Sol Polito


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Salvador Polito
Birth Place
Palermo, IT
Died
May 23, 1960
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Former still photographer and lab assistant who graduated to cinematographer in 1917. Polito shot most of Benjamin Christensen's Hollywood films and worked several times with Michael Curtiz ("Angels with Dirty Faces" 1938, "The Sea Hawk" 1940)....

Biography

Former still photographer and lab assistant who graduated to cinematographer in 1917. Polito shot most of Benjamin Christensen's Hollywood films and worked several times with Michael Curtiz ("Angels with Dirty Faces" 1938, "The Sea Hawk" 1940).

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Anna Lucasta (1949)
Director of Photography
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Director of Photography
One for the Book (1948)
Director of Photography
Escape Me Never (1947)
Director of Photography
The Long Night (1947)
Director of Photography
A Stolen Life (1946)
Photography
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
Director of Photography
Cinderella Jones (1946)
Director of Photography
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Director of Photography
The Corn Is Green (1945)
Director of Photography
Pride of the Marines (1945)
Fill-in Photographer
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Director of Photography
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)
Director of Photography
Old Acquaintance (1943)
Director of Photography
This Is the Army (1943)
Director of Photography
The Gay Sisters (1942)
Director of Photography
Now, Voyager (1942)
Director of Photography
Captains of the Clouds (1942)
Director of Photography
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Photography
Sergeant York (1941)
Director of Photography
The Sea Wolf (1941)
Director of Photography
Navy Blues (1941)
Dance seq Photographer
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Photography
Virginia City (1940)
Director of Photography
City for Conquest (1940)
Photography
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Photography
You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)
Photography
On Your Toes (1939)
Photographer for "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Photography
Four Wives (1939)
Photography
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Director of Photography
Dodge City (1939)
Photography
Gold Diggers in Paris (1938)
Photography
Boy Meets Girl (1938)
Photography
Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
Photography
Valley of the Giants (1938)
Photography
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Photography
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Photography
Varsity Show (1937)
Photography
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Photography
Ready, Willing and Able (1937)
Photography
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Photography
Colleen (1936)
Photography
Sons O' Guns (1936)
Photography
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Photography
Three Men on a Horse (1936)
Photography
The Frisco Kid (1935)
Photography
'G' Men (1935)
Photography
Go into Your Dance (1935)
Photography
Shipmates Forever (1935)
Photography
The Woman in Red (1935)
Photography
In Caliente (1935)
Photography
Wonder Bar (1934)
Photography
Dr. Monica (1934)
Photography
Madame Du Barry (1934)
Photography
Hi Nellie! (1934)
Photography
Dames (1934)
Photography
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Photography
Dark Hazard (1934)
Photography
Sweet Adeline (1934)
Photography
The Mind Reader (1933)
Photography
42nd Street (1933)
Photography
Picture Snatcher (1933)
Photography
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Photography
The Working Man (1933)
Photography
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Photography
Two Seconds (1932)
Photography
Union Depot (1932)
Photography
Three on a Match (1932)
Photography
Blessed Event (1932)
Photography
The Dark Horse (1932)
Photography
Fireman Save My Child (1932)
Photography
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932)
Photography
The Ruling Voice (1931)
Photography
The Hot Heiress (1931)
Photography
Local Boy Makes Good (1931)
Photography
Big Business Girl (1931)
Photography
Suicide Fleet (1931)
Photography
Woman Hungry (1931)
Photography
The Bargain (1931)
Photography
Five Star Final (1931)
Photography
Showgirl in Hollywood (1930)
Director of Photography
Playing Around (1930)
Director of Photography
Going Wild (1930)
Director of Photography
Numbered Men (1930)
Director of Photography
The Widow From Chicago (1930)
Director of Photography
No, No, Nanette (1930)
Director of Photography
The Girl of the Golden West (1930)
Director of Photography
Madonna of the Streets (1930)
Director of Photography
Paris (1929)
Director of Photography
Twin Beds (1929)
Director of Photography
Scarlet Seas (1929)
Director of Photography
The Isle of Lost Ships (1929)
Director of Photography
The Man and the Moment (1929)
Director of Photography
Broadway Babies (1929)
Director of Photography
The House of Horror (1929)
Director of Photography
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
Director of Photography
Burning Daylight (1928)
Camera
The Border Patrol (1928)
Director of Photography
Show Girl (1928)
Director of Photography
The Shepherd of the Hills (1928)
Director of Photography
The Haunted House (1928)
Director of Photography
Burning Bridges (1928)
Director of Photography
The Hawk's Nest (1928)
Director of Photography
Heart to Heart (1928)
Director of Photography
Somewhere in Sonora (1927)
Director of Photography
Gun Gospel (1927)
Director of Photography
The Land Beyond the Law (1927)
Director of Photography
Lonesome Ladies (1927)
Director of Photography
The Overland Stage (1927)
Director of Photography
Hard-Boiled Haggerty (1927)
Director of Photography
SeƱor Daredevil (1926)
Director of Photography
Satan Town (1926)
Director of Photography
The Frontier Trail (1926)
Director of Photography
Driftin' Thru (1926)
Director of Photography
The Seventh Bandit (1926)
Director of Photography
The Unknown Cavalier (1926)
Director of Photography
Silent Sanderson (1925)
Director of Photography
Paint and Powder (1925)
Director of Photography
Soft Shoes (1925)
Director of Photography
Beyond the Border (1925)
Director of Photography
The People vs. Nancy Preston (1925)
Director of Photography
The Bad Lands (1925)
Director of Photography
The Crimson Runner (1925)
Director of Photography
The Siren of Seville (1924)
Director of Photography
Why Men Leave Home (1924)
Director of Photography
