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Al Morton. Movie Makers Jan. 1948, 36.

Alton Morton

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Utah Amateur Movie Club

Utah Cine Arts Club

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition

ACL Ten Best 1942 - Honorable Mention General Class
ACL Ten Best 1945 - General Class
The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award 1947
ACL Ten Best 1947 - General Class
ACL Ten Best 1950
ACL Ten Best 1951 - Honorable Mention
American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1952 - Top Ten Award Winner
PSA Ten Best 1957
PSA Ten Best 1959 - Honorable Mention

Films:

Utah Trail, The

  • Date produced: 1942

Trailer In The Pines

  • Date produced: 1959

Worth Scouting For

  • Date produced: 1945

Adventure on the Colorado

  • Date produced: 1947

Green River Expedition

  • Date produced: 1950

Waters of Lodore

  • Date produced: 1951

Grand Canyon Voyage

  • Date produced: 1951

Wild Water and Bouncing Boats

  • Date produced: 1957

Biographical Notes

From Salt Lake City, Utah. Married to Thelma Morton.

"Alton "Al" Morton (1905-1985) bought his first 8mm camera with money earned as a Salt Lake City area mail carrier, his first steady job after the Great Depression. In 1942, Morton helped to found the Utah Cine Arts Club, an organization of amateur filmmakers whose members participated in a national culture of art, innovation and exchange predating the independent film movements of New Hollywood and the 1960s."

Bibliographic Resources

PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 31. PSA Journal, Nov. 1959, 49.
Some of Al Morton's films as well as an interview with his daughter about his films can be found at, Alton Morton independent film collection, 1947-1968 Archives West