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Stanley Cortez (1908–1997)

Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image, and Stanley also changed his name. After studies at New York... See full bio »

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 1974 Chinatown (uncredited)
 1972 Doomsday Machine (director of photography)
 1970 Scream, Evelyn, Scream! (director of photography)
 1969 The Bridge at Remagen (director of photography)
 1968 They Saved Hitler's Brain (TV Movie) (from "Madmen of Mandoras (1963)")
 1968 Blue
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Jody and Cissy (1966) ... (director of photography)
- Buffy (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1966 The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (director of photography)
 1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (director of photography)
 1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- An Unlocked Window (1965) ... (director of photography)
 1964 The Candidate (director of photography)
 1961 Back Street
 1960 Dinosaurus!
 1960 Vice Raid
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Monster (1960)
 1959 The Angry Red Planet (director of photography)
 1957 The Three Faces of Eve (director of photography)
 1955 The Night of the Hunter (photography by)
 1954 Black Tuesday
 1954 Medic (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Apache (uncredited)
 1954 Dragon's Gold
 1954 Riders to the Stars (director of photography)
 1953 Shark River
 1953 The Neanderthal Man (director of photography)
 1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (director of photography)
 1952 Models Inc.
 1951 Furia roja
 1951 Stronghold
 1951 Fort Defiance
 1948 Smart Woman
 1947 Secret Beyond the Door... (director of photography)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (director of photography)
 1946 Let There Be Light (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1944 Since You Went Away (photographed by)
 1942 The Magnificent Ambersons (photographer)
 1942 Sealed Lips
 1941 The Black Cat
 1940 Margie
 1939 Laugh It Off
 1939 For Love or Money (director of photography)
 1938 Exposed
 1938 The Last Express (director of photography)
 1938 Danger on the Air (director of photography)
 1938 The Black Doll (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Screen Test (Short)
 1937 Armored Car
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Unsold pilot: Photographed a pilot for a series to be called "Sedgwick Hawk-Styles".

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To hell with all this caution! To hell with this academic approach! You must distort color, play around with it, make it work for you, intentionally throw it off balance. You can mirror emotions in color. There are times when nature is dull; change it.


Brother of actor-director Ricardo Cortez. See more »


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