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    • JACK MARTA

      Date of Birth
      March 5, 1903 in Laurin, Montana, USA

      Date of Death
      June 26, 1991 (age 88) in Sheridan, Montana, USA

      John 'Jack' A. Marta (sometimes credited Jack Marta or John Marta), A.S.C.,
      is an American director of photography.

      Biography
      In the cinema, Jack A. Marta began his career as the first assistant operator of Les Amours de Carmen,
      a dumb version of Raoul Walsh, released in 1927 (with Dolores del Río, Don Alvarado and Victor McLaglen).
      His next film, also directed by Raoul Walsh, was The Red Dance (1928, with Charles Farrell and Dolores del Río), where he became chief conductor.

      From 1935 until 1977, he directed the shooting of about two hundred American films, mostly westerns. For example, he photographed two iconic actors, John Wayne (eg Albert S. Rogell's The Bloody Rush in 1943, along with Martha Scott and Albert Dekker) and Roy Rogers (ex: Under California Stars ) By William Witney, in 1948, also with Andy Devine). Allan Dwan (ex: The Woman) is a prolific filmmaker in the same genre (besides William Witney already named),
      like George Sherman (eg The Night Riders (in) in 1939, with John Wayne and Ray Corrigan) Revolvers in 1952, with Jane Russell and George Brent), Joseph Kane (eg The Wild Horde in 1956, with Barbara Stanwyck and Barry Sullivan), among others. Raoul Walsh, John Wayne and Roy Rogers, on The Black Squadron (1940), together with Claire Trevor and Walter Pidgeon, joined together. Let us mention again Cat Ballou of Elliot Silverstein (1965, with Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin), one of his last films.

      In addition to the western, he collaborated with other genres, such as drama (eg, his first two pre-cited films), comedy (eg, a man disappeared from Michael Curtiz in 1937 with Errol Flynn and Joan Blondell), or science fiction (eg Beginning of the End by Bert I. Gordon in 1957 with Peter Graves).

      On television, Jack A. Marta is the director of photography on nine series, between 1960 and 1980;
      The first is Route 66 (twenty-one episodes, from 1960 to 1963);
      The last, after which he retired, is Hawaii State Police (thirteen episodes, in 1979-1980).
      In addition, from 1969 to 1973, he contributed to thirteen television movies,
      the best known being undoubtedly Duel (1971) by Steven Spielberg.

      Trivia
      225 credits

      Jack A. Marta was a Cinematographer who was active in hundreds of movies throughout his life.

      Awards
      Primetime Emmy Award for Best Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - Series or Single Program of a Series

      Nominations
      Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography - Entertainment Programming for a Special


