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John F. Seitz

Highest Rated: 100% Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Jun 23, 1892

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Influential cinematographer of both the silent and sound eras. Seitz began his career as a lab technician with the St. Louis Motion Picture Company, joined American Mutual in 1916 and had graduated to cinematographer by 1919. His best work was done at Metro (1920-28), especially for director Rex Ingram, and at Paramount (1941-52), notably in collaboration with Preston Sturges ("Sullivan's Travels" 1941, "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" 1944, etc.) and Billy Wilder ("The Lost Weekend" 1945, "Sunset Boulevard" 1950, etc.). Seitz also invented several key photographic techniques, including the matte shot. Brother of director George B. Seitz (1888-1944).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Island of Lost Women Cinematographer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep Six Cinematographer - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Many Rivers to Cross Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 73% Saskatchewan Cinematographer - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The San Francisco Story Cinematographer - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Algiers Cinematographer - 1952
78% 63% When Worlds Collide Cinematographer - 1951
99% 95% Sunset Blvd. Cinematographer - 1950
33% 41% The Great Gatsby Cinematographer - 1949
100% 83% The Big Clock Cinematographer - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Well-Groomed Bride Cinematographer - 1946
97% 90% The Lost Weekend Cinematographer - 1945
95% 85% Hail the Conquering Hero Cinematographer - 1944
89% 83% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Cinematographer - 1944
97% 95% Double Indemnity Cinematographer - 1944
93% 82% This Gun for Hire Cinematographer - 1942
100% 89% Sullivan's Travels Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Dr. Kildare's Crisis Cinematographer - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Who Are Young Cinematographer - 1940
No Score Yet 56% The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prophet Without Honor Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stablemates Cinematographer - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crowd Roars Cinematographer - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Navy Blue and Gold Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Women Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carnival in Paris Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Maiden Lane Cinematographer - 1936
86% 75% Captain January Cinematographer - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adorable Cinematographer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Careless Lady Cinematographer - 1932
No Score Yet 60% She Wanted a Millionaire Cinematographer - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to Paradise Cinematographer - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fair Co-Ed Cinematographer - 1927
No Score Yet 29% The Magician Cinematographer - 1926

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