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Erwin Hillier (I) (1911–2005)

Of mixed German and English family, Erwin studied briefly at an art in Berlin but was then forced to leave and find a job. A friend introduced him to the great genius of German silent films, F.W. Murnau who looked at Erwin's paintings and asked him to become a camera assistant on his next (and final) picture, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931).... See full bio »


(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Dam Busters
The Dam Busters Cinematographer
The Shoes of the Fisherman
The Shoes of the Fisherman Cinematographer
'I Know Where I'm Going!'
'I Know Where I'm Going!' Cinematographer
The Quiller Memorandum
The Quiller Memorandum Cinematographer


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 1969 The Valley of Gwangi (director of photography)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman (director of photography)
 1967 Eye of the Devil (director of photography)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (director of photography)
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari (director of photography)
 1965 Operation Crossbow (director of photography)
 1962 Go to Blazes
 1961 Jungle Fighters (director of photography)
 1960 School for Scoundrels (director of photography)
 1958 Girls at Sea
 1958 Chase a Crooked Shadow (director of photography)
 1957 The Mark of the Hawk (director of photography)
 1955 The Dam Busters (director of photography)
 1951 Happy Go Lovely (director of photography)
 1949 The Interrupted Journey (director of photography)
 1947 The October Man (director of photography)
 1946 London Town
 1945 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (as Erwin Hiller, photographed by)
 1945 Great Day (photography)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale (photographed by)
 1943 The Silver Fleet (photographed by)
 1943 The Crown of the Year (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Tomorrow (Documentary short)
 1942 The Sword of the Spirit (Documentary short)
 1941 Bampton Shows the Way (Documentary short)
 1941 Defeat Diphtheria (Documentary short)
 1941 Out of the Night (Documentary short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (12 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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