Harry Stradling Jr.


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Harry Stradling
Birth Place
New York, USA
Born
January 07, 1925

Biography

Began his career as a camera assistant and camera operator (he assisted his father, cinematographer Harry Stradling, on 1955's "Guys and Dolls") and shot his first feature film, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1967. Stradling, Jr., has been noted for his outdoor color photography and has contributed to productions including "Little Big Man" (1970), "The Way We Were" (1973) and several films ...

Biography

Began his career as a camera assistant and camera operator (he assisted his father, cinematographer Harry Stradling, on 1955's "Guys and Dolls") and shot his first feature film, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1967. Stradling, Jr., has been noted for his outdoor color photography and has contributed to productions including "Little Big Man" (1970), "The Way We Were" (1973) and several films directed by Blake Edwards.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Caddyshack II (1988)
Director Of Photography
Blind Date (1987)
Director Of Photography
A Fine Mess (1986)
Director Of Photography
Micki & Maude (1984)
Director Of Photography
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
Director Of Photography
S.O.B. (1981)
Director Of Photography
The Pursuit Of D.B. Cooper (1981)
Director Of Photography
Buddy, Buddy (1981)
Director Of Photography
Up The Academy (1980)
Director Of Photography
Carny (1980)
Director Of Photography
Prophecy (1979)
Director Of Photography
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Director Of Photography
Born Again (1978)
Director Of Photography
Convoy (1978)
Director Of Photography
Damnation Alley (1977)
Director Of Photography
The Greatest (1977)
Director Of Photography
Special Delivery (1976)
Director Of Photography
Midway (1976)
Director Of Photography
The Big Bus (1976)
Director Of Photography
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Director Of Photography
Bite the Bullet (1975)
Director Of Photography
Mitchell (1975)
Director Of Photography
Bank Shot (1974)
Director Of Photography
McQ (1974)
Director Of Photography
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
Director Of Photography
The Way We Were (1973)
Director Of Photography
1776 (1972)
Director of Photography
Skyjacked (1972)
Director of Photography
Thumb Tripping (1972)
Director of Photography
Nightmare Honeymoon (1972)
Director Of Photography
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
Cinematographer
Fools' Parade (1971)
Director of Photography
The Late Liz (1971)
Director of Photography
something big (1971)
Director of Photography
Little Big Man (1970)
Director of Photography
There Was a Crooked Man ... (1970)
Director of Photography
Dirty Dingus Magee (1970)
Director of Photography
Young Billy Young (1969)
Director of Photography
The Mad Room (1969)
Director of Photography
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
Director of Photography
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Director of Photography
With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
Director of Photography
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)
Director of Photography
Rider on a Dead Horse (1962)
Camera Operator
Gypsy (1962)
Camera Operator
Cash McCall (1960)
Camera Operator
A Summer Place (1959)
Camera Operator
The Miracle (1959)
2nd Camera
Return to Warbow (1958)
Camera Operator
The Pajama Game (1957)
Director of Photography
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Camera Operator
The Student Prince (1954)
Camera Assistant
The Tall Target (1951)
Assistant Camera
Watch the Birdie (1951)
Assistant Camera
A Lady Without Passport (1950)
Assistant Camera

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Caddyshack II (1988)
Dp/Cinematographer
Blind Date (1987)
Other
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Way We Were (1973)
Dp/Cinematographer

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

George Washington (1984)
Director Of Photography

Life Events

1955

Assisted father on "Guys and Dolls"

1967

First film as cinematographer, "Welcome to Hard Times"

1984

Shot first TV mini-series, "George Washington"

