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James Wong Howe

Highest Rated: 100% He Ran All the Way (1951)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1899

Birthplace: Taishan, Guangdong, China

In the USA from 1904, Howe worked his way up from the position of janitor at the Lasky Studios in 1917 to become one of the greatest, and most prolific, Hollywood cinematographers of all time. His achievement seems today all the more remarkable given the paucity of people of Asian descent who were able to obtain major positions in the Hollywood system. The list of directors with whom he worked reads like a history of American cinema, stretching from Victor Fleming and Allan Dwan in the 1920s to Sidney Lumet and John Frankenheimer in the 60s, with a number of landmark figures in between.

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33% 55% Funny Lady Cinematographer - 1975
30% 59% The Horsemen Cinematographer - 1971
No Score Yet 0% The Last of the Mobile Hot-Shots Cinematographer - 1969
100% 85% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinematographer - 1968
93% 80% Hombre Cinematographer - 1967
89% 87% Seconds Cinematographer - 1966
64% 77% This Property Is Condemned Cinematographer - 1966
No Score Yet 39% The Outrage Director of Photography - 1964
82% 89% Hud Cinematographer - 1963
71% 65% Bell, Book and Candle Cinematographer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invisible Avenger Director - 1958
98% 92% Sweet Smell of Success Cinematographer - 1957
0% 37% A Farewell to Arms Cinematographer - 1957
50% 54% Picnic Cinematographer $24K 1955
67% 74% The Rose Tattoo Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go, Man, Go! Director - 1954
86% 80% Come Back, Little Sheba Cinematographer - 1952
100% 71% He Ran All the Way Cinematographer - 1951
No Score Yet 33% The Lady Says No Cinematographer - 1951
No Score Yet 40% The Brave Bulls Cinematographer - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk Cinematographer - 1950
86% 70% The Baron of Arizona Cinematographer - 1950
100% 81% Pursued Cinematographer - 1947
No Score Yet 41% The North Star Cinematographer - 1943
90% 83% Yankee Doodle Dandy Cinematographer - 1942
100% 76% Kings Row Cinematographer - 1942
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet 26% Out of the Fog Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Your Toes Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet 85% The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Cinematographer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Red Robe Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flame Within Cinematographer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Shaughnessy's Boy Cinematographer - 1935
97% 93% The Thin Man Cinematographer - 1934
No Score Yet 47% The Criminal Code Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Transatlantic Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Ticket Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surrender Cinematographer - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rescue Cinematographer - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorrell and Son Cinematographer - 1927

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