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Charles Rosher (1885–1974)

Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic in Regent Street. He must have been a keen student... See full bio »


(age 88) in Lisbon, Portugal

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Known For

Sunrise Cinematographer
The Yearling Cinematographer
Show Boat Cinematographer
Annie Get Your Gun Cinematographer


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 1953 Kiss Me Kate (director of photography)
 1953 Young Bess (director of photography)
 1952 Scaramouche (director of photography)
 1951 Show Boat (director of photography)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (director of photography)
 1949 East Side, West Side (director of photography)
 1948 On an Island with You (director of photography)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man (director of photography)
 1947 Dark Delusion
 1947 Fiesta
 1946 The Yearling (director of photography)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (director of photography)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (director of photography)
 1944 Kismet (director of photography)
 1943 Swing Fever
 1943 I Dood It (uncredited)
 1942 Stand by for Action (director of photography)
 1942 Mokey (director of photography)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven (director of photography)
 1941 Million Dollar Baby (director of photography)
 1941 Four Mothers (director of photography)
 1940 My Love Came Back (director of photography)
 1940 3 Cheers for the Irish (director of photography)
 1940 Brother Rat and a Baby (director of photography)
 1939 Espionage Agent (director of photography)
 1939 Hell's Kitchen (photography)
 1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter (photography)
 1938 Hard to Get (photography)
 1938 White Banners (photographed by)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (photography)
 1937 The Perfect Specimen (photography)
 1936 Men Are Not Gods (as Charles Roscher, photographed by)
 1936 Little Lord Fauntleroy (photographed by)
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 (photographed by)
 1935 Call of the Wild (photography)
 1934 What Every Woman Knows (photographed by)
 1934 Outcast Lady (photographed by)
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 After Tonight (photographed by)
 1933 Bed of Roses (photographed by)
 1933 Our Betters (photographed by)
 1932 Rockabye (photographed by)
 1932 Flaming Gold (photographed by)
 1932 Two Against the World (photographed by)
 1932 What Price Hollywood? (photographed by)
 1931/I Silence
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance (photographed by)
 1930 Paid (photographed by)
 1930 War Nurse (as Charles Roscher, photographed by)
 1930 Atlantis
 1930 Zwei Welten
 1930 Two Worlds
 1930 Knowing Men
 1929 Atlantic
 1929 Atlantik
 1929 Eternal Love
 1929 Coquette (uncredited)
 1928 Tempest
 1927 My Best Girl (photography)
 1927 Sunrise (photography)
 1926 Sparrows (photography)
 1925 Little Annie Rooney (photography)
 1924 Three Women
 1923 Tiger Rose
 1923 Rosita
 1923 Sant'Ilario
 1922 Tess of the Storm Country (photography)
 1921 The Love Light (photography)
 1920 Dinty
 1920 Suds
 1920 Pollyanna (photography)
 1919 The Hoodlum
 1919 Daddy-Long-Legs (photography)
 1919 The Dub
 1917 A Mormon Maid
 1917 On Record
 1916 The Plow Girl
 1916 Common Ground
 1916 The Clown
 1916 The Sowers
 1916 The Blacklist (as Charles G. Rosher)
 1915 Blackbirds (as Charles G. Rosher)
 1915 Gene of the Northland (Short)
 1915 The Smuggler's Lass (Short)
 1914 Santo Icario
 1914 The Mystery of the Poison Pool (as Charles G. Rosher)
 1914 The Oath of a Viking (Short)
 1912 Life of Villa (Documentary)
 1912 Early Days in the West (Short)
 1912 The Indian Raiders (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Charles Roscher | Charles G. Rosher

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Pancho Villa wanted him to film the funeral of a friend. The funeral lasted three days, but Rosher only had material to film for half a day. So, he just acted as if he was filming, because he was afraid he would be shot. See more »



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