Russell Metty


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Russell Louis Metty
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
September 20, 1906
Died
April 28, 1978

Biography

Best known for his work on Orson Welles' "The Stranger" (1946) and "A Touch of Evil" (1958), and for his multi-film association with director Douglas Sirk....

Biography

Best known for his work on Orson Welles' "The Stranger" (1946) and "A Touch of Evil" (1958), and for his multi-film association with director Douglas Sirk.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Mallory: Circumstantial Evidence (1976)
Director Of Photography
The Runaways (1975)
Director Of Photography
That's Entertainment! (1974)
Cinematographer
Brock's Last Case (1973)
Director Of Photography
Ben (1972)
Director of Photography
The Omega Man (1971)
Director of Photography
The Harness (1971)
Director Of Photography
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Director Of Photography
How Do I Love Thee? (1970)
Director of Photography
Tribes (1970)
Director of Photography
Change of Habit (1969)
Director of Photography
Eye of the Cat (1969)
Director of Photography
Counterpoint (1968)
Director of Photography
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
Director of Photography
Madigan (1968)
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The Pink Jungle (1968)
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Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Director of Photography
The Appaloosa (1966)
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Texas Across the River (1966)
Director of Photography
Madame X (1966)
Director of Photography
The War Lord (1965)
Director of Photography
Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
Director of Photography
The Art of Love (1965)
Director of Photography
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
Director of Photography
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963)
Director of Photography
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Director of Photography
Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
Director of Photography
The Interns (1962)
Director of Photography
If a Man Answers (1962)
Director of Photography
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Director of Photography
Flower Drum Song (1961)
Director of Photography
The Misfits (1961)
Director of Photography
By Love Possessed (1961)
Cinematographer
Portrait in Black (1960)
Director of Photography
Spartacus (1960)
Director of Photography
Midnight Lace (1960)
Director of Photography
Platinum High School (1960)
Director of Photography
Imitation of Life (1959)
Director of Photography
This Earth Is Mine (1959)
Director of Photography
Touch of Evil (1958)
Director of Photography
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Director of Photography
Step Down to Terror (1958)
Director of Photography
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Director of Photography
The Female Animal (1958)
Director of Photography
Monster on the Campus (1958)
Director of Photography
The Midnight Story (1957)
Director of Photography
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Director of Photography
Written on the Wind (1957)
Director of Photography
Battle Hymn (1957)
Director of Photography
Mister Cory (1957)
Director of Photography
Man Afraid (1957)
Director of Photography
All That Heaven Allows (1956)
Director of Photography
Congo Crossing (1956)
Director of Photography
There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
Director of Photography
Miracle in the Rain (1956)
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Cult of the Cobra (1955)
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Man Without a Star (1955)
Director of Photography
Crashout (1955)
Director of Photography
The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)
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Naked Alibi (1954)
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Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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Sign of the Pagan (1954)
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Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
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Four Guns to the Border (1954)
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It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
Director of Photography
Take Me to Town (1953)
Director of Photography
Seminole (1953)
Director of Photography
The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
Director of Photography
Tumbleweed (1953)
Director of Photography
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Director of Photography
Against All Flags (1952)
Director of Photography
Because of You (1952)
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Scarlet Angel (1952)
Director of Photography
The World in His Arms (1952)
Director of Photography
Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
