Arthur Crabtree began his film career as an assistant camera operator at British International Pictures, and it was at Gainsborough Pictures that he became a full-fledged Director of Photography in 1935. He photographed such films as The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941), The Man in Grey (1943) and Waterloo Road (1945). His ambition, however, was to become a director, and he got his chance with Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945). His career started to fade in the 1950s and he turned to directing in television, with the occasional foray back into films, mainly in somewhat lower-grade “B” horror pictures. His most notable among them were probably the “cult classic” sci-fi thriller Fiend Without a Face (1958) and Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), his final film.