Leon Shamroy


Director Of Photography

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
July 16, 1901
Died
July 07, 1974

Biography

Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cine...

Family & Companions

Mary Anderson
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cinemascope in the 50s. (Shamroy photographed the first film to use the new process, "The Robe," in 1953.) He also worked with Otto Preminger on films such as "Daisy Kenyon" (1947), "Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "The Cardinal" (1964).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Man's Paradise (1938)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Caprice (1967)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Justine (1969)
Director of Photography
The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)
Director of Photography
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Director of Photography
Skidoo (1968)
Director of Photography
Caprice (1967)
Director of Photography
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Director of Photography
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
Director of Photography
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Director of Photography
Do Not Disturb (1965)
Director of Photography
Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
Addl Photographer
What a Way To Go! (1964)
Director of Photography
The Cardinal (1963)
Director of Photography
Cleopatra (1963)
Director of Photography
Tender Is the Night (1962)
Director of Photography
Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)
Director of Photography
Wake Me When It's Over (1960)
Director of Photography
North to Alaska (1960)
Director of Photography
Beloved Infidel (1959)
Director of Photography
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959)
Director of Photography
Porgy and Bess (1959)
Director of Photography
The Blue Angel (1959)
Director of Photography
Woman Obsessed (1959)
Director of Photography
South Pacific (1958)
Director of Photography
The Bravados (1958)
Director of Photography
Desk Set (1957)
Director of Photography
Three Brave Men (1957)
Director of Photography
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Director of Photography
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)
Director of Photography
The King and I (1956)
Director of Photography
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
Director of Photography
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Director of Photography
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Director of Photography
The Virgin Queen (1955)
Fill-in Director of Photographer
The Egyptian (1954)
Director of Photography
King of the Khyber Rifles (1954)
Director of Photography
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Director of Photography
White Witch Doctor (1953)
Director of Photography
Call Me Madam (1953)
Director of Photography
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
Director of Photography
The Girl Next Door (1953)
Director of Photography
Tonight We Sing (1953)
Director of Photography
The Robe (1953)
Director of Photography
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Director of Photography
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
Director of Photography
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Director of Photography
David and Bathsheba (1951)
Director of Photography
On the Riviera (1951)
Director of Photography
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
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Two Flags West (1950)
Director of Photography
Prince of Foxes (1949)
Director of Photography
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
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That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Director of Photography
Forever Amber (1947)
Director of Photography
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Director of Photography
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Director of Photography
Leave Her to Heaven (1946)
Director of Photography
State Fair (1945)
Director of Photography
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Director of Photography
Wilson (1945)
Director of Photography
Where Do We Go from Here? (1945)
Director of Photography
Greenwich Village (1944)
Director of Photography
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Director of Photography
Claudia (1943)
Director of Photography
Stormy Weather (1943)
Director of Photography
Crash Dive (1943)
Director of Photography
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
Director of Photography
The Black Swan (1942)
Director of Photography
Roxie Hart (1942)
Director of Photography
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
Director of Photography
That Night in Rio (1941)
Director of Photography
Confirm or Deny (1941)
Director of Photography
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Director of Photography
Moon Over Miami (1941)
Director of Photography
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Director of Photography
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Director of Photography
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Director of Photography
Lillian Russell (1940)
Photography
Four Sons (1940)
Director of Photography
Little Old New York (1940)
Photography
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Director of Photography
Made for Each Other (1939)
Photography
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Photography
Second Fiddle (1939)
Director of Photography
The Young in Heart (1938)
Photography
Her Husband Lies (1937)
Photography
The Great Gambini (1937)
Photography
She Asked for It (1937)
Photography
You Only Live Once (1937)
Photography
Blossoms on Broadway (1937)
Photography
Spendthrift (1936)
Photography
Wedding Present (1936)
Photography
Soak the Rich (1936)
Camera Director
Fatal Lady (1936)
Photography
She Couldn't Take It (1935)
Photography
Private Worlds (1935)
Photography
She Married Her Boss (1935)
Photography
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935)
Photography
Accent on Youth (1935)
Photography
Behold My Wife! (1934)
Photography
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
Photography
Thirty Day Princess (1934)
Photography
Good Dame (1934)
Photography
Mystic Hour (1934)
Photography
Are We Civilized? (1934)
Photography
Ready for Love (1934)
Photography
Her Bodyguard (1933)
Photography
Ever in My Heart (1933)
1st Camera
Three Cornered Moon (1933)
Photography
Jennie Gerhardt (1933)
Photography
Strange Adventure (1932)
Photography
Stowaway (1932)
Photography
Women Men Marry (1931)
Photography
Alma de gaucho (1930)
Director of Photography
The Last Moment (1928)
Director of Photography
Bitter Sweets (1928)
Director of Photography
Out With the Tide (1928)
Director of Photography
Tongues of Scandal (1927)
Director of Photography
Hidden Aces (1927)
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Land of the Lawless (1927)
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The Trunk Mystery (1927)
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Pirates of the Sky (1927)
Director of Photography

Cast (Short)

Glass Bottom Boat in Catalina (1966)
Himself

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) — (Movie Clip) A Nice Gal Like You Dramatic prison intake sequence, accomplished shots and montage directed by William K. Howard, as title character Sylvia Sidney enters and meets cellmate Goldie (Pert Kelton), in Mary Burns, Fugitive, 1935, from Paramount and producer Walter Wanger, also starring Alan Baxter and Melvyn Douglas.
Robe, The (1953) - We'll Both Need Friends Sent on a hurried mission to Palestine, having offended the emperor's heir, Roman officer Gallio (Richard Burton) with new slave Demetrius (Victor Mature) and Diana (Jean Simmons), the childhood sweetheart with whom he's just re-united, in the landmark wide-screen hit The Robe, 1953.
Shocking Miss Pilgrim, The (1947) - Changing My Tune Brunette and without visible legs throughout this feature, Betty Grable as fictional Cynthia Pilgrim, edgy professional typist, pleased at having found lodging with fellow “social outcasts” in 1874 Boston, offers her first solo from the eleven (!) George and Ira Gershwin originals composed for The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, 1947.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) - Hell With The Scarecrows Hot on the trail of vegetation they found on what appeared to be a desolate planet, astronauts Taylor (Charlton Heston), Landon (Robert Gunner) and Dodge (Jeff Burton) haven’t noticed the figures tracking them on the cliffs, trouble ensuing, early in Planet Of The Apes, 1968.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) - Human See Human Do Injured and now a captive, human Taylor (Charlton Heston), still unable to speak, has made more progress with ape scientist Zira (Kim Hunter) than with minder Julius (Buck Kartalian), but none with her boss Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans), introduced here, in Planet Of The Apes, 1968.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) - How Do You Account For Me? Animal psychologist (and Chimpanzee) Zira (Kim Hunter) has proven that human Taylor (Charlton Heston), still unable to speak because of his throat injury, can communicate, though her colleague and boyfriend Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) isn't convinced by his story, in Planet Of The Apes, 1968.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) - We'll Be Running This Planet 20th century Earth astronauts Taylor (Charlton Heston), Landon (Robert Gunner) and Dodge (Jeff Burton), unsure of there whereabouts, observe primitive humans who stole their clothes, and surprised when apes (led by Norman Burton) appear, early in the original Planet Of The Apes, 1968.
Glass Bottom Boat, The (1966) - Okay, Vladimir! Doris Day as Jennifer has her status established in conversation with Donna (Dee J. Thompson), on her first day as a tour guide at the lab run by big time scientist Templeton (Rod Taylor), whom she met at her part-time job, as a mermaid, Paul Lynde the security guard, early in The Glass Bottom Boat, 1966.
That Night In Rio (1941) - Chica Chica Boom Chic Opening with an original song, by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, for Carmen Miranda and then Don Ameche, whom we will learn are "Carmen" and American Larry, performers in a Rio night club, in 20th Century-Fox's That Night In Rio, 1941, also starring Alice Faye.
That Night In Rio (1941) - They Met In Rio Still on that first night in the Rio night club, Don Ameche as American singer Larry meets Alice Faye as Brazilian baroness Cecilia, whose prominent husband he impersonates as part of his act, song by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, in That Night In Rio, 1941.
That Night In Rio (1941) - Cai Cai Straight up number for Carmen Miranda, who plays an entertainer named Carmen, performing at a Brazilian society party, co-stars Don Ameche and Alice Faye in her audience, original song by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, in 20th Century-Fox's That Night In Rio, 1941.
That Night In Rio (1941) - Are You Quite Yourself Now? Brazilians Penna and Salles (S.Z. Sakall, Curt Bois) can't let Baroness Cecilia (Alice Faye) tell American Larry (Don Ameche) that she knows they've hired him to impersonate her husband, their boss, the less charming Baron Manuel, for business reasons, in That Night In Rio, 1941.

Trailer

Cleopatra (1963) -- (Original Trailer) Hefty trailer for the original release of the 20th Century-Fox epic, by then already famous for its gigantic cost and the affair between the stars, for Cleopatra, 1963, with Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison.
Snows of Kilimanjaro, The - (Original Trailer) Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Susan Hayward star in the Henry King's adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's story The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952).
South Pacific - (Re-issue Trailer) Joshua Logan's movie version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway musical South Pacific (1958) stars Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.
With A Song In My Heart - (Original Trailer) Singer Jane Froman (Susan Hayward) comes back after a plane crash in the biopic With A Song In My Heart (1952).
Ever In My Heart - (Original Trailer) During World War I, a woman (Barbara Stanwyck) suspects her husband of being a German spy in Ever In My Heart (1933).
Daisy Kenyon - (Original Trailer) On the rebound from a married man, Joan Crawford marries a veteran, just as her lover becomes available in Otto Preminger's Daisy Kenyon (1947).
Cardinal, The - (Original Trailer) A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church in Otto Preminger's The Cardinal (1963).
State Fair (1945) - (Original Trailer) Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews star in Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical version of State Fair (1945).
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! - (Black-and-white Trailer) Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward star in Leo McCarey's comedy Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1959) about a suburban town disrupted by a missile base.
Black Swan, The - (Original Trailer) When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean in The Black Swan, 1942, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara.
Roxie Hart - (Original teaser trailer) To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman (Ginger Rogers) admits to a Chicago murder in Roxie Hart (1942).
Robe, The - (Original Trailer) A Roman military tribune wins The Robe (1953) of Jesus Christ in the first CinemaScope feature.

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Companions

Mary Anderson
Wife
Actor.

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