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John Alton

Highest Rated: 100% Raw Deal (1948)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Catered Affair (1956)

Birthday: Oct 05, 1901

Birthplace: Sopron, Austria-Hungary

The Hungarian-born John Alton, who emigrated to the USA in 1919, shot his first films in Argentina in the 1930s and began his prolific Hollywood career with "The Courageous Dr. Christian" (1940), directed by Bernard Vorhaus. He demonstrated a masterful command of chiaroscuro, the representation of light and shade without regard to color, with his work for Anthony Mann, notably "T-Men" (1947) and "Border Incident" (1949). Alton became known as a master of film noir, as well for his visual puns, usually involving shadows.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 86% Elmer Gantry Cinematographer - 1960
82% 69% Designing Woman Cinematographer - 1957
17% 71% The Catered Affair Cinematographer - 1956
80% 76% Tea and Sympathy Cinematographer - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Tennessee's Partner Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 38% Pearl of the South Pacific Cinematographer - 1955
92% 81% The Big Combo Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape to Burma Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Passion Cinematographer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet I, The Jury Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet 29% Take the High Ground Cinematographer - 1953
96% 79% An American in Paris Cinematographer - 1951
100% 61% Father's Little Dividend Cinematographer - 1951
67% 59% Border Incident Cinematographer - 1950
No Score Yet 42% The Crooked Way Cinematographer - 1949
100% 81% Raw Deal Cinematographer - 1948
86% 60% He Walked by Night Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost Goes Wild Cinematographer - 1947
100% 74% T-Men Cinematographer - 1947
No Score Yet 33% The Pretender Cinematographer - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Lisbon Cinematographer - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enemy of Women Cinematographer - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Dive Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced Landing Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Dr. Christian Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet La vida bohemia Cinematographer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escala en la Ciudad Cinematographer - 1935

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