(interview) Bernard Rosenberg and Harry Silverstein. _The Real Tinsel._ New York: The Macmillan Company, 1970. "Hal Mohr," pp. 351-370.
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[on working with director Fritz Lang
on Rancho Notorious
(1952)] Fritz had the faculty of riding the camera dolly. He had to watch through the finder; he'd hold the operator to one side while he'd be looking through. Hell, an operator has to have complete control of the camera while a scene is being shot. In rehearsal it's all right, but when you're shooting the scene, you have to leave that man ...
Hal Mohr is the only individual to have ever received an Academy Award based on a write-in nomination (8th Academy Awards, 1935) -- the year following his award, the Academy eliminated the write-in rule.