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John F. Seitz (1892–1979)

Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women (1922). Seitz started with Essanay in Chicago, then joined the St. Louis ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Double Indemnity Cinematographer
Sunset Blvd. Cinematographer
The Lost Weekend Cinematographer
When Worlds Collide Cinematographer


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 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Silent Ambush (1959)
 1959 The Man in the Net (as John Seitz)
 1959 Island of Lost Women (as John Seitz)
 1958 The Badlanders (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1954-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Silent Ambush (1958)
- Committed (1954)
 1958 The Deep Six
 1957 The Big Land
 1956 Santiago
 1955 Hell on Frisco Bay (as John Seitz)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1954 Rogue Cop (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1954 Saskatchewan (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1953 Fort Algiers (as John Seitz)
 1953 Invaders from Mars (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1953 Desert Legion (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1952 Botany Bay
 1952 The Iron Mistress (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1952 The Savage
 1952 The San Francisco Story (as John Seitz)
 1952 Thunder in the East (director of photography - uncredited)
 1951 Detective Story (uncredited)
 1951 Dear Brat
 1951 A Place in the Sun (uncredited)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid (uncredited)
 1950 The Goldbergs
 1950 Sunset Blvd. (director of photography)
 1950 Riding High (uncredited)
 1950 Appointment with Danger (director of photography)
 1949 Chicago Deadline (director of photography)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes (director of photography)
 1948 Beyond Glory
 1948 The Big Clock (director of photography)
 1947 Saigon
 1947 Wild Harvest (as John Seitz)
 1946 Calcutta (director of photography)
 1946 Home, Sweet Homicide (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1945 The Lost Weekend (director of photography)
 1945 The Unseen
 1944 Casanova Brown (as John Seitz)
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero (director of photography)
 1944 The Hour Before the Dawn (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1944 Going My Way (uncredited)
 1944 Double Indemnity (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1943 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1943 Five Graves to Cairo (director of photography)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (uncredited)
 1942 Lucky Jordan (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1942 Winning Your Wings (Short) (director of photography - uncredited)
 1942 This Gun for Hire (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1942 Fly-By-Night
 1941 Sullivan's Travels (as John Seitz)
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Crisis (as John Seitz)
 1940 We Who Are Young (uncredited)
 1940 Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (as John Seitz)
 1939 Another Thin Man (uncredited)
 1939 Let's Talk Turkey (Short) (as John Seitz)
 1939 Bad Little Angel (as John Seitz)
 1939 Thunder Afloat (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1939 6,000 Enemies (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1939 Prophet Without Honor (Short) (as John Seitz)
 1939 The Hardys Ride High (uncredited)
 1939 Sergeant Madden (as John Seitz)
 1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (as John Seitz)
 1938 A Christmas Carol (uncredited)
 1938 Young Dr. Kildare (as John Seitz)
 1938 Stablemates (as John Seitz)
 1938 The Crowd Roars (as John Seitz)
 1938 Lord Jeff (as John Seitz)
 1938 Love Is a Headache (as John Seitz)
 1937 Navy Blue and Gold (as John Seitz)
 1937 Madame X (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1937 Saratoga (uncredited)
 1937 Between Two Women (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1937 Carnival in Paris (Short) (as John Seitz)
 1936 15 Maiden Lane (director of photography - as John Seitz)
 1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (as John Seitz, photography)
 1936 Captain January (as John Seitz, photography)
 1936 The Country Doctor (as John Seitz, photography)
 1935 The Littlest Rebel (as John Seitz, photography)
 1935 Navy Wife (as John Seitz)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife (uncredited)
 1935 Curly Top (as John Seitz, photography)
 1935 Our Little Girl (as John Seitz, photography)
 1935 One More Spring (as John Seitz)
 1935 Helldorado
 1934 Marie Galante
 1934 Springtime for Henry (as John Seitz, photography)
 1933 Mr. Skitch (as John Seitz)
 1933 Paddy the Next Best Thing (as John Seitz)
 1933 Adorable (as John Seitz)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About (as John Seitz, photography)
 1933 Cavalcade (uncredited)
 1932 A Passport to Hell (as John Seitz)
 1932 Careless Lady (as John Seitz)
 1932 She Wanted a Millionaire (as John Seitz, photography by)
 1931 Over the Hill (as John Seitz)
 1931 Hush Money
 1931 Young Sinners
 1931 East Lynne
 1931 The Right of Way (as John Seitz, photography)
 1930 Kismet (as John Seitz)
 1930 The Bad Man (as Jack Seitz)
 1930 Sweethearts and Wives (as John Seitz)
 1930 Back Pay (as John Seitz, photography)
 1929 The Painted Angel (as John Seitz)
 1929 Hard to Get
 1929 Careers
 1929 The Squall (photography)
 1928 The Divine Lady (as John B. Sietz, photography)
 1928/I Adoration
 1928 Outcast
 1928 Across to Singapore (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1928 The Trail of '98 (as John Seitz, photographed by)
 1928 The Patsy
 1926/I The Magician
 1926 Mare Nostrum (photography)
 1924 Classmates
 1924 The Arab
 1923 Scaramouche (photographic)
 1922 The Prisoner of Zenda (photography)
 1920 Hearts Are Trumps (as John Seitz)
 1920 Shore Acres
 1917 Souls in Pawn (as John Seitz)
 1917 Whose Wife?
 1916 The Quagmire (Short)

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Cinematographer for two consecutive Oscar Best Picture winners: Going My Way (1944) and The Lost Weekend (1945), and three other Best Picture nominees: East Lynne (1931), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sunset Blvd. (1950). See more »



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