George Barnes


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
George S Barnes, George Scott Barnes, George S. Barnes
Birth Place
California, USA
Born
October 16, 1892
Died
May 30, 1953

Biography

Shot his first feature in 1918 and went on to work with such illustrious directors as King Vidor, Henry King, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille. Barnes also served as a mentor to Gregg Toland, who went on to become one of Hollywood's finest cinematographers. Married to Joan Blondell from 1932 to 1936....

Family & Companions

Joan Blondell
Wife
Actor. Married in 1932; divorced in 1936.

Biography

Shot his first feature in 1918 and went on to work with such illustrious directors as King Vidor, Henry King, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille. Barnes also served as a mentor to Gregg Toland, who went on to become one of Hollywood's finest cinematographers. Married to Joan Blondell from 1932 to 1936.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Hypnotized (1910)
Pocahontas (1910)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Crown Heights (2017)
Camera Operator
Kickboxing Academy (1999)
Camera Operator
Kickboxing Academy (1999)
Director Of Photography
Road to Bali (1953)
Director of Photography
Little Boy Lost (1953)
Director of Photography
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Director of Photography
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
Director of Photography
Something to Live For (1952)
Director of Photography
Just for You (1952)
Director of Photography
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Director of Photography
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Director of Photography
Let's Dance (1950)
Director of Photography
Mr. Music (1950)
Director of Photography
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Director of Photography
Samson and Delilah (1950)
Director of Photography
Riding High (1950)
Photography
Force of Evil (1949)
Director of Photography
Good Sam (1948)
Director of Photography
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
Director of Photography
The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
Director of Photography
No Minor Vices (1948)
Director of Photography
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
Director of Photography
Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
Director of Photography
From This Day Forward (1946)
Director of Photography
Sister Kenny (1946)
Director of Photography
Spellbound (1945)
Photography
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Director of Photography
The Spanish Main (1945)
Director of Photography
Jane Eyre (1944)
Director of Photography
Since You Went Away (1944)
Photography
Frenchman's Creek (1944)
Director of Photography
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Director of Photography
Mr. Lucky (1943)
Director of Photography
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Director of Photography
Broadway (1942)
Director of Photography
Nightmare (1942)
Director of Photography
Remember the Day (1942)
Director of Photography
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Director of Photography
Unholy Partners (1941)
Director of Photography
Hudson's Bay (1941)
Director of Photography
That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Director of Photography
Lydia (1941)
Photography
Meet John Doe (1941)
Director of Photography
Ladies in Retirement (1941)
Photography
The Girl from Avenue A (1940)
Director of Photography
Maryland (1940)
Photography
Rebecca (1940)
Photography
Parole Fixer (1940)
Director of Photography
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
Director of Photography
The Return of Frank James (1940)
Director of Photography
Second Fiddle (1939)
Photography
Our Neighbors--the Carters (1939)
Director of Photography
Devil's Island (1939)
Photography
Jesse James (1939)
Photography
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Photography
Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Photography
The Beloved Brat (1938)
Photography
Hollywood Hotel (1938)
Music numbers Photographer by
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Music numbers Photographer
Love, Honor and Behave (1938)
Photography
Varsity Show (1937)
Finale Photographer by
Black Legion (1937)
Photography
The Barrier (1937)
Photography
Ever Since Eve (1937)
Photography
Marked Woman (1937)
Photography
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Photography
Cain and Mabel (1936)
Photography
The Singing Kid (1936)
Photography
Love Begins at Twenty (1936)
Photography
The Irish in Us (1935)
Photography
I Live for Love (1935)
Photography
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
Photography
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Photography
In Caliente (1935)
Photography
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
Photography
Stars over Broadway (1935)
Photography
Dames (1934)
Photography
He Was Her Man (1934)
Photography
Massacre (1934)
Photography
Gambling Lady (1934)
Photography
Kansas City Princess (1934)
Photography
Smarty (1934)
Photography
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Photography
Peg O' My Heart (1933)
Photography
Goodbye Again (1933)
Photography
Footlight Parade (1933)
Photography
Havana Widows (1933)
Photography
Broadway Bad (1933)
Photography
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
Photography
Society Girl (1932)
Photography
Blondie of the Follies (1932)
Photography
Sherlock Holmes (1932)
Photography
Polly of the Circus (1932)
Photography
Street Scene (1931)
Photography
One Heavenly Night (1931)
Photography
Five and Ten (1931)
Photography
The Unholy Garden (1931)
Photography
Raffles (1930)
Director of Photography
A Lady's Morals (1930)
Director of Photography
What a Widow (1930)
Director of Photography
The Devil to Pay (1930)
Director of Photography
Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Director of Photography
The Rescue (1929)
Director of Photography
This Is Heaven (1929)
Director of Photography
The Trespasser (1929)
Director of Photography
Condemned (1929)
Director of Photography
Sadie Thompson (1928)
Director of Photography
The Awakening (1928)
Director of Photography
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
Director of Photography
Two Lovers (1928)
Director of Photography
Venus of Venice (1927)
Director of Photography
The Night of Love (1927)
Director of Photography
The Magic Flame (1927)
Director of Photography
The Devil Dancer (1927)
Cinematog Camera
The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
Director of Photography
The Son of the Sheik (1926)
Director of Photography
Mademoiselle Modiste (1926)
Director of Photography
The Dark Angel (1925)
Director of Photography
Zander The Great (1925)
Director of Photography
The Eagle (1925)
Director of Photography
The Teaser (1925)
Director of Photography
Yolanda (1924)
Director of Photography
Janice Meredith (1924)
Director of Photography
Desire (1923)
Director of Photography
Alice Adams (1923)
Director of Photography
The Love Piker (1923)
Director of Photography
Conquering the Woman (1922)
Director of Photography
Dusk to Dawn (1922)
Director of Photography
Peg o' My Heart (1922)
Director of Photography
The Real Adventure (1922)
Director of Photography
Woman, Wake Up (1922)
Director of Photography
The Beautiful Gambler (1921)
Director of Photography
The Bronze Bell (1921)
Director of Photography
The Heart Line (1921)
Director of Photography
Opened Shutters (1921)
Director of Photography
The False Road (1920)
Camera
Silk Hosiery (1920)
Camera
The Woman in the Suitcase (1920)
Camera
Hairpins (1920)
Camera
Her Husband's Friend (1920)
Camera
Dangerous Hours (1920)
Camera
The Law of Men (1919)
Camera
The Haunted Bedroom (1919)
Camera
What Every Woman Learns (1919)
Camera
The Virtuous Thief (1919)
Camera
Partners Three (1919)
Camera
Stepping Out (1919)
Camera
Vive La France! (1918)
Camera

