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Sol Polito (1892–1960)

Sol Polito, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer who helped create the distinct visual character of Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s, was born Salvador Polito on November 12, 1892, in Palermo, Sicily. While still young he emigrated to the US with his family, which settled in New York City, where he attended public school. He started out as... See full bio »

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Arsenic and Old Lace Cinematographer
Sergeant York Cinematographer
Captains of the Clouds Cinematographer


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 1949 Anna Lucasta (director of photography)
 1948 Sorry, Wrong Number (director of photography)
 1947 The Long Night (director of photography)
 1946 Cloak and Dagger (director of photography)
 1946 A Stolen Life
 1944 Arsenic and Old Lace (director of photography)
 1943 Old Acquaintance (director of photography)
 1943 This Is the Army (director of photography)
 1942 Now, Voyager (director of photography)
 1942 The Gay Sisters (director of photography)
 1942 Captains of the Clouds (director of photography)
 1941 Navy Blues (dance sequences: photographed by)
 1941 Sergeant York (director of photography)
 1941 The Sea Wolf (director of photography)
 1941 The Dog in the Orchard (Short)
 1940 Santa Fe Trail (director of photography)
 1940 City for Conquest (director of photography)
 1940 The Sea Hawk (director of photography)
 1940 Virginia City (director of photography)
 1939 Four Wives (director of photography)
 1939 On Your Toes (color sequence: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" photographed by)
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (director of photography)
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short) (photographed by)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy (photography)
 1939 Dodge City (photographed by)
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder (photography)
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces (photography)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl (photography)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood (photography)
 1938 Gold Is Where You Find It (director of photography)
 1937 Varsity Show (photography)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper (photography)
 1937 Ready, Willing and Able (photography)
 1936 Three Men on a Horse (photography)
 1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade (photography)
 1936 Sons o' Guns (photography)
 1936 Colleen (photography)
 1936 The Petrified Forest (photography)
 1935 Frisco Kid (photography)
 1935 In Caliente (photography)
 1935 Go Into Your Dance (uncredited)
 1935 'G' Men (photography)
 1934 Sweet Adeline (photography)
 1934 Flirtation Walk (photography)
 1934 Dames (photography)
 1934 Dr. Monica (photography)
 1934 Wonder Bar (photography)
 1934 Dark Hazard
 1934 Hi, Nellie (photography)
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933 (photography)
 1933 Picture Snatcher (director of photography)
 1933 The Working Man (photography)
 1933 The Mind Reader (director of photography)
 1933 42nd Street (photography)
 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (photography)
 1932 Three on a Match (photography)
 1932 Blessed Event (photography)
 1932 Two Seconds
 1932 Fireman, Save My Child! (photography)
 1932 Union Depot (photography)
 1931 Local Boy Makes Good (photography)
 1931 Suicide Fleet (photography)
 1931 The Ruling Voice (photography)
 1931 Five Star Final (photography)
 1931 The Bargain
 1931 Woman Hungry
 1931 The Hot Heiress (photographed by)
 1930 Going Wild (photography)
 1930 The Widow from Chicago (photography)
 1930 Numbered Men (photography)
 1930 Show Girl in Hollywood (photography)
 1930 Playing Around (photography)
 1929 Paris
 1929 Twin Beds
 1929 Broadway Babies (photography)
 1928 Scarlet Seas
 1928 Show Girl
 1927 Gun Gospel
 1926 Satan Town
 1926 Driftin' Thru
 1925 The Bad Lands
 1925 Soft Shoes
 1924 Roaring Rails
 1923 The Bad Man
 1922 Trimmed
 1921 The Roof Tree
 1919 In Wrong
 1918 The Reckoning Day (uncredited)
 1918 Treason
 1917 The Runaway
 1916/I Paying the Price (as Salvador Polito)
 1915/I The Butterfly
 1915 M'Liss
 1915 Wildfire
 1914/I Rip Van Winkle
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