9.6.1907 – 1986
FRANCIS CARVER BSC
A director photography for British & Dominions Film Corporation at Elstree. His first credited title is The Village Squire (1935 Directed by Reginald Denham) and was notable as the first appearance on film of British star, Vivien Leigh. In 1948 he moved into special effects on films such as: Olivier’s award winning Hamlet (1948 Directed by Laurence Olivier and photographed by Desmond Dickinson), The History of Mr. Polly (1949) and The Rocking Horse Winner (1949 both directed by Anthony Pélissier and photographed by Desmond Dickinson BSC). His last known credit is for special effects on Prelude to Fame (1950 Directed by Fergus McDonnell, photographed by George Stretton).