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Daniel L. Fapp (1904–1986)

American cinematographer who spent the bulk of his career at Paramount (1923-1959). After two years apprenticed in the studio lab, Fapp first worked the movie camera as an assistant in 1925. By 1941, he had graduated to full director of photography at the behest of cinematographer, turned director, Ted Tetzlaff. Fapp joined the American Society of... See full bio »

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Known For

West Side Story Cinematographer
The Great Escape Cinematographer
Ice Station Zebra Cinematographer
Marooned Cinematographer


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 1969 Marooned (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1968 Ice Station Zebra (director of photography)
 1968 5 Card Stud (director of photography)
 1968 Sweet November (director of photography)
 1967 Double Trouble (director of photography)
 1966 Spinout (director of photography)
 1966 Lord Love a Duck (director of photography)
 1966 Our Man Flint (director of photography)
 1965 I'll Take Sweden (director of photography)
 1964 The Pleasure Seekers (director of photography)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series) (1 episode)
- All Through the Night (1964) ... (Move Over Darling sequence, uncredited)
 1964 Send Me No Flowers (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown (director of photography)
 1963 Move Over, Darling (director of photography)
 1963 Fun in Acapulco (director of photography)
 1963 A New Kind of Love (director of photography)
 1963 The Great Escape (director of photography)
 1962 The Pigeon That Took Rome (director of photography)
 1961 One, Two, Three (director of photography)
 1961 Bachelor Flat (director of photography)
 1961 West Side Story (director of photography)
 1960 Let's Make Love (director of photography)
 1960 All the Young Men (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1959 Li'l Abner
 1959 The Five Pennies (director of photography)
 1959 The Trap (director of photography)
 1958 Kings Go Forth (director of photography)
 1958 Desire Under the Elms (director of photography)
 1957 The Devil's Hairpin (director of photography)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (director of photography)
 1956 Hollywood or Bust (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1956 Pardners (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1956 The Birds and the Bees (director of photography)
 1956 Bing Presents Oreste (Short)
 1955 Artists and Models (director of photography)
 1955 You're Never Too Young (director of photography)
 1955 The Far Horizons (director of photography)
 1955 Run for Cover (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bachelor's Bride (1955) ... (as Daniel Fapp)
 1954 Living It Up (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1954 Knock on Wood (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1953 Money from Home (director of photography)
 1953 The Caddy (director of photography)
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1952 Jumping Jacks (director of photography)
 1952 Anything Can Happen (director of photography)
 1952 Sailor Beware (director of photography)
 1951 The Stooge (director of photography)
 1951 Darling, How Could You! (director of photography)
 1951 The Redhead and the Cowboy (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (director of photography)
 1950 Union Station (director of photography)
 1950 September Affair (uncredited)
 1950 No Man of Her Own (director of photography)
 1949 Song of Surrender (director of photography)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue (director of photography)
 1949 Sorrowful Jones (director of photography)
 1949 Bride of Vengeance (director of photography)
 1948 Dream Girl (director of photography)
 1948 Hazard (director of photography)
 1948 The Big Clock (uncredited)
 1947 Golden Earrings (director of photography)
 1947 Suddenly It's Spring (director of photography)
 1946 To Each His Own (director of photography)
 1945 Hold That Blonde! (director of photography)
 1945 Kitty (director of photography)
 1945 You Came Along (director of photography)
 1944 And Now Tomorrow (director of photography)
 1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (as Dan Fapp)
 1944 Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout (as Daniel Fapp)
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It (as Daniel Fapp)
 1943 Lady Bodyguard (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1942 Priorities on Parade (as Daniel Fapp)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy (director of photography - as Daniel Fapp)
 1942 True to the Army (as Daniel Fapp)
 1941 Glamour Boy
 1941 World Premiere (director of photography)
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Alternate Names:

Daniel Fapp | Dan Fapp

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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

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