Lee Garmes


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Lee Dewey Garmes
Birth Place
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Born
May 27, 1898
Died
August 31, 1978

Biography

Celebrated cinematographer, in Hollywood from 1916. Garmes shot his first feature in 1924 and subsequently proved himself adept at romantic, exotic subjects, photographing several Josef von Sternberg films in the early 1930s. Outstanding achievements include "Zoo in Budapest" (1933), "China Girl" (1942) and Max Ophuls's "Caught" (1949)....

Family & Companions

Ruth Hall
Wife
Actor. Lead in Ken Maynard Westerns.

Biography

Celebrated cinematographer, in Hollywood from 1916. Garmes shot his first feature in 1924 and subsequently proved himself adept at romantic, exotic subjects, photographing several Josef von Sternberg films in the early 1930s. Outstanding achievements include "Zoo in Budapest" (1933), "China Girl" (1942) and Max Ophuls's "Caught" (1949).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Hannah Lee (1953)
Director
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952)
Co-Director
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Co-Director
Angels over Broadway (1940)
Co-Director
Once in a Blue Moon (1935)
Associate Director
The Scoundrel (1935)
Associate Director
Crime Without Passion (1934)
Associate Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Why? (1971)
Cinematographer
How To Save a Marriage--And Ruin Your Life (1968)
Director of Photography
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
Director of Photography
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Director of Photography
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Director of Photography
Misty (1961)
Director of Photography
The Big Fisherman (1959)
Photography
Happy Anniversary (1959)
Director of Photography
Never Love a Stranger (1958)
Director of Photography
The Big Boodle (1957)
Photography
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
Director of Photography
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
Director of Photography
The Sharkfighters (1956)
Director of Photography
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Photography
The Desperate Hours (1955)
Director of Photography
Man with the Gun (1955)
Director of Photography
Thunder in the East (1953)
Director of Photography
Hannah Lee (1953)
Director of Photography
Actor's Blood and Woman of Sin (1952)
Director of Photography
The Captive City (1952)
Director of Photography
The Lusty Men (1952)
Director of Photography
That's My Boy (1951)
Director of Photography
Saturday's Hero (1951)
Director of Photography
Detective Story (1951)
Director of Photography
My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)
Director of Photography
My Foolish Heart (1950)
Director of Photography
The Furies (1950)
1st Camera
Our Very Own (1950)
Director of Photography
Caught (1949)
Director of Photography
The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)
Director of Photography
Roseanna McCoy (1949)
Director of Photography
The Paradine Case (1948)
Photography
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
Director of Photography
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Director of Photography
Duel in the Sun (1947)
Director of Photography
The Searching Wind (1946)
Director of Photography
Young Widow (1946)
Director of Photography
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Director of Photography
Paris--Underground (1945)
Cinematographer
Love Letters (1945)
Director of Photography
Since You Went Away (1944)
Photography
None Shall Escape (1944)
Director of Photography
Guest in the House (1944)
Director of Photography
Flight for Freedom (1943)
Director of Photography
Forever and a Day (1943)
Director of Photography
China Girl (1943)
Director of Photography
Footlight Serenade (1942)
Director of Photography
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942)
Director of Photography
Lydia (1941)
Director of Photography
Angels over Broadway (1940)
Director of Photography
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Photography
Once in a Blue Moon (1935)
Photography
The Scoundrel (1935)
Photography
George White's Scandals (1934)
Photography
Crime Without Passion (1934)
Photography
I Am Suzanne! (1934)
Photography
My Lips Betray (1933)
Photography
Face in the Sky (1933)
Photography
Zoo in Budapest (1933)
Photography
Shanghai Madness (1933)
Photography
Call Her Savage (1932)
Photography
Scarface (1932)
Photography
Strange Interlude (1932)
Photography
Smilin' Through (1932)
Photography
Shanghai Express (1932)
Photography
Fighting Caravans (1931)
Photography
Kiss Me Again (1931)
Photography
An American Tragedy (1931)
Photography
City Streets (1931)
Photography
Dishonored (1931)
Photography
Confessions of a Co-ed (1931)
Photography
Lilies of the Field (1930)
Director of Photography
Bright Lights (1930)
Director of Photography
The Other Tomorrow (1930)
Director of Photography
Song of the Flame (1930)
Director of Photography
Whoopee! (1930)
Photography
Spring Is Here (1930)
Director of Photography
Morocco (1930)
Director of Photography
The Great Divide (1929)
Director of Photography
Disraeli (1929)
Director of Photography
His Captive Woman (1929)
Director of Photography
Love and the Devil (1929)
Director of Photography
Prisoners (1929)
Director of Photography
Waterfront (1928)
Director of Photography
The Yellow Lily (1928)
Director of Photography
The Barker (1928)
Director of Photography
The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1928)
Director of Photography
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1928)
Camera
Rose of the Golden West (1927)
Director of Photography
The Love Mart (1927)
Camera
The Garden of Allah (1927)
Director of Photography
A Social Celebrity (1926)
Director of Photography
The Palm Beach Girl (1926)
Director of Photography
The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (1926)
Camera
The Popular Sin (1926)
Director of Photography
The Carnival Girl (1926)
Director of Photography
The Show Off (1926)
Director of Photography
Keep Smiling (1925)
Director of Photography
Crack o' Dawn (1925)
Director of Photography
Goat Getter (1925)
Director of Photography
Find Your Man (1924)
Director of Photography
I'll Get Him Yet (1919)
Camera
Nugget Nell (1919)
Camera
Nobody Home (1919)
Camera
The Hope Chest (1918)
Camera

Producer (Feature Film)

