Ernest Palmer


Director Of Photography

Biography

Began his career in the early 1910s and enjoyed a productive relationship with director Frank Borzage on films such as "Seventh Heaven" (1927). Palmer worked primarily for Fox through the 1940s and in England during the 50s.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Woman Eater (1959)
Director Of Photography
Million Dollar Manhunt (1957)
Lighting Camera
Broken Arrow (1950)
Director of Photography
Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)
Director of Photography
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
Director of Photography
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947)
Director of Photography
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Director of Photography
Centennial Summer (1946)
Director of Photography
Wilson (1945)
Director of Photography
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945)
Director of Photography
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Director of Photography
Pin Up Girl (1944)
Director of Photography
Something for the Boys (1944)
Director of Photography
Coney Island (1943)
Director of Photography
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Director of Photography
Thunder Birds (1942)
Director of Photography
My Gal Sal (1942)
Director of Photography
Song of the Islands (1942)
Director of Photography
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Director of Photography
Blood and Sand (1941)
Director of Photography
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
Director of Photography
Belle Starr (1941)
Director of Photography
Week-End in Havana (1941)
Director of Photography
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
Director of Photography
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Director of Photography
Shooting High (1940)
Photography
Chad Hanna (1940)
Director of Photography
The Great Profile (1940)
Photography
He Married His Wife (1940)
Director of Photography
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Photography
It Could Happen to You (1939)
Photography
News Is Made at Night (1939)
Photography
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Director of Photography
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)
Photography
Straight Place and Show (1938)
Photography
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Photography
Kentucky (1938)
Photography
Three Blind Mice (1938)
Photography
Bedtime Story (1938)
Cinematographer
Can This Be Dixie? (1937)
Photography
Slave Ship (1937)
Photography
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
Photography
Love Is News (1937)
Photography
Second Honeymoon (1937)
Photography
Love Under Fire (1937)
Photography
The Edge of the World (1937)
Cinematographer
The Last Chance (1937)
Cinematographer
Star for a Night (1936)
Photography
The Crime of Dr. Forbes (1936)
Photography
Gentle Julia (1936)
Photography
Under Two Flags (1936)
Photography
Banjo on My Knee (1936)
Photography
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
Photography
Mystery Woman (1935)
Photography
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)
Photography
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935)
Photography
Way Down East (1935)
Photography
The Great Hotel Murder (1935)
Photography
The Ace Of Spades (1935)
Cinematographer
Anything Might Happen (1935)
Cinematographer
Caravan (1934)
Photography
Sleepers East (1934)
Photography
Now I'll Tell (1934)
Photography
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
Photography
Music in the Air (1934)
Photography
Caravane (1934)
Photographerraphie [Photographer]
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
Photography
Cavalcade (1933)
Chief Camera
Hoop-la (1933)
Photography
Berkeley Square (1933)
Photography
Pleasure Cruise (1933)
Photography
Business and Pleasure (1932)
Photography
Cheaters at Play (1932)
Photography
Down to Earth (1932)
Photography
The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932)
Photography
The Painted Woman (1932)
Photography
Devil's Lottery (1932)
Photography
Delicious (1931)
Photography
Goldie (1931)
Photography
A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Photography
Six Cylinder Love (1931)
Photography
City Girl (1930)
Director of Photography
Women Everywhere (1930)
Director of Photography
Just Imagine (1930)
Director of Photography
Thru Different Eyes (1929)
Director of Photography
Sunnyside Up (1929)
Director of Photography
The River (1929)
Director of Photography
Pleasure Crazed (1929)
Director of Photography
Four Devils (1929)
Director of Photography
No Other Woman (1928)
Director of Photography
Street Angel (1928)
Director of Photography
Married Alive (1927)
Director of Photography
High School Hero (1927)
Director of Photography
7th Heaven (1927)
Director of Photography
The Palace of Pleasure (1926)
Director of Photography
"Marriage License?" (1926)
Director of Photography
Champion of Lost Causes (1925)
Director of Photography
Fine Clothes (1925)
Director of Photography
The Song of Life (1922)
Director of Photography
The Child Thou Gavest Me (1921)
Director of Photography
The Miracle Man (1919)
Camera
A Man's World (1918)
Camera
Virtuous Wives (1918)
Camera

