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Franz Planer (1894–1963)

Descended from a wealthy family of landowners in what was then Austria-Hungary, Franz Planer understood the importance of photography as an art form early in his life. He first stood behind the camera as a portrait photographer, working out of Vienna from 1910. He soon branched out, filming newsreels in Paris and, in 1919, joined the growing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short)
 1961 The Children's Hour (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1961 King of Kings (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1960 The Unforgiven (director of photography)
 1959 The Nun's Story (director of photography)
 1958 The Big Country (as Franz F. Planer)
 1958 Stage Struck (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1957 The Pride and the Passion (photography)
 1956 The Mountain (as Franz F. Planer)
 1954 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (photographed by)
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 The Caine Mutiny (director of photography - as Frank Planer)
 1954 The Long Wait
 1953 99 River Street (director of photography)
 1953 Roman Holiday (director of photography - as Frank F. Planer)
 1953 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (as Frank Planer)
 1951 Decision Before Dawn (director of photography - as Frank Planer)
 1951 Death of a Salesman (as Frank F. Planer)
 1951 The Blue Veil (as Frank Planer)
 1951 The Scarf (as Frank Planer)
 1950 Vendetta (as Frank Planer, 1946-1947 principal photography)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac (as Frank Planer)
 1950 Three Husbands (as Frank Planer)
 1950 711 Ocean Drive (director of photography - as Frank F. Planer)
 1949 Once More, My Darling (as Frank Planer)
 1949 Take One False Step (as Frank Planer)
 1949 Criss Cross (director of photography - as Frank Planer)
 1949 Champion (director of photography - as Frank Planer)
 1948 One Touch of Venus (as Frank Planer)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (director of photography - as Frank Planer)
 1947 The Exile (as Frank Planer)
 1946 The Chase (director of photography - as Frank F. Planer)
 1946 Her Sister's Secret (as Frank F. Planer)
 1945 Snafu (as Frank Planer)
 1945 Leave It to Blondie (as Franz F. Planer)
 1944 Strange Affair (as Franz F. Planer)
 1944 Secret Command (as Franz F. Planer)
 1944 Once Upon a Time (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1943 The Heat's On (as Franz F. Planer)
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook (as Franz F. Planer)
 1943 Destroyer (as Franz F. Planer)
 1943 Appointment in Berlin (as Franz F. Planer)
 1942 The Daring Young Man (as Franz F. Planer)
 1942 Sabotage Squad (as Franz F. Planer)
 1942 Canal Zone (as Franz F. Planer)
 1941 Harvard, Here I Come! (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1941 Honolulu Lu
 1941 Our Wife (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1941 Time Out for Rhythm (as Franz F. Planer)
 1941 Penny Serenade (uncredited)
 1941 Meet Boston Blackie (director of photography - as Franz F. Planer)
 1938 The Rebel Son
 1938 Girls' School (photography)
 1938 Holiday (photography)
 1937 Premiere
 1936/II Ave Maria (Short)
 1936 Harvest
 1936 Children's Corner (Short)
 1936 Taras Bulba
 1936 Valse brillante de Chopin (Short)
 1935 Casta diva
 1934 Moscow Nights
 1933 Lover Divine
 1933 Liebelei
 1932 Sailor's Song
 1931 Der Herr Bürovorsteher (hand camera)
 1928 Volga Volga
 1927 Survival
 1927 Einbruch
 1925 Schicksal
 1924 Hunted Men
 1922 Monna Vanna
 1919 Storms in May
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Frank F. Planer | Frank Planer | Franz F. Planer

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[on the collaboration between he and director Anatole Litvak on Decision Before Dawn (1951), which has been praised for its gritty, entirely shot-on-location camerawork] It was our aim to make a picture with all the blunt realism of a U.S. Army Signal Corps documentary.


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