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George Barnes (I) (1892–1953)

Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work. Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to director of photography. In the course of his career he... See full bio »

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Rebecca Cinematographer
Spellbound Cinematographer
The War of the Worlds Cinematographer
The Greatest Show on Earth Cinematographer


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 1953 The War of the Worlds (director of photography)
 1952 Road to Bali (director of photography)
 1952 Just for You
 1952 Something to Live For (director of photography)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (director of photography)
 1951 Here Comes the Groom (director of photography)
 1950 Mr. Music
 1950 Let's Dance
 1950 Riding High (director of photography)
 1949 Samson and Delilah (director of photography)
 1949 The File on Thelma Jordon (director of photography)
 1948 Force of Evil (director of photography)
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair (director of photography)
 1948 No Minor Vices (director of photography)
 1948 Good Sam (director of photography)
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra (director of photography)
 1947 Sinbad, the Sailor (director of photography)
 1946 Sister Kenny (director of photography)
 1946 From This Day Forward (director of photography)
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's (director of photography)
 1945 Spellbound (photographed by)
 1945 The Spanish Main (director of photography)
 1944 None But the Lonely Heart (director of photography)
 1944 Since You Went Away (photographed by, uncredited)
 1943 Jane Eyre (director of photography)
 1943 Mardi Gras (Short)
 1943 Mr. Lucky (director of photography)
 1942 Nightmare
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon (director of photography)
 1942 Broadway
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers (director of photography)
 1942 Sex Hygiene (Short)
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling (director of photography)
 1941 Meet John Doe (director of photography)
 1941 Hudson's Bay
 1940 The Return of Frank James (director of photography)
 1940 Maryland
 1940 Rebecca (photographed by)
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger (uncredited)
 1939 Stanley and Livingstone (photography)
 1939 Jesse James (photography)
 1939 Devil's Island (photography)
 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris (musical numbers)
 1938 The Beloved Brat (photography)
 1938 Love, Honor and Behave (photography)
 1937 Hollywood Hotel (musical numbers photographed by)
 1937 Varsity Show (photographed by: finale)
 1937 Ever Since Eve (photography)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper (uncredited)
 1937 Marked Woman (photography)
 1937 The Barrier (photographed by)
 1937 Black Legion (photography)
 1936 Cain and Mabel (photography)
 1935 Stars Over Broadway (photography)
 1935 I Live for Love (photography)
 1935 The Irish in Us (photography)
 1935 In Caliente (photography)
 1935 Traveling Saleslady (photography)
 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 (photography)
 1934 Flirtation Walk (photography)
 1934 Dames (photography)
 1934 Smarty (photography)
 1934 Gambling Lady (photography)
 1934 Massacre
 1933 Havana Widows
 1933 Footlight Parade (photographed by)
 1933 Goodbye Again (director of photography)
 1933 Broadway Bad
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (photographed by)
 1932 Society Girl
 1932 The Wet Parade (photographed by)
 1932 Polly of the Circus (photographed by)
 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them (photographed by)
 1931 The Unholy Garden (as George S. Barnes)
 1931 Street Scene
 1931 Five and Ten (photographed by)
 1930 The Devil to Pay! (as George S. Barnes, photography)
 1930 A Lady's Morals (photographed by)
 1930 What a Widow!
 1930 Raffles (as George S. Barnes)
 1929 Condemned! (as George S. Barnes, photography)
 1929 Bulldog Drummond (as George S. Barnes, photography)
 1929 The Rescue
 1928 The Awakening
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters (photographed by)
 1928 Two Lovers
 1928 Sadie Thompson (photographed by)
 1927 The Love of Sunya (uncredited)
 1926 The Son of the Sheik (photography)
 1925 The Eagle (photography)
 1925 The Teaser
 1924 Yolanda
 1923 Desire
 1923 Alice Adams
 1922 Dusk to Dawn
 1920 Silk Hosiery
 1920 Hairpins
 1919 Stepping Out
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He had a child, Norman S. Powell, with Joan Blondell. He gave up parental rights to Norman in 1938, when Blondell's new husband Dick Powell adopted him. See more »

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