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Leon Shamroy

Highest Rated: 100% The Bravados (1958)

Lowest Rated: 20% Forever Amber (1947)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1901

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Distinguished American cinematographer, best known for his lavish color work on epics and musicals of the 1940s and 50s. Shamroy began shooting features films in the late 1920s and, after a seven-year stint with Paramount (1932-39), spent most of his career at 20th Century-Fox. He worked primarily with Henry King and Walter Lang in the 1940s and was influential in the development of Cinemascope in the 50s. (Shamroy photographed the first film to use the new process, "The Robe," in 1953.) He also worked with Otto Preminger on films such as "Daisy Kenyon" (1947), "Porgy and Bess" (1959) and "The Cardinal" (1964).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 87% Planet of the Apes Cinematographer - 1968
No Score Yet 20% The Secret Life of an American Wife Cinematographer - 1968
No Score Yet 43% Do Not Disturb Cinematographer - 1965
No Score Yet 18% John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Cinematographer - 1965
22% 66% What a Way to Go! Cinematographer - 1964
50% 67% The Cardinal Director of Photography - 1963
62% 69% Cleopatra Cinematographer - 1963
No Score Yet 40% Tender Is the Night Cinematographer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Cinematographer - 1960
50% 76% North to Alaska Cinematographer - 1960
No Score Yet 57% Beloved Infidel Cinematographer - 1959
86% 77% Porgy and Bess Cinematographer - 1959
30% 49% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Cinematographer - 1958
100% 67% The Bravados Cinematographer - 1958
82% 69% South Pacific Cinematographer - 1958
100% 83% Desk Set Cinematographer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Things in Life Are Free Cinematographer - 1956
75% 69% The Girl Can't Help It Cinematographer - 1956
96% 83% The King and I Cinematographer - 1956
No Score Yet 54% Good Morning, Miss Dove Cinematographer - 1955
No Score Yet 65% Daddy Long Legs Cinematographer - 1955
67% 57% There's No Business Like Show Business Cinematographer - 1954
32% 69% The Robe Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet 12% White Witch Doctor Cinematographer - 1953
No Score Yet 43% King of the Khyber Rifles Cinematographer - 1953
67% 63% With a Song in My Heart Cinematographer - 1952
83% 53% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Cinematographer - 1952
83% 32% David and Bathsheba Cinematographer - 1951
96% 87% Twelve O'Clock High Cinematographer - 1949
20% 48% Forever Amber Cinematographer - 1947
100% 91% A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Cinematographer - 1945
95% 81% Stormy Weather Cinematographer - 1943
82% 56% Roxie Hart Cinematographer - 1942
No Score Yet 67% Moon Over Miami Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet 31% A Yank in the RAF Cinematographer - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was an Adventuress Cinematographer - 1940
No Score Yet 36% Lillian Russell Cinematographer - 1940
100% 78% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet 56% Made for Each Other Cinematographer - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wayne Murder Case Cinematographer - 1938
100% 78% You Only Live Once Cinematographer - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spendthrift Cinematographer - 1936
No Score Yet 50% She Married Her Boss Cinematographer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It Cinematographer - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystic Hour Cinematographer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Bodyguard Cinematographer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women Men Marry Cinematographer - 1931