Harry Stradling


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Harry Stradling Sr.
Birth Place
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Born
September 01, 1901
Died
February 14, 1970
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Entered film in the early 1920s as a Hollywood cameraman and emerged as a prominent cinematographer following his work in France on director Jacques Feyder's "Carnival in Flanders" (1935). Stradling gained renown for his work on a number of British productions, including "Knight Without Armour" (1937) and "Pygmalion" (1938), before returning to Hollywood in 1940. He contributed to such o...

Biography

Entered film in the early 1920s as a Hollywood cameraman and emerged as a prominent cinematographer following his work in France on director Jacques Feyder's "Carnival in Flanders" (1935). Stradling gained renown for his work on a number of British productions, including "Knight Without Armour" (1937) and "Pygmalion" (1938), before returning to Hollywood in 1940. He contributed to such outstanding black-and-white productions as "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1944), "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) and was responsible for the lush color of films including "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and "My Fair Lady" (1964). Stradling shot Barbra Streisand's first four movies and died while filming "The Owl and the Pussycat" (1970).

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
Director of Photography
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
Director of Photography
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Director of Photography
Funny Girl (1968)
Director of Photography
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Director Photographer (see note)
Walk, Don't Run (1966)
Director of Photography
Moment to Moment (1966)
Director of Photography
Penelope (1966)
Director of Photography
Synanon (1965)
Director of Photography
How To Murder Your Wife (1965)
Director of Photography
My Fair Lady (1964)
Director of Photography
Five Finger Exercise (1962)
Director of Photography
On the Double (1961)
Director of Photography
Who Was That Lady? (1960)
Director of Photography
The Miracle (1959)
Camera
Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Director of Photography
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Director of Photography
Helen of Troy (1956)
Director of Photography
The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)
Director of Photography
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Director of Photography
A Star Is Born (1954)
Director of Photography
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Director of Photography
Forever Female (1954)
Director of Photography
Angel Face (1953)
Director of Photography
Androcles and the Lion (1953)
Director of Photography
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)
Director of Photography
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
Director of Photography
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Director of Photography
My Son John (1952)
Director of Photography
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
Director of Photography
Valentino (1951)
Director of Photography
I Want You (1951)
Director of Photography
The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Director of Photography
Edge of Doom (1950)
Director of Photography
On the Town (1949)
Photography
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
Director of Photography
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Director of Photography
Tension (1949)
Director of Photography
The Pirate (1948)
Director of Photography
Words and Music (1948)
Director of Photography
Easter Parade (1948)
Director of Photography
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)
Director of Photography
The Sea of Grass (1947)
Director of Photography
Song of Love (1947)
Director of Photography
Holiday in Mexico (1946)
Director of Photography
Easy to Wed (1946)
Director of Photography
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945)
Director of Photography
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Director of Photography
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Director of Photography
Song of Russia (1944)
Director of Photography
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Director of Photography
Swing Shift Maisie (1943)
Director of Photography
The Human Comedy (1943)
Director of Photography
Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Director of Photography
Fingers at the Window (1942)
Director of Photography
White Cargo (1942)
Director of Photography
Mr. & Mrs. North (1942)
Director of Photography
Maisie Gets Her Man (1942)
Director of Photography
Nazi Agent (1942)
Director of Photography
The Corsican Brothers (1941)
Director of Photography
The Men in Her Life (1941)
Director of Photography
Suspicion (1941)
Director of Photography
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Photography
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
Director of Photography
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
Director of Photography
My Son, My Son! (1940)
Photography
Over the Moon (1940)
Photography
The Lion Has Wings (1940)
Photography
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Photography
Pygmalion (1939)
Photography
Clouds over Europe (1939)
Photography
Intermezzo, a Love Story (1939)
Photography
The Citadel (1938)
Photography
Action for Slander (1938)
Photography
The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Photography
South Riding (1938)
Camera
Knight Without Armor (1937)
Photography
Dark Journey (1937)
Photography
Un soir de réveillon (1935)
Photographie de [Photographed by]
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
Cinematographer
Melodía de arrabal (1933)
Fotografía de [Photographer]
Mistigri (1933)
Photography
Espérame (1933)
Photography
Il est charmant (1932)
Photography
Il richiamo del cuore (1931)
Photography
Un hombre de suerte (1930)
Director of Photography
Lucky In Love (1929)
Director of Photography
Mother's Boy (1929)
Director of Photography
The Nest (1927)
Director of Photography
Burnt Fingers (1927)
Director of Photography
The Substitute Wife (1925)
Director of Photography
Wandering Fires (1925)
Director of Photography
The Secrets of Paris (1922)
Director of Photography
How Women Love (1922)
Director of Photography
His Wife's Husband (1922)
Director of Photography
Fair Lady (1922)
Director of Photography
Jim the Penman (1921)
Director of Photography
The Great Adventure (1921)
Director of Photography
The Stolen Kiss (1920)
Assistant Camera
The Devil's Garden (1920)
Camera