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Mother (1917)
Photography

Life Events

1913

First credit for photography, "The Prisoner of Zenda"

1925

Was the D.P. For a few Frank Borzage silents, the first being "Wages for Wives"

1941

Won an Academy Award, with Ray Rennahan, for his photography of the feature, "Blood and Sand"

1960

Last cinematographic effort, "Zoo Baby"

Videos

Movie Clip

Pin Up Girl (1944) - I Don't Tell Fibs! At this point we’ve no idea that Lorry (Betty Grable), most popular gal at the Missoula, Mo. USO, is given to fibbing, but we learn more when she catches the train with girlfriend Kaye (Dorothea Kent), early in the Twentieth Century-Fox musical Pin Up Girl, 1944.
Pin Up Girl (1944) - Don't Carry Tales Out Of School Miffed New York night club star Molly (Martha Raye) calls Lorry (Betty Grable, with pal Dorothea Kent, from Missouri) on her claim she starred in a just-closed Broadway show, so owner Joe E. Brown introduces her for a number by James V. Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.
Pin Up Girl (1944) - Once Too Often Now a New York star in her own right, Betty Grable (who plays a Missouri gal named Lorry) in a sexier number choreographed-by and featuring Hermes Pan, the song another original by James V. “Jimmy” Monaco and Mack Gordon, in Pin Up Girl, 1944.
Broken Arrow (1950) - I Am Cochise Having spent a month learning Apache language and customs, and a big riding-in sequence from director Delmer Daves, Arizona scout Jeffords (James Stewart), having decided on his own to negotiate with Cochise (Jeff Chandler) to permit mail service, meets the imposing chief, in Broken Arrow, 1950.
Broken Arrow (1950) - Apaches Playin' Fair? In Tucson after an encounter with Apaches, Jeffords (James Stewart) turns down an offer from ambitious Col. Bernall (Raymond Bramley), and tangles with aggrieved rancher Slade (Will Geer), Arthur Hunnicutt, Joyce MacKenzie among the spectators, in Delmer Daves’ Broken Arrow, 1950.
Broken Arrow (1950) - White Painted Lady Received into the Arizona stronghold of Apache leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler), scout and former soldier Jeffords (James Stewart), seeking negotiations over mail service, observes tribal customs and meets young initiate Sonseeahray (Debra Paget), in Delmer Daves’ Broken Arrow, 1950.
My Gal Sal (1942) - We Thought You Were A Turkey Traveling minstrel Paul (Victor Mature) gets blamed for the scam run by a con man he just met, later rescued by Carole Landis as showgirl Mae, introduced in a manner usually reserved for leading ladies (in this instance Rita Hayworth, coming soon) early in My Gal Sal, 1942.
My Gal Sal (1942) - What's Your Answer? Joining the number midway, headliner Sally (Rita Hayworth) performing a song in fact written by Paul Dresser, the brother of the novelist Theodore Dreiser, played here by Victor Mature, who's come to New York seeking redress, James Gleason his agent, in My Gal Sal, 1942.
Straight Place And Show (1938) - With You On My Mind In the opening scenes no trace of the stars (The Ritz Brothers) but we’ve met “society horsewoman” Barbara (Phyllis Brooks) who was late for her own engagement party, and her fiancè (Richard Arlen) and his discarded admirer, Broadway’s Ethel Merman, with an original by Lew Pollack and Lew Brown, in Straight Place And Show, 1938.
Straight Place And Show (1938) - A Horse, Not A Convict! Straight Place And Show (1938) — (Movie Clip) A Horse, Not A Convict!
Straight Place And Show (1938) - Rootin' Hootin' Tootin' Cowboys So far we’ve only met the high-society horse-owning foils to the headliners but here the stars are introduced at the track, Ritz Brothers Jimmy, Harry and Al running a kiddie show, with a specialty number by Sid Kuller, Ray Golden and Jule Styne, early in Straight Place And Show, 1938.
Berkeley Square (1933) - An American Jest Time traveling American Peter (Leslie Howard) is posing as his 18th century namesake, whose diary he has studied, meeting his puzzled London cousins Kate (Valerie Taylor), Tom (Colin Keith-Johnston), Lady Anne (Irene Browne) and Helen (Heather Angel), in Berkeley Square, 1933.

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