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Charles Lang

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Laramie (1955)

Lowest Rated: 20% Queen Bee (1955)

Birthday: Mar 27, 1902

Birthplace: Bluff, Utah, USA

During a career that spanned over half a century, cinematographer Charles Lang worked with directors ranging from Dorothy Arzner ("Anybody's Woman" 1930) to George Cukor ("Zaza" 1939) to Anthony Mann ("The Man from Laramie" 1955) and Paul Mazursky ("Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" 1969). One of the key talents responsible for the look of Paramount Studio's films during the 1930s and 40s, Lang helped establish the softer, romanticized side of the studio's ornate, glossy, vaguely European visual style. Some of Lang's best work features a supple use of camera movement and an atmospheric, translucent lighting which washes gently through interiors, most notably in such tender love stories and wispy light comedies as Frank Borzage's "A Farewell to Arms" (1932) and "Desire" (1936), Mitchell Leisen's "Cradle Song" (1933), Ernst Lubitsch's "Angel" (1937), and Henry Hathaway's stunning romantic fantasy, "Peter Ibbetson" (1935). Like most Hollywood cinematographers of the classical period, however, Lang worked in all genres, and his work included action epics ("Lives of a Bengal Lancer" 1935) as well as the more brittle, stinging comedy of such classics as Mae West's first starrer, "She Done Him Wrong" (1933) and Leisen's delightful "Midnight" (1939).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 62% Forty Carats Cinematography - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Machine Cinematography - 1971
79% 65% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Cinematography - 1969
No Score Yet 33% A Flea in Her Ear Cinematography - 1968
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Cinematography - 1967
No Score Yet 42% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Cinematography - 1966
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Cinematography - 1966
50% 56% Sex and the Single Girl Cinematography - 1964
80% 86% Father Goose Cinematography - 1964
94% 92% Charade Cinematography - 1963
29% 67% Blue Hawaii Cinematography - 1962
86% 74% How the West Was Won Cinematography - 1962
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Cinematography - 1961
No Score Yet 60% The Facts of Life Cinematography - 1960
89% 88% The Magnificent Seven Cinematography - 1960
91% 80% Last Train From Gun Hill Cinematography - 1959
94% 94% Some Like It Hot Cinematography - 1959
65% 75% Separate Tables Cinematography - 1958
85% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Cinematography - 1957
91% 62% Autumn Leaves Cinematography - 1956
100% 78% The Man From Laramie Cinematography - 1955
20% 57% Queen Bee Cinematography - 1955
93% 89% Sabrina Cinematography - 1954
100% 90% The Big Heat Cinematography - 1953
92% 84% Sudden Fear Cinematography - 1952
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Cinematography - 1951
80% 72% Fancy Pants Cinematography - 1950
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Cinematography - 1949
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Cinematography - 1948
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Cinematography - 1947
75% 66% Blue Skies Cinematography - 1946
No Score Yet 53% The Stork Club Cinematography - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Susie Slagle's Cinematography - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Cinematography - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Skylark Cinematography - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Nothing but the Truth Cinematography - 1941
86% 76% The Ghost Breakers Cinematography - 1940
No Score Yet 70% The Cat and the Canary Cinematography - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Cinematography - 1938
100% 77% Desire Cinematography - 1936
No Score Yet 63% Peter Ibbetson Cinematography - 1935
88% 78% Death Takes a Holiday Cinematography - 1934
90% 53% She Done Him Wrong Cinematography - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bedtime Story Cinematography - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Cinematography - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfaithful Cinematography - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Lie Cinematography - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Love Cinematography - 1930
No Score Yet 25% For the Defense Cinematography - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anybody's Woman Cinematography - 1930
No Score Yet 33% Sarah and Son Cinematography - 1930