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Karl Freund (1890–1969)

Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic). Freund went to work at the age of 15 ... See full bio »

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  I Love Lucy (TV Series) (148 episodes, 1951 - 1956) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1952)
 1952-1956 Our Miss Brooks (TV Series) (director of photography - 126 episodes)
- Travel Crazy (1956) ... (director of photography)
- Principal for a Day (1956) ... (director of photography)
- The $350,000 Question (1956) ... (director of photography)
- White Lies (1956) ... (director of photography)
- Geraldine (1956) ... (director of photography)
  December Bride (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1955) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1954)
- Family Quarrel (1955)
- The Shoplifter (1955)
- The Boxing Show (1955)
- Grunion Hunting (1954) ... (director of photography)
- The Chinese Dinner (1954) ... (director of photography)
 1955 Those Whiting Girls (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The College Show (1955)
 1954-1955 Willy (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Willy's Painting (1955)
- The Big Fight (1955)
 1953 I Love Lucy
 1950 Bright Leaf
 1950 Montana
 1948 Key Largo
 1948 Wallflower
 1946 Undercurrent
 1945 The Thin Man Goes Home (director of photography)
 1945 Without Love
 1944 The Seventh Cross (director of photography)
 1943 Cry 'Havoc' (director of photography)
 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley (director of photography)
 1942 Tortilla Flat (director of photography)
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier (director of photography)
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust (director of photography)
 1940 Keeping Company (director of photography)
 1940 Pride and Prejudice (director of photography)
 1940 We Who Are Young (director of photography)
 1940 Florian
 1940 Green Hell (director of photography)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago (uncredited)
 1939 Balalaika
 1939 Barricade
 1939 Golden Boy (director of photography)
 1939 Rose of Washington Square (photography)
 1939 Tail Spin
 1938 Three Comrades (uncredited)
 1938 Man-Proof (photographed by)
 1937 Conquest
 1937 Parnell (photographed by)
 1937 The Good Earth (photographed by)
 1936 Camille (photographed by)
 1936 The Great Ziegfeld (segment "Ziegfeld Roof Numbers")
 1932 Air Mail
 1932 Back Street (uncredited)
 1931 Personal Maid
 1931 Up for Murder
 1931 Dracula
 1930 The Lottery Bride (uncredited)
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front (uncredited)
 1929 Miss Else
 1928 Doña Juana
 1927 Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1927 Metropolis
 1926 Manon Lescaut
 1925 Jealousy
 1925 Tartuffe (as Carl Freund)
 1924 The Last Laugh (camera)
 1924 Michael (photographed by)
 1923 Die Austreibung (Short)
 1923 Tiefland
 1922 Der brennende Acker (second half)
 1921 Die Ratten
 1921 Der tote Gast
 1921 Torgus
 1920 The Golem
 1920 Der Januskopf
 1920 Satanas
 1919 Augen
 1919 Rausch
 1919 The Arc
 1918 Die Sieger
 1917 Höhenluft
 1917 Feenhände
 1917 Bummelstudenten (Short)
 1916 Frau Eva
 1916 Die Räuberbraut (Short)
 1914 Das Feuer
 1914 Zapata's Gang (Short)
 1914 Engelein (Short)
 1913 The Film Primadonna (Short)
 1913 S1 (Short)
 1913 Pampulik hat Hunger (Short)
 1912 Jadna majka (Short)
 1912 Pampulik als Affe (Short)
 1912 Pampulik kriegt ein Kind (Short)
 1911 Gipsy Blood (Short)
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Unsold pilot: Cinematographer for "Open Windows", a sitcom pilot.

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Alternate Names:

Carl Freund | Karl W. Freund


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Thank to his great successes of his movies Karl Freund soon was spotted for the American film business as well. From 1930 he shot numerous movies in the USA and some his most popular works belong to the horror genre. See more »

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