L. William O'Connell
Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1890-07-31 · Deathday: 1985-02-01 (94 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Also Known As: Lewis William O'Connell · Lewis W. O'Connell · Lew W. O'Connell · L. Wm. O'Connell · L. W. O'Connell · L.W. O'Connell · L. O'Connell · Lu O'Connell · William O'Connell · W.L. O'Connell · L.W.M. O'Connell
L. William O'Connell (sometimes credited as L.W. O'Connell, and nicknamed "Connie") was an American cinematographer who worked in Hollywood for decades, beginning during the silent era. He frequently worked with directors Howard Hawks and William K. Howard.
Movies & TV shows
The Broadway star shot her husband on New Year's Eve. She fled her apartment and went to her producer. New Year's day is a year earlier when she arrives. She was given the chance to live life over and...
An American architect learns he fathered two children while in the military.
A fatally shot female gangleader recounts her sordid life of crime to a police officer just before she dies.
Blondie's Lucky Day
Blondie's Lucky Day is the 17th entry in the long-running Blondie film series based on the comic strip by Chic Young. Blondie's Lucky Day, indeed! Not only must Blondie Bumstead (Penny Singleton) pu...
The Monster and the Ape
A famous scientist invents a humanoid robot (the titular "monster"), so a greedy rival scientist plans to steal it for use in his criminal plans. His henchmen often kidnap a trained gorilla (the titu...
The Crime Doctor's Warning
A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.
Adventures of Rusty
Fearing that his recently-acquired step-mother, Ann Dennis, is competing with him for his father's affections, and saddened by the death of his dog, young Danny Mitchell, in the first film of the long...
Life with Blondie
Daisy, the Bumstead's mischievous mutt, makes the family a little extra cash when she wins a contest to become a model for the Navy. She becomes the calendar gal. The attention to the dog endangers th...
The Crime Doctor's Courage
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
The Power of the Whistler
A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is by showing him items in his pockets.
The Missing Juror
Someone is murdering the jurors in a notorious murder case.
One Mysterious Night
After a rare gem is stolen from an exhibition at a posh hotel, Inspector Farraday decides to recruit former thief Boston Blackie to find the stone. Blackie is investigating the hotel manager and his s...
Cry of the Werewolf
A young gypsy girl turns into a wolf to destroy her enemies.
A young woman from Kansas is looking for a movie career.
Murder in Times Square
An actor becomes a suspect in the murders of four New Yorkers injected with rattlesnake venom.
It's a Great Life
Columbia Pictures tried to broaden the appeal of their films by faking the fact that they were actually series entries. Columbia's 13th "Blondie" picture was shipped out as It's a Great Life. A man bu...
The Return of the Vampire
In 1918, an English family is terrorized by a vampire, until they learn how to deal with it. They think their troubles are over, but German bombs in WWII free the monster. He reclaims the soul of his ...
After Midnight with Boston Blackie
Blackie was arrested for taking gems.
Passport to Suez
The Lone Wolf goes undercover in Egypt to foil a Nazi plot to bomb and sabotage the Suez canal, which is vital to England's war effort.
In this Alaskan adventure, a surgeon becomes a pilot after he messes up an operation. Unfortunately, he crashes during a storm and finds himself cared for by a lovely woman. He gets a chance to reclai...
Get Hep to Love
Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.
What's the Matador?
The stooges are actors traveling to perform at a fiesta in Mexico. After they accidentally switch suitcases with that of Dolores, a lovely senorita they met on trip down, they must sneak into her hous...
Gillin was paroled from prison and immediately went to work trying to make an illegal buck from America's war effort. The black market tire business is booming as a result of rationing. Gillen's mob s...
Calling Philo Vance
The US Government is trying to find out if Archer Coe is selling aircraft designs to foreign powers. He was captured by police after grabbing the plans with his signature. He came back to America afte...
Money and the Woman
An embezzler's wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Granny Get Your Gun
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Gambling on the High Seas
A reporter is looking for evidence to bring her boss to justice.
Smashing the Money Ring
T-Man Brass Bancroft goes undercover in a prison which has a secret counterfeit operation set up in the print shop.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Two old ladies were saved by two people. There is a hidden staircase in the old mansion.
An ambitious attorney (Edward Norris) tries to prove a man (John Litel) who killed to protect his wife's (Margaret Lindsay) honor was justified.
The Adventures of Jane Arden
Reporter Jane Arden goes undercover to try to expose a gang of jewel thieves and smugglers. Her mission becomes more dangerous when her identity is discovered early on by one of the gang leaders.
Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter
Nancy Drew clears her Uncle Matt of murder charges when she exposes the real murderers. She and Ted are in dangerous positions, such as trying to fly an airplane after the pilot parachuted out and bei...
Remake of Warners' Pre-code masterpiece Three on a Match, with Ann Sheridan taking the Joan Blondell role and Margaret Lindsay taking over for Ann Dvorak.
When Hubert Kingery, a banker, is found shot dead with a gun in his hand, his daughter refuses to believe it is a suicide. With the help of a detective, she hopes to get to the bottom of the case.
Accidents Will Happen
A married insurance claims adjuster investigates a gang of accident-fraud racketeers, but they retaliate by targeting his wife.
When Were You Born
A San Francisco astrologer correctly predicts a ship passenger's death and then helps the police look for the murderer.
