No photo available. Represent Elwood Bredell? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 34,110 this week

Elwood Bredell (1902–1969)

Indiana-born, son of stage actress Mary Palmer Nields and silent screen actor Val Paul (1886-1962), 'Woody' Bredell began his career in films as a lab technician. He worked as a still photographer at RKO and Paramount (1931-34), later joining Universal, as director of photography, 1937-46; then under contract to Warner Brothers, 1947-49. Having ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: December

We can't wait to travel through time and space one last time with the Twelfth Doctor. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about this month.

Visit IMDb Picks

"Mozart in the Jungle" Season 4

Love, money, ambition, and music intertwine in "Mozart in the Jungle." Get your first look at Season 4, which premieres Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Watch the trailer

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 7 people
created 17 Apr 2011
a list of 705 people
created 10 May 2011
a list of 10 people
created 19 Feb 2014
a list of 10 people
created 28 Aug 2014
a list of 67 people
created 9 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Elwood Bredell's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Adventures of Don Juan
Adventures of Don Juan Cinematographer
Hold That Ghost
Hold That Ghost Cinematographer
The Unsuspected
The Unsuspected Cinematographer
The Inspector General
The Inspector General Cinematographer


Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (76 credits)
 1956 Female Jungle (director of photography)
 1954 Christmas Hymns (Short)
 1949 The Inspector General (director of photography)
 1948 Adventures of Don Juan (director of photography)
 1948 Romance on the High Seas (director of photography)
 1947 The Unsuspected (as Woody Bredell)
 1946 The Killers (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1946 Tangier (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1946 Smooth as Silk (as Woody Bredell)
 1945 Lady on a Train (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1945 The Beautiful Cheat (as Woody Bredell)
 1944 Can't Help Singing (as Woody Bredell)
 1944 Christmas Holiday (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1944 Phantom Lady (as Woody Bredell)
 1943 His Butler's Sister (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1943 Hers to Hold (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan (as Woody Bredell)
 1943 Follow the Band (as Woody Bredell)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1943 How's About It (as Woody Bredell)
 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1942 Private Buckaroo (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1942 Escape from Hong Kong (as Woody Bredell)
 1942 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (as Woody Bredell)
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby (as Woody Bredell)
 1942 The Ghost of Frankenstein (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1941 Hellzapoppin' (as Woody Bredell)
 1941 South of Tahiti (director of photography - as Woody Bredell)
 1941 Mob Town
 1941 Is Everybody Happy? (Short)
 1941 Hold That Ghost (director of photography)
 1941 Tight Shoes
 1941 Horror Island (director of photography)
 1941 Man-Made Monster (director of photography)
 1940 The Invisible Woman (director of photography)
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo (director of photography)
 1940 The Mummy's Hand (director of photography)
 1940 Boom Town (uncredited)
 1940 Double Alibi
 1940 Black Friday
 1939 The Big Guy
 1939 Ex-Champ
 1939 Big Town Czar
 1938 Strange Faces
 1938 Freshman Year
 1937 That's My Story! (photographed by)
 1927 Snowbound
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (14 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Woody Bredell | Elwood Burdell

Did You Know?



Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now