George Folsey


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
George J Folsey, George J. Folsey
Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Died
November 01, 1988

Biography

Veteran cinematographer, long with MGM, who produced outstanding work in collaboration with Frank Borzage and Vincente Minnelli, among others. Son George Folsey, Jr. (born 1939) is an editor and producer....

Biography

Veteran cinematographer, long with MGM, who produced outstanding work in collaboration with Frank Borzage and Vincente Minnelli, among others. Son George Folsey, Jr. (born 1939) is an editor and producer.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Road to London (1921)
Rex's father

Cinematography (Feature Film)

That's Entertainment! II (1976)
Director Of Photography
The Balcony (1963)
Director of Photography
I Passed for White (1960)
Director of Photography
Cash McCall (1960)
Director of Photography
Count Your Blessings (1959)
Director of Photography
Torpedo Run (1958)
Director of Photography
The High Cost of Loving (1958)
Director of Photography
Imitation General (1958)
Director of Photography
Saddle the Wind (1958)
Director of Photography
The Seventh Sin (1957)
Photography
House of Numbers (1957)
Director of Photography
Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)
Director of Photography
These Wilder Years (1956)
Director of Photography
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Director of Photography
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Director of Photography
The Power and the Prize (1956)
Director of Photography
The Cobweb (1955)
Director of Photography
Hit the Deck (1955)
Director of Photography
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Director of Photography
Tennessee Champ (1954)
Director of Photography
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)
Director of Photography
Deep in My Heart (1954)
Director of Photography
Executive Suite (1954)
Director of Photography
The Band Wagon (1953)
Director of Photography
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Director of Photography
Shadow in the Sky (1952)
Director of Photography
Lovely To Look At (1952)
Director of Photography
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Assistant Camera
Night into Morning (1951)
Director of Photography
The Law and the Lady (1951)
Director of Photography
The Man with a Cloak (1951)
Director of Photography
Mr. Imperium (1951)
Director of Photography
Vengeance Valley (1951)
Director of Photography
The Big Hangover (1950)
Director of Photography
A Life of Her Own (1950)
Director of Photography
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Director of Photography
Malaya (1949)
Director of Photography
The Great Sinner (1949)
Director of Photography
Adam's Rib (1949)
Director of Photography
If Winter Comes (1948)
Director of Photography
State of the Union (1948)
Director of Photography
Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Director of Photography
Till the Clouds Roll By (1947)
Director of Photography
The Green Years (1946)
Director of Photography
The Harvey Girls (1946)
Director of Photography
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Director of Photography
The Secret Heart (1946)
Director of Photography
The Clock (1945)
Director of Photography
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Director of Photography
Thousands Cheer (1944)
Director of Photography
A Guy Named Joe (1944)
Director of Photography
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Director of Photography
Three Hearts for Julia (1942)
Director of Photography
Panama Hattie (1942)
Director of Photography
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
Director of Photography
Grand Central Murder (1942)
Director of Photography
Seven Sweethearts (1942)
Director of Photography
Andy Hardy's Double Life (1942)
Director of Photography
Rio Rita (1942)
Director of Photography
Free and Easy (1941)
Director of Photography
Married Bachelor (1941)
Director of Photography
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941)
Director of Photography
Rage in Heaven (1941)
