Joseph A. Valentine
Left to right: Don Ameche, Joseph Valentine, Claudette Colbert, and Dick Foran on the set of Guest Wife (1945).
Giuseppe Valentino

(1900-07-24)July 24, 1900
New York City, New York
DiedMay 18, 1949(1949-05-18) (aged 48)
Cheviot Hills, California
Years active1924–1949

Joseph A. Valentine (July 24, 1900 in New York City, as Giuseppe Valentino – May 18, 1949 in (Cheviot Hills, California)[1] was an Italian-American cinematographer, five-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and co-winner once in 1949.[2]


Trained in photography, Valentine moved to working in films in the 1920s and from 1924 became a chief cinematographer. Honing his craft by working on several B-films, his final years were spent on the cinematography for three Alfred Hitchcock films.

Valentine was nominated for the Academy Award in 1937 for Wings Over Honolulu, in 1938 for Mad About Music, in 1939 for First Love, in 1940 for Spring Parade. In 1949, on his fifth nomination, he won for Joan of Arc.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Whitty, Stephen (2016-06-09). The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia. ISBN 9781442251601.
  2. ^ IMDb Valentine awrds