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Franz Planer

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Country (1958)

Lowest Rated: 22% The Pride and the Passion (1957)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1894

Birthplace: Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary

Began photographing films in Germany in 1919 and worked throughout Europe before arriving in Hollywood in 1937. Planer's mobile, sinuous style chimed perfectly with that of director Max Ophuls, with whom he collaborated on "Liebelei" (1932), "The Exile" (1947) and "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948). He was also responsible for some fine color cinematography, notably on William Wyler's "The Big Country" (1958) and Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% 77% King of Kings Cinematographer - 1961
78% 84% The Children's Hour Cinematographer - 1961
89% 91% Breakfast at Tiffany's Cinematographer - 1961
60% 59% The Unforgiven Cinematographer - 1960
83% 81% The Nun's Story Cinematographer - 1959
100% 90% The Big Country Cinematographer - 1958
22% 25% The Pride and the Passion Cinematographer - 1957
No Score Yet 57% Stage Struck Cinematographer - 1957
No Score Yet 49% The Left Hand of God Cinematographer - 1955
89% 74% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Cinematographer - 1954
92% 87% The Caine Mutiny Cinematographer - 1954
97% 93% Roman Holiday Cinematographer - 1953
100% 80% 99 River Street Cinematographer - 1953
82% 74% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands Cinematographer - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vendetta Cinematographer - 1950
94% 74% Champion Cinematographer - 1949
100% 85% Letter From an Unknown Woman Cinematographer - 1948
85% 80% Criss Cross Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet 37% One Touch of Venus Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet 67% The Exile Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Her Sister's Secret Cinematographer - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heats On Cinematographer - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Martin Eden Cinematographer - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flight Lieutenant Cinematographer - 1942
94% 75% Penny Serenade Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet 68% The Face Behind the Mask Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beloved Vagabond Cinematographer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade in Vienna Cinematographer - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three From the Gas Station Cinematographer - 1930
No Score Yet 27% The Finances of the Grand Duke Cinematographer - 1924