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Also Known As: Died: May 1, 1983
Born: July 4, 1889 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Cinematography ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Speedway (1968) as Director of Photography
A race car driver tries to outrun the beautiful tax auditor out to settle his account.
2.
The Oscar (1966) as Director of Photography
An unscrupulous actor fights his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.
3.
Love Has Many Faces (1965) as Director of Photography
An aging heiress struggles to hold on to the kept man she loves.
4.
Sylvia (1965) as Director of Photography
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
5.
Harlow (1965) as Cinematographer
In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur's belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster - unlike her screen life.
6.
A Global Affair (1964) as Director of Photography
A U.N. official tries to locate the mother of an abandoned baby.
7.
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963) as Cinematographer
A shy actor is tormented by fans who think he''''s as charismatic as his television character.
8.
It Happened at the World's Fair (1963) as Director of Photography
A pilot's efforts to help a lost girl at the Seattle World's Fair lead to love.
9.
The Hook (1963) as Director of Photography
Three soldiers in Korea go through inner torment when they''''re ordered to execute an enemy soldier.
10.
Who's Got the Action? (1962) as Camera
When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.
11.
Two Loves (1961) as Director of Photography
A conservative teacher struggles with her values while teaching natives in New Zealand.
12.
Bachelor in Paradise (1961) as Director of Photography
A writer moves into a housing development to study married couples.
13.
Ada (1961) as Director of Photography
A call girl weds an easygoing politician and helps him against corrupt state officials.
14.
The Subterraneans (1960) as Director of Photography
15.
BUtterfield 8 (1960) as Director of Photography
A party girl ruins her life when she falls for a married man.
16.
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960) as Camera
A drama critic and his family try to adjust to life in the country.
17.
Green Mansions (1959) as Director of Photography
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
18.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959) as Director of Photography
The skipper of a sunken ship stands trial for negligence.
19.
The Reluctant Debutante (1958) as Director of Photography
British parents try to prepare their Americanized daughter for her social debut.
20.
Gigi (1958) as Director of Photography
A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage.
21.
Until They Sail (1957) as Director of Photography
Four sisters in New Zealand fall for Allied sailors en route to World War II.
22.
Man on Fire (1957) as Director of Photography
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
23.
The Vintage (1957) as Director of Photography
Two fugitives hide out in a vineyard.
24.
Invitation to the Dance (1956) as Dir of photog "Sinbad the Sailor"
Three stories told in dance: a circus clown loves a trapeze artist; a bracelet passes from one lover to another; a sailor enters an animated Arabian Nights fantasy.
25.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) as Director of Photography
True story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
26.
The Swan (1956) as Director of Photography
On the eve of her marriage to a prince, a noblewoman falls for her brother''s tutor.
27.
Kismet (1955) as Director of Photography
In this Arabian Nights musical, the "king of the beggars" infiltrates high society when his daughter is wooed by a handsome prince.
28.
The Prodigal (1955) as Director of Photography
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
29.
Interrupted Melody (1955) as Director of Photography
True story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence and her battle against polio.
30.
Brigadoon (1954) as Director of Photography
Two American hunters in Scotland discover a mystical village that only materializes once every century.
31.
The Great Diamond Robbery (1954) as Director of Photography
A diamond cutter unwittingly helps a jewel thief.
32.
Her Twelve Men (1954) as Director of Photography
A dedicated teacher turns around the troublesome students at a boys'''' school.
33.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Director of Photography
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
34.
Julius Caesar (1953) as Director of Photography
An all-star adaptation of Shakespeare''''s classic about Julius Caesar''''s assassination and its aftermath.
35.
Small Town Girl (1953) as Director of Photography
A sheriff's daughter falls for a playboy arrested for speeding.
36.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) as Director of Photography
An Englishman who resembles the king of a small European nation gets mixed up in palace intrigue when his look-alike is kidnapped.
37.
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Director of Photography
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
38.
Latin Lovers (1952) as Director of Photography
An heiress searches for true love while vacationing in Brazil.
39.
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952) as Director of Photography
Seven stories celebrate the glorious diversity of American life.
40.
Because You're Mine (1952) as Director of Photography
After being drafted, an opera star falls for his sergeant's sister.
41.
The Magnificent Yankee (1951) as Director of Photography
True story of the lifelong love affair between Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and his wife.
42.
Kind Lady (1951) as Director of Photography
A con artist and his criminal cohorts hold an old lady hostage in her own home.
43.
Too Young to Kiss (1951) as Director of Photography
A grown woman poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist.
44.
Cause for Alarm! (1951) as Director of Photography
A woman fights to intercept a letter in which her husband tries to prove her guilty of murder.
45.
The Great Caruso (1951) as Director of Photography
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
46.
The Miniver Story (1950) as Director of Photography
A brave family comes together in the face of post-war problems.
47.
Summer Stock (1950) as Photography
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
48.
Side Street (1950) as Director of Photography
A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.
49.
The Big Hangover (1950) as Director of Photography
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
50.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) as Director of Photography
An unhappily married woman falls in love with her niece's fiance.
51.
The Bribe (1949) as Director of Photography
A sultry singer tries to tempt a federal agent from the straight-and-narrow.
52.
Julia Misbehaves (1948) as Director of Photography
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
