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Floyd Crosby (1899–1985)

Floyd Delafield Crosby was born in 1899 to Fredrick Van Schoonhoven Crosby (1860-1920) and Julia Floyd Delafield (1874-1952). Floyd had one sibling, Katherine Van Rensselaer (Gregory). Floyd married Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead in 1940 and they had two children, Floyd Delafield Crosby (Ethan) in 1936 and David Crosby in 1940. Floyd and Aliph were ... See full bio »

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Known For

High Noon Cinematographer
The Pit and the Pendulum Cinematographer
Pajama Party Cinematographer


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 1967 The Cool Ones (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1966 Fireball 500 (director of photography)
 1965 Beach Ball
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head (director of photography)
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (director of photography)
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo (director of photography)
 1965 Indian Paint (director of photography)
 1964 Sex and the College Girl (director of photography)
 1964 Raiders from Beneath the Sea (director of photography)
 1964 Pajama Party (director of photography)
 1964 Bikini Beach
 1964 Sallah
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (director of photography)
 1963 The Haunted Palace (director of photography)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (photographed by)
 1963 The Terror (uncredited)
 1963 Black Zoo
 1963 The Young Racers (director of photography)
 1963 The Raven (director of photography)
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The Firebrand
 1962 Tales of Terror (director of photography)
 1960-1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Koko Kate (1962) ... (director of photography)
- Baker's Half Dozen (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1962 Hand of Death (director of photography)
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 The Premature Burial (director of photography)
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1962 Womanhunt
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Night Song (1961) ... (director of photography)
- The Hunters (1961) ... (director of photography)
 1961 7 Women from Hell (director of photography)
 1961 The Explosive Generation (director of photography)
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series) (1 episode)
- No Fat Cops (1961)
 1961 The Pit and the Pendulum (director of photography)
 1961 Night Tide (uncredited)
 1961 The Gambler Wore a Gun (director of photography)
 1961 A Cold Wind in August (director of photography)
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Freckles
 1960 Walk Tall (director of photography)
 1960 House of Usher (director of photography)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Inheritance (1960)
 1960 Law of the Plainsman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Stella (1960)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Find My Face! (1960)
 1959 Key Witness (TV Special)
 1959 The Rookie
 1959 Blood and Steel (director of photography - as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1959 Maverick (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Trooper Maverick (1959)
- Easy Mark (1959)
 1959 The Wonderful Country (photography)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 I Mobster
 1958 Wolf Larsen
 1958 Hot Rod Gang (director of photography)
 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef (director of photography)
 1958 The Cry Baby Killer (director of photography)
 1958 Teenage Cave Man (director of photography)
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly (director of photography)
 1958 Suicide Battalion (director of photography)
 1958 The Screaming Skull (director of photography)
 1957 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Real Doll (1957)
 1957 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1957 Ride Out for Revenge (director of photography)
 1957 Hell Canyon Outlaws (director of photography)
 1957 Carnival Rock
 1957 Teenage Doll
 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters (photographer)
 1956 Alaska Lifeboat (Documentary short) (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 Hell's Horizon (director of photography)
 1955 Apache Woman (photography)
 1955 Your Play Time (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1955 The Naked Street (director of photography)
 1955 Devil Take Us (Short)
 1955 The Beast with a Million Eyes (uncredited)
 1955 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Stevedore Kid (1955) ... (as Floyd D. Crosby)
- Dawn's Early Light (1955) ... (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1955 The Indiscreet Mrs. Jarvis (TV Movie) (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Waltz (1954)
 1954 The Fast and the Furious (photography)
 1954 The Snow Creature (director of photography - as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1954 Monster from the Ocean Floor (director of photography)
  The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1953) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1954)
- For the Love of Kitty (1954) ... (director of photography)
- Gun Job (1953)
 1953 Mystery Lake
 1953 Man Crazy
 1953 From Here to Eternity (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon (director of photography)
 1952 The Fighter (uncredited)
 1951 Of Men and Music (Documentary) (Artur Rubinstein and Jascha Heifetz sequences)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (uncredited)
 1949 Heart to Heart (Documentary short) (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1948 Going to Blazes! (Documentary short) (as Floyd D. Crosby)
 1947 International Ice Patrol (Short documentary)
 1947 The Rural Co-op (Documentary short)
 1947 Beit Avi
 1946 Traffic with the Devil (Short) (director of photography)
 1943 It's All True (Documentary) (segment "My Friend Bonito")
 1941 Power for Defense (Short documentary)
 1940 Look to Lockheed for Leadership (Documentary short)
 1940 Tennessee Valley Authority (Short documentary)
 1940 Treibjagd in der Südsee (Short)
 1940 Power and the Land (Documentary short)
 1938 Pow Wow (Short)
 1938 Doctor Rhythm (uncredited)
 1938 The River (Documentary short)
 1933 Matto Grosso (Documentary)
 1931 Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (photographed by)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (6 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
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Floyd D. Crosby

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[on the problems shooting Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)]: The relationship between Murnau [director F.W. Murnau] and Flaherty [co-director Robert J. Flaherty] was a strange one. Murnau liked Flaherty, but Flaherty hated Murnau, partly because Murnau was a bit Prussian in manner and very selfish, and partly because of jealousy, as Murnau knew ten times as much about direction as Flaherty.


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