
Millionaires in Prison

Millionaires in Prison

1940
A crop of millionaire inmates struggle to get accustomed to prison life, while inmate Nick Burton watches out for everyone's interests on the inside.
I'm Still Alive

I'm Still Alive

1940
Hollywood stuntman falls in love with a big name actress but still wants to pursue his risky career. The women gives him a choice-the stunts or her. He chooses the stunts and still manages to get her....
Cross-Country Romance

Cross-Country Romance

1940
Chase across the country romance.
The Saint's Double Trouble

The Saint's Double Trouble

4.78
1940
When a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt, a reformed jewel thief lands in hot water.

1939.

10 Movies
Pacific Liner

Pacific Liner

1939
An outbreak of cholera threatens a luxury liner in this surprisingly low-budget melodrama from RKO. En route from Shanghai to San Francisco, chief engineer Crusher McKay (Victor McLaglen) and shipboar...
Love Affair

Love Affair

1939
American Terry McKay and French playboyMichel Marnet fall in love during the crossing of the Atlantic. If neither of them has changed their minds, they will be able to come back six months later.
The Day the Bookies Wept

The Day the Bookies Wept

1939
A pigeon breeder is hired to train a racehorse that wins only when it drinks beer. Comedy.
Five Came Back

Five Came Back

1939
Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship Silver Queen when it encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be inhabited by head hunters, pilots Bill and Joe rac...
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

5.6
1939
Vernon Castle is a comic. They abandon comedy to pursue a dancing career together. While they're performing in Paris, an agent sees them rehearse and starts them on their brilliant career as the world...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

6
1939
Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Not...
Gunga Din

Gunga Din

3.5
1939
Three British army sergeants were in India in the 19th century. While completing a dangerous telegraph-repair mission, they uncover evidence of the suppressed Thuggee cult. It's up to his friends to s...
Bachelor Mother

Bachelor Mother

1939
A clerk is thought to be the mother of a baby. After being enraged by Polly's conduct, David decided to keep the single woman and baby together.
Twelve Crowded Hours

Twelve Crowded Hours

1939
An ace reporter with a girlfriend nails a numbers racketeer for murders.
That's Right - You're Wrong

That's Right - You're Wrong

1939
J. D. Forbes, head of the almost-bankrupt Four Star Studios in Hollywood contacts band leader Kay Kyser, who puts on a radio and-live theatre program called "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge," to appe...

1938.

8 Movies
Joy of Living

Joy of Living

1938
Falling in love with the voice of Broadway chanteuse Margaret Garret, cocksure young tycoon Daniel Brewster decides to rescue the star from her hectic lifestyle of frenzied fans and mooching relatives...
Crashing Hollywood

Crashing Hollywood

1938
Two gangsters provide details of an actual bank robbery when helping a neophite screenwriter create a hit Hollywood film.
Carefree

Carefree

6.5
1938
Dr. Steven is trying to convince his fiancée to visit Tony. She fell in love with him. He tries to strengthen her feelings for Steven.
Having Wonderful Time

Having Wonderful Time

1938
Teddy wants to go to a camp in the Catskills for 2 weeks of rest and relaxation. She isn't a happy camper because of the crowded and noisy conditions. She fell in love with a college educated waiter a...
Fugitives for a Night

Fugitives for a Night

1938
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
Sky Giant

Sky Giant

1938
Given the job of training young pilots for important post-war cargo flights, hard-boiled Col. Stockton forces ex-officer Stag Cahill back into the military to be his aide at the academy. Complications...
Go Chase Yourself

Go Chase Yourself

1938
When a bank is robbed, a not-so-bright teller is wrongly suspected of being part of the holdup team. Comedy.
Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

4.2
1938
Huxley needs a bone in his collection. The leopard is named Baby.

1937.