      Filmography
      Cinematographer
      1979-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (director of photography - 13 episodes)
      - The Moroville Covenant (1980) ... (director of photography)
      - A Bird in Hand... (1980) ... (director of photography)
      - Clash of Shadows (1980) ... (director of photography)
      - The Flight of the Jewels (1980) ... (director of photography)
      - The Golden Noose (1980) ... (director of photography)
      Total 13 more episodes
      1977 Billy Jack Goes to Washington
      1975 The Master Gunfighter
      1975 Framed
      1974 The Trial of Billy Jack (director of photography)
      1973 Chase (TV Movie)
      1973 Partners in Crime (TV Movie)
      1973 Walking Tall (director of photography)
      1972 You'll Like My Mother
      1972 Emergency! (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
      - The Wedsworth-Townsend Act (1972) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1971 How to Steal an Airplane (TV Movie)
      1971 Duel (TV Movie) (director of photography)
      1971 A Howling in the Woods (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie) (as Jack Marta)
      1971 The Deadly Dream (TV Movie)
      1971 Escape of the Birdmen (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1971 The City (TV Movie)
      1971 Plaza Suite (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
      - Little Bear Died Running (1970) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon (1970) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1970 Dial Hot Line (TV Movie)
      1970 The Challengers (TV Movie)
      1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie) (as Jack Marta)
      1969 Any Second Now (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
      1967 The Perils of Pauline
      1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
      - The System (1966) ... (director of photography)
      - Crossing at Destino Bay (1966) ... (director of photography)
      1966 The Green Hornet (TV Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
      - The Frog Is a Deadly Weapon (1966) ... (director of photography)
      - Crime Wave (1966) ... (director of photography)
      - Programmed for Death (1966) ... (director of photography)
      - Give 'Em Enough Rope (1966) ... (director of photography)
      - The Silent Gun (1966) ... (director of photography)
      1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
      - The Chase of Fire Raid (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1966 The Monroes (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
      - The Intruders (1966) ... (director of photography)
      1966 Batman (TV Series) (director of photography - 7 episodes)
      - Batman Makes the Scenes (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Not Yet, He Ain't (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - The Penguin Goes Straight (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Holy Rat Race (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - True or False Face (1966) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      In all 7 episodes
      1965 Cat Ballou (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      Route 66 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (director of photography - 89 episodes, 1960 - 1964)
      - Part Two: Where There's a Will, There's a Way (1964) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Part One (1964) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Follow the White Dove with the Broken Wing (1964) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You (1964) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      - Who in His Right Mind Needs a Nice Girl (1964) ... (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      In all 90 episodes
      1961 Angel Baby
      1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
      - The Reunion (1961) ... (director of photography)
      - Royce Dante - Killer (1961) ... (director of photography)
      - Hostage (1961) ... (director of photography)
      1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
      - Death for Hire (1959) ... (director of photography)
      1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
      - A Game of Hate (1958)
      1958 The Spider (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 The Man Who Died Twice (as Jack Marta)
      1958 Girl in the Woods (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 War of the Colossal Beast (as Jack Marta)
      1958 Man or Gun (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 The Bonnie Parker Story (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 Juvenile Jungle (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 Young and Wild (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1958 The Notorious Mr. Monks
      1957 Gunfire at Indian Gap (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1957 The Crooked Circle
      1957 Panama Sal
      1957 The Wayward Girl (as Jack Marta)
      1957 Taming Sutton's Gal
      1957 The Last Stagecoach West (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1957 Beginning of the End (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1957 The Lawless Eighties (as Jack Marta)
      1957 Spoilers of the Forest (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1957 Duel at Apache Wells (as Jack Marta)
      1956 Affair in Reno (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1956 Lisbon (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1956 The Maverick Queen (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1956 Come Next Spring (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1955 The Last Command (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1955 Timberjack (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1954 Hell's Outpost
      1954 The Shanghai Story (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1954 Jubilee Trail (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1953 Fair Wind to Java (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1953 A Perilous Journey (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1952 Ride the Man Down (as Jack Marta)
      1952 Montana Belle (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1952 Army Capers (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1952 Woman of the North Country (as Jack Marta)
      1952 The Fabulous Senorita
      1952 Oklahoma Annie (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1951 Pals of the Golden West (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1951 Honeychile (as Jack Marta)
      1951 South of Caliente (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1951 In Old Amarillo (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1951 Oh! Susanna (as Jack Marta)
      1951 Spoilers of the Plains (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1950 North of the Great Divide (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1950 Sunset in the West (as Jack Marta)
      1950 Trigger, Jr. (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1950 Transcontinent Express (as Jack Marta)
      1950 Belle of Old Mexico (as Jack Marta)
      1949 The Golden Stallion (as Jack Marta)
      1949 The Kid from Cleveland (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1949 Brimstone (as Jack Marta)
      1949 Hellfire (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1949 The Last Bandit (as Jack Marta)
      1948 The Far Frontier (as Jack Marta)
      1948 The Plunderers (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1948 Night Time in Nevada (as Jack Marta)
      1948 Eyes of Texas (as Jack Marta)
      1948 The Gallant Legion (as Jack Marta)
      1948 Under California Stars (as Jack Marta)
      1948 Bill and Coo (as Jack Marta)
      1948 The Gay Ranchero (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1947 On the Old Spanish Trail (as Jack Marta)
      1947 Springtime in the Sierras (as Jack Marta)
      1947 Bells of San Angelo (as Jack Marta)
