Jack A. Marta (March 5, 1903 – June 26, 1991)[1] was an American cinematographer who was active in hundreds of movies throughout his life.

Jack Marta
Born(1903-03-05)March 5, 1903
Laurin, Montana, United States
DiedJune 26, 1991(1991-06-26) (aged 88)
Sheridan, Montana, United States

Steven Spielberg said: "Jack was a sweetheart. He was just a kind, gentle soul who you know had never worked that fast in his entire career; none of us had, and yet there was nothing he didn’t do or couldn’t do, and he really enjoyed himself."[2]

In 1972, Marta was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for Entertainment Programming - For a Special or Feature Length Program Made for Television.[3]


Marta was cinematographer for In Old Oklahoma (1943), featuring Martha Scott, John Wayne and Albert Dekker


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  2. ^ "Wild Bill Wednesday #6: Jack A. Marta". Fifties Westerns. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Jack A. Marta". Emmys. Retrieved 2 February 2015.