John Peverell Marley (August 14, 1899 – February 2, 1964) was an American cinematographer. He is one of only six cinematographers to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Marley is credited under several different names including Pev Marley, Peverell Marley, Peverly Marley, and Peveerell Marley.
John Peverell Marley
August 14, 1899
|Died||February 2, 1964 64) (aged|
|Other names||Pev Marley|
(m. 1929; div. 1930)
Virginia Ruth McAdoo
(m. 1934; div. 1940)
(m. 1943; div. 1951)
Life and career
Born in San Jose, California, Marley began his career soon after graduating high school during the silent film era. His first film was the 1923 Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic The Ten Commandments. He later became DeMille's chief cameraman and would continue to work with DeMille throughout his career. He went on to work on 1929's The Godless Girl, starring his then-fiancée Lina Basquette. The couple divorced after just one year and Marley went on to marry dancer Virginia McAdoo and actress Linda Darnell.
In the 1930s, Marley received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography on the 1938 historical drama Suez. In 1948, he was nominated again for his work on the film Life with Father, starring Elizabeth Taylor and William Powell. After his divorce from Darnell in 1952, Marley continued to work on films including 1952's The Greatest Show on Earth for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography – Color. The following year, he filmed House of Wax, followed by King Richard and the Crusaders in 1954, Serenade in 1956, and The Spirit of St. Louis in 1957. In the late 1950s, he branched out to television working on the series Telephone Time and Bronco. Marley last worked on a 1961 episode of the series Bus Stop.
|1924||Feet of Clay|
|1925||The Golden Bed|
|1926||The Volga Boatman||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1928||A Lady of Chance||Credited as Peverly Marley|
|1929||Dynamite||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1930||This Mad World||Credited as Peveerell Marley|
|1933||Fast Workers||Credited as Peveral Marley|
|1933||India Speaks||Credited as Peverall Marley|
|1934||The House of Rothschild||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1935||Thanks a Million||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1937||The Toast of New York||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1938||Sally, Irene and Mary|
|1939||The Hound of Baskervilles||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1940||The Man I Married||Alternative title: I Married a Nazi|
|1941||Moon Over Miami||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1945||Pride of the Marines||Credited as Peverell Marley|
Alternative title: Forever in Love
|1946||Of Human Bondage||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1947||The Two Mrs. Carrolls||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1948||Whiplash||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1949||Night Unto Night||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1950||Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye||Credited as Peverell Marley|
|1953||The Charge at Feather River|
|1958||The Left Handed Gun|
|1961||The Sins of Rachel Cade|
|1958||The Rifleman||Credited as Pev Marley|
|1960||77 Sunset Strip||1 episode|
Awards and nominations
|1939||Academy Award||Nominated||Best Cinematography||Suez|
|1948||Best Cinematography, Color||Life with Father|
|1953||Golden Globe Award||Won||Best Cinematography – Color||The Greatest Show on Earth (Shared with George Barnes)|
|1937||Venice Film Festival||Won||Best Cinematography||Winterset|
- Brennan, Sandra. "J. Peverell Marley: Biography". allmovie.com. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
- Eyman, Scott (1997). The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution, 1926–1930. Simon and Schuster. p. 361. ISBN 0-684-81162-6.
- Davis, Ronald L. (2001). Hollywood Beauty: Linda Darnell and the American Dream. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-8061-3330-9.