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John F. Seitz

John F. Seitz



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Also Known As: Died: February 27, 1979
Born: June 23, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Director of Photography
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
Island of Lost Women (1959) as Director of Photography
Two downed fliers find themselves trapped in a reclusive scientist¿s island home.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Director of Photography
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
The Deep Six (1958) as Director of Photography
A pacifist finds his values challenged by the outbreak of World War II.
The Badlanders (1958) as Director of Photography
Western outlaws join forces for a daring gold robbery in this remake of The Asphalt Jungle.
The Big Land (1957) as Director of Photography
A cattleman tries to convince a group of farmers to build a small town as a railroad link.
Santiago (1956) as Director of Photography
A hardened gun runner attempts to take a shipment to Cuba to assist with the rebellion against Spain.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Director of Photography
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
A Cry in the Night (1956) as Director of Photography
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Director of Photography
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Many Rivers to Cross (1955) as Director of Photography
A pioneer woman sets her sights on a trapper.
Rogue Cop (1954) as Director of Photography
A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother''''s killer.
The Rocket Man (1954) as Director of Photography
Wacky complications ensue when a little boy comes into possession of a ray gun that compels anyone caught in its beam to tell the truth. He uses it to prevent his orphanage from being shut down by creditors and to help a cute couple fall in love.
Saskatchewan (1954) as Director of Photography
O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. seventh cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests.
Fort Algiers (1953) as Cinematographer
Invaders from Mars (1953) as Photography
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
Desert Legion (1953) as Director of Photography
Paul Lartal leads a troop of legionnaires into ambush at the hands of Omar Ben Calif. Returning later at the request of Princess Morjana he is led to the hidden city of Madara, currently harrassed by the evil Crito. Lartal must do in the bad guys (which includes participating in a bare chested spear-throwing contest), save the city and comfort the Princess.
Botany Bay (1953) as Director of Photography
In 1787 prisoners from London's Newgate Gaol are to be shipped to New South Wales. Hugh Tallant is an American medical student whom, we learn at sea, was falsely imprisoned. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny. Events, including arrival of plague, keep Tallant busy in New South Wales.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Director of Photography
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
The Savage (1952) as Director of Photography
Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hanson, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Milburn Stone, Ted De Corsia, & Donald Porter as Running Dog. A white man raised as an Indian by the Sioux is torn between loyalty to his adopted tribe and his true heritage when a minor feud between the cavalry and the Sioux erupts into warfare.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Director of Photography
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
The San Francisco Story (1952) as Director of Photography
In the 1850s San Francisco newspaper editor Jim Martin seeks the help of wealthy miner Rick Nelson in ousting crooked politician Andrew Cain. Cain's girlfriend Adelaide falls in love with Rick. Rick and the bad guy shoot it out with shotguns on horseback.
Dear Brat (1951) as Director of Photography
When Worlds Collide (1951) as Director of Photography
Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, Larry Keating, John Hoyt. A landmark science fiction film of the fifties. Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon. The special effects which include a giant tidal wave crashing down on Broadway won an Oscar. Produced by fantasy film specialist George Pal (The Time Machine ) .
Appointment with Danger (1951) as Director of Photography
Relentless postal inspector Al Goddard is set to Gary, Indiana, when another officer is murdered. He must find the nun who witnessed the murder, then infiltrate the gang by convincing them he is a postal inspector gone bad.
Molly (1951) as Director of Photography
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as Director of Photography
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Director of Photography
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Director of Photography
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Director of Photography
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
On Our Merry Way (1948) as Cinematographer
Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) as Director of Photography
When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate?
Saigon (1948) as Director of Photography
After World War II Larry learns that his flying buddy Mike will only live a short time despite the efforts of the doctors. He takes on a profitable flying job for profiteers Maris to finance a good time for his buddy. As the plane takes off he shoves Maris' secretary Susan on board. When Mike falls for her, Larry tells her to play along for Mike's sake. She, of course, falls for Larry.
The Big Clock (1948) as Director of Photography
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Director of Photography
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
The Imperfect Lady (1947) as Director of Photography
Wild Harvest (1947) as Director of Photography
Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing.
Calcutta (1947) as Director of Photography
Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.
Home Sweet Homicide (1946) as Director of Photography
Mystery writer Marian Carstairs is hard at work trying to finish her latest novel. Her three children meanwhile are entertaining themselves trying to solve a murder in their own neighborhood. In between gathering clues, the kids play matchmaker by trying to fix up their widowed mom with the handsome detective investigating the case.
The Well Groomed Bride (1946) as Director of Photography
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Director of Photography
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
The Unseen (1945) as Director of Photography
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) as Director of Photography
During World War II, a 4F tries to help the woman he loves cover up a surprise pregnancy.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) as Director of Photography
A group of veterans help a small-town fraud convince his family he was a war hero.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Director of Photography
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Director of Photography
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) as Director of Photography
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as Director of Photography
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
The Moon and Sixpence (1942) as Director of Photography
Loosely inspired by the life of Gauguin, a man abandons his middle-classed life to start painting.
Sullivan's Travels (1942) as Director of Photography
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
Fly-by-Night (1942) as Director of Photography