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Flame of Araby (1952)
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The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
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The Golden Horde (1951)
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The Raging Tide (1951)
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Little Egypt (1951)
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Up Front (1951)
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Katie Did It (1951)
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Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
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Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Director of Photography
Sierra (1950)
Director of Photography
Peggy (1950)
Director of Photography
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Director of Photography
The Desert Hawk (1950)
Director of Photography
Bagdad (1949)
Director of Photography
The Lady Gambles (1949)
Director of Photography
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Director of Photography
We Were Strangers (1949)
Director of Photography
All My Sons (1948)
Director of Photography
Arch of Triumph (1948)
Director of Photography
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Director of Photography
A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
Director of Photography
Ivy (1947)
Director of Photography
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Director of Photography
The Perfect Marriage (1947)
Director of Photography
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Photography
Breakfast in Hollywood (1946)
Director of Photography
The Stranger (1946)
Director of Photography
Whistle Stop (1946)
Director of Photography
It's in the Bag! (1945)
Director of Photography
The Story of G. I. Joe (1945)
Director of Photography
Pardon My Past (1945)
Director of Photography
Betrayal from the East (1945)
Director of Photography
Tender Comrade (1944)
Director of Photography
Government Girl (1944)
Background Photographer
Music in Manhattan (1944)
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Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Director of Photography
The Master Race (1944)
Director of Photography
Around the World (1944)
Director of Photography
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
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Hitler's Children (1943)
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Forever and a Day (1943)
Director of Photography
Behind the Rising Sun (1943)
Director of Photography
Joan of Paris (1942)
Director of Photography
Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)
Director of Photography
The Big Street (1942)
Director of Photography
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Addl Photographer
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)
Director of Photography
Army Surgeon (1942)
Director of Photography
The Falcon's Brother (1942)
Director of Photography
Week-End for Three (1941)
Director of Photography
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
Director of Photography
Sunny (1941)
Director of Photography
Citizen Kane (1941)
Photographer of early tests
Too Many Girls (1940)
Fill-in Director of Photographer
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Director of Photography
Curtain Call (1940)
Director of Photography
No, No Nanette (1940)
Photography
Irene (1940)
Director of Photography
The Great Man Votes (1939)
Photography
The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
Photography
Everything's on Ice (1939)
Photography
The Spellbinder (1939)
Photography
Bad Lands (1939)
Photography
Three Sons (1939)
Director of Photography
That's Right--You're Wrong (1939)
Director of Photography
The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
Photography
Next Time I Marry (1938)
Photography
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938)
Photography
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
Photography
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Photography
They Wanted to Marry (1937)
Photography
Behind the Headlines (1937)
Photography
You Can't Beat Love (1937)
Photography
Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
Photography
Annapolis Salute (1937)
Photography
Night Waitress (1936)
Photography
Laddie (1935)
2nd Camera
West of the Pecos (1935)
Photography
His Greatest Gamble (1934)
Camera Operator
Morning Glory (1933)
Camera Operator
The Bowery (1933)
2nd Camera
Lucky Devils (1933)
Camera Operator
One Man's Journey (1933)
Camera Operator
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Camera Operator
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Camera Operator
Girl Crazy (1932)
Camera Operator
Symphony of Six Million (1932)
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Is My Face Red? (1932)
Camera Operator
State's Attorney (1932)
Camera Operator
Secret Service (1931)
2nd Camera
Public Defender (1931)
2nd Camera