Cinematography (Short)

A Night in a Dormatory (1929)
Cinematographer

Life Events

1920

Shot first film, "The Devil's Garden"

1929

Shot first sound film, "Lucky in Love"

1934

Worked in France on "Quelle Drole de Gosse", "La Dame aux Camelias" and "La Kermesse heroique/Carnival in Flanders"

1940

Returned to Hollywood

1970

Died while shooting "The Owl and the Pussycat" (completed by Andrew Laszlo)

Photo Collections

Hello, Dolly! - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of Hello, Dolly! (1969), starring Barbra Streisand.

Videos

Movie Clip

Fingers At The Window (1942) - You Must Not Forgive Chicago is all-but shut down due to a wave of unsolved axe murders so actor Oliver (Lew Ayres), still in costume, saunters home after his play closed, and a bird-shop owner (Charles Waggenheim) is visited by not-quite seen Basil Rathbone, and Laraine Day happens by, early in MGM’s Fingers At The Window, 1942.
Gypsy (1962) - Let Me Entertain You Early days, Karl Malden as Herbie (stage name Uncle Jocko) intervenes somewhat to do the right thing for young June (Suzanne Cupito) and Louise (Diane Pace), a Styne/Sondheim tune getting murdered, and Mama Rose (Rosalind Russell) storms in, 1920’s vaudeville, in Gypsy, 1962.
Summer Place, A (1959) - I've Been A Good Girl! Rescued teens Molly (Sandra Dee) and John (Troy Donahue) return from their night stranded on a coastal island, her mother Helen (Constance Ford) assuming they have sinned, in Delmer Daves' A Summer Place, 1959.
Summer Place, A (1959) - Waiting To Be Kissed A version of the giant hit theme song by Max Steiner accompanies Johnny (Troy Donahue), son of the troubled couple that owns the resort, escorting Sandra Dee (as Molly), daughter of the VIP guests, with provocative talk and shots from writer-producer-director Delmer Daves in A Summer Place, 1959, from the novel by Sloan Wilson.
Summer Place, A (1959) - We've Spoiled Two Lives Critical revelations as well-to-do Ken (Richard Egan), visiting the island inn owned by Sylvia (Dorothy McGuire) and her useless boozy husband Bart, steps in to fix the roof and revisit their implied but so-far not confirmed old romance, a big moment in Delmer Davis’ hit melodrama A Summer Place, 1959, also starring Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.
Young Philadelphians, The (1959) - Some Kind Of Social Position Wrapping up the 1920’s prologue and introducing the star, Diana Brewster as widowed Philadelphian and new mom Kate, whose high-society husband died, possibly by suicide, on their wedding night, with the rough-hewn immigrant Mike (Brian Keith), who is the real father of her son Anthony, who grows up to be Paul Newman, in The Young Philadelphians, 1959.
Young Philadelphians, The (1959) - If You Brought A Shotgun... Respectable but poor Tony (Paul Newman), a semester short of finishing Princeton, and Joan (Barbara Rush), his affluent lovestruck girlfriend, have decided to elope but get intercepted by his long-widowed mother (Diane Brewster), and her high-powered lawyer father (John Williams), in The Young Philadelphians, 1959.
Young Philadelphians, The (1959) - I Always Used A Diagram Law student Tony, now cynical due to earlier setbacks, is spending the summer helping rich retiring lawyer Wharton (Otto Kruger) write a book, drawing all the attention of his young wife Carol (Alexis Smith), the three of them then receiving guests Carter and Joan (Fred Eisley, Barbara Rush), who was once, secretly, Tony’s fianceè, in The Young Philadelphians, 1959.
Bathing Beauty (1944) - Nastursiums To You! Comedy with Red Skelton and Esther Williams, him a songwriter, her a swimming teacher, who walked out at their wedding after he was wrongly accused of being already married, now trying to win her back by enrolling at her school, Bill Goodwin the foil, in MGM’s Bathing Beauty, 1944.
Owl And The Pussycat, The (1970) - Sit On Your Tire Director Herbert Ross, from Bill Manhoff’s play and Buck Henry’s screenplay, introduces his two leads, first Barbara Streisand as Manhattan streetwalker Doris, sheltering under the New York Post, and George Segal as bookworm Felix, toting Henry James, in The Owl And The Pussycat, 1970, Jacques Sanduescu their super.
Owl And The Pussycat, The (1970) - What's Your Last Name? Still on their epic first night together, both thrown out of the same building, now in his friend’s apartment, after their improbable tryst, bookworm Felix (George Segal) and hooker Doris (Barbra Streisand) find a whole new range of topics to argue, in The Owl And The Pussycat, 1970, from the Bill Manhoff play.
Owl And The Pussycat, The (1970) - You Rat Fink Fruitcake! First meeting between the principals, neighbors in the same apartment, after aspiring novelist Felix (George Segal) has called the management to alert them that Doris (Barbra Streisand) appears to be transacting prostitution, seen through his window, early in director Herbert Ross’ The Owl And The Pussycat, 1970.

