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George J. Folsey (1898–1988)

Pioneer cinematographer George Folsey started out in 1914 as an errand boy with the Lasky Feature Play Company in New York. His introduction to camerawork came, when he was asked by cinematographer H. Lyman Broening to assist with post-production (tracking dissolve and fades for intercutting). By the time he was 21, he had worked his way up the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 13 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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 1972 Glass Houses
 1968 Here's Peggy Fleming (TV Movie)
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1963 The Balcony
 1961 Anatomy of an Accident (Short)
 1960 I Passed for White (as George Folsey)
 1960 Cash McCall
 1958 Torpedo Run (director of photography)
 1958 Saddle the Wind (director of photography)
 1956 Forbidden Planet (director of photography)
 1955-1956 MGM Parade (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1956) ... (as George Folsey)
- Episode #1.17 (1956) ... (as George Folsey)
- Episode #1.8 (1955) ... (as George Folsey)
 1955 The Cobweb (as George Folsey)
 1955 Hit the Deck (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1955 The Battle of Gettysburg (Documentary short) (as George Folsey)
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1954 Men of the Fighting Lady (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1954 Executive Suite (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1954 Tennessee Champ (as George Folsey)
 1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant (as George Folsey)
 1953 The Band Wagon (director of photography - uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Imperium (director of photography)
 1951 Vengeance Valley (director of photography)
 1950 A Life of Her Own (as George Folsey)
 1949 Malaya (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1949 Adam's Rib (director of photography)
 1949 The Great Sinner (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game (as George Folsey)
 1948 State of the Union (director of photography - as George J. Falsey)
 1947 If Winter Comes (as George Folsey)
 1947 Green Dolphin Street (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1946 The Secret Heart (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1946 Till the Clouds Roll By (director of photography)
 1946 The Green Years (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (as George Folsey)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1945 The Clock (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1944 Meet Me in St. Louis (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1944 The White Cliffs of Dover (as George Folsey)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe (as George Folsey)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (as George Folsey)
 1943 Three Hearts for Julia (as George Folsey)
 1942 Seven Sweethearts (as George Folsey)
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (director of photography)
 1942 Panama Hattie
 1942 Grand Central Murder (as George Folsey)
 1942 Rio Rita (as George Folsey)
 1941 Married Bachelor (as George Folsey)
 1941 Lady Be Good (as George Folsey)
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (as George Folsey)
 1941 Rage in Heaven (uncredited)
 1941 Free and Easy (as George Folsey)
 1941 Come Live with Me (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1940 Gallant Sons (uncredited)
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1940 Two Girls on Broadway (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1939 Remember? (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1939 Fast and Furious (uncredited)
 1939 Lady of the Tropics (director of photography - as George Folsey)
 1939 Society Lawyer (photographed by)
 1939 Fast and Loose (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1938 The Shining Hour (as George Folsey)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (uncredited)
 1938 Hold That Kiss (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns (as George Folsey)
 1937 Mannequin (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1937 Parnell (uncredited)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy (as George Folsey)
 1936 Hearts Divided (as George Folsey, photography)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (segment "Ziegfeld Roof Numbers", as George Folsey)
 1935 Kind Lady (as George Folsey)
 1935 I Live My Life (as George Folsey)
 1935 Page Miss Glory (as George Folsey, photography)
 1935 Age of Indiscretion (uncredited)
 1935 Reckless (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1934 Forsaking All Others (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1934 Chained (as George Folsey)
 1934 Operator 13 (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1934 Men in White (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1933 Going Hollywood (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1933 Stage Mother (as George Folsey)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak (as George Folsey)
 1933 Men Must Fight (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1932 The Wiser Sex
 1931 The Cheat (as George Folsey)
 1931 My Sin (as George Folsey)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant (as George Folsey)
 1931 Stolen Heaven
 1930 Laughter
 1930 Animal Crackers (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1930 The Big Pond
 1929 The Laughing Lady (as George Folsey)
 1929 Glorifying the American Girl (photographed by)
 1929 Applause (as George Folsey)
 1929/I Night Club (Short)
 1929 The Cocoanuts (as George Folsey, photographed by)
 1929 The Letter
 1929 Pusher-in-the-Face (Short)
 1928 Lady Be Good
 1927 Her Wild Oat
 1927 No Place to Go (as George Folsey)
 1927 Naughty But Nice (as George Folsey)
 1927 See You in Jail (as George Folsey)
 1927 Orchids and Ermine (as George Folsey)
 1926 Ladies at Play (as George Folsey)
 1926 The Savage (as George Folsey)
 1926 Too Much Money (as George Folsey)
 1925 Scarlet Saint (as George Folsey)
 1925 The Half-Way Girl (as George Folsey)
 1924 Born Rich (as George Folsey)
 1924 The Enchanted Cottage (as George Folsey)
 1923 Twenty-One (as George Folsey)
 1923 The Fighting Blade (as George Folsey)
 1922 Radio-Mania (as George Folsey)
 1922 Slim Shoulders (as George Folsey)
 1922 A Game Chicken (as George Folsey)
 1921 The Case of Becky (as George Folsey)
 1921 Room and Board (as George Folsey)
 1921 A Heart to Let (as George Folsey)
 1921 Sheltered Daughters (as George Folsey)
 1921 The Price of Possession (as George Folsey)
 1921 The Education of Elizabeth (as George Folsey)
 1920 The Stolen Kiss (as George Folsey)
 1920 Sinners
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