David Abel


Biography

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Affairs of Susan (1945)
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Follow the Boys (1944)
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Holiday Inn (1942)
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Shall We Dance (1937)
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History Is Made at Night (1937)
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Criminal Lawyer (1937)
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Follow the Fleet (1936)
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Bunker Bean (1936)
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Make Way for a Lady (1936)
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Swing Time (1936)
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The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
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Top Hat (1935)
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A Notorious Gentleman (1935)
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I Dream Too Much (1935)
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The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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Bachelor Bait (1934)
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This Man Is Mine (1934)
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Where Sinners Meet (1934)
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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
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Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
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Rafter Romance (1933)
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The Crime of the Century (1933)
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Pick-Up (1933)
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Ann Vickers (1933)
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Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
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The Miracle Man (1932)
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The Phantom President (1932)
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Sky Bride (1932)
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Madame Butterfly (1932)
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Huckleberry Finn (1931)
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Ladies of the Big House (1931)
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Scandal Sheet (1931)
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Rich Man's Folly (1931)
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The Secret Call (1931)
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El dios del mar (1930)
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Swing High (1930)
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The Santa Fe Trail (1930)
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The Virtuous Sin (1930)
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The Grand Parade (1930)
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Grumpy (1930)
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Her Private Affair (1929)
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The Racketeer (1929)
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The Awful Truth (1929)
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Geraldine (1929)
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Ned McCobb's Daughter (1929)
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Square Shoulders (1929)
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Noisy Neighbors (1929)
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Show Folks (1928)
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Craig's Wife (1928)
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Stand and Deliver (1928)
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Midnight Madness (1928)
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Tenth Avenue (1928)
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Don't Tell the Wife (1927)
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The Black Diamond Express (1927)
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What Every Girl Should Know (1927)
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The First Auto (1927)
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The Forbidden Woman (1927)
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Dearie (1927)
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The Honeymoon Express (1926)
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My Official Wife (1926)
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Footloose Widows (1926)
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The Caveman (1926)
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His Jazz Bride (1926)
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Three Weeks in Paris (1925)
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Compromise (1925)
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Rose of the World (1925)
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How Baxter Butted In (1925)
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Recompense (1925)
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Seven Sinners (1925)
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A Lost Lady (1924)
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The Dark Swan (1924)
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Babbitt (1924)
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The Lover of Camille (1924)
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Beau Brummel (1924)
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The Buster (1923)
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The Barefoot Boy (1923)
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Lovebound (1923)
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A Self-Made Man (1922)
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Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight? (1922)
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The Men of Zanzibar (1922)
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Little Miss Smiles (1922)
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The Great Night (1922)
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Money To Burn (1922)
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Mixed Faces (1922)
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The Crusader (1922)
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The Primitive Lover (1922)
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Courage (1921)
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Rip Van Winkle (1921)
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Unseen Forces (1920)
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The Woman Gives (1920)
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She Loves and Lies (1920)
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A Daughter of Two Worlds (1920)
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The New Moon (1919)
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Maggie Pepper (1919)
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The Way of a Woman (1919)
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The Probation Wife (1919)
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The Isle of Conquest (1919)
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The Heart of Wetona (1919)
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Our Little Wife (1918)
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The Splendid Sinner (1918)
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The Hun Within (1918)
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The Lady of the Dug-Out (1918)
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The Bad Boy (1917)
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A Woman's Awakening (1917)
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Thais (1917)
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A Sister of Six (1916)
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Youth's Endearing Charm (1916)
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Life Events

Photo Collections

Top Hat - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of RKO's Top Hat (1935), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and directed by Mark Sandrich.

Videos

Movie Clip

Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) - Keep Romance Alive Some parody and invention in the opening from director Mark Sandrich (and writers Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Edward Kaufman), plus RKO ingenues, but mostly a quick route to singing star Ruth Etting, with a tune also by Kalmar and Ruby, opening the Bert Wheeler-Robert Woolsey comedy team vehicle Hips, Hips, Hooray!, 1934.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) - You Can Eat The Lipstick Fetching window model Daisy (Dorothy Lee) is getting no traction with cosmetic sales, with some neat shooting by director Mark Sandrich, when we meet stars Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey (“Dr. Dudley” and sidekick) stealing her audience, early in RKO’s Hips, Hips, Hooray!, 1934.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) - Meet That Man And Merge Shady lipstick salesmen Dr. Dudley and Andy (the RKO comedy team, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey) have hijacked an office hoping they, with ally Daisy (Dorothy Lee), can trick her better-financed boss (Thelma Todd as Miss Frisby) into a merger, in Hips, Hips, Hooray!, 1934.
Ann Vickers (1933) - I Once Bit A Policeman Popular Settlement House worker Irene Dunne (title character) meets Captain Resnick (Bruce Cabot), about to ship off to war in Europe, John Cromwell directing, from the first novel published by Sinclair Lewis after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, in Ann Vickers, 1933.
Ann Vickers (1933) - Muck And Slime Of Life Following what in the original Sinclair Lewis novel is openly called an abortion, social worker Irene Dunne (title character) is more vague as she convalesces and reflects with doctor and friend Malvina (Edna May Oliver), in Ann Vickers, 1933, directed by John Cromwell.
Ann Vickers (1933) - You Look Reasonably Disillusioned A good four reels into the film, Irene Dunne (title character), now a famous author and social scientist, finally meets Walter Huston, her fellow above-the-title star, a leading judge who recently blurbed her book, in Ann Vickers, 1933, from the Sinclair Lewis novel.
Swing Time (1936) - A Fine Romance Dance partners Penny (Ginger Rogers) and Lucky (Fred Astaire) are constrained from confessing their love for each other, Pop (Victor Moore) enlisted as his backstop, lyrics by Dorothy Fields written to Jerome Kern's tune to support the plot point, Ginger's vocal first, George Stevens directing, in Swing Time, 1936.
Holiday Inn (1942) - Be Careful, It's My Heart Jim (Bing Crosby) at his chic holiday-only nightspot unveils his Valentine for Linda (Marjorie Reynolds), only to be usurped by ex-partner and romantic rival Ted (Fred Astaire), with an Irving Berlin tune that was initially a bigger hit than White Christmas, in Holiday Inn, 1942.
Rafter Romance (1933) - Zip You Zoup Benevolent New York landlord Eckbaum (George Sidney) appeals first to Jack (Norman Foster) then to Mary (Ginger Rogers), introducing them as unmarried tenants in arrears and the basic premise for RKO's Rafter Romance, 1933.
Holiday Inn (1942) - White Christmas The first movie placement of what is widely seen as the best-selling single of all time, by Irving Berlin, here as a duet by night-club/innkeeper Bing Crosby, with Marjorie Reynolds, (her vocal dubbed by Martha Mears), as her audition, but not the recording on the record, in Holiday Inn, 1942.
Case Of The Curious Bride, The (1935) - Gregory Moxley (Errol Flynn) SPOILER here as it reveals the killer in the Warner Bros.’ Perry Mason mystery, Warren William in the title role accuses Donald Woods as young Montaine, who explains he’s not actually guilty, flashing back to the first credited Hollywood appearance for Tasmanian-born Errol Flynn, in The Case Of The Curious Bride, 1935.
Shall We Dance (1937) - They All Laughed After she's sung the George & Ira Gershwin tune, Linda (Ginger Rogers) goes along when the dinner crowd at a glitzy New York address demands she dance with Pete "Petrov, (Fred Astaire), amid false rumors they're secretly married, in Shall We Dance, 1937.

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