Outstanding cinematographer whose visual flair bolstered numerous routine westerns before he shot Lewis Milestone's "A Walk in the Sun" (1945), the first in a series of more distinguished productions for directors such as Howard Hawks ("Red River" 1948) and Richard Mulligan ("To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962). Harlan's long, hand-held shot from the back of a car during the bank hold-up in "Gun Crazy" (1949) was a remarkable precursor of the New Wave style which would emerge ten years later.
Cinematography (Feature Film)
Film Production - Main (Feature Film)
Feature debut, credited for photography, "Bar 20 Rides Again"
Collaborated with director Leslie Selander on over thirty pictures from 1937-1944, beginning with, "Hopalong Rides Again"
Final film collaboration with Selander, "Lumberjack"
First worked with Howard Hawks, "Red River"
Served as cinematographer on the Oscar winning film, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Final collaboration with Howard Hawks, "Man's Favorite Sport?"
Final feature, "Darling Lili"