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Also Known As: Frank F Planer, Frank Planer, Franz F. Planer, Franz Planer Died: January 18, 1963
Born: March 29, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: director of photography, portrait photographer

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Began photographing films in Germany in 1919 and worked throughout Europe before arriving in Hollywood in 1937. Planer's mobile, sinuous style chimed perfectly with that of director Max Ophuls, with whom he collaborated on "Liebelei" (1932), "The Exile" (1947) and "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948). He was also responsible for some fine color cinematography, notably on William Wyler's "The Big Country" (1958) and Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961).

Began photographing films in Germany in 1919 and worked throughout Europe before arriving in Hollywood in 1937. Planer's mobile, sinuous style chimed perfectly with that of director Max Ophuls, with whom he collaborated on "Liebelei" (1932), "The Exile" (1947) and "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948). He was also responsible for some fine color cinematography, notably on William Wyler's "The Big Country" (1958) and Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961).

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1919:
Entered German film with "Der Ochsenkrieg"
1924:
Assistant cinematographer on Murnau's "Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs"
1931:
Directed photography for feature "Nie Wier Liebe"
1932:
First time as D.P. With Max Ophuls directing, "Liebelei"
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Moves to London
1938:
First American film directed photography, George Cukor's "Holiday"
1948:
Cinematographer of Ophuls' "Letter From an Unknown Woman"
1961:
Last films for which he directed photography: "The Children's Hour", "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and "King of Kings"
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