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Lee Garmes (1898–1978)

One of the most innovative of pioneer cameramen, Lee Garmes started his career on the East Coast with the New York Motion Picture Company, but was soon persuaded by the director Thomas H. Ince to join him in Hollywood. Garmes quickly climbed his way up the ladder, from painter's assistant to prop boy (future director Henry Hathaway shared the same... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Shanghai Express Cinematographer
Morocco Cinematographer
Since You Went Away Cinematographer
Angels Over Broadway Cinematographer


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 2018 The Forsaken Westerns (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Mountain Man (2018) ... (director of photography)
 1973 Why
 1971 Why (Short)
 1966 A Big Hand for the Little Lady (director of photography)
 1964 Lady in a Cage (director of photography)
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Ten Girls Ago (TV Short)
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Quality of Mercy (1961)
 1961 Misty (director of photography)
 1960 The Texan (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Mountain Man (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June (director of photography)
 1955 Man with the Gun (director of photography)
 1955 The Desperate Hours (director of photography)
 1952 The Lusty Men
 1952 The Captive City (director of photography)
 1952 Thunder in the East (director of photography)
 1951 Detective Story (director of photography)
 1951 That's My Boy
 1950 Our Very Own
 1950 The Furies (uncredited)
 1950 My Friend Irma Goes West (director of photography)
 1949 My Foolish Heart (director of photography)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (director of photography)
 1949 The Fighting Kentuckian (director of photography)
 1949 Caught (director of photography)
 1948 Portrait of Jennie (uncredited)
 1947 The Paradine Case (photographed by)
 1947 Nightmare Alley (director of photography)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (director of photography)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (director of photography)
 1946 Specter of the Rose (director of photography)
 1946 Young Widow
 1945 Love Letters (director of photography)
 1944 Guest in the House (director of photography)
 1944 Since You Went Away (photographed by)
 1944 None Shall Escape (director of photography)
 1943 Jack London (uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather (uncredited)
 1943 Flight for Freedom (director of photography)
 1943 Forever and a Day (uncredited)
 1942 China Girl
 1942 The Jungle Book (director of photography)
 1941 Lydia (director of photography)
 1940 Angels Over Broadway (director of photography)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (photographed by, uncredited)
 1936 The Conquest of the Air (uncredited)
 1935 The Scoundrel
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
 1932 Call Her Savage (photography)
 1932 Strange Interlude (photographed by)
 1932 Scarface
 1932 Shanghai Express (photographed by)
 1931 City Streets
 1931 Dishonored
 1931 Kiss Me Again (photography)
 1930 Morocco (photographed by)
 1930 Whoopee!
 1930 Bright Lights (photography)
 1930 Spring Is Here (photography)
 1929 Disraeli (photographed by)
 1929 The Great Divide (uncredited)
 1929 Prisoners
 1928 The Barker
 1928 Waterfront
 1928 Yellow Lily
 1927 The Love Mart
 1926 The Show-Off (photographed by)
 1925 Keep Smiling
 1925 Goat Getter
 1925 Crack o' Dawn
 1925 The Pacemakers (Short)
 1924 The Lighthouse by the Sea (uncredited)
 1924 Find Your Man
 1924 Bee's Knees (Short)
 1924 The Square Sex (Short)
 1924 For the Love of Mike (Short)
 1924 Sherlock's Home (Short)
 1924 William Tells (Short)
 1924 King Leary (Short)
 1924 Money to Burns (Short)
 1924 Julius Sees Her (Short)
 1923 The Three Orphans (Short)
 1923 Judy Punch (Short)
 1923 The End of a Perfect Fray (Short)
 1923 A Grim Fairy Tale (Short)
 1923 Christopher of Columbus (Short)
 1923 The Knight That Failed (Short)
 1923 Gall of the Wild (Short)
 1923 Some Punches and Judy (Short)
 1923 Two Stones with One Bird (Short)
 1923 Six Second Smith (Short)
 1923 The Knight in Gale (Short)
 1923/II Fighting Blood (Short)
 1923/I Fighting Blood
 1919 Nobody Home
 1919 Nugget Nell
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Unsold pilot: Shot a pilot for a western series to be called "Mountain Man". See more »

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[on how he got into the film business] I got a job as a painter's assistant in the paint department at the old Thomas H. Ince Studios. Henry Hathaway and I were property boys together, at Inceville, where Sunset Boulevard comes into the ocean. The New York Motion Picture Company had leased this land and put Tom Ince in charge of it. See more »


President American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 1960-1961. See more »

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