Norbert Brodine


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Norbert F Brodin, Norbert F. Brodine
Birth Place
St Joseph, Missouri, USA
Born
December 16, 1896
Died
February 28, 1970

Biography

Best known for his outstanding black-and-white location photography, notably on a series of atmospheric Henry Hathaway films of the late 1940s....

Biography

Best known for his outstanding black-and-white location photography, notably on a series of atmospheric Henry Hathaway films of the late 1940s.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Captain Scarface (1953)
Director of Photography
5 Fingers (1952)
Director of Photography
The Desert Fox (1951)
Director of Photography
The Frogmen (1951)
Director of Photography
Right Cross (1950)
Director of Photography
Under My Skin (1950)
European unit Photographer
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
Director of Photography
Thieves' Highway (1949)
Director of Photography
Road House (1948)
Director of Photography
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Director of Photography
Kiss of Death (1947)
Director of Photography
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Director of Photography
Boomerang! (1947)
Director of Photography
Sentimental Journey (1946)
Director of Photography
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
Director of Photography
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
Director of Photography
The Bullfighters (1945)
Director of Photography
Don Juan Quilligan (1945)
Director of Photography
The Dancing Masters (1943)
Director of Photography
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Director of Photography
Lady for a Night (1942)
Photography
Model Wife (1941)
Director of Photography
Topper Returns (1941)
Director of Photography
Road Show (1941)
Director of Photography
One Million B.C. (1940)
Photography
Turnabout (1940)
Director of Photography
Captain Caution (1940)
Director of Photography
Zenobia (1939)
Photography
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Photography
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)
Director of Photography
Captain Fury (1939)
Photography
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
Photography
Swiss Miss (1938)
Photography
There Goes My Heart (1938)
Photography
Nobody's Baby (1937)
Photography
Pick a Star (1937)
Photography
Topper (1937)
Photography
Crash Donovan (1936)
2d unit Camera
Libeled Lady (1936)
Photography
Suzy (1936)
Added scenes Photographer
Crash Donovan (1936)
Cinematographer
Don't Get Personal (1936)
Cinematographer
Nobody's Fool (1936)
Cinematographer
Lady Tubbs (1935)
Photography
The Good Fairy (1935)
Photography
Princess O'Hara (1935)
Photography
East of Java (1935)
Photography
She Gets Her Man (1935)
Photography
The Affair of Susan (1935)
Cinematographer
Cheating Cheaters (1934)
Camera
Love Birds (1934)
Camera
There's Always Tomorrow (1934)
Photography
One Exciting Adventure (1934)
Photography
Little Man, What Now? (1934)
Camera
The Human Side (1934)
Camera
The Crosby Case (1934)
Camera
Counsellor at Law (1933)
Camera
Whistling in the Dark (1933)
Photography
The Death Kiss (1933)
Photography
Broadway to Hollywood (1933)
Photography
Made on Broadway (1933)
Photography
Deluge (1933)
Photography
Clear All Wires (1933)
Photography
Unashamed (1932)
Photography
Wild Girl (1932)
Camera
Beast of the City (1932)
Photography
Bachelor's Affairs (1932)
Photography
The Passionate Plumber (1932)
Photography
Uptown New York (1932)
Photography
Night Court (1932)
Photography
Beyond Victory (1931)
Photography
The Pagan Lady (1931)
Photography
The Guardsman (1931)
Photography
Jenny Lind (1931)
PhotographerraphiƩ par [Photographer]
Rebound (1931)
Photography
Holiday (1930)
Director of Photography
The Divorcee (1930)
Director of Photography
Let Us Be Gay (1930)
Director of Photography
Her Private Affair (1929)
Director of Photography
Rich People (1929)
Camera
Paris Bound (1929)
Director of Photography
This Thing Called Love (1929)
Director of Photography
Pay As You Enter (1928)
Director of Photography
The Lion and the Mouse (1928)
Director of Photography
Turn Back the Hours (1928)
Director of Photography
The Little Snob (1928)
Director of Photography
Beware of Bachelors (1928)
Director of Photography
Five and Ten Cent Annie (1928)
Director of Photography
A Reno Divorce (1927)
Director of Photography
Poor Girls (1927)
Director of Photography
The Romantic Age (1927)
Director of Photography
Rich Men's Sons (1927)
Director of Photography
The Bush Leaguer (1927)
Camera
The Clown (1927)
Director of Photography
Brass Knuckles (1927)
Director of Photography
One-Round Hogan (1927)
Director of Photography
The Eagle of the Sea (1926)
Director of Photography
Paris at Midnight (1926)
Director of Photography
The Wise Guy (1926)
Director of Photography
What Fools Men (1925)
Director of Photography
Winds of Chance (1925)
Director of Photography
Her Husband's Secret (1925)
Director of Photography
The Splendid Road (1925)
Director of Photography
Black Oxen (1924)
Director of Photography
The Foolish Virgin (1924)
Director of Photography
The Sea Hawk (1924)
Director of Photography
The Silent Watcher (1924)
Director of Photography
The Voice from the Minaret (1923)
Director of Photography
Look Your Best (1923)
Director of Photography
Dulcy (1923)
Director of Photography
Pleasure Mad (1923)
Director of Photography
Brass (1923)
Director of Photography
The Sin Flood (1922)
Director of Photography
A Blind Bargain (1922)
Director of Photography
Remembrance (1922)
Director of Photography
Grand Larceny (1922)
Director of Photography
The Grim Comedian (1921)
Director of Photography
The Invisible Power (1921)
Director of Photography
A Tale of Two Worlds (1921)
Director of Photography
The Man From Lost River (1921)
Director of Photography
Going Some (1920)
Camera
Dollars and Sense (1920)
Camera
Stop Thief (1920)
Camera
Officer 666 (1920)
Camera
The Great Accident (1920)
Camera
Almost a Husband (1919)
Camera
Toby's Bow (1919)
Camera
The Gay Lord Quex (1919)
Camera