53.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as Director of Photography
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
54.
Desire Me (1947) as Director of Photography
A war widow falls in love with the man who informed her of her husband's death.
55.
Killer McCoy (1947) as Director of Photography
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
56.
Adventure (1946) as Director of Photography
A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
57.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Fill-in dir of photog
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
58.
The Valley of Decision (1945) as Director of Photography
An Irish housemaid''''s romance with the boss''''s son is complicated by labor disputes in the Pittsburgh mills.
59.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Director of Photography
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
60.
Madame Curie (1944) as Director of Photography
The famed female scientist fights to keep her marriage together while conducting early experiments with radioactivity.
61.
Gaslight (1944) as Director of Photography
A newlywed fears she''s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
62.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Director of Photography
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
63.
Crossroads (1942) as Photography
A French diplomat who's recovered from amnesia is blackmailed over crimes he can't remember.
64.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Director of Photography
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
65.
Random Harvest (1942) as Photography
A woman''s happiness is threatened when she discovers her husband has been suffering from amnesia.
66.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) as Director of Photography
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
67.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) as Director of Photography
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
68.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) as Director of Photography
A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
69.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Director of Photography
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
70.
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) as Director of Photography
A vaudeville team breaks up when both men fall for the same gorgeous hoofer.
71.
Comrade X (1940) as Director of Photography
An American warms up an icy Russian streetcar conductor.
72.
Waterloo Bridge (1940) as Director of Photography
A ballerina turns to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War I.
73.
The Philadelphia Story (1940) as Director of Photography
Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
74.
The Women (1939) as Director of Photography
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
75.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Photography
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
76.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Photography
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
77.
Balalaika (1939) as Director of Photography
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
78.
On Borrowed Time (1939) as Photography
An old man and his grandson trap Death in a tree.
79.
Three Comrades (1938) as Photography
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
80.
The Shopworn Angel (1938) as Photography
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
81.
The First Hundred Years (1938) as Photography
A working woman doesn''''t want to give up her career when she marries.
82.
Spring Madness (1938) as Photography
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
83.
Everybody Sing (1938) as Photography
A theatrical family tries to put on a show but is upstaged by their servants.
84.
The Great Waltz (1938) as Photography
Composer Johann Strauss risks his marriage over his infatuation with a beautiful singer.
85.
Dramatic School (1938) as Photography
A young actress struggles to make a hit on stage and in married life.
86.
Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Photography
A bohemian artist and a society girl try to adjust to marriage.
87.
A Day at the Races (1937) as Photography
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
88.
Double Wedding (1937) as Carmel-By-the Sea photog
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
89.
Big City (1937) as Photography
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
90.
Three Godfathers (1936) as Photography
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
91.
Man Hunt (1936) as Photography
A bored small-town teacher gets mixed up with an escaped bank robber.
92.
Mad Holiday (1936) as Photography
A temperamental film star''''s vacation turns deadly when he uncovers a murder.
93.
Frankie and Johnnie (1936) as Photography
94.
Piccadilly Jim (1936) as Photography
A cartoonist pokes fun at his widowed father's future in-laws.
95.
Fury (1936) as Photography
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
96.
Gigolette (1935) as Photography
97.
The People's Enemy (1935) as Photography
98.
Woman in the Dark (1934) as Photography
99.
Gambling (1934) as Assistant Camera
100.
The Struggle (1932) as Cinematographer
101.
The Cheat (1931) as 2nd Camera
102.
Summer Bachelors (1926) as Director of Photography
103.
The Fool (1925) as Director of Photography
104.
School for Wives (1925) as Director of Photography
105.
Does It Pay? (1923) as Director of Photography
106.
The Town That Forgot God (1923) as Director of Photography
107.
If Winter Comes (1923) as Director of Photography
108.
My Friend, The Devil (1922) as Director of Photography
109.
Silver Wings (1922) as Director of Photography
110.
The Mountain Woman (1921) as Director of Photography
111.
Beyond Price (1921) as Director of Photography
112.
Know Your Men (1921) as Director of Photography
113.
A Virgin Paradise (1921) as Director of Photography
114.
The Tiger's Cub (1920) as Camera
115.
From Now on (1920) as Camera
116.
The Thief (1920) as Camera
117.
The Shark (1920) as Camera
118.
My Little Sister (1919) as Camera
119.
Woman, Woman! (1919) as Camera
120.
A Fallen Idol (1919) as Camera
121.
Doing Their Bit (1918) as Camera
122.
The Debt of Honor (1918) as Camera
123.
The Woman Who Gave (1918) as Camera
124.
A Heart's Revenge (1918) as Camera
125.
The Slave (1917) as Camera
126.
The Painted Madonna (1917) as Camera
127.
Wife Number Two (1917) as Camera
128.
The Blue Streak (1917) as Camera
129.
Thou Shalt Not Steal (1917) as Camera

Cast (short)

130.
You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)
This short film focuses on the creation of the camera and how it can capture the "truth."

Cinematography (short)

131.
Let's Ask Nostradamus (1953)
In this short film, the prophecies of Nostradamus are compared to events of the French Revolution.
132.
Nostradamus and the Queen (1953)
In this short film, an elderly Catherine de Medici reflects back on how the prophecies of Nostradamus accurately predicted her fate.

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