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David Abel (I) (1883–1973)


His parents were Russian refugees who settled in Holland, where he was born. The family eventually emigrated to the US. See more trivia »

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 1945 The Affairs of Susan (director of photography)
 1944 Follow the Boys (director of photography)
 1942 Holiday Inn (director of photography)
 1937 Shall We Dance (photographed by)
 1937 History Is Made at Night (director of photography)
 1937 Criminal Lawyer (photographed by)
 1936 Swing Time (photographed by)
 1936 Bunker Bean (photographed by)
 1936 Follow the Fleet (photographed by)
 1935 I Dream Too Much (photographed by)
 1935 Top Hat (photographed by)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride (photography)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (photographed by)
 1934 Bachelor Bait
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (photographed by)
 1934 Where Sinners Meet (uncredited)
 1934 This Man Is Mine (photographed by)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (photographed by)
 1933 Ann Vickers (photographed by)
 1933 Rafter Romance (photographed by)
 1933 Pick-up
 1932 Sky Bride
 1931 Scandal Sheet
 1930 Grumpy
 1930 Swing High
 1929 The Racketeer (photographed by)
 1929 Her Private Affair (uncredited)
 1929 Geraldine
 1928 Show Folks
 1928 Tenth Avenue
 1928 Craig's Wife
 1927 The First Auto (photography)
 1927 Dearie
 1926 The Caveman
 1925 Seven Sinners
 1925 Compromise
 1925 Recompense
 1924 A Lost Lady
 1924 The Dark Swan
 1924 Babbitt
 1924 Beau Brummel
 1923 Lovebound
 1923 The Buster
 1922 Mixed Faces
 1922 The Crusader
 1922 Money to Burn
 1921 Courage
 1920 Unseen Forces
 1919 The New Moon
 1919 Maggie Pepper
 1917/I Thais
 1917 The Bad Boy

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