Life Events

1919

First film as assistant cameraman

1919

First film as director of photography, "Almost A Husband"

1952

Began working in TV

Videos

Movie Clip

Kiss Of Death (1947) - Open, Christmas Eve Chilling opening with narration by Coleen Gray (who'll appear as "Nettie"), introducing Nick Bianco (Victor Mature), from Henry Hathaway's Kiss Of Death, 1947, from a script by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer and story by Eleazer Lipsky.
Kiss Of Death (1947) - I'll Need That Look Swiftly paroled for agreeing to help the cops, thief Nick (Victor Mature) surprises Nettie (Colleen Gray), his former baby-sitter and friend of his wife, who committed suicide while he was inside, sharing a moment before prosecutor D’Angelo (Brian Donlevy) calls with instructions, in director Henry Hathaway’s Kiss Of Death, 1947.
Kiss Of Death (1947) - Lyin' Old Hag! Horrible famous scene in which Tommy (Richard Widmark, in his first movie) executes Ma Rizzo (Mildred Dunnock, neither old nor a hag) for not giving up her son, Henry Hathaway directing, in Kiss Of Death, 1947.
Desert Fox, The (1951) - Already A Legend Michael Rennie is narrating but it's the author of the original book Desmond Young playing himself, in this scene introducing Erwin Rommel (James Mason), the title character, in Henry Hathaway's The Desert Fox, 1951.
Of Mice And Men (1939) - A Place Like That... Disabled Candy (Roman Bohnen) wonders if he can join new farm-hand pals George (Burgess Meredith) and Lenny (Lon Chaney Jr.) in their fantasy of buying their own place, in director Lewis Milestone's Of Mice And Men, 1939, from the Steinbeck novel.
Of Mice And Men (1939) - Opening, Lenny And George California migrant farm workers Lenny (Lon Chaney Jr.) and George (Burgess Meredith) are fleeing angry citizens of "Weed" in the opening of Lewis Milestone's Of Mice And Men, 1939, from the John Steinbeck novel.
Of Mice And Men (1939) - Them New Guys Candy (Roman Bohnen) introduces farm workers George (Burgess Meredith) and Lenny (Lon Chaney Jr.) to his skeptical boss Jackson (Oscar O'Shea) in Lewis Milestone's Of Mice And Men, 1939, from John Steinbeck's novel.
Of Mice And Men (1939) - Seen It The Other Night Pouting Mae (Betty Field) is disgusted by the dining habits of her despicable ranch-hand spouse Curley (Bob Steele) and his boss Jackson (Oscar O'Shea), in this near-pantomime from Lewis Milestone's Of Mice And Men, 1939, from John Steinbeck's novel.
Of Mice And Men (1939) - Down By The River Ranch-hand George (Burgess Meredith) is making sure slow-witted pal Lenny (Lon Chaney Jr.) doesn't get in trouble with vampy Mae (Betty Field) or her husband Curley (Bob Steele) in Of Mice And Men, 1939, from John Steinbeck's novel.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - I'm The Friendly Type Weary trucker Nick, at the San Francisco produce market (director Jules Dassin shooting on location), aiming not to get shafted on his first delivery, doesn’t know what to make of Rica (Valentina Cortese, her first scene), in Thieves’ Highway, 1949, from A.I. Bezzerides’ novel and screenplay.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - The Chinese Have Small Feet During his big fat Greek-American return to California, ship mechanic Nick (Richard Conte), with his mom, dad (Tamara Shayne, Morris Carnovsky) and probably-fianceè Polly (Barbara Lawrence), discovers bad news that had been kept from him, early in Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway, 1949.
Thieves' Highway (1949) - I Got Plenty Of Shirts Location shooting at the San Francisco produce market, for which the movie is famous, novice trucker Nick (Richard Conte) jousts with dealer Figlia (Lee J. Cobb), not revealing he’s seeking revenge for injuries to his father, Edwin Max and George Tyne the henchmen, in Thieves’ Highway, 1949.

Trailer

Topper (1937) - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant and Constance Bennett are a couple of playful ghosts adding new life to a stuffy bank president (Roland Young), called Topper (1937).
Libeled Lady - (Original Trailer) When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a gigolo to compromise her in Libeled Lady, 1936, starring Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and William Powell.
13 Rue Madeleine - (Original Trailer) Tragedy occurs when a spy chief finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent in 13 Rue Madeleine (1947).
There Goes My Heart (1938) -- (Original Trailer) One presumes the columnist Ed Sullivan, here long before his TV-star days, is sharing as opposed to taking credit, for his part in There Goes My Heart, 1938, starring Fredric March and Virginia Bruce.
Topper Takes a Trip - (Original Trailer) Topper (Roland Young) tries to patch up his marriage with a trip to France, where he's pursued by a glamorous ghost (Joan Bennett), in the first "Topper" sequel, Topper Takes A Trip, 1941.
Made On Broadway - (Original Trailer) A public relations man (Robert Montgomery) tries to keep the mayor out of trouble in Made On Broadway (1933).
Night Court - (Original Trailer) Walter Huston in one of his most villainous roles as a corrupt judge who goes after a whistleblower with the power of the Night Court (1932).
Broadway To Hollywood - (Original Trailer) Three generations of vaudevillians fight for stardom on stage and screen in Broadway to Hollywood (1933) starring Frank Morgan.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case - (Original Trailer) Wheelchair-bound Dr. Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore) tries to help an insane man committed for murder in Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943).

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