Biography

While still a teenager, the future Academy Award-winning lensman began as an assistant cameraman in 1923 on John Ford's 1924 western saga The Iron Horse. He was then hired by the Famous Players-Lasky Studios in 1927, became a camera operator in 1928 and worked there until 1943. Guffey was hired as a Director of Photography by Columbia Pictures in 1944.

In 1957-58 he served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) for a year, and had been a long standing member.

According to film critic Spencer Selby, Guffey was a prolific film noir cinematographer, shooting 20 of them, including In a Lonely Place (1950).​

While still a teenager, the future Academy Award-winning lensman began as an assistant cameraman in 1923 on John Ford's 1924 western saga The Iron Horse. He was then hired by the Famous Players-Lasky Studios in 1927, became a camera operator in 1928 and worked there until 1943. Guffey was hired as a Director of Photography by Columbia Pictures in 1944.

In 1957-58 he served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) for a year, and had been a long standing member.

According to film critic Spencer Selby, Guffey was a prolific film noir cinematographer, shooting 20 of them, including In a Lonely Place (1950).​

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1905-05-26

Day of Death 1983-05-30

Place of Birth Del Rio, Tennessee, USA

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Camera TV ShowsMovies

1971 The Steagle Director of Photography
1970 The Great White Hope Director of Photography
1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came? Director of Photography
1970 Halls of Anger Director of Photography
1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot Director of Photography
1969 Some Kind of a Nut Director of Photography
1969 The Learning Tree Director of Photography
1969 Where It's At Director of Photography
1968 The Split Director of Photography
1967 The Ambushers Director of Photography
1967 Bonnie and Clyde Director of Photography
1967 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Director of Photography
1966 The Silencers Director of Photography
1965 King Rat Director of Photography
1964 Good Neighbor Sam Director of Photography
1964 Flight from Ashiya Director of Photography
1962 Kid Galahad Director of Photography
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz Director of Photography
1961 Mr. Sardonicus Director of Photography
1961 Homicidal Director of Photography
1961 Cry for Happy Director of Photography
1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph Director of Photography
1960 Hell to Eternity Director of Photography
1960 The Mountain Road Director of Photography
1959 Edge of Eternity Director of Photography
1959 They Came to Cordura Director of Photography
1959 Gidget Director of Photography
1959 Dogface Director of Photography
1958 Me and the Colonel Director of Photography
1958 Screaming Mimi Director of Photography
1958 The True Story of Lynn Stuart Director of Photography
1957 Decision at Sundown Director of Photography
1957 The Brothers Rico Director of Photography
1957 The Strange One Director of Photography
1956 Nightfall Director of Photography
1956 Storm Center Director of Photography
1956 The Harder They Fall Director of Photography
1956 Battle Stations Director of Photography
1955 Three Stripes in the Sun Director of Photography
1955 Count Three and Pray Director of Photography
1955 Tight Spot Director of Photography
1955 The Violent Men Director of Photography
1954 Private Hell 36 Director of Photography
1954 Human Desire Director of Photography
1954 The Bamboo Prison Director of Photography
1953 From Here to Eternity Director of Photography
1953 The Last Posse Director of Photography
1952 Assignment: Paris Director of Photography
1952 The Sniper Director of Photography
1952 Scandal Sheet Director of Photography
1951 The Family Secret Director of Photography
1951 Two of a Kind Director of Photography
1951 Sirocco Director of Photography
1950 Emergency Wedding Director of Photography
1950 Convicted Director of Photography
1950 In a Lonely Place Director of Photography
1950 Father Is a Bachelor Director of Photography
1949 The Reckless Moment Director of Photography
1949 All the King's Men Director of Photography
1949 The Undercover Man Director of Photography
1949 Knock on Any Door Director of Photography
1948 The Sign of the Ram Director of Photography
1948 To the Ends of the Earth Director of Photography
1947 Framed Director of Photography
1947 Johnny O'Clock Director of Photography
1946 So Dark the Night Director of Photography
1946 Night Editor Director of Photography
1945 My Name Is Julia Ross Director of Photography
1945 Blonde from Brooklyn Director of Photography
1945 Eve Knew Her Apples Director of Photography
1945 I Love a Mystery Director of Photography
1945 Eadie Was a Lady Director of Photography
1944 The Soul of a Monster Director of Photography
1935 The Informer Camera Operator
1932 The Conquerors Camera Operator

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