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Also Known As: George Perinal Died: April 23, 1965
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Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director of photography, film projectionist

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Began his career as a projectionist in 1913 and went on to photograph some of the finest French films of the early 1930s, by directors including Jean Cocteau ("Blood of a Poet" 1930) and Rene Clair ("A Nous la liberte" 1931, "Le million" 1932). Perinal began working with Alexander Korda in London in 1933 and applied his talents to a succession of fine English films, notably the Oscar-winning "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940). He worked in France and Hollywood in the late 1950s.

Began his career as a projectionist in 1913 and went on to photograph some of the finest French films of the early 1930s, by directors including Jean Cocteau ("Blood of a Poet" 1930) and Rene Clair ("A Nous la liberte" 1931, "Le million" 1932). Perinal began working with Alexander Korda in London in 1933 and applied his talents to a succession of fine English films, notably the Oscar-winning "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940). He worked in France and Hollywood in the late 1950s.

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1923:
First short film photographed, "Chartres"
1930:
First effort as director of photography for Rene Clair, "Sous les toits de Paris/Under the Roofs of Paris"
1933:
Left France for England as cinematographer Alexander Korda's "The Private Life of Henry VIII"
1960:
Last film assignment as cinematographer, "The Day They Robbed The Bank of England"
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