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Albert Bettcher (1920–2017)


Al Bettcher began his career with the 168th Signal Photo Corp in WWII. After the war he filmed the Japanese War Crimes Trials in the Philippines. When he returned home, he started at the Columbia studios still lab, where he worked for 7 years before breaking in as an assistant cameraman on the feature Overexposed. He assisted for 9 years, then ... See full bio »

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Known For

Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck Camera and Electrical Department
(1986)
Blade Runner
Blade Runner Camera and Electrical Department
(1982)
Body Heat
Body Heat Camera and Electrical Department
(1981)
The Graduate
The Graduate Camera and Electrical Department
(1967)

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 1991 Step by Step (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1990 Downtown (camera operator)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (camera operator)
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1986 Touch and Go (camera operator)
 1986 Howard the Duck (camera operator: "a" camera)
 1985 This Child Is Mine (TV Movie) (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1985 My Man Adam (camera operator)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (camera operator)
 1984 All of Me (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1984 Hard to Hold (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1983 Deal of the Century (camera operator)
 1983 Brainstorm (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1983 Breathless (camera operator)
 1983 Man, Woman and Child (camera operator)
 1982 Blade Runner (camera operator)
 1981 Lovespell (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1981 Body Heat (camera operator)
 1980 The Competition (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1979 Tilt (camera operator)
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain (camera operator)
 1978 The Fury (camera operator)
 1977 The Waltons (TV Series) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- The Achievement (1977) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Go-Getter (