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Ralph Hammeras (1894–1970)

Ralph Hammeras was born on March 24, 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Oscar Rudolph Hammeraas. He is known for his work on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), The Lost World (1925) and The Giant Gila Monster (1959). He was married to Fay Mansker and Emma May Flynn. He died on February 3, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Lost World
The Lost World Visual Effects
The Giant Gila Monster
The Giant Gila Monster Special Effects
In Old Chicago
In Old Chicago Special Effects


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 1959 The Giant Gila Monster (special photographic effects)
 1957 The Giant Claw (technical effects creator)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (miniatures - uncredited)
 1946 Dragonwyck (miniatures - uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 Suez (process photography - uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (process photography - uncredited)
 1937 In Old Chicago (special effects stager)
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee (special effects)
 1931 Body and Soul (special effects)
 1929 The Sky Hawk (mechanical effects)
 1927 The Private Life of Helen of Troy (engineering effects)
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Hammeras is credited with developing and patenting the traveling glass matte process. See more »

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