Hannah Lee (1953)
Producer
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Co-producer
Lydia (1941)
Associate Producer
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Producer
The Lilac Domino (1937)
Associate Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Dreaming Lips (1937)
Tech Supervisor and co-Director

Life Events

1916

Painter's assistant

1916

Prop boy

1916

Assistant cameraman

1924

Director of photography

Videos

Movie Clip

An American Tragedy (1931) — (Movie Clip) We’ll Have To Be More Careful We’ve just learned that his near-forgotten employee-girlfriend is pregnant, as Clyde (Phillips Holmes), the poor-relation climber hired to a modest position at his wealthy uncle’s factory, joins his decidedly smitten and bold society flame Sondra (Frances Dee) at the lake, director Josef Von Sternberg working at Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino National Forest, in the first feature from the Theodore Dreiser novel, An American Tragedy, 1931.
Scarface (1932) - He Come To A Dead Stop Just sprung after offing a rival gangster, Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) visits his boss Johnny (Osgood Perkins) and meets girlfriend Poppy (Karen Morley), early in Howard Hawks' Scarface, 1932.
Scarface (1932) - I Don't Hear So Good Tony (Paul Muni) is romancing Poppy (Karen Morley), then thrilled by a drive-by shooting, then off with pals (George Raft, Vince Barnett) to visit boss Johnny (Osgood Perkins), director Howard Hawks gunning it, in Scarface, 1932.
Scarface (1932) - You Just Spend It Rising gangster Tony (Paul Muni) at home with mother (Inez Palange) then expressing perhaps unhealthy interest in his sister Cesca (Ann Dvorak), pal Rinaldo (George Raft) observing, in Howard Hawks' Scarface, 1932.
Scarface (1932) - The World Is Yours Thugs Rinaldo (George Raft) and Angelo (Vince Barnett) splitting as Tony (Paul Muni), who's just rubbed out another rival, welcomes their bosses' girlfriend Poppy (Karen Morley), in Howard Hawks' Scarface, 1932.
Scarface (1932) - An Indictment Of Gang Rule Opening with what became a standard disclaimer, director Howard Hawks introduces gangster Costillo (Harry Vejar) for his only scene, and star Paul Muni in silhouette, in Scarface, 1932.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - My Scotch Blood Is Working Carnival boss Hoatley (James Flavin) receiving an affronted town marshal (James Burke), his new M-C and all purpose performer Stan (Tyrone Power), with an assist from Molly (Coleen Gray), laying down the charm to keep the show from being shut down, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - The Lady's Silence Now a big hit in Chicago, using the fortune telling code trick they stole from their ex-friends at the carnival, Stan (Tyrone Power) and his wife-assistant Molly (Colleen Gray) at work, Helen Walker as unannounced psychologist Dr. Ritter in the audience, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - They Look Plenty Weird The carnival crew splurging on a hotel stay, new man Stan (Tyrone Power) plotting with his lover, fortune teller Zeena (Joan Blondell), who’s still devoted to her alcoholic husband “Pete,” whom she plans to send to treatment, reading ominous tarot cards, in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Nightmare Alley (1947) - Is A Guy Born That Way? From the top, Edmund Goulding directing, from the William Lindsay Gresham novel, we learn Stan (Tyrone Power) is the new general duty man at the carnival, querying the boss (James Flavin), and supporting the enamored fortune teller Zeena (Joan Blondell), in Nightmare Alley, 1947.
Since You Went Away (1944) - The Eternal Also-Ran Anne (Claudette Colbert) meets divorcee Emily (Agnes Moorehead) for a drink, social commentary overheard, and Tony (Joseph Cotten) appearing, in David Selznick's home-front saga Since You Went Away, 1944.
Since You Went Away (1944) - I Wish I Were Twenty-Seven Jane (Jennifer Jones) is at first compassionate toward Corporal Smollett (Jones' then-husband Robert Walker) then swooning before officer Tony (Joseph Cotten) in David Selznick's Since You Went Away, 1944.

Trailer

Scarface (1932) - (1979 Re-issue Trailer) Al Pacino got nothin' on Paul Muni, see, as the original Scarface (1932) directed by Howard Hawks, produced by Howard Hughes.
Land of the Pharaohs - (Original Trailer) A scheming seductress (Joan Collins) plots to make herself queen of Egypt in Howard Hawks' Land of the Pharaohs (1955).
Fighting Kentuckian, The - (Re-issue Trailer) John Wayne and a Laurel-less Oliver Hardy battle landgrabbers in the American Frontier in The Fighting Kentuckian (1950).
Gone With the Wind (1939) -- (1961 Re-Issue Trailer) Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) fights to save her beloved plantation and find love during the Civil War in Gone With the Wind (1939).
Nightmare Alley - (Textless Trailer) An ambitious carnival worker (Tyrone Power) attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in the brutal noir Nightmare Alley (1947).
Morocco - (Original Trailer) Marlene Dietrich plays a nightclub singer who falls hard for a Foreign Legionnaire (Gary Cooper) in her first American film Morocco (1930).
Misty - (Original Trailer) A farm boy and his sister capture a mysterious wild horse in Misty (1961), adapted from the children's classic Misty of Chincoteague.
Detective Story -- (Original Trailer) A rigid police detective (Kirk Douglas) accidentally uncovers his wife's shady past life in William Wyler's Detective Story (1951).
Lusty Men, The - (Re-issue Trailer) A faded rodeo star mentors a younger rider but falls for his wife in The Lusty Men (1952), directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Robert Mitchum.
Disraeli -- (Re-release Trailer) George Arliss won the second Academy Award for Best Actor portraying Disraeli (1929), co-starring Joan Bennett.

Companions

Ruth Hall
Wife
Actor. Lead in Ken Maynard Westerns.

Bibliography