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Henri Decaë (1915–1987)

Although Henri Decaë gained fame as a cinematographer, he actually entered the film industry as an editor and soundman. Serving as a cameraman in the French army during WW II, upon his release he began making documentaries and directing and photographing industrial and commercial films, then in 1947 made his first feature. His documentary ... See full bio »


(age 71) in Paris, France

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 1987 Riviera (TV Movie)
 1983 Exposed (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1980 The Island
 1980 Le guignolo
 1979 The Hard Way (TV Movie)
 1979 Flic ou voyou
 1978 The Boys from Brazil (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1975 Operation: Daybreak (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1973 Two People (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1971 Jo (as Henri Decae)
 1971 The Light at the Edge of the World (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1970 Le Cercle Rouge (as Henri Decae)
 1970 Hello-Goodbye
 1970 The Only Game in Town (as Henri Decae)
 1969 The Sicilian Clan (director of photography)
 1969 Castle Keep (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1969 D-Day Revisited (Documentary)
 1967 Diaboliquement vôtre (director of photography)
 1967 The Comedians (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1967 Le Samouraï (as Henri Decae)
 1967 The Night of the Generals (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1966 Hotel Paradiso (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1965 Viva Maria! (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1965 The Sucker (director of photography)
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk (director of photography)
 1964 La ronde (director of photography)
 1964 Joy House
 1962 Eva (uncredited)
 1962 Les sept péchés capitaux (segments "Paresse, La", "Luxure, La", "Orgueil, L'")
 1962 A Very Private Affair (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1962 Le village du milieu des brumes (Documentary short)
 1961 Léon Morin, Priest (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1960 Purple Noon (as Henri Decae)
 1959 Leda
 1959 La sentence
 1959 The 400 Blows
 1959 Les Cousins
 1958 The Lovers (director of photography - as Henri Decae)
 1958 Le Beau Serge
 1957 Piano mon ami (Documentary short)
 1957 Propre à rien (Short)
 1956 Coureur de brousse (Documentary short)
 1956 L'enfant au fennec (Documentary short)
 1955 Antilles (Documentary short)
 1955 Coureurs de brousse (Documentary short)
 1955 Crèvecoeur (Documentary)
 1953 Avec les gens du voyage (Short)
 1953 Égypte éternelle (Documentary short)
 1953 France australe (Documentary short)
 1953 Trois hommes en Corse (Documentary short)
 1951 À cheval (Documentary short)
 1951 Carnaval sacré (Documentary short)
 1951 Faits d'hiver (Documentary short)
 1951 Le garde-chasse (Documentary short)
 1951 Visite au haras (Documentary short)
 1951 Bullfight (Documentary)
 1950 Caroline du sud (Short)
 1949 Apprenez à soulever une charge (Documentary short)
 1949 Bons baisers de Dinard (Documentary short)
 1949 Évitez le désordre (Documentary short)
 1949 Faites soigner vos égratignures (Documentary short)
 1949 Ne compromettez pas vos loisirs (Documentary short)
 1949 Pensez à ceux qui sont en-dessous! (Documentary short)
 1949 Surveillez votre tenue (Documentary short)
 1946 Hommes et bêtes (Documentary short)
 1946 Nostalgie champêtre (Short)
 1945 À tous les vents (Documentary short)
 1945 Chanson de rue (Short)
 1945 Marseille, premier port de France (Documentary short)
 1943 Au-delà du visible (Documentary short)
 1942 Glaciers (Documentary short)
 1941 Eau vive (Documentary short)
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