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J. Roy Hunt
J. Roy Hunt filming Love's Redemption (1921)
John Roy Hunt

July 7, 1884
DiedOctober 1972 (aged 88)
Years active1916 - 1953

J. Roy Hunt (July 7, 1884 Caperton, West Virginia – October 1972 Sheffield, Alabama) born John Roy Hunt was an American motion picture cameraman and cinematographer. His career began around the time of World War I and continued to the 1950s. Hunt served as director of cinematography on numerous films, such as Beau Geste, A Kiss for Cinderella, Flying Down to Rio, and She.

Partial filmography

“As I remember, I was held spellbound by a cameraman named Roy Hunt. I used him [as cinematographer] on several pictures because he was so interested in everything. He was a loquacious Southerner, and as mechanically inventive as anyone I ever saw. Almost every week he would appear with a new camera cover or an ingenious camera dolly for getting through small doors, etc….”

– Director John Cromwell, in a letter to film historian Kingsley Canham, 15 October, 1973.[1]


  1. ^ Canham, 1976 p. 62


  • Canham, Kingsley. 1976. The Hollywood Professionals, Volume 5: King Vidor, John Cromwell, Mervyn LeRoy. The Tanvity Press, London. ISBN 0-498-01689-7

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