L. William O'Connell

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

79 Movies

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

Biography

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

1948.

1 Movie
Assigned to Danger

Assigned to Danger

1948
A gang of bank robbers is pursued by an insurance investigator.

1947.

2 Movies
Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance

1947
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...
Lost Honeymoon

Lost Honeymoon

1947
An American architect learns he fathered two children while in the military.

1946.

2 Movies
Decoy

Decoy

1946
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

1946
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...

1945.

6 Movies
The Monster and the Ape

The Monster and the Ape

1945
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

The Crime Doctor's Warning

1945
A criminal psychologist treats an artist whose blackouts coincide with a series of murders.
Adventures of Rusty

Adventures of Rusty

1945
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

Life with Blondie

1945
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

The Crime Doctor's Courage

1945
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
The Power of the Whistler

The Power of the Whistler

5.67
1945
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.

1944.

4 Movies
The Missing Juror

The Missing Juror

1944
Someone is murdering the jurors in a notorious murder case.
One Mysterious Night

One Mysterious Night

1944
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

Cry of the Werewolf

1944
A young gypsy girl turns into a wolf to destroy her enemies.
Jam Session

Jam Session

1944
A young woman from Kansas is looking for a movie career.

1943.

5 Movies
Murder in Times Square

Murder in Times Square

1943
An actor becomes a suspect in the murders of four New Yorkers injected with rattlesnake venom.
It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life

1943
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

The Return of the Vampire

6
1943
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

After Midnight with Boston Blackie

1943
Blackie was arrested for taking gems.
Passport to Suez

Passport to Suez

1943
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.

1942.

4 Movies
Klondike Fury

Klondike Fury

1942
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

Get Hep to Love

1942
Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.
What's the Matador?

What's the Matador?

1942
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...
Rubber Racketeers

Rubber Racketeers

1942
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...

1941.

2 Movies
I'll Never Heil Again

I'll Never Heil Again

1941
The stooges have taken over the country of Moronica. Moe is Hailstone the Dictator, Curly is a Field Marshal and Larry is Minister of Propaganda. The stooges are planning with their allies to conquer ...
Dangerously They Live

Dangerously They Live

1941
A doctor is trying to save a young person.

1940.

4 Movies
Calling Philo Vance

Calling Philo Vance

4.4
1940
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

Money and the Woman

1940
An embezzler's wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
Granny Get Your Gun

Granny Get Your Gun

1940
An elderly woman turns sheriff to clear her granddaughter of murder charges.
Gambling on the High Seas

Gambling on the High Seas

1940
A reporter is looking for evidence to bring her boss to justice.

1939.

5 Movies
Smashing the Money Ring

Smashing the Money Ring

1939
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

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

4.33
1939
Two old ladies were saved by two people. There is a hidden staircase in the old mansion.
On Trial

On Trial

1939
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

The Adventures of Jane Arden

1939
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... Trouble Shooter

5.33
1939
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...

1938.

6 Movies
Broadway Musketeers

Broadway Musketeers

1938
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.
Mystery House

Mystery House

1938
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

Accidents Will Happen

1938
A married insurance claims adjuster investigates a gang of accident-fraud racketeers, but they retaliate by targeting his wife.
When Were You Born

When Were You Born

1938
A San Francisco astrologer correctly predicts a ship passenger's death and then helps the police look for the murderer.
Nancy Drew: Detective

Nancy Drew: Detective

6
1938
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

The Invisible Menace

1938
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...

1937.

8 Movies
Public Wedding

Public Wedding

1937
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...
Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

1937
A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.
White Bondage

White Bondage

1937
A reporter risks lynching to prove that share croppers are being cheated.
Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam

1937
A boy (Billy Mauch) and his gang catch bank robbers using their clubhouse as a hide-out.
Once a Doctor

Once a Doctor

1937
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

The Cherokee Strip

1937
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

She Loved a Fireman

1937
A young man with a checkered past struggles to make good as a fireman.
West Of Shanghai

West Of Shanghai

1937
American businessmen and missionaries working in China are captured and held prisoner by a local warlord.

1936.

5 Movies
The Big Noise

The Big Noise

1936
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

Treachery Rides the Range

1936
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...
Road Gang

Road Gang

1936
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.
Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

1936
After causing his friend's death, an animal trainer marries the man's daughter to atone.
Times Square Playboy

Times Square Playboy

1936
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.

1935.

1 Movie
In Old Kentucky

In Old Kentucky

1935
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...

1934.

2 Movies
Baby Take a Bow

Baby Take a Bow

1934
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!

Stand Up and Cheer!

1934
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...

1933.

1 Movie
Trick for Trick

Trick for Trick

1933
A magician is accused of killing his female assistant.

1932.

5 Movies
Scarface

Scarface

4.5
1932
A thug goes to the top of the mob to protect his sister.
Rackety Rax

Rackety Rax

1932
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...
Forbidden Trail

Forbidden Trail

1932
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...
The Menace

The Menace

1932
In order to prove his innocence a man escapes from prison.
The Big Timer

The Big Timer

1932
Cooky thinks he can box. When everyone else quits the gym, he has a chance.

1931.

1 Movie
Border Law

Border Law

1931
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...

1930.

3 Movies
The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code

1930
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

Such Men Are Dangerous

1930
A wealthy and powerful industrialist changes his identity to avenge himself on the wife that spurned him on their wedding night.
Wild Company

Wild Company

1930
The son of a wealthy politician falls in with a notorious gangster planning to rob a night club.

1928.

3 Movies
A Girl in Every Port

A Girl in Every Port

1928
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?
Fazil

Fazil

1928
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...
4 Devils

4 Devils

1928
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...

1927.

4 Movies
Paid to Love

Paid to Love

1927
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

The Cradle Snatchers

1927
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

Slaves of Beauty

1927
Comedic send-up of the beauty salon industry...
The Monkey Talks

The Monkey Talks

1927
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.

1926.

1 Movie
The Bells

The Bells

6
1926
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 ...

1925.

1 Movie
The Unchastened Woman

The Unchastened Woman

1925
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...

1924.

1 Movie
Through the Dark

Through the Dark

1924
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...

1921.

1 Movie
The Sky Pilot

The Sky Pilot

1921
The sky pilot is a preacher who helps Gwen walk again after a near-fatal accident.

1920.

1 Movie
Suds

Suds

1920
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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