Director of Photography
Lady Be Good (1941)
Director of Photography
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)
Director of Photography
Come Live with Me (1941)
Director of Photography
Gallant Sons (1940)
Director of Photography
Two Girls on Broadway (1940)
Photography
Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)
Photography
Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Director of Photography
Remember? (1939)
Director of Photography
Fast and Furious (1939)
Photography
Society Lawyer (1939)
Photography
Fast and Loose (1939)
Photography
Marie Antoinette (1938)
Photography
Hold That Kiss (1938)
Photography
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938)
Photography
The Shining Hour (1938)
Photography
Mannequin (1937)
Photography
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Photography
The Bride Wore Red (1937)
Photography
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Ziegfeld roof numbers [Photographer]
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Photography
Hearts Divided (1936)
Photography
Age of Indiscretion (1935)
Photography
Kind Lady (1935)
Photography
Page Miss Glory (1935)
Photography
Reckless (1935)
Photography
I Live My Life (1935)
Photography
Men in White (1934)
Photography
Operator 13 (1934)
Photography
Chained (1934)
Photography
Forsaking All Others (1934)
Photography
Going Hollywood (1933)
Photography
Men Must Fight (1933)
Photography
Stage Mother (1933)
Photography
Reunion in Vienna (1933)
Photography
Storm at Daybreak (1933)
Photography
The Animal Kingdom (1932)
Photography
The Misleading Lady (1932)
Photography
The Big Broadcast (1932)
Photography
The Wiser Sex (1932)
Photography
Honor Among Lovers (1931)
Photography
My Sin (1931)
Photography
The Cheat (1931)
Photography
The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Photography
Stolen Heaven (1931)
Photography
Secrets of a Secretary (1931)
Photography
The Royal Family of Broadway (1931)
Photography
The Big Pond (1930)
Camera
Laughter (1930)
Director of Photography
Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)
Director of Photography
Animal Crackers (1930)
Director of Photography
Applause (1930)
Director of Photography
The Hole in the Wall (1929)
Director of Photography
The Cocoanuts (1929)
Director of Photography
The Letter (1929)
Director of Photography
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
Director of Photography
The Laughing Lady (1929)
Director of Photography
Gentlemen of the Press (1929)
Director of Photography
Lady Be Good (1928)
Director of Photography
The Butter and Egg Man (1928)
Director of Photography
American Beauty (1927)
Director of Photography
Orchids and Ermine (1927)
Director of Photography
No Place To Go (1927)
Director of Photography
See You in Jail (1927)
Director of Photography
Naughty But Nice (1927)
Director of Photography
Her Wild Oat (1927)
Director of Photography
Ladies at Play (1926)
Director of Photography
The Savage (1926)
Director of Photography
Too Much Money (1926)
Director of Photography
The Necessary Evil (1925)
Director of Photography
The Half-Way Girl (1925)
Director of Photography
Scarlet Saint (1925)
Director of Photography
The Enchanted Cottage (1924)
Director of Photography
Born Rich (1924)
Director of Photography
The Fighting Blade (1923)
Director of Photography
The Bright Shawl (1923)
Director of Photography
Radio-Mania (1923)
Director of Photography
Twenty-One (1923)
Director of Photography
Nancy From Nowhere (1922)
Director of Photography
What's Wrong With the Women? (1922)
Director of Photography
Slim Shoulders (1922)
Director of Photography
The Game Chicken (1922)
Director of Photography
Sheltered Daughters (1921)
Director of Photography
The Education of Elizabeth (1921)
Director of Photography
The Case of Becky (1921)
Director of Photography
Room and Board (1921)
Director of Photography
The Price of Possession (1921)
Director of Photography
A Heart To Let (1921)
Director of Photography
The Stolen Kiss (1920)
Camera
Sinners (1920)
Camera
The Fear Market (1920)
Camera
The Frisky Mrs. Johnson (1920)
Camera
His Bridal Night (1919)
Camera