      1947 Apache Rose (as Jack Marta)
      1946 That Brennan Girl (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1946 Hats Off to Rhythm (as Jack Marta)
      1946 In Old Sacramento (as Jack Marta)
      1946 Murder in the Music Hall (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1945 Dakota (as Jack Marta)
      1945 An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (as Jack Marta)
      1945 Mexicana (as Jack Marta)
      1945 Hitchhike to Happiness (as Jack Marta)
      1945 Earl Carroll Vanities (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1944 Brazil (as Jack Marta, photography by)
      1944 Port of 40 Thieves (as Jack Marta)
      1944 Song of Nevada (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas (as Jack Marta)
      1944 Man from Frisco (as Jack Marta, photography by)
      1944 My Best Gal (as Jack Marta)
      1943 Whispering Footsteps (as Jack Marta)
      1943 In Old Oklahoma (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1943 Nobody's Darling (as Jack Marta)
      1943 The West Side Kid (as Jack Marta)
      1943 Someone to Remember (as Jack Marta)
      1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1943 Tahiti Honey (as Jack Marta)
      1943 Hit Parade of 1943 (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1943 London Blackout Murders (as Jack Marta)
      1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon (as Jack Marta)
      1942 Heart of the Golden West (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1942 X Marks the Spot (as Jack Marta)
      1942 Flying Tigers (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1942 In Old California (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1942 The Girl from Alaska
      1942 Sleepytime Gal (as Jack Marta)
      1942 Serenade of the West (as Jack Marta)
      1941 Red River Valley
      1941 A Missouri Outlaw
      1941 Sierra Sue (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1941 Down Mexico Way (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1941 Ice-Capades (as Jack Marta)
      1941 Moving in Society
      1941 Judy Goes to Town (as Jack Marta)
      1941 Lady from Louisiana (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1941 Sis Hopkins
      1941 A Man Betrayed (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1941 Petticoat Politics
      1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos
      1940 Behind the News
      1940 The Border Legion (as Jack Marta)
      1940 Hit Parade of 1941 (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1940 Colorado (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1940 Jolly Old Higgins
      1940 Girl from God's Country
      1940 Grand Ole Opry (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1940 Women in War
      1940 Rocky Mountain Rangers (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1940 Dark Command (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1940 Pioneers of the West (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Thou Shalt Not Kill (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1939 Saga of Death Valley (as Jack Marta)
      1939 When Gangland Strikes (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1939 Smuggled Cargo (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Wall Street Cowboy (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Should Husbands Work?
      1939 Mickey the Kid (as Jack Marta)
      1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave (as Jack Marta)
      1939 My Wife's Relatives (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Blue Montana Skies (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1939 Forged Passport (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1939 The Night Riders (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1939 Southward Ho (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Rough Riders' Round-up (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1939 Pride of the Navy (as Jack Marta)
      1939 Fighting Thoroughbreds
      1938 Red River Range (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1938 Come On, Rangers (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1938 Rhythm of the Saddle (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1938 I Stand Accused
      1938 The Night Hawk
      1938 Man from Music Mountain (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1938 It Happened in Paris (as Jack Marta)
      1938 Ladies in Distress
      1938 Under Western Stars (as Jack Marta)
      1938 Invisible Enemy
      1938 The Higgins Family
      1938/II Stardust
      1938 King of the Newsboys
      1938 Born to Be Wild (as Jack Marta)
      1938 Outside of Paradise (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1937 Manhattan Music Box (as Jack Marta)
      1937 The Perfect Specimen (uncredited)
      1937 Heart of the Rockies (as Jack Marta)
      1937 The Sheik Steps Out
      1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1937 Range Defenders (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1937 It Could Happen to You! (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1937 Michael O'Halloran
      1937 Jim Hanvey, Detective (as Jack Marta)
      1937 Navy Blues (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1937 Hit the Saddle (as Jack Marta)
      1937 Circus Girl (as Jack Marta)
      1937 Paradise Express (director of photography - as Jack Marta)
      1937 Larceny on the Air (as Jack Marta)
      1937 The Golden Trail (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1936 The Mandarin Mystery (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1936 The Bold Cavalier (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1936 Ghost-Town Gold (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1936 Lady Reporter (as Jack Marta)
      1936 The Gentleman from Louisiana
      1936 Navy Born (as Jack Marta)
      1936 Hearts in Bondage (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1936 The Girl from Mandalay
      1936 The House of a Thousand Candles (as Jack Marta)
      1936 King of the Pecos (as Jack Marta)
      1936 The Marines Have Landed (as Jack Marta)
      1936 Dancing Feet (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1936 The Leavenworth Case (as Jack Marta)
      1935 Eventful Journey (as Jack Marta)
      1935 The Fighting Marines (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1935 Sagebrush Troubadour (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1935 1,000 Dollars a Minute
      1935 Confidential (as Jack Marta)
      1935 Streamline Express (as Jack Marta)
      1935 Harmony Lane (as Jack Marta)
      1935 Behind the Green Lights (as Jack Marta)
      1928 The Red Dancer of Moscow (as John Marta)
      1926 What Price Glory
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Cinematographers, were responsible for putting the magic
      onto the silver screen, and without them, the spectacle would never be!

      Little is known of John 'Jack' A. Marta ,
      by many of us, but as a cinematographer he was
      up there with William C.Clothier and William C. Hoch

      John 'Jack' A. Marta behind the camera on 10 of Duke's movies!
      1945 Dakota (as Jack Marta)
      1943 In Old Oklahoma (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1942 Flying Tigers (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1942 In Old California (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1941 Lady from Louisiana (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1941 A Man Betrayed (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1940 Dark Command (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1939 The Night Riders (as Jack Marta, photography)
      1938 Red River Range (as Jack Marta, photographed by)
      1936 King of the Pecos (as Jack Marta)

      He was so prolific that even in later life
      he was the cinematographer on TV Shows
      such as
      1979-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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