The Lightning Rider (1924)
Director of Photography
Roaring Rails (1924)
Director of Photography
The Flaming Forties (1924)
Director of Photography
A Cafe in Cairo (1924)
Director of Photography
The Bishop of the Ozarks (1923)
Director of Photography
The Bad Man (1923)
Director of Photography
Mighty Lak' a Rose (1923)
Director of Photography
The Girl of the Golden West (1923)
Director of Photography
Trimmed (1922)
Director of Photography
The Loaded Door (1922)
Director of Photography
Strength of the Pines (1922)
Director of Photography
The Roof Tree (1921)
Director of Photography
The Price of Redemption (1920)
Camera
Alias Jimmy Valentine (1920)
Camera
The Misleading Lady (1920)
Camera
The Right of Way (1920)
Camera
The Love Defender (1919)
Camera
Should a Woman Tell? (1919)
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Burglar by Proxy (1919)
Camera
Are You Legally Married? (1919)
Camera
In Wrong (1919)
Camera
Soldiers of Fortune (1919)
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What Love Forgives (1919)
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Bill Apperson's Boy (1919)
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Her Husband's Honor (1918)
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Who Loved Him Best? (1918)
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The Impostor (1918)
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Treason (1918)
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The Heart of a Girl (1918)
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Ruling Passions (1918)
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Her Second Husband (1917)
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The Runaway (1917)
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The Man Who Stood Still (1916)
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The World Against Him (1916)
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Fruits of Desire (1916)
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Fate's Boomerang (1916)
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Paying the Price (1916)
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The Sins of Society (1915)
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The Cotton King (1915)
Camera
Wildfire (1915)
Camera
The Butterfly (1915)
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A Butterfly on the Wheel (1915)
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M'liss (1915)
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Rip Van Winkle (1914)
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Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Boy Meets Girl (1938) - What Is Our Story? Actor Larry (Dick Foran) and his agent (Frank McHugh) discover the elaborate diversion by screenwriters Benson & Law (Pat O'Brien, James Cagney), who are up to other studio mischief, in Warner Bros.' back-lot comedy Boy Meets Girl, 1938.
This Is The Army (1943) - This Is War! Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Broadway pro Johnny (Ronald Reagan) drops in on his music-store employee gal Eileen (Joan Leslie) with big news, whereupon they see Frances Langford and co. perform "What Does He Look Like?" in Irving Berlin's This Is The Army, 1943.
This Is The Army (1943) - Opening, Mr. Irving Berlin Opening credit sequence as befitting the 1943 Technicolor Irving Berlin/Warner Bros. musical, based on his Broadway and roadshow productions, the profits for everything going to the Army Emergency Relief fund, supporting soldiers and their families, from This Is The Army, 1943.
Sea Wolf, The (1941) -- A Criminal Offense First scene for both Ruth (Ida Lupino) and Van Weyden (Alexander Knox), catching a ferry out of San Francisco, her situation desperate, in Michael Curtiz's The Sea Wolf, 1941, from the Jack London novel, also starring John Garfield and Edward G. Robinson in the title role.
Blessed Event (1932) - The Devil In Southampton Columnist Moxley (Ned Sparks) returns from vacation to chew out his substitute (Lee Tracy as Alvin Roberts) for printing outrageous society gossip, Miss Stevens (Ruth Donnelly) steering clear, when the editor Miller (Walter Walker) arrives with a surprise ruling, in director Roy Del Ruth’s Blessed Event, 1932, from Warner Bros.
Blessed Event (1932) - How Can You Say No? Often mentioned but seen now for the first time 30-minutes into the picture, Dick Powell as radio band-leader Bunny Harmon, the frequent target and general enemy of gossip columnist Alvin (Lee Tracy) offers a tune by Joseph Burke, Al Dubin and Irving Kahal, then an insult as he hands off to Alvin, who counters, in Warner Bros.’ Blessed Event, 1932.
Blessed Event (1932) - Do You Ever Read My Stuff? Off to a flying start in the definitive Lee Tracy pre-Code picture, his first starring role, as novice newsman Alvin, from the advertising department, filling in for a vacationing columnist, having discovered the trick of fabricating news of prominent pregnancies, Ruth Donnelly as Miss Stevens, Mary Brian as society writer Gladys, in Blessed Event, 1932, from a play by Manuel Seff and Forrest Wilson.
Corn Is Green, The (1945) - So This Is My House Miss Moffat (Bette Davis), with Watty (Rosalind Ivan), arrives at her inherited Welsh home, the squire (Nigel Bruce), Miss Ronberry (Mildred Dunnock) and Jones (Rhys Williams) surprised to discover she's a female, early in The Corn Is Green, 1945.
Corn Is Green, The (1945) - Did You Write This? Miss Moffatt (Bette Davis), with aide Ronberry (Mildred Dunnock), despairing over whether she'll ever start her Welsh school, then discovering miner Evans (John Dall) and his prodigious work, in The Corn Is Green, 1945.
Working Man, The (1933) - Putter Around Shoe magnate Reeves (George Arliss), pretending to be a lowly accountant, has finagled his way into the yacht party hosted by Jenny (Bette Davis) and Tommy (Theodore Newton), the spendthrift children of his deceased friendly rival, in The Working Man, 1933.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - I'm Going Legitimate Ex-con Danny (James Cagney) changing careers with Warner Brothers speed, his plans not going over with pals Leo (Tom Wilson) and especially Jerry (Ralf Harolde), who will appear again, in Picture Snatcher, 1933.
Picture Snatcher (1933) - Nuts About Ping Pong Ex-con turned ace newsman Danny (James Cagney) has just escaped a newsroom contretemps with help from flirtatious Allison (Alice White), who didn’t mention that she’s going with his new boss Mac (Ralph Bellamy), or that they’re at his apartment, in Warner Bros.’ Picture Snatcher, 1933.