Lucky Jordan (1942) as Director of Photography
A racketeer struggles to adjust to military life after he''''s drafted.
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Director of Photography
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Photography
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Director of Photography
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Director of Photography
We Who Are Young (1940) as Photography
A man violates company policy by getting married.
6,000 Enemies (1939) as Photography
A prison riot traps an innocent couple.
Bad Little Angel (1939) as Photography
An orphan on the run tries to find a new home.
Another Thin Man (1939) as Director of Photography
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Photography
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) as Photography
Mark Twain''''s classic troublemaker helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
Thunder Afloat (1939) as Photography
An old sailor is duped into joining the Navy, where he runs into a longtime rival.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Photography
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Stablemates (1938) as Photography
A broken down veterinarian saves a stable boy's prize racehorse.
A Christmas Carol (1938) as Fill-in photog
In this adaptation of Charles Dickens'' classic tale, an elderly miser learns the error of his ways on Christmas Eve.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Photography
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Photography
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Photography
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
Navy Blue and Gold (1937) as Photography
Three buddies fight to survive the rigorous training at Annapolis.
Between Two Women (1937) as Photography
A nurse with an alcoholic husband falls for a doctor, only to find his interests lie elsewhere.
Madame X (1937) as Photography
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
Captain January (1936) as Photography
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
15 Maiden Lane (1936) as Photography
The Country Doctor (1936) as Photography
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Photography
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) as Photography
A Confederate officer risks everything to go home and see his daughter.
Navy Wife (1935) as Photography
Our Little Girl (1935) as Photography
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
One More Spring (1935) as Photography
Curly Top (1935) as Photography
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
Redheads on Parade (1935) as Photography
Coming Out Party (1934) as Photography
Springtime for Henry (1934) as Photography
All Men Are Enemies (1934) as Photography
Helldorado (1934) as Photography
Marie Galante (1934) as Photography
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
Paddy the Next Best Thing (1933) as Photography
Mr. Skitch (1933) as Photography
Adorable (1933) as Photography
Dangerously Yours (1933) as Photography
Ladies They Talk About (1933) as Photography
A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison.
6 Hours to Live (1932) as Photography
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as Photography
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelty and even death.
A Passport to Hell (1932) as Photography
The Woman in Room 13 (1932) as Photography
Careless Lady (1932) as Photography
Merely Mary Ann (1931) as Photography
The Right of Way (1931) as Photography
A married lawyer with amnesia falls in love with another woman.
Men of the Sky (1931) as Photography
Misbehaving Ladies (1931) as Photography
A European princess returns to her hometown in the Midwest pretending to be a seamstress.
East Lynne (1931) as Photography
Young Sinners (1931) as Photography
Over the Hill (1931) as Photography
The Age for Love (1931) as Photography
Hush Money (1931) as Photography
Road to Paradise (1930) as Director of Photography
A delinquent girl helps a criminal gang rob her look-alike.
In the Next Room (1930) as Director of Photography
The Bad Man (1930) as Director of Photography
Back Pay (1930) as Director of Photography
A small-town flirt jilts her soldier boyfriend, but changes her mind when he returns from the front a blind man.
Sweethearts and Wives (1930) as Director of Photography
Murder Will Out (1930) as Director of Photography
Kismet (1930) as Photography
Hajj, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.
A Most Immoral Lady (1929) as Director of Photography
Saturday's Children (1929) as Director of Photography
The Painted Angel (1929) as Director of Photography
Hard To Get (1929) as Director of Photography
A dress-shop model falls in love with a millionaire, but when she has the chance to marry him, she is unsure of her social position.
The Squall (1929) as Director of Photography
A gypsy beauty sets the men of a farming family to fighting over her favors.
The Divine Lady (1929) as Special Photography
Lady Hamilton''''s love affair with Admiral Nelson rocks the British Empire.
Careers (1929) as Director of Photography
Her Private Life (1929) as Director of Photography
The Trail of '98 (1929) as Director of Photography
San Francisco boys risk their lives to scout gold in the Klondike.
Outcast (1928) as Director of Photography
Adoration (1928) as Director of Photography
The Patsy (1928) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a romantic young woman falls for her sister's fiance, then discovers her sister is cheating on him.
Across to Singapore (1928) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, sailor brothers become romantic rivals.
The Fair Co-ed (1927) as Director of Photography
A flapper takes up lady''''s basketball when she falls for the college coach.
The Magician (1926) as Director of Photography
A devil worshiper tries to seduce a young innocent.
Mare Nostrum (1926) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a Spanish army captain falls for a German spy.
Classmates (1924) as Director of Photography
The Arab (1924) as Director of Photography
Scaramouche (1924) as Photography
In this silent film, a French rebel masquerades as a clown so that he can avenge his friend's murder.
The Price of a Party (1924) as Director of Photography
Where the Pavement Ends (1923) as Director of Photography
The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a vacationing Englishman steps in for the kidnapped king of a small European nation.
Trifling Women (1922) as Director of Photography
Turn to the Right (1922) as Director of Photography
Uncharted Seas (1921) as Director of Photography
The Conquering Power (1921) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a young man falls for his wicked uncle''''s stepdaughter.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, a young Argentine fights for France, his father''''s country, in World War I.
Hearts Are Trumps (1920) as Camera
The Sagebrusher (1920) as Camera
The Westerners (1919) as Camera
Beauty and the Rogue (1918) as Camera
Powers That Prey (1918) as Camera
The Serpent's Tooth (1917) as Camera
Whose Wife? (1917) as Camera
Souls in Pawn (1917) as Camera

Cinematography (short)

Prophet Without Honor (1939)
This short film portrays the life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, who developed the first maps that charted the oceans'''' winds and currents.
Let's Talk Turkey (1939)
This comedic short provides the "do''''s" and "don''''ts" of carving a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Carnival in Paris (1937)
In this short, the janitor of a Paris museum''''s Egyptology department agrees to help a girl hide from the police.

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