Nancy Drew: Detective
The case of a wealthy elderly lady who was kidnapped was solved by Nancy Drew and Ted Nickerson. Ted had to disguise himself as a nurse in order to find the lady they were trying to rescue.
The Invisible Menace
Eddie is trying to get his new bride into camp so that he can have a happy wedding night. They discover that a murder has been committed. The case will be taken over by Colonel Rogers of Army Intellig...
The operators of a bankrupt carnival sideshow hope to restore their fallen fortunes by staging a fake 'public wedding' in the mouth of their unprofitable giant whale. But the intended 'bridegroom' abs...
A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.
A reporter risks lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
Penrod and Sam
A boy (Billy Mauch) and his gang catch bank robbers using their clubhouse as a hide-out.
Once a Doctor
Dr. Frank Brace (Joe King) is an important doctor with son Jerry (Gordon Oliver) as well as foster son Steven (Donald Woods). The sons are both interns at Frank's hospital. Steven is the better doct...
The Cherokee Strip
A singing lawyer and other homesteaders participate in the Oklahoma land rush and found the town of Big Rock, but the fast-growing frontier settlement quickly becomes embroiled in political and busine...
She Loved a Fireman
A young man with a checkered past struggles to make good as a fireman.
West Of Shanghai
American businessmen and missionaries working in China are captured and held prisoner by a local warlord.
The Big Noise
The Big Noise is retired textile manufacturer Julius Trent (Guy Kibbee). Seeking a new outlet for his entrepreneurial energies, Trent buys a half interest in a thriving dry-cleaning establishment. Thi...
Treachery Rides the Range
The Indians need the Buffalo to survive and the Government has promised to keep the herds free from hunters. But Carter, of Carter and Barton, just signed a big contract for furs and Buffalo meat so t...
A crusading young reporter planning a series of articles about a corrupt politician is framed for a crime and sentenced to serve five years at a prison farm.
After causing his friend's death, an animal trainer marries the man's daughter to atone.
Times Square Playboy
A stock broker's small-town best friend thinks the bride-to-be and her family are gold-diggers so he does everything he can to prevent the wedding.
In Old Kentucky
Steve Tapley is caught between the Martingale and Shattuck families. The feud is to be solved by a horse race between the favorites of the two families. Greyboy ran well in the mud. It hasn't rained i...
Baby Take a Bow
Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie...
Stand Up and Cheer!
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon run...
A thug goes to the top of the mob to protect his sister.
Gambler/racketeer "Knucks" McGloin takes note of just how much money and action (aside from the game itself) takes place around and about the annual Rose Bowl football game, and decides this is one sw...
Karger is behind all the cattle rustling. After Tom Devlin catches his man Burke in the act, Burke hides evidence against Karger in his jail cell. Later when Tom is jailed he accidentally finds the ev...
In order to prove his innocence a man escapes from prison.
The Big Timer
Cooky thinks he can box. When everyone else quits the gym, he has a chance.
When Shag Smith kills Jim's brother Bob, Jim and Thunder quit the rangers so they can cross the border and join Smith's gang. Jim's plan is to get the gang to cross back over the border where the rang...
The Criminal Code
Robert Graham was sentenced to 10 years in prison after committing a murder while drunk and defending his girlfriend. Robert was offered a job as Brady's chauffeur six years later. Robert cleans up hi...
Such Men Are Dangerous
A wealthy and powerful industrialist changes his identity to avenge himself on the wife that spurned him on their wedding night.
The son of a wealthy politician falls in with a notorious gangster planning to rob a night club.
A Girl in Every Port
Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?
An Arab prince born and raised in the desert and a beautiful Frenchwoman from Paris fall in love and marry, but the tremendous differences in their backgrounds and the cultural differences between the...
The film historian and collector is William K. Mary Duncan lost the print that she borrowed from Fox Studios, according to Everson. He explained in the December 1974 issue of "Films in Review" that on...
Paid to Love
An American banker goes to a small Balkan country looking to invest his bank's money and shore up the country's weak economy in order to maximize the return on their investment. Towards that end he be...
The Cradle Snatchers
To cure their flirtatious husbands of consorting with flappers, three wives -Susan Martin, Ethel Drake, and Kitty Ladd- arrange with three college boys -Henry Winton, Oscar, and Joe Valley- to flirt w...
Slaves of Beauty
Comedic send-up of the beauty salon industry...
The Monkey Talks
In 1927 Olive Borden starred in Fox drama The Monkey Talks directed by Raoul Walsh. She played a circus performer who meets a man pretending to be a talking monkey.
A kindly Alsatian innkeeper named Mathias murders and robs a rich Polish merchant staying at his inn, but the ghost of his victim will not let him rest. Meanwhile, a mysterious Mesmerist has come to ...
The Unchastened Woman
A woman finds her husband in the arms of another woman when she tells him she is pregnant. She had a child and became the toast of European society after leaving him and not telling him she was pregna...
Through the Dark
Through the Dark is a 1924 silent mystery drama produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. It is based on a short story "The Daughter of Mother McGinn" by Jack Boyl...
Amanda Afflick is a lovesick laundress who daydreams about customer Horace Greensmith and cherishes the shirt he brought in for washing eight months and sixteen days ago. She tells her fellow workers ...
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