Trailer

Easter Parade (1948) -- (Re-issue Trailer) When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place in Easter Parade (1948) starring Judy Garland & Fred Astaire.
White Cargo - (Original Trailer) Hedy Lamarr plays Tondelayo, driving the manager of an African plantation (Richard Carlson) out of his mind with lust in White Cargo (1942).
Guys And Dolls - (Original Trailer) Ed Sullivan hosts the trailer for the movie version of the Broadway musical Guys And Dolls (1955) starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - (Original Trailer) Elizabeth Taylor won a Best Actress Oscar portraying an academic's harridan wife in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
Face in the Crowd, A - (Original Trailer) Television turns a folk-singing drifter (Andy Griffith) into a media celebrity in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957).
Fingers At The Window - (Original Trailer) A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers in Fingers at the Window (1942) starring Basil Rathbone.
Words And Music - (Original Trailer) Judy Garland, Lena Horne and Perry Como perform the songs of Rodgers and Hart in Words And Music (1948).
On the Town - (Original Trailer) Three sailors wreck havoc during a whirlwind 24-hour shore leave in New York City in On the Town (1949) starring Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra.
Pirate, The - (Original Trailer) An actor (Gene Kelly) poses as a notorious buccaneer to court a romantic Caribbean girl (Judy Garland) in The Pirate (1948).
Suspicion - (Re-issue Trailer) A wealthy wallflower (Joan Fontaine) suspects her penniless playboy husband (Cary Grant) of murder in Suspicion (1942), directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Angel Face - (Original Trailer) Jean Simmons goes to the dark side playing an unscrupulous woman who murders her loved ones for profit in Otto Preminger's Angel Face (1952).
Her Cardboard Lover - (Original Trailer) In Norma Shearer's final movie, she plays a flirt who tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo in George Cukor's Her Cardboard Lover (1942).

Hosted Intro

Family

Walter Stradling
Uncle
Cameraman. Worked on many early Mary Pickford films.
Harry Stradling Jr
Son
Director of photography. Survived him.

Bibliography