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Curt Courant (1899–1968)


Prolific German cinematographer of Jewish ancestry, a soft focus specialist. In films from 1916, he was forced to leave Germany after the Nazis took power in 1933. He then worked in Britain and France, where he did his best work on La Bête Humaine (1938) and Le Jour se Leve (1939). After the fall of France in 1940, he moved to Hollywood, but... See more trivia »

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The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Man Who Knew Too Much Cinematographer
La Bête Humaine
La Bête Humaine Cinematographer
Woman in the Moon
Woman in the Moon Cinematographer
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 1947 Monsieur Verdoux (uncredited)
 1940 Sarajevo
 1939 Le corsaire
 1939 Le Jour se Leve (uncredited)
 1939 Louise
 1938 Sirocco
 1938 Betrayal
 1938 The Puritan
 1936 Hideout in the Alps (photography)
 1936 Cheer Up (photography)
 1935 The Passing of the Third Floor Back (as C. Courant)
 1935 Me and Marlborough (as C. Courant)
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much (photography)
 1934 The Iron Duke
 1934 Amok
 1934 Ces messieurs de la santé (as Courant)
 1933 Le voleur
 1933 Ciboulette
 1933 Johannisnacht
 1932 Thea Roland
 1932 Lilac
 1929 Three Loves
 1928 Schuldig
 1926 Two Brothers
 1925 Liebesfeuer
 1925 I Love You
 1924 Zwei Kinder
 1924 Quo Vadis?
 1923 Tiefland
 1922 Das hohe Lied der Liebe (uncredited)
 1922 Das Blut
 1921 Hamlet
 1920 Schloß Einöd (Short)
 1919 Allerseelen
 1919 Artistentreue
 1919 Schwarze Perlen (Short)
 1919 Irrlicht
 1919 Das törichte Herz (Short)
 1918 Das Opfer
 1917 Der Onyxknopf
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C. Courant | Curtis Courant | Courant

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