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Charles Lang

Highest Rated: 100% Desire (1936)

Lowest Rated: 29% Blue Hawaii (1962)

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 Cinematographer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Machine Cinematographer - 1971
79% 65% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Cinematographer - 1969
No Score Yet 33% A Flea in Her Ear Cinematographer - 1968
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Cinematographer - 1967
No Score Yet 42% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Cinematographer - 1966
100% 88% How to Steal a Million Cinematographer - 1966
80% 85% Father Goose Cinematographer - 1964
50% 56% Sex and the Single Girl Cinematographer - 1964
94% 92% Charade Cinematographer - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Cinematographer - 1962
29% 67% Blue Hawaii Cinematographer - 1962
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Cinematographer - 1961
No Score Yet 61% The Facts of Life Cinematographer - 1960
89% 87% The Magnificent Seven Cinematographer - 1960
95% 94% Some Like It Hot Cinematographer - 1959
83% 81% Last Train From Gun Hill Cinematographer - 1959
65% 77% Separate Tables Cinematographer - 1958
83% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Cinematographer - 1957
89% 62% Autumn Leaves Cinematographer - 1956
100% 79% The Man From Laramie Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 57% Queen Bee Cinematographer - 1955
92% 89% Sabrina Cinematographer - 1954
100% 90% The Big Heat Cinematographer - 1953
91% 84% Sudden Fear Cinematographer - 1952
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Cinematographer - 1951
80% 72% Fancy Pants Cinematographer - 1950
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Cinematographer - 1949
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Cinematographer - 1948
100% 88% The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Cinematographer - 1947
83% 67% Blue Skies Cinematographer - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Susie Slagle's Cinematographer - 1945
No Score Yet 53% The Stork Club Cinematographer - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Cinematographer - 1942
No Score Yet 33% Skylark Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Nothing but the Truth Cinematographer - 1941
86% 77% The Ghost Breakers Cinematographer - 1940
No Score Yet 70% The Cat and the Canary Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Cinematographer - 1938
100% 76% Desire Cinematographer - 1936
No Score Yet 64% Peter Ibbetson Cinematographer - 1935
88% 80% Death Takes a Holiday Cinematographer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Bedtime Story Cinematographer - 1933
91% 53% She Done Him Wrong Cinematographer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Cinematographer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magnificent Lie Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfaithful Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anybody's Woman Cinematographer - 1930
No Score Yet 40% Sarah and Son Cinematographer - 1930
No Score Yet 29% For the Defense Cinematographer - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Love Cinematographer - 1930

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