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Richard E Cunha

Name  Richard Cunha
Role  Cinematographer
Parents  Albert "Sonny" Cunha

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Died  September 18, 2005, Oceanside, California, United States
Spouse  Kathryn Cunha (m. 1943–2005)
Children  Michael Cunha, Steven Cunha, Anthony Cunha, Richard Cunha, Kathryn Cunha
Movies  She Demons, Frankenstein's Daughter, Missile to the Moon, Giant from the Unknown, An Act of Violence
Similar People  Tod Griffin, Richard Travis, K T Stevens, Cathy Downs, Sandra Knight

Richard Earl Cunha (March 4, 1922, Honolulu, Hawaii - September 18, 2005, Oceanside, California) was a Hawaiian born cinematographer and film director. Cunha's father was Albert "Sonny" Cunha, a Hawaiian songwriter.

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During World War II, Cunha served as an aerial photographer for the military, and then was transferred to Hal Roach Studios in Los Angeles, where he made military training films, newsreels and documentaries.

After the war, Cunha worked as a TV photographer, eventually working his way to up director of photography for the TV shows Death Valley Days and Branded.

Cunha wrote and directed only a handful of films, with his four best-known ones all being low-budget, sci fi-horror B-movies released in 1958 by Astor Pictures -- Giant from the Unknown, She Demons, Missile to the Moon, and Frankenstein's Daughter.

In an interview with The Astounding B Monster Archive, Cunha said his low-budget films were completed for around $65,000 apiece and took about six days each to shoot.

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Richard E. Cunha Wikipedia


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