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Otto Heller

Otto Heller



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Born: March 8, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

In Search of Gregory (1970) as Director of Photography
An heiress becomes obsessed with a mystery man she meets at her father''''s wedding.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969) as Director of Photography
Hieronymus Merkin has recently turned 40, and is in the midst of preparing a film that details his life's history and development. Portraying himself as a marionette being controlled by an unseen puppet master, young Merkin is led away from the innocence of youth and into the waiting arms of one woman after another by Goodtime Eddie Filth. With Filth's guidance, Merkin steadily transforms into a self-centered womanizer, save only for the longing he feels for his one lost love, Mercy Humppe. As the producers of his life story scream for him to come up with an ending, Merkin must look back and decide what, if anything, he's learned from his experiences.
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) as Director of Photography
An American's get-rich-quick schemes almost drive his British wife to divorce.
I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name (1968) as Director of Photography
Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past.
That Riviera Touch (1968) as Director of Photography
Comedy starring famous British comedy pair, Morecambe And Wise. After a mix-up with a member of the Royal Family, traffic wardens, Eric and Ernie decide to take a holiday to the South Of France. However when they arrive there, they find themselves caught up in the plot of Le Pirate who has stolen a collection of valuable jewels and plans to use Eric and Ernie to smuggle the collection out of France. He lures them to an old villa filled with traps and uses Claudette, another member of the gang, to keep Eric and Ernie busy. However, other jewel thieves are after the jewels and Eric continues to find their bodies in the villa just before it disappears. However both Eric and Ernie start to wonder just what is going on, while fighting over the love of Claudette, and starts to investigate... And Claudette, whose side is she on?...
Duffy (1968) as Director of Photography
A playboy tries to rob his father with the help of a gentleman crook.
The Naked Runner (1967) as Director of Photography
Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a holiday. Meanwhile a British Intelligence officer who served with Laker in the Second World War decides to use the opportunity of Laker¿s trip and his lack of an intelligence profile to coerce him into carrying out an assassination.
Alfie (1966) as Director of Photography
A British womanizer refuses to grow up until tragedy strikes.
Walk in the Shadow (1966) as Director of Photography
Funeral in Berlin (1966) as Lighting cam
The British send their top secret agent to help a Soviet intelligence officer defect.
Masquerade (1965) as Director of Photography
An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1965) as Director of Photography
An unearthed mummy returns to life to claim the reincarnation of his lost love.
The Ipcress File (1965) as Director of Photography
Secret agent Harry Palmer fights to survive brainwashing when a traitor hands him over to the enemy.
Woman of Straw (1964) as Director of Photography
A rich old man''''s nurse and his nephew plot his murder.
Tiara Tahiti (1963) as Director of Photography
Circus Friends (1962) as Director of Photography
The Singer Not the Song (1962) as Director of Photography
A priest defies a Mexican bandit to bring religion to a Western town.
Victim (1962) as Director of Photography
A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice.
Light in the Piazza (1962) as Director of Photography
A woman's efforts to marry off her daughter are hindered by a family secret.
We Joined the Navy (1962) as Director Of Photography
Portrait of a Sinner (1961) as Director of Photography
Ferry to Hong Kong (1961) as Director of Photography
Conrad, in fuga da Vienna, si rifugia a Hong Kong, dove vive di espedienti. Turbolento e cercaguai viene espulso dalla polizia e spedito a Macao, sul traghetto 'Fa Tsan', guidato dal capitano Hart. Ma anche la polizia portoghese gli vieta lo sbarco, per cui viene costretto a stazionare sul traghetto, con grosso disappunto del comandante, che tenta con ogni mezzo di liberarsi di lui. La simpatia di Conrad e la sua irruenza gli procurano molte simpatie tra l'equipaggio e suscitano l'interesse di Liz, una giovane insegnante che compie periodicamente la traversata con le sue allieve. Liz decide di iniziare una campagna di stampa a favore di Conrad; ma l'iniziativa fallisce a causa dell'interessato, che, sceso clandestinamente a terra, viene coinvolto in una rissa. Durante uno dei tanti viaggi, il traghetto incrocia una giunca in fiamme. Spinto da Li e dagli altri passeggeri, Conrad obbliga il capitano ad accostare; ma la giunca, carica di dinamite, esplode causando gravi danni al traghetto. Intanto scoppia un tifone e, di fronte al gretto comportamento di Hart, Conrad prende le redini del comando ed evita il peggio. Purtroppo il natante, alla deriva, finisce sulle coste cinesi, dove viene assalito dai pirati: con l'aiuto dell'equipaggio e del capitano, Conrad riesce a mettere fuori combattimento i pirati ed a condurre il vecchio traghetto fino a Hong Kong, dove cola a picco, dopo che tutti i passeggeri sono sbarcati. Alla fine Conrad ottiene un permesso di soggiorno: la sua condotta coraggiosa gli ha assicurato l'affetto di Liz e la stima di Hart.
