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Howard Robertson

Howard Robertson



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Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cast (feature film)

It Happened to Jane (1959) as Bakersfreed
A small-town businesswoman takes on a railroad magnate in court.

Cinematography (feature film)

The Gene Krupa Story (1960) as Gaffer
Legendary jazz musician Gene Krupa faces highs and lows along the path of his life.
Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) as Gaffer
Residents of a Chicago tenement join forces to save a troubled teen from a life of crime.
Because They're Young (1960) as Gaffer
A crusading high school teacher tries to help his troubled students.
Ride Lonesome (1959) as Gaffer
A bounty hunter tries to bring a murderer to justice through perilous territory.
The Flying Fontaines (1959) as Gaffer
After military service, a trapeze star fights to rebuild his career and his love life.
Battle of the Coral Sea (1959) as Gaffer
A U.S. submarine and its crew are captured by the Japanese on the eve of a major World War II battle.
Face of a Fugitive (1959) as Gaffer
A man framed for murder tries to build a new life after escaping the law.
Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) as Gaffer
Robin Hood''''s son reunites the Merry Men when King John reverts to tyranny.
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) as Chief lighting tech
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester (Walter Connolly, character actor who was first-billed in six films in the mid-1930s), is deeply in love with his wife Margaret (Doris Kenyon)and dreams of the future when his son Jack (played in age order by Scotty Beckett, Macon Jones and Robert Young) will step into his shoes. He sails to England to produce a show but the ship strikes a derelict wreckage and is sinking rapidly. In the ensuing wild panic, Forrester saves many lives, until finally, panic stricken by sudden fear, he dons a woman's clothes and is among the rescued. On the coast of Newfouldland, the villagers, not aware of his true identity, curse him but he is befriended by Alec (Hobart Bosworth)who helps him conceal his identity. With a planned story of his survival, he returns to New York but cannot face his family or friends after he sees the plaque to his heroism on his New York theatre. Deciding to remain thought of as dead, he becomes a derelict himself, surviving on odd jobs as he watches from afar his now-grown son (Robert Young)begin his career as a producer. The son meets with failure and Forrester, claiming to be an old friend of his father, goes to him and renders assistance as Jack works on a new play. It is a success and Jack brings his mother to meet his mentor. She recognizes him as her husband and, after Jack has left the room, the two of them decide they still have happiness ahead of them, without Jack having to know the truth.
The Party's Over (1934) as Gaffer
Girl in Danger (1934) as Gaffer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Don't Knock the Twist (1962) as Gaffer
A TV executive tries to create a musical special to save his network.

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