Eugen Schüfftan (1893–1977)

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Eugen Schüfftan moved from his motherland, Germany, to France in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi movement. He moved to the US in 1940 and became a member of Local 644, the East Coast cinematographers chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He invented the Schüfftan Process for optical special effects that was ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Hustler Cinematographer
(1961)
Metropolis Visual Effects
(1927)
Eyes Without a Face Cinematographer
(1960)
(1932)

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 1966 Wages of Sin
 1965 Three Rooms in Manhattan (as Eugene Shuftan)
 1964 The Big Scare (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1964 Lilith (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1964 The Parisienne and the Prudes (as Eugene Shuftan)
 1963 The Virgins (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1963 Captain Sindbad (uncredited)
 1962 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Night Shift (1962) ... (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1961 Something Wild (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1961 The Hustler (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
 1960 Eyes Without a Face (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
 1960 A Couple
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series) (director of photography - 35 episodes)
- Rebels of Red River (1959) ... (director of photography - as Eugen Shuftan)
- Pierre's Three Evils (1959) ... (director of photography)
- Voice in the Wilderness (1959) ... (director of photography - as Eugen Shufian)
- The Northern Cheyenne (1959) ... (director of photography)
- The Executioner (1959) ... (director of photography)
 1959 The Bloody Brood (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
 1958 La première nuit (Short)
  Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (TV Series) (1 episode, 1957) (director of photography - 20 episodes, 1957)
- Circle of Hate (1957) ... (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
- The Contest (1957) ... (uncredited)
- Washington Story (1957) ... (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
- The Colonel and His Lady (1957) ... (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
- Huron Tomahawk (1957) ... (director of photography - as Eugene Shuftan)
 1953 The Crimson Curtain (Short) (as Eugène Shuftan)
 1950 Le traqué
 1948 Women in the Night (as Eugen Shuftan)
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (uncredited)
 1946 A Scandal in Paris (uncredited)
 1945 Club Havana (uncredited)
 1944 Bluebeard (uncredited)
 1944 Summer Storm (uncredited)
 1943 Hitler's Madman (uncredited)
 1940 The Emigrant (as Shuftan)
 1938 The Novel of Werther (as Schufftan)
 1938 Three Waltzes
 1938 Port of Shadows (as E. Schufftan)
 1938 Hatred
 1937 The Cheat (as Eugen Schufftan)
 1937 Bizarre, Bizarre (as Eugène Schufftan)
 1937 Yoshiwara (as Schüfftan)
 1936 The Trouble with Money (as Eugen Schufftan, photography)
 1936 The Invader (as Eugen Schuefftan)
 1935 Riders to the Sea (Short) (uncredited)
 1934 Norah O'Neale
 1934 Le scandale
 1933 High and Low (as Schuefftan)
 1932 Coeurs joyeux
 1932 L'Atlantide (as E. Schufftan)
 1931 Das Ekel
 1931 Gassenhauer
 1930 Abschied
 1929 Jagd auf dich
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Alternate Names:

Eugen Schuefftan | Schuefftan | E. Schufftan | Eugene Schufftan | Eugen Schufftan | Eugène Schufftan | Schufftan | Schüfftan | Eugene Shufftan | Eugen Shufian | Eugene Shuftan | Eugen Shuftan | Eugène Shuftan | Shuftan
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One innovation was called after him "Schüfftan-Verfahren" which he invented together with Ernst Kunstmann. This invention made it possible to save a lot of money for huge scenery by using a mirror trick which combines two pictures to one. In this way small models appeared like giant buildings. See more »

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