Erwin Hillier (I) (1911–2005)

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Of mixed German and English family, Erwin studied briefly at an art in Berlin but was then forced to leave and find a job. A friend introduced him to the great genius of German silent films, F.W. Murnau who looked at Erwin's paintings and asked him to become a camera assistant on his next (and final) picture, Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931).... See full bio »


(age 93) in London, England, UK

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Known For

A Boy Ten Feet Tall Cinematographer
The Valley of Gwangi Cinematographer
Stardust Camera and Electrical Department
Happy Go Lovely Cinematographer


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 1969 The Valley of Gwangi (director of photography)
 1968/I The Shoes of the Fisherman (director of photography)
 1966 Eye of the Devil (director of photography)
 1966 The Quiller Memorandum (director of photography)
 1965 Sands of the Kalahari (director of photography)
 1965 Operation Crossbow (director of photography)
 1963 A Boy Ten Feet Tall (director of photography)
 1962 Go to Blazes (director of photography)
 1961 A Matter of WHO (director of photography)
 1961 Jungle Fighters (director of photography)
 1960 School for Scoundrels (director of photography)
 1959 Shake Hands with the Devil (director of photography)
 1958 Girls at Sea (director of photography)
 1958 Chase a Crooked Shadow (director of photography)
 1957 The Mark of the Hawk (director of photography)
 1955 The Dam Busters (director of photography)
 1954 Duel in the Jungle (director of photography)
 1952 Father's Doing Fine (director of photography)
 1952 Castle in the Air (director of photography)
 1951 Young Wives' Tale (director of photography)
 1951 Happy Go Lovely (director of photography)
 1950 Shadow of the Eagle (director of photography)
 1949 The Interrupted Journey (director of photography)
 1948 Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill (director of photography)
 1948 The Weaker Sex (director of photography)
 1947 The October Man (director of photography)
 1946 London Town (director of photography)
 1945 I Know Where I'm Going! (as Erwin Hiller, photographed by)
 1945 Great Day (photography)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale (photographed by)
 1943 The Crown of the Year (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1943 Rhythm Serenade (photography)
 1943 The Silver Fleet (photographed by)
 1942 Men of Tomorrow (Documentary short)
 1942 The Sword of the Spirit (Documentary short)
 1941 Bampton Shows the Way (Documentary short)
 1941 Defeat Diphtheria (Documentary short)
 1941 Out of the Night (Documentary short)
 1937 Sing as You Swing (as Erwin Hiller, photography)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (14 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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