Trailer

Adventures of Robin Hood, The -- (Re-issue Trailer) The Sherwood Forest legend (Errol Flynn) leads his Merry Men in a battle against the wicked Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).
Local Boy Makes Good - (Original Trailer) A timid student (Joe E. Brown) turns into a track-and-field star in Local Boy Makes Good (1931).
Navy Blues (1941) - (Original Trailer) Look for a young Jackie Gleason with lots of Warners' best comedians in the service comedy Navy Blues (1941).
Go Into Your Dance - (Original Trailer) Real-life husband and wife Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler star in the musical melodrama Go Into Your Dance (1935).
Frisco Kid, The (1935) - (Original Trailer) A shanghaied sailor (James Cagney) turns himself into the king of San Francisco's rough-and-tumble Barbary Coast in The Frisco Kid (1935).
Boy Meets Girl - (Original Trailer) Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress in Boy Meets Girl (1938) with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien.
Flirtation Walk - (Original Trailer) 42nd Street stars Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler head a musical salute to West Point in Flirtation Walk (1934).
Doctor Monica - (Original Trailer) Doctor Monica (1934) learns that her husband loves another woman. With Kay Francis as the doctor and Warren William as the drifting hubby.
Mind Reader, The - (Original Trailer) Warren William has one of his greatest roles as a phony mentalist who tries to go straight in The Mind Reader (1933).
Three on a Match - (Original Trailer) A woman's childhood friends try to rescue her from gangsters in Three on a Match (1932) starring Bette Davis and Joan Blondell.
Dark Horse, The - (Original Trailer) A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate (Guy Kibbee) for governor as The Dark Horse (1932). Co-starring Bette Davis.
Dark Hazard - (Original Trailer) Edward G. Robinson plays a compulsive gambler who loses everything in Dark Hazard (1934).

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