John Mescall

Active - 1920 - 1957  |   Born - Jan 10, 1899   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Crime

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American cinematographer John Mescall came to Hollywood in the late 1910s as a lab assistant; by 1920, he had become a full-fledged lighting cameraman and went on to film many silent and sound films for many studios until the mid-'40s when he began specializing as a trick-photography consultant. He only occasionally returned to cinematography.

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