Too Hot To Handle (1961) as Director of Photography
In London's Soho, Johnny Solo runs the Pink Flamingo Club. He's tough to intimidate. So when he starts getting threats and demands for protection, he fights back. Behind the takeover plot is a competitor, Diamonds Dielli. Midnight Franklin, who's Johnny's girlfriend and one of the club's headliners, wants to get Johnny out of the business. In the background are a sadistic client, an underage chorus girl, a wisecracking siren who's not averse to rough trade, a visiting journalist, and a dancer who guards her past. Can Johnny win the struggle with Diamonds, and can Midnight get him out of harm's way?
The Big Show (1961) as Director of Photography
Peeping Tom (1960) as Director of Photography
Raised by a sadist, a cinematographer kills young women while filming their fear.
A Dog of Flanders (1960) as Director of Photography
A Dutch boy''''s loyal dog helps him fight for his dream of becoming an artist.
Vicious Circle, The (1959) as Director Of Photography
Silent Enemy, The (1959) as Director Of Photography
In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Even more worrying, it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base.
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1959) as Director of Photography
A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When the stage gets to the nearest town, the raucous Fractured Jaw--which is being plagued by unruly cowbys, bandits and marauding Indians--the story spreads, and he is appointed sheriff.
The Truth About Women (1958) as Director Of Photography
An aging nobleman shocks his son-in-law with his romantic reminiscences.
Stowaway Girl (1957) as Director Of Photography
The captain of an old freighter falls madly in love with a girl smuggled on board by one of his crewmen.
Passionate Stranger, The (1957) as Director Of Photography
Writing a passionate romance lands a proper British housewife in a sea of trouble.
Richard III (1955) as Director Of Photography
A hunchbacked madman plots to make himself king of England.
Divided Heart, The (1955) as Director Of Photography
After losing his family to concentration camps during World War II, a Yugoslav boy is adopted and raised by a German couple, until years later his biological mother, having survived the atrocities, arrives to claim him.
The Ladykillers (1955) as Director Of Photography
An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady's boardinghouse to plot a major heist.
His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) as Director of Photography
A Yankee sea captain tries to make his fortune in the South Seas.
Rainbow Jacket, The (1954) as Director Of Photography
An ex-champoin horseracing jockey finds a young protege through whom he wishes to relive his glory days.
Paris Express (1953) as Director of Photography
Meak head clerk Kees Popinga realises at the same time as the police that owner De Koster has stripped his Dutch company clean because of his infatuation with Parisian girl Michelle. After a confrontation between the two men De Koster ends up dead and Popinga makes off to Paris with the remaining money. There he contacts Michelle, with the police in close pursuit.
The Crimson Pirate (1952) as Director of Photography
A pirate gets mixed up in a Caribbean revolution.
Lucky Nick Cain (1951) as Director of Photography
American gambler Nick Cain (George Raft) arrives at the Mediterranean town of San Paola, and befriends an orphan Italian shoe-shine boy named Toni (Enzo Staiola). He is puzzled by the reception and welcome he receives from the management of the casino until he finds he has been framed on a charge of murdering a U.S. Treasury Agent. He escapes with Kay Wonderly (Coleen Gray) and they flee to a deserted village where he leaves Kay to hide out. Nick gets aid from a mysterious character named Massine (Charles Goldner), whom he suspects of trying to collect the reward offered on his capture. Nick discovers that the men responsible for the agent's death are members of an international counterfeiting ring, using the casino to pass the bogus money.
Last Days of Dolwyn, The (1949) as Director Of Photography
They Made Me a Fugitive (1948) as Director of Photography
After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.
You Can't Do Without Love (1945) as Photography
Mr. Emmanuel (1944) as Cinematographer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Romance and Riches (1937) as Photography
Ernest Bliss is a rich young man with too little to do. Not realizing the depression he's in is due to boredom, Ernest consults a doctor. Sir James Aldroyd gives Ernest a prescription that he doesn't think Ernest can fill: Ernest must earn his own living for one year using none of his current wealth. Ernest bets him 50,000 English pounds that he can.

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