Videos

Movie Clip

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.
McQ (1974) - Kept Him Off The Street Seattle cop John Wayne (title character) wants his captain (Eddie Albert) to let him go after the drug dealer he thinks shot his partner, which of course he won’t allow, so Duke goes ahead and surveils the guy, Santiago (Al Lettieri), anyway, early in director John Sturges’ McQ, 1974.
1776 (1972) - Lees Of Old Virginia John Adams (WIlliam Daniels) and Benjamin Franklin (Howard Da Silva) hope to prevail upon the boisterous Richard Henry Lee (Ron Holgate) of Virginia to take up the cause for declaring independence, in Sherman Edwards' "The Lees of Old Virginia" from the musical 1776, 1972.
Good Guys And The Bad Guys, The (1969) - Running For Governor? Corny ending after the crooks are caught in the train crash staged outside Chama, New Mexico, then-governor David Cargo uses his own name interviewing the fictional mayor (Martin Balsam), then ex-lawman Robert Mitchum, reformed crook George Kennedy, and new marshal Dick Peabody wrap things up, in The Good Guys And The Bad Guys, 1969.
Good Guys And The Bad Guys, The (1969) - Opening, Marshal Flagg Opening with the custom-written title song (by William Lava and Ned Washington, sung by Glenn Yarbrough), exploiting the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, which was what drew writer-producers Ronald Cohen and Dennis Shryack to Chama, New Mexico, and introducing Robert Mitchum, in The Good Guys And The Bad Guys, 1969.
Good Guys And The Bad Guys, The (1969) - The Lord Made Men After some early plotting, late 19th-century New Mexico marshal Flagg (Robert Mitchum) encounters his landlady (Lois Nettleton) and her son (Bobby Riha), then is pursued by deputy Boyle (Dick Peabody, “Littlejohn” from TV’s Combat), in director Burt Kennedy’s The Good Guys And The Bad Guys, 1969.
Good Guys And The Bad Guys, The (1969) - Stay Here And Hold His Hand Kicked out of his job as marshal in nearby Progress but determined to stop the gang that includes washed-up bandit McKay (George Kennedy), Flagg (Robert Mitchum) attempts an arrest but is thwarted by Deuce (John Davis Chandler) and his self-assured boss Waco (David Carradine), in The Good Guys And The Bad Guys, 1969.
S.O.B. (1981) - Open, Sally Miles Blake Edwards directs his wife Julie Andrews playing wholesome movie star Sally Miles, in a scene from the fictional musical that will become an enormous flop, produced by her husband, played by Richard Mulligan, opening the seething Hollywood satire S.O.B.,1981.
S.O.B. (1981) - Thank God I'm Not A Surgeon With the Malibu friends of producer Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan), suicidal after a huge flop, Robert Preston as doc Finegarten, Robert Webber as press agent Bert, William Holden director Culley, and director Blake Edwards’ daughter Jennifer as hitch-hiker Lila, early in S.O.B., 1981.
S.O.B. (1981) - They Want Vice! Studio boss Robert Vaughn, with his number-two Larry Hagman and aides, summoned to the soundstage where producer Felix (Richard Mulligan) has his mojo back, having decided to convert his flop wholesome musical into an erotic fantasy, in Blake Edwards’ S.O.B., 1981.
S.O.B. (1981) - Is Batman A Transvestite? Doc Irving (Robert Preston) drugs G-rated star Sally (Julie Andrews) so she can do the topless scene producer husband Felix (Richard Mulligan) needs to rescue their flop musical, William Holden the director, Robert Webber the publicist and Loretta Swit the body-casted columnist, in Blake Edwards' S.O.B., 1981.

Trailer

Bank Shot (1974) -- Original Trailer Joanna Cassidy in a tub of money delivers the pitch straight to camera, in the trailer for Bank Shot, 1974, the heist comedy starring George C. Scott, from Landers-Roberts, the team behind the 1971 hit The Hot Rock.
There Was A Crooked Man (1970) -- Original Trailer The bulky trailer for the ambitious Kirk Douglas comic Western by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, co-written by the Bonnie And Clyde team, David Newman and Robert Benton, with Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn and Burgess Meredith, There Was A Crooked Man, 1970.
Good Guys And The Bad Guys, The (1969) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for director Burt Kennedy’s comic-Western The Good Guys And The Bad Guys, 1969, with Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, David Carradine and Tina Louise.
Dirty Dingus Magee (1970) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for the Frank Sinatra comic-Western Dirty Dingus Magee, 1970, featuring George Kennedy, Anne Jackson and Michele Carey, directed by Burt Kennedy.
Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, The - (Original Trailer) A vengeful outlaw (Burt Reynolds) protects a woman from his gang in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973).
1776 - (Original Trailer) America's founding fathers work out their differences over the Declaration of Independence through song in the musical 1776 (1972).
Way We Were, The - (Original Trailer) Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in one of the '70's greatest romances wrapped around the turbulent American politics of the 30's and 40's.
Gypsy - (Original Trailer) A domineering mother (Rosalind Russell) pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom in Gypsy (1962), with Natalie Wood playing the title role of Gypsy Rose Lee.
Midway - (Original Trailer) Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda star in Midway (1976), a spectacular re-creation of the World War II battle that turned the tide for the U.S. in the Pacific.
Support Your Local Gunfighter - (Original Trailer) When a con man (James Garner) sneaks off a train, he's mistaken for a gunman in Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971).
Lady Without Passport, A - (Original Trailer) A secret service agent falls in love with an illegal immigrant in A Lady Without Passport (1950) starring Hedy Lamarr.
Rooster Cogburn - (Original Trailer) John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn star in their one movie together, Rooster Cogburn (1975), a sequel to the Academy Award-winning True Grit.

Family

Harry Stradling
Father
Director of photography. Died 1970.
Walter Stradling
Great-Uncle
Cameraman. Worked on several early Mary Pickford films.
Michael Stradling
Son
Camera assistant. Worked with father as second assistant on "Blind Date".
Robert Stradling
Son
Camera assistant. Worked with father as first assistant on the second camera for "Blind Date".

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