Producer (Feature Film)

Kickboxing Academy (1999)
Co-Producer
Beyond Desire (1996)
Producer
South Beach (1993)
Executive Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Devil Danger (1927)
Photography

Film Production - Unit (Feature Film)

South Beach (1993)
Unit Manager Assistant

Life Events

1918

First film as director of photography, "The Biggest Show on Earth

1940

Won Oscar for work on "Rebecca"

Videos

Movie Clip

Black Legion (1936) — (Movie Clip) How’d You Like The Picture Betty (Ann Sheridan) after the movies steamrolls factory worker Ed (Dick Foran) into the proposal for which she’s been angling, at the soda shop, Pat C. Flick the proprietor Nick, and Helen Flint as the brassy widow at the counter, in the progressive Warner Bros. melodrama Black Legion, 1937.
Black Legion (1936) - Do I Have To Say This? Xenophobic factory worker Frank (Humphrey Bogart) hesitates a little, being sworn into his new anti-immigrant club, hooded Hargrave (Alonzo Price) officiating, in Warner Bros.' Black Legion, 1936.
Wet Parade, The (1932) - A Menacing Group Of Bluenose Puritans New York 1916, the presidential election looming, boozy hotelier "Pow" Tarleton (Walter Huston) speaks for Woodrow Wilson, as a less impressive campaigner (Clarence Wilson) supports Charles Evans Hughes, in Victor Fleming's The Wet Parade, 1932, from the Upton Sinclair novel.
Wet Parade, The (1932) - Four Years More! Election day 1916, Southern author Roger (Neil Hamilton) arrives in New York, greeted by Democrats "Pow" Tarleton (Walter Huston), his son Kip (Robert Young) and newsman friend Jerry (Wallace Ford), when surprising news arrives from California, in The Wet Parade, 1932.
Wet Parade, The (1932) - Just A Low Down Cowardly Drunkard Increasingly dissolute Southern patriarch Chilcote (Lewis Stone) resists when daughter Maggie (Dorothy Jordan) snatches him from the saloon, early in Victor Fleming's The Wet Parade, 1932, from an Upton Sinclair novel.
Marked Woman (1937) - How Do You Entertain These Men? Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) gets the I-D from night-club hostess Mary (Bette Davis), who's worried about what her kid sister (Jane Bryan) in the gallery will think, then defends her against the attorney (Raymond Hatton) for mobster Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - From Tiddlywinks To Roulette Gangster Johnny Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), his character inspired by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, surveys the goods (including staff hostesses, Bette Davis as Mary, Lola Lane as Gabby, Isabel Jewell as Emmy Lou and Mayo Methot as Estelle) in the night club he's taken over, early in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - There's A Law In This State! Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) in his first interview with night club hostess Mary (Bette Davis) who he knows can put away the gangster he's after, in Warner Bros.' Marked Woman, 1937.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - It's One Of Them! Librarian Sylvia (Ann Robinson) stays composed enough when assaulted by the alien in the basement, scientist Clayton (Gene Barry) wielding the axe, in George Pal's The War Of The Worlds, 1953.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - I've Seen Enough At the American headquarters in Washington, the Secretary of Defense (Freeman Lusk) concludes it's time to nuke the Martians, in the 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - Open, Super Science The 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds, getting modern right off the bat with ominous narration by Paul Frees and war footage covering 20th century events, script by Barrè Lyndon.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - Rout Of Civilization Almost midway through the film, newsy update by narrator Sir Cedric Hardwicke, special praise for the Brits, in a quick survey of Earth vs. Martian invaders, from the 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds.

Trailer

War Of The Worlds, The (1953) -- (Original Trailer) Trailer for the 1953 Technicolor box-office hit production of the H.G. Wells story, from Paramount and producer George Pal, The War Of The Worlds.
Irish in Us, The -- (Original Trailer) An' begorrah, why would we be runnin' a James Cagney-Pat O'Brien comedy, now? Blame it on The Irish in Us (1935).
Unholy Partners - (Original Trailer) The editor of a tabloid (Edward G. Robinson) takes money from a gangster in Unholy Partners (1941).
Greatest Show On Earth, The - (Original Trailer) Cecil B. DeMille won his one Academy Award® for Best Picture for the circus drama The Greatest Show On Earth (1952).
Goodbye Again (1933) - (Original Trailer) Warren William is a sexy author, Joan Blondell his long-suffering secretary in Goodbye Again (1933) a racy pre-code comedy.
Gambling Lady - (Original Trailer) Barbara Stanwyck is Lady Lee, Gambling Lady (1934), in love with accused murderer Joel McCrea.
Flirtation Walk - (Original Trailer) 42nd Street stars Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler head a musical salute to West Point in Flirtation Walk (1934).
File on Thelma Jordon, The - (Original Trailer) Barbara Stanwyck seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950).
Massacre - (Original Trailer) A college-educated Sioux (Richard Barthelmess) goes to Washington to fight for his people's rights in Massacre (1934).
Broadway Gondolier - (Original Trailer) Joan Blondell and Adolphe Menjou cut up with Frank McHugh in the trailer for the "radio romance" Broadway Gondolier (1935).
Beloved Brat, The - (Original Trailer) A compassionate teacher (Dolores Costello) tries to reach a spoiled tomboy (Bonita Granville) in The Beloved Brat (1938).
Devil's Island - (Original Trailer) Boris Karloff in one of his rare sympathetic roles as a doctor unjustly accused of aiding traitors and sent to Devil's Island (1940).

Companions

Joan Blondell
Wife
Actor. Married in 1932; divorced in 1936.

Bibliography