12 Movies
There Goes My Girl

There Goes My Girl

1937
Jerry (Gene Raymond) and Connie (Ann Sothern) are engaged to be married, but they're also rival newspaper reporters, and when they're both assigned to cover the same murder case, the temptation to out...
High Flyers

High Flyers

1937
Two men running a carnival airplane ride are hired to fly to retrieve what they think are photos for a reporter. Actually, they are retrieving diamonds stolen from a noted gem dealer. As it turns out,...
The Soldier and the Lady

The Soldier and the Lady

1937
In the face of rebellion in Russia, Czar Alexander II sends soldier Michael Strogoff 2,000 miles away, with a critical message for Grand Duke Vladimir. On the train journey, Michael befriends a travel...
There Goes the Groom

There Goes the Groom

1937
A young man who struck it rich in Alaskan gold returns to his fiancée only to be rejected. Until he learns about her gold-digging family, her sister is worth considering.
Annapolis Salute

Annapolis Salute

1937
Director Christy Cabanne's 1937 film about cadets at Annapolis stars James Ellison, Van Heflin and Arthur Lake.
Music for Madame

Music for Madame

1937
An Italian immigrant singer, Nino, hoping to succeed in Hollywood, falls in with a gang of crooks who use his talent to distract everyone at a party while they steal the jewels.
Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance

1937
The ballet star plans to cross the Atlantic on the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for. By the time the ocean liner arrives in New York, there is a rumour that the two celebrities...
Danger Patrol

Danger Patrol

1937
An explosives carrier at an oil field falls in love with a colleague's daughter.
Don't Tell the Wife

Don't Tell the Wife

1937
After being released from prison, con man Thurston Hall gathers his gang of cronies--along with innocent chump Guy Kibbee--to help him sell worthless stock in a New Mexico gold mine.
New Faces of 1937

New Faces of 1937

1937
A crooked producer makes money from Broadway flops by selling more than 100% interest to multiple parties. He only fails if it makes a profit.
A Damsel in Distress

A Damsel in Distress

1937
The staff of Tottney Castle have placed bets on who Lady Alyce Marshmorton will marry. Alyce is restricted to the castle after she goes to London to meet a man. Albert summoned Jerry to Alyce's aid in...
Super-Sleuth

Super-Sleuth

1937
An actor who is playing a detective in a movie tries to solve real-life crimes when he gets carried away with his role.

1936.

3 Movies
Walking on Air

Walking on Air

1936
A strong-willed young woman hires a student to impersonate a boorish French count and brings him home to meet her parents.
Love on a Bet

Love on a Bet

1936
Aspiring Producer Michael McCreigh convinces Uncle Carlton to finance a play on the condition that he lives the play's ridiculous plot. If Michael fails, he must work in Carlton's meat packing plant.
Swing Time

Swing Time

6.44
1936
Lucky had to make 25k in order for his father to allow him to marry Margaret. They run into a teacher. She and Lucky form a dance partnership, but romance is hampered by Lucky's attachment to Margaret...

1935.

3 Movies
Murder on a Honeymoon

Murder on a Honeymoon

1935
A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a seaplane gets sick and dies. The third and final film with Edna May Oliver and James Gleason as the astute schoolteac...
Top Hat

Top Hat

4
1935
Jerry is in London. The man who slept below Jerry showed off his new dance steps. The two were immediately attracted to each other after she went upstairs to complain. Dale made a mistake.
She

She

1935
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to b...

1934.

3 Movies
The Gay Divorcee

The Gay Divorcee

1934
A woman seeks a divorce and travels to an English seaside resort. She hired a lawyer because she fell in love with him.
Finishing School

Finishing School

1934
Virginia, who studies at a boarding school for upper-class girls, falls in love with a medical intern who works as a waiter. The director of the school is against it.
The Little Minister

The Little Minister

1934
The proper Rev. is the stoic. A priest assigned to a church in a small Scottish village falls in love with a member of the congregation. A village-wide scandal soon erupts over the minister's relation...

1933.

3 Movies
Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

1933
A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.
The Son of Kong

The Son of Kong

4.71
1933
King Kong was found on the island.
King Kong

King Kong

5.13
1933
A film crew discovers a giant prehistoric ape and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

1932.

1 Movie
The Conquerors

The Conquerors

1932
A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

1931.

1 Movie
Ten Nights in a Barroom

Ten Nights in a Barroom

1931
A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter.

1930.

1 Movie
The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

1930
Two gold diggers try a French dressmaker, two Mr. Smiths and Havana.

1928.

2 Movies
Smith's Army Life

Smith's Army Life

1928
19th release in 'The Smith Family' series of 2-reel comedies.
Run, Girl, Run

Run, Girl, Run

1928
A women's track team is preparing for a big meet against a rival college, but the coach is having trouble getting her team ready. Norma, the team's star, is more interested in slipping out to meet her...

1924.

1 Movie
The Hansom Cabman

The Hansom Cabman

1924
Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, his fiancée ...

1920.

1 Movie
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