Ernest Haller (1896–1970)

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Distinguished American cinematographer Ernest Haller started in the industry in 1914 as an actor with Biograph after leaving his first job as a bank clerk. Within one year he discovered his true calling: being on the other side of the camera. By 1920, he had become a full director of photography and would go on to handle prestigious pictures , ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gone with the Wind Cinematographer
Mildred Pierce Cinematographer
Rebel Without a Cause Cinematographer


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 1966 Star Trek: The Original Series (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966) ... (director of photography)
 1964 Mr. Kingston (TV Movie)
 1964 Dead Ringer (director of photography)
 1963 Lilies of the Field (director of photography)
 1962 Pressure Point (director of photography)
 1961 Fear No More (director of photography)
 1961 Armored Command (director of photography)
 1960 Route 66 (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- A Lance of Straw (1960) ... (director of photography)
 1960 Why Must I Die? (director of photography)
 1960 The 3rd Voice
 1959 The Miracle
 1959 Speed Crazy
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Man of the West (director of photography)
 1958 God's Little Acre (director of photography)
 1957-1958 Suspicion (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Fraction of a Second (1958) ... (director of photography)
- The Flight (1957) ... (director of photography)
 1957 Plunder Road
 1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bitter Parting (1957)
 1957 Men in War (director of photography)
 1956 The Cruel Tower (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1956 Dakota Incident (director of photography)
 1956 The Come On
 1955 Magic Fire (director of photography)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause (director of photography)
 1954 Carnival Story (director of photography)
 1953 Jhansi Ki Rani (director of photography)
 1952 Monsoon
 1951 Pictura (Documentary)
 1951 Jim Thorpe -- All-American (director of photography)
 1951 On Moonlight Bay (director of photography)
 1950 Dallas (director of photography)
 1950 The Flame and the Arrow (director of photography)
 1949 Always Leave Them Laughing (director of photography)
 1948 My Girl Tisa
 1946 Humoresque (director of photography)
 1946 The Verdict (director of photography)
 1946 Deception
 1946 A Stolen Life
 1946 Devotion (as Ernie Haller)
 1945 Saratoga Trunk (director of photography)
 1945 Mildred Pierce (director of photography)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington (director of photography)
 1943 Princess O'Rourke (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1943 Cavalcade of Dance (Short)
 1942 George Washington Slept Here (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1942 Spanish Fiesta (Short) (as Ernie Haller)
 1942 In This Our Life (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1941 The Gay Parisian (Short) (as Ernie Haller)
 1941 Blues in the Night (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1941 Minstrel Days (Short)
 1941 Manpower (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1941 Footsteps in the Dark (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1941 Honeymoon for Three (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1940 No Time for Comedy (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1940 All This, and Heaven Too (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1940 It All Came True (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1939 Invisible Stripes (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (photographed by)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (director of photography - as Ernie Haller)
 1939 Daughters Courageous (uncredited)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy (uncredited)
 1939 Dark Victory (as Ernie Haller, photography)
 1938 Brother Rat (as Ernie Haller, photographed by)
 1938 Four Daughters (as Ernie Haller, photography)
 1938 Four's a Crowd (as Ernie Haller, photography)
 1938 Jezebel (photography)
 1937 The Great Garrick (photography)
 1937 That Certain Woman (photography)
 1937 Mountain Justice (director of photography)
 1937 Call It a Day
 1937 The Great O'Malley (photography)
 1936 Public Enemy's Wife (as Ernie Haller, photography)
 1936 Petticoat Fever (photographed by)
 1936 The Voice of Bugle Ann (photographed by)
 1935 Dangerous (photography)
 1935 Captain Blood (photography)
 1935 Escapade
 1935 Age of Indiscretion (photographed by)
 1935 Mary Jane's Pa (photography)
 1934 The Firebird
 1934 British Agent
 1934 Desirable (photography)
 1934 The Key
 1934 Merry Wives of Reno (photography)
 1934 Journal of a Crime (photography)
 1934 Easy to Love (photography)
 1933 The House on 56th Street (photography)
 1933 International House (photographed by)
 1932 Scarlet Dawn (photography)
 1932 The Crash (photography)
 1932 Street of Women (photographed by)
 1932 The Rich Are Always with Us (photography)
 1931 Compromised
 1931 Blonde Crazy (photography)
 1931 24 Hours
 1931 I Like Your Nerve (photography)
 1931 Chances
 1931 Ten Cents a Dance (as Ernie Hallor)
 1931 Millie
 1930 The Lash (photography)
 1930 Sunny (photography)
 1930 The Dawn Patrol (photography by)
 1930 A Notorious Affair (photography)
 1930 Son of the Gods (photography)
 1929 Wedding Rings
 1929 Dark Streets
 1929 Drag
 1929 Weary River (as Ernie Haller, photography)
 1928 Naughty Baby
 1928 Harold Teen
 1928 Mad Hour
 1927 Dance Magic
 1927 Convoy
 1926 Stacked Cards
 1925 High and Handsome (as Ernest Hallor)
 1925 Any Woman
 1925 3 Keys
 1924 Empty Hearts
 1924 Rough Ridin'
 1924 Pied Piper Malone (as Ernest Hallor)
 1923 Woman-Proof (as Ernest Hallor)
 1923 The Ne'er-Do-Well (as Ernest Hallor)
 1922 Outcast
 1920 Yes or No
 1920 Why Women Sin
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Cinematographer for Oscar Best Picture winner Gone with the Wind (1939), and seven other Best Picture nominees: Captain Blood (1935), Jezebel (1938), Four Daughters (1938), Dark Victory (1939), All This, and Heaven Too (1940), Mildred Pierce (1945) and Lilies of the Field (1963).



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