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Eugen Schüfftan (1893–1977)

Eugen Schüfftan moved from his motherland, Germany, to France in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi movement. He moved to the US in 1940 and became a member of Local 644, the East Coast cinematographers chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He invented the Schüfftan Process for optical special effects that was ... See full bio »

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 1966 Chappaqua
 1965 Three Rooms in Manhattan (as Eugene Shuftan)
 1964 The Big Scare (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1964 Lilith
 1964 The Parisienne and the Prudes (as Eugene Shuftan)
 1963 The Virgins (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1963 Captain Sindbad (uncredited)
 1961 Something Wild (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1961 The Hustler (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
 1960 Eyes Without a Face (as Eugen Shuftan)
 1960 A Couple
 1959 The Bloody Brood (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series) (director of photography - 39 episodes)
- Rebels of Red River (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Pierre's Three Evils (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Voice in the Wilderness (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Northern Cheyenne (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Executioner (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1958 La première nuit (Short)
 1957 Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Contest (1957) ... (uncredited)
- The Promised Valley (1957) ... (as Eugene Shuftan)
- Stubborn Pioneer (1957)
- Way Station (1957) ... (as Eugene Shuftan)
- Scapegoat (1957) ... (as Eugene Shuftan)
 1953 The Crimson Curtain (Short)
 1950 Le traqué
 1948 Women in the Night (as Eugen Shuftan)
 1946 A Scandal in Paris (uncredited)
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (uncredited)
 1945 Club Havana (uncredited)
 1945 Strange Illusion (uncredited)
 1944 Bluebeard (uncredited)
 1944 Summer Storm (uncredited)
 1943 Hitler's Madman (uncredited)
 1940 The Emigrant
 1938 Le roman de Werther (as Schufftan)
 1938 Three Waltzes
 1938 Port of Shadows (as E. Schufftan)
 1938 Hatred
 1937 The Cheat
 1937 Drole de Drame (as Eugène Schufftan)
 1937 Yoshiwara (as Schüfftan)
 1936 Komedie om geld (as Eugen Schufftan, photography)
 1936 The Invader
 1935 Riders to the Sea (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Norah O'Neale
 1934 Le scandale
 1933 High and Low (as Schuefftan)
 1932 Coeurs joyeux
 1932 L'Atlantide
 1931 Das Ekel
 1931 Gassenhauer
 1930 Abschied
 1929 Jagd auf dich
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Alternate Names:

Schuefftan | E. Schufftan | Eugen Schufftan | Eugène Schufftan | Schufftan | Schüfftan | Eugene Shufftan | Eugene Shuftan | Eugen Shuftan | Shuftan
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When Schüfftan moved to the US, he became a member of Local 644, the East Coast cinematographers chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He received the Academy Award for black and white cinematography in 1962 for "The Hustler." He did not receive proper screen credit for many films he photographed. See more »

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