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Harness (1971)
Other

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Midnight Lace (1960) - Sexually Off The Track Having been harassed in the fog and now on the phone, American Kit (Doris Day) and English financier husband Tony (Rex Harrison) visit Scotland Yard where inspector Byrnes (John Williams) comments on local miscreants, in MIdnight Lace, 1960.
Omega Man, The (1971) - There's Never A Cop Around Everything’s cool as Charlton Heston cruises downtown LA, which we soon realize is improbably vacant, Boris Sagal directing, in the second movie version of Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, The Omega Man, 1971, co-starring Rosalind Cash and Anthony Zerbe.
Flower Drum Song (1961) - Chop Suey Another Rodgers & Hammerstein original which has long split opinion (Is it cultural stereotyping or knowing commentary?), Juanita Hall reprising her stage role as Madame Liang of San Francisco, receiving a citizenship award then supported by Jim Shigeta (who, it is sometimes forgotten, started out as a singer), Jack Soo, Benson Fong et al, in Flower Drum Song, 1961.
Spartacus (1960) - Have We Learned Nothing? Producer and title character Kirk Douglas is disgusted with his fellow slave gladiators, making their former masters fight after their rebellion, confronting colleague Crixus (John Ireland), looking to inspire action against Rome, planning to find some ships, in Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, 1960.
Tender Comrade (1943) - Kind Of Red And Uncomfortable On their first night in their new shared house, WWII defense factory workers Jo (Ginger Rogers) and just-married Doris (Kim Hunter) share fairly intimate info, in Tender Comrade, 1943, featuring future blacklist targets Hunter, Mady Christians, writer Dalton Trumbo and director Edward Dmytryk.
Tender Comrade (1943) - You Made Me Love You Speedy path to a flashback getting top-billed Ginger Rogers, as Southern California wartime factory gal Jo, into a sexy outfit (with three, maybe four-inch heels in the back yard!), recalling the proposal by now-deployed Chris (Robert Ryan), in the home-front drama Tender Comrade. 1943.
Tender Comrade (1943) - You Have Very Small Ears Kind of a moment for Ruth Hussey (as Barbara, married to deployed Pete, who might well be a heel), with WWII California factory worker housemates, Kim Hunter, Patricia Collinge and Ginger Rogers (as newlywed Doris, Helen and Jo), about dating other men, in Tender Comrade. 1943.
Tender Comrade (1944) - Awful Bed-Hog Direction by Edward Dnytryk, script by Dalton Trumbo, both future blacklist-ees, soldier Chris (Robert Ryan) comes home to wife Jo (Ginger Rogers), opening Tender Comrade, 1944.
Tender Comrade (1944) - White For Dumbrowski? Looks like at least the crew visited the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, CA, military wives Jo (Ginger Rogers), Barbara (Ruth Hussey), Helen (Patricia Collinge) and Doris (Kim Hunter, one of her earliest roles), getting lunch in Tender Comrade, 1944.
Sky's The Limit, The (1943) - One For My Baby Bummed out pilot Fred Astaire introduces the Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer original that became a Frank Sinatra standard, with lots of real broken glass, which caused some fuss at the time due to wartime shortages, and medics were standing by off camera, in The Sky’s The Limit, 1943.
Falcon's Brother, The (1942) - A Touch Of Homicide Following a murder at a New York fashion house, George Sanders as Gay Lawrence, star of the RKO sleuth series, finally meets his brother, Tom Conway as Tom Lawrence, who’s been lurking but not heard from until now and who, for all we know, may have done the latest shooting, in The Falcon’s Brother, 1942.
Falcon's Brother, The (1942) - The Women Are Very Tall George Sanders as Gay Lawrence, star of RKO’s Falcon features, is recovering from being hit by a car, helped by his (real-life) brother Tom (Conway, who took over the series after this entry) and servant Jerry (Keye Luke),who together brush back cop Donovan (Cliff Clark), dismiss a nurse (Mary Halsey) and dodge a reporter (Jane Randolph), in The Falcon’s Brother, 1942.

Trailer

Ben (1972) -- (TV Trailer) Following the surprise box office success of the rat-thriller Willard, in 1971, this was the TV trailer for the quickly produced sequel, in which the title character was not a human, but a rat, in Ben, 1972, starring Lee Harcourt Montgomery, Meredith Baxter and Joseph Campanella.
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off - (Original Trailer) A millionaire will stop at nothing to turn his son into a star athlete in Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938) co-starring Jack Carson.
Against All Flags - (Original Trailer) A British officer (Errol Flynn) must face off against the pirates of Madagascar in Against All Flags (1952).
By Love Possessed - (Original Trailer) Lana Turner's desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband's law partner in John Sturges' By Love Possessed (1961).
Big Street, The - (Re-issue Trailer) Lucille Ball plays a selfish showgirl who ignores Henry Fonda's lovestruck waiter until she is injured in The Big Street, 1942, produced by Damon Runyon from his short story.
All That Heaven Allows - (Original Trailer) A lonely widow (Jane Wyman) defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man (Rock Hudson) in Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (1955).
Affairs of Annabel, The - (Original Trailer) Lucille Ball got her first starring role playing a screen queen who suffers through harebrained publicity stunts in The Affairs of Annabel (1938).
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer) Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner.
Citizen Kane -- (Original Trailer) The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his life in this famous trailer for Citizen Kane (1941).
That's Entertainment! - (Original Trailer) An all-star cast, including Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire, introduce clips from MGM's greatest musicals in That's Entertainment! (1974).
Sky's The Limit, The - (Original Trailer) A pilot on leave (Fred Astaire) falls for a pretty news photographer in the musical The Sky's The Limit (1943).
Flower Drum Song - (Original Trailer) A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Flower Drum Song (1961).

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