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Otto Heller (1896–1970)

Pioneering Czech cinematographer Ota (later anglicised to 'Otto') Heller started as a cinema usher and then worked as a projectionist at a cinema in Prague. He first came to prominence as a military reporter and cameraman on the Italian Front during World War I and was subsequently involved in filming the funeral of Emperor Franz Josef. After the ... See full bio »


(age 73) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Ipcress File Cinematographer
Peeping Tom Cinematographer
Alfie Cinematographer
The Crimson Pirate Cinematographer


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 1970 The Hero (lighting cameraman)
 1968 Duffy (photographed by)
 1968 Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (director of photography)
 1967 I'll Never Forget What's'isname (photography)
 1966 Funeral in Berlin (director of photography)
 1966 Alfie (lighting cameraman)
 1966 That Riviera Touch (photographed by)
 1965 Masquerade (director of photography)
 1965 The Ipcress File (photographed by)
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (director of photography)
 1964 Woman of Straw (director of photography)
 1963 What a Crazy World (director of photography)
 1963 West 11
 1962 We Joined the Navy (director of photography)
 1962 Tiara Tahiti
 1962 Light in the Piazza (director of photography)
 1961 Victim (director of photography)
 1961 The Big Show
 1961 The Singer Not the Song (director of photography)
 1960 Hello London (Documentary)
 1960 Peeping Tom (photographed by)
 1959 Portrait of a Sinner (director of photography)
 1959 Ferry to Hong Kong (director of photography)
 1958 The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (director of photography)
 1958 The Silent Enemy (director of photography)
 1957 The Truth About Women (director of photography)
 1957 The Circle (director of photography)
 1957 Stowaway Girl
 1956 Child in the House (director of photography)
 1956 Who Done It? (director of photography)
 1955 Richard III
 1955 The Ladykillers (director of photography)
 1954 The Divided Heart (director of photography)
 1954 The Rainbow Jacket (director of photography)
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (director of photography)
 1953 The Square Ring (director of photography)
 1952 The Crimson Pirate (director of photography)
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain (director of photography)
 1949 Now Barabbas
 1949 Woman of Dolwyn (director of photography)
 1948 The Silk Noose (uncredited)
 1948 Bond Street
 1947 I Became a Criminal (director of photography)
 1946 Showtime
 1946 Night Boat to Dublin (director of photography)
 1945 A Yank in London (director of photography)
 1944 One Exciting Night (photography)
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel
 1944 Candlelight in Algeria (director of photography)
 1942 Alibi
 1940 Two Women
 1940 Menaces...
 1939 De spooktrein (uncredited)
 1939 Morgen gaat 't beter! (photography)
 1938 Filosofská historie (interiors)
 1938 Veertig jaren
 1938 Krok do tmy
 1936 Port Arthur
 1936 The Amazing Adventure (photography)
 1936 Jizdni hlidka
 1935 Bezdetná
 1935 A zivot jde dál (interiors)
 1934 Polská krev
 1934 Polenblut
 1934 Little Dorrit
 1934 Anita v ráji
 1933 Kantor ideál
 1933 Baby
 1932 Baby
 1932 Le roi bis
 1932/II Kiki
 1932/I Kiki
 1932 Pred maturitou (interiors)
 1932 Der Hexer
 1932 Funebrák
 1931 Der Zinker
 1931 Dactylo
 1930 Wiener Herzen
 1930 Starý hrích
 1929 Adjunkt Vrba
 1929 Hrích
 1928 Saxophon-Susi
 1928 Evas Töchter
 1927 Werther
 1925 Lucerna
 1925 Syn hor
 1925 Chytte ho!
 1924 Písen zivota
 1924 Bílý ráj
 1923 Muz bez srdce
 1923 Tu ten kámen
 1923 Drvostep
 1922 Koryatovic
 1922 Proudy
 1922 Mrtví zijí
 1922 Stíny
 1922 Nad propastí
 1921 Trny a kvety
 1921 Odplata
 1921 Zpev zlata
 1920 Drátenícek
 1920 Komediantka
 1919 O Adrienu
 1919 Aloisuv los
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