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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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...
The Brighton Strangler
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
A colonel is leading a campaign against the Japanese.
A Game of Death
A shipwreck victim (John Loder) washes up on a homicidal big-game hunter's (Edgar Barrier) Caribbean island.
George White's Scandals
Two couples are working in a Broadway musical.
George Raft plays a sailor who sets out to solve his father's mysterious death.
Radio Stars on Parade
A Hollywood talent agency tries to avoid finacial ruin by getting its best clients on the air.
A New York magazine sends its editors to South America to find beautiful girls.
Two O'Clock Courage
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 was arrested for kidnapping after befriending a nurse who had been murdered.
The Spanish Main
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...
My Pal Wolf
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
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
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 ...
Fibber McGee and Molly innocently get mixed up with the federal government.
None But the Lonely Heart
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
An innocent professor is murdered by a seductive woman.
Gildersleeve is hindered by a mad scientist and an invisible woman as he runs for office.
The Falcon in Hollywood
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
A falcon is involved in a murder.
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 ...
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
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
guerillas fought back against the Nazis during the 1941 invasion of Russia.
Journey into Fear
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
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
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
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.
A conman's conscience begins to trouble him when he falls for a charity worker.
This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.
The Fallen Sparrow
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
A young woman's school is called to investigate a murder. Someone is found when he arrives.
This Land Is Mine
In a city occupied by the Nazis, a gentle school teacher is torn between collaboration and resistance, cowardice and courage.
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...
The Magnificent Ambersons
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
A radio correspondent is trying to save a Burlesque queen from her marriage to a Nazi official.
Obliging Young Lady
A woman attempts to shelter a young girl from the publicity surrounding her socialite parents' divorce.
The Big Street
Meek busboy Little Pinks is in love with an extremely selfish showgirl who despises and uses him.
Seven Days' Leave
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
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
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
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
Two Marine sergeants flirt with a cafe girl in San Diego and find out she's a spy.
The Navy Comes Through
A person from the United States. A merchant marine ship is being used to battle the Nazis.
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...
All That Money Can Buy
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
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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...
An elderly gentleman comes to a young woman's aid by pretending to be her uncle. Comedy.
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
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
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...
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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....
Chase across the country romance.
The Saint's Double Trouble
When a look-alike smuggles stolen goods out of Egypt, a reformed jewel thief lands in hot water.
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...
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
A pigeon breeder is hired to train a racehorse that wins only when it drinks beer. Comedy.
Five Came Back
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
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
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...
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...
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
An ace reporter with a girlfriend nails a numbers racketeer for murders.
That's Right - You're Wrong
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...
Joy of Living
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...
Two gangsters provide details of an actual bank robbery when helping a neophite screenwriter create a hit Hollywood film.
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
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
A faded star is suspected of killing a studio executive.
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
When a bank is robbed, a not-so-bright teller is wrongly suspected of being part of the holdup team. Comedy.
Bringing Up Baby
Huxley needs a bone in his collection. The leopard is named Baby.
There Goes My Girl
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...
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
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
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.
Director Christy Cabanne's 1937 film about cadets at Annapolis stars James Ellison, Van Heflin and Arthur Lake.
Music for Madame
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
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...
An explosives carrier at an oil field falls in love with a colleague's daughter.
Don't Tell the Wife
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
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
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...
An actor who is playing a detective in a movie tries to solve real-life crimes when he gets carried away with his role.
Walking on Air
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
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.
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...
Murder on a Honeymoon
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...
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.
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...
The Gay Divorcee
A woman seeks a divorce and travels to an English seaside resort. She hired a lawyer because she fell in love with him.
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 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...
Ace of Aces
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
King Kong was found on the island.
A film crew discovers a giant prehistoric ape and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.
Smith's Army Life
19th release in 'The Smith Family' series of 2-reel comedies.
Run, Girl, Run
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...
The Hansom Cabman
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 ...
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