The Photographer (1974 film)

The Photographer is a 1974 American thriller film written and directed by William Byron Hillman. The film stars Michael Callan, Barbara Nichols, Harold J. Stone, Edward Andrews, Jed Allan and Spencer Milligan. The film was released on December 5, 1974, by Embassy Pictures.[1][2]

The Photographer
The Photographer poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Byron Hillman
Produced byVon Deming
Written byWilliam Byron Hillman
StarringMichael Callan
Barbara Nichols
Harold J. Stone
Edward Andrews
Jed Allan
Spencer Milligan
Music byJack Goga
CinematographyMichael Shea
Edited byTony de Zarraga
Intro Media Productions Inc.
Destiny Worldwide Entertainment
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Release date
  • December 5, 1974 (1974-12-05)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film begins with Adrian Wilde (Michael Callan) living his life as a photographer. Everything seems normal until he stumbles upon a dead body, and takes a picture of it. This sparks a dark deep fetish Wilde has had since he saw his first dead body washed up at the local watering hole he used to play around as a child. This leads Wilde to spiral into a murderous rampage to sustain his lust for the two things he loves most: murdering unsuspecting attractive women and photography. This leads to a cat and mouse chase between the police, Lt. Luther Jacoby (Harold J. Stone) and Sgt. Sid Collins (Edward Andrews). In the end, Wilde is finally caught as he is about to maim and consume his victim. The two officers are heralded as heroes.



  1. ^ Sandra Brennan. "The Photographer (1975) - William Byron Hillman". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  2. ^ "The Photographer (1974)". BFI. Retrieved 2018-05-09.

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