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Pusher-in-the-Face (1929)
Photography
Mars (1922)
Photography

Cast (Special)

The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell (1982)

Cast (Short)

You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)
Himself

Film Production - Main (Short)

The Battle of Gettysburg (1956)
Photography

Life Events

1914

Hired as office boy by Jesse Lasky Co.

1915

First film as assistant cameraman

Photo Collections

Operator 13 - Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Here is a photo taken behind-the-scenes during production of MGM's Operator 13 (1934), starring Marion Davies and Gary Cooper.

Videos

Movie Clip

Green Dolphin Street (1947) - The Tide May Not Wait None of the principals appear here (except Donna Reed and Lana Turner, as the sisters Patourel, in a portrait) but MGM’s intentions are declared, Dame May Whitty oversees the convent on the fictional Channel Island of St. Pierre, a boffo SF/X backdrop and a visit to Gladys Cooper as the mom, in the 1947 disaster melodrama Green Dolphin Street.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) - I Think I'll Be A Smuggler! The dazzling Patourel sisters (Lana Turner as Marianne, Donna Reed as Marguerite), on the fictional Channel Island of St. Pierre in the 1840’s, are observed by Van Heflin (as Timothy Haslam, with Ramsey Ames), then picnic with their handsome unorthodox new neighbor William (Richard Hart), early in MGM’s disaster-melodrama Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) - I'm Bold And Scheming Introduction of the sisters Patourel, on a fictional Channel Island ca. 1840, Donna Reed as Marguerite with their mom (Gladys Cooper), and Lana Turner as self-assured (and brunette!) Marianne with papa (Edmund Gwenn), noticing the arrival of a hunky new neighbor (Richard Hart), not knowing yet that his father was her mother’s major first love, early in MGM’s Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) - It Must Be St. Peter Donna Reed as 1840-something Channel Islander Marguerite is distraught over the (Spoiler!) consecutive deaths of her parents, wakened by the waves at the foot of the cliff-side convent, chooses to approach (though it’s not strictly necessary) through the old smuggler’s cave, thus a dramatic sequence for the MGM special effects team, in Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) - Big Sea A big earthquake from MGM special effects wizards A. Arnold Gillespie and Warren Newcombe has already begun in what by now must be 1850-something New Zealand, Van Heflin is rescuing Lana Turner while Richard Hart, her husband on a nearby riverboat, is slow to recognize what the natives sense, in Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) - Love (Lena Horne) A relatively modest production number, in MGM’s three million dollar musical, based on the premise of deceased impresario Florenz Ziegfeld imagining the show he could stage with MGM talent, Lena Horne with an original tune by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, in Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.
State Of The Union (1948) - You've Cut Some Corners Industrialist Matthews (Spencer Tracy) visiting with political boss Conover (Adolphe Menjou), doesn't realize his estranged wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn) has arrived, then discussing a run for the White House, in Frank Capra's State Of The Union, 1948.
State Of The Union (1948) - Twelve Commandments Continuing their first scene together, maid Norah (Margaret Hamilton) in the middle as estranged wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn) discovers how close her potential-candidate husband Grant (Spencer Tracy) has become with his powerful mistress, in State Of The Union, 1948.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) - Love (Lena Horne) A relatively modest production number, in MGM’s three million dollar musical, based on the premise of deceased impresario Florenz Ziegfeld imagining the show he could stage with MGM talent, Lena Horne with an original tune by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, in Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) - A Water Ballet There had only been one full-blown Esther Williams swimming feature (Bathing Beauty, 1944) when this came out so it was pretty extravagant at the time, Merrill Pye the uncredited director, an early number in MGM's variety showcase Ziegfeld Follies, 1946.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) - I'm Out Of Circulation Joining Melvyn Douglas, as gentleman farmer Farrand in France, though we suspect he’s the jewel-thief title character, visited by pals (Nat Pendleton as Joe, E.E. Clive as Alf) about a New York heist, then by the almost-victim, his neighbor-girlfriend Lorraine (Virginia Bruce) and her private sleuth pal Steve (Warren William), in MGM’s Arsene Lupin Returns, 1938.
Arsene Lupin Returns (1938) - The Gentleman With The Gun Hot-shot New York federal lawman Steve Emerson (Warren William), who just quit because he was getting too much publicity, attends to his first private client, Jack Norton the hotel manager, Virginia Bruce, Monty Woolley and John Halliday the bound crime victims, in Arsene Lupin Returns, 1938, starring Melvyn Douglas in the title role.

Trailer

Clock, The - (Original Trailer) A G.I. en route to Europe falls in love during a whirlwind two-day leave in New York City in The Clock (1945).
Green Years, The - (Original Trailer) An orphaned Irish boy is taken in by his mother's Scottish relations in The Green Years (1946) from the author of The Citadel and The Stars Look Down.
Lady Be Good - (Original Trailer) None of the plot but all of the Gershwin songs like "Fascinatin' Rhythm" in MGM's version of Lady Be Good (1941).
Stage Mother - (Original Trailer) Maureen O'Sullivan's mother will sacrifice anything, even her daughter if it will make her a star in Stage Mother (1933).
Hold That Kiss - (Original Trailer) Romance blossoms when a man and woman each think the other is rich in Hold That Kiss (1938) starring Maureen O'Sullivan.
Grand Central Murder - (Original Trailer) A detective (Van Heflin) investigates an actress's murder in a train car in Grand Central Murder (1942).
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day - (Original Trailer) The eighth entry in the series reaches Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) but things don't work out as planned.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant - (Original Trailer) Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare in Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942).
Deep in My Heart -- (Original Trailer) Jose Ferrer stars in Deep in My Heart (1954), MGM's all-star biography of Broadway songsmith Sigmund Romberg.
Come Live With Me -- (Original Trailer) A Viennese refugee (Hedy Lamarr) weds a struggling author (James Stewart) platonically so she can stay in the U.S. Directed by Clarence Brown
Age Of Indiscretion - (Original Trailer) A moralistic publisher (Paul Lukas) discovers his wife (Helen Vinson) is cheating on him in Age of Indiscretion (1935).
Forbidden Planet - (Original Trailer) A group of space troopers investigates the destruction of an earth colony on a remote planet in Forbidden Planet (1956), the sci-fi thriller that introduced Robby the Robot.

Family

George Jr Folsey
Son
Producer, editor.

Bibliography