Henry Sharp


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Henry Schacht, Harry Sharp, Henry T. Sharp
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Died
January 10, 1964

Biography

Leading cinematographer of the 1920s who lent his expertise to such major silent films as King Vidor's "The Crowd" (1928) and a number of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., vehicles. Sharp's career leveled off with the advent of sound although he worked on a number of fine films, notably Alan Dwan's "The Iron Mask" (1929) and Fritz Lang's "Ministry of Fear" (1944), he worked mainly in TV from the 1...

Biography

Leading cinematographer of the 1920s who lent his expertise to such major silent films as King Vidor's "The Crowd" (1928) and a number of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., vehicles. Sharp's career leveled off with the advent of sound although he worked on a number of fine films, notably Alan Dwan's "The Iron Mask" (1929) and Fritz Lang's "Ministry of Fear" (1944), he worked mainly in TV from the 1950s.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Violators (1957)
David Baumgarden
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Abe Steiner
Mask of the Avenger (1951)
Doctor
A Song to Remember (1945)
Russian count
Till We Meet Again (1944)
Andre
The Very Thought of You (1944)
Chief clerk

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Young Land (1959)
Director of Photography
The Lawton Story (1949)
Cinecolor Photographer
Daughter of the West (1949)
Photography
Perilous Waters (1948)
Director of Photography
Strike It Rich (1948)
Director of Photography
High Tide (1947)
Director of Photography
Violence (1947)
Director of Photography
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Director of Photography
The Guilty (1947)
Director of Photography
The Glass Alibi (1946)
Photography
The Fabulous Suzanne (1946)
Photography
The Woman Who Came Back (1945)
Photography
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (1945)
Director of Photography
Jealousy (1945)
Photography
Tomorrow, the World! (1944)
Director of Photography
Crime by Night (1944)
Director of Photography
The Man in Half Moon Street (1944)
Director of Photography
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Director of Photography
The National Barn Dance (1944)
Director of Photography
The Mysterious Doctor (1943)
Director of Photography
The Hidden Hand (1942)
Director of Photography
Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)
Director of Photography
Adventure in Washington (1941)
Director of Photography
Our Wife (1941)
Camera
Broadway Limited (1941)
Director of Photography
The Way of All Flesh (1940)
Director of Photography
Geronimo (1940)
Photography
Golden Gloves (1940)
Director of Photography
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Director of Photography
Boy Trouble (1939)
Photography
Sudden Money (1939)
Photography
His Exciting Night (1938)
Director of Photography
Campus Confessions (1938)
Photography
Illegal Traffic (1938)
Photography
Scandal Street (1938)
Photography
Booloo (1938)
Photography
Hotel Haywire (1937)
Photography
Wild Money (1937)
Photography
Blonde Trouble (1937)
Photography
This Way Please (1937)
Photography
Murder Goes to College (1937)
Photography
Partners in Crime (1937)
Photography
Hold 'Em Navy! (1937)
Photography
Early to Bed (1936)
Photography
Rose Bowl (1936)
Photography
Lady Be Careful (1936)
Photography
The Accusing Finger (1936)
Photography
Our Little Girl (1935)
Cameraman for added scenes
All the King's Horses (1935)
Photography
The Glass Key (1935)
Photography
It's a Gift (1934)
Photography
Six of a Kind (1934)
Photography
Here Comes the Groom (1934)
Photography
Many Happy Returns (1934)
Photography
The Lemon Drop Kid (1934)
Photography
Ladies Should Listen (1934)
Photography
Melody in Spring (1934)
Photography
Song of the Eagle (1933)
Photography
Duck Soup (1933)
Photography
From Hell to Heaven (1933)
Photography
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Photography
This Reckless Age (1932)
Photography
Madison Sq. Garden (1932)
Cinematographer
The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932)
Photography
The Devil Is Driving (1932)
Photography
The Man Called Back (1932)
Photography
Madame Racketeer (1932)
Photography
70,000 Witnesses (1932)
Photography
The Broken Wing (1932)
Photography
Strangers in Love (1932)
Photography
The False Madonna (1931)
Photography
The Lion and the Lamb (1931)
Photography
Mordprozess Mary Dugan (1931)
Photographerraphie [Photographer]
Around the World in Eighty Minutes with Douglas Fairbanks (1931)
Photography
Olimpia (1930)
Fotografiada por [Photographer]
Way Out West (1930)
Director of Photography
Love in the Rough (1930)
Director of Photography
Sins of the Children (1930)
Director of Photography
Lord Byron of Broadway (1930)
Director of Photography
The Iron Mask (1929)
Director of Photography
Speedway (1929)
Director of Photography
Where East Is East (1929)
Director of Photography
Thunder (1929)
Director of Photography
Brotherly Love (1928)
Director of Photography
While the City Sleeps (1928)
Director of Photography
Diamond Handcuffs (1928)
Director of Photography
The Crowd (1928)
Photography
The Big City (1928)
Director of Photography
The Lovelorn (1927)
Director of Photography
Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927)
Director of Photography
The Boy Friend (1926)
Director of Photography
The Black Pirate (1926)
Director of Photography
Enticement (1925)
Director of Photography
Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925)
Director of Photography
A Girl of the Limberlost (1924)
Director of Photography
Judgment of the Storm (1924)
Director of Photography
Barbara Frietchie (1924)
Director of Photography
Tiger Thompson (1924)
Director of Photography
The Marriage Cheat (1924)
Director of Photography
Christine of the Hungry Heart (1924)
Director of Photography
Dynamite Smith (1924)
Director of Photography
The Mirage (1924)
Director of Photography
Anna Christie (1923)
Director of Photography
Human Wreckage (1923)
Director of Photography
What a Wife Learned (1923)
Director of Photography
Soul of the Beast (1923)
Director of Photography
The Sunshine Trail (1923)
Director of Photography
The Third Alarm (1923)
Camera
The Hottentot (1922)
Director of Photography
Lorna Doone (1922)
Director of Photography
Lying Lips (1921)
Director of Photography
Beau Revel (1921)
Director of Photography
Hail the Woman (1921)
Director of Photography
Mother o' Mine (1921)
Director of Photography
Homespun Folks (1920)
Camera

Cast (Special)

The Great Waltz (1955)
Johann Strauss Sr

Cast (Short)

Trial by Trigger (1944)

Cinematography (Short)

Hazard House (1952)
Director Of Photography
To My Unborn Son (1943)
Director Of Photography
INFLATION (1943)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1915

Entered film as lab technician

1920

First film "Homespun Folks"

Videos

Movie Clip

It's A Gift (1934) - Your Uncle Bean It's actually big news arriving, as Bissonette (W.C. Fields) attempts to share the bathroom with his daughter Mildred (Jean Rouverol) while he's shaving, in Paramount's It's A Gift, 1934.
It's A Gift (1934) - I Want Ten Pounds Of Cumquats The second source of frustration in the life of New Jersey grocer Bissonette (W.C. Fields), where he has incompetent help (Tammany Young), a customer seeking cumquats (Morgan Wallace) and another who’s blind (Charles Sellon), in It’s A Gift, 1934, co-written by Fields as “Charles Bogle.”
It's A Gift (1934) - Sleigh Bells Just a portion of the epic back-porch sequence, as Bissonette (W.C. Fields) carries on his battle to get some sleep, in It's A Gift, 1934.
Crowd, The (1928) - Hospital Panicky John (James Murray) amid exaggerated sets for the birth of his first child with Mary (Eleanor Boardman) madonna-like, in King Vidor's silent everyman epic The Crowd, 1928.
Face in the Crowd, A (1957) - Cold Fish Respectable Girls Marcia (Patricia Neal), discoverer of radio phenom Lonesome Rhodes (Andy Griffith), introduces a Memphis agent (Henry Sharp), then follows him through a broadcast, a gag on her station-manager father, and an on-air negotiation, in Elia Kazan's A Face In The Crowd, 1957.
Ministry Of Fear (1944) - Getting About In The Dark In provincial wartime England, on the evening of his release an asylum, having won a cake at a carnival, wrongly-sentenced Neale (Ray Milland) meets a blind man (Eustace Wyatt) on the train to London, in Fritz Lang's Ministry Of Fear, 1944, from a Graham Greene novel.
Ministry Of Fear (1944) - To Watch The Last Minute Fritz Lang's spooky opening, with a clock, in an asylum, with hero Ray Milland (as "Neale") and Lester Matthews as his doctor, from Ministry Of Fear, 1944, from a Graham Greene novel.
Alice In Wonderland (1933) - In Order Of Appearance The unique opening credit sequence, remarkable in many ways including the presentation of the only cast ever to feature both Gary Cooper and Cary Grant, from the Paramount 1933 version of Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, starring Charlotte Henry, co-written by designer William Cameron Menzies.
Alice In Wonderland (1933) - Everything Is Backward A key technical sequence, Charlotte Henry (title character) through the looking glass, special effects credited to Gordon Jennings and Farciot Edouart, Colin Kenny playing the clock, in Paramount's Alice In Wonderland, 1933, directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
Black Pirate, The (1926) - Even On This Dark Soil Writer, producer and star Douglas Fairbanks doesn’t appear in the opening, as we join the prologue, pirates looting a taken ship, with general and specific callous acts of murder, Anders Randolf their captain, in the third feature made with two-strip Technicolor, from United Artists, The Black Pirate, 1926.
Black Pirate, The (1926) - I Would Join Your Company! The pirates (Anders Randolf the leader, Donald Crisp their second) who took the ship on which he traveled have appeared on the island where survivor Douglas Fairbanks (the co-writer, producer and star) has just buried, and sworn to avenge, his father, launching his infiltration scheme, in The Black Pirate, 1926.
Black Pirate, The (1926) - Single-Handed Undertaking a test he proposed, in order to gain membership to the pirate band that murdered his father, Douglas Fairbanks (title character) begins the work of taking the “next ship you pick” single-handed, with some famous stunts, in The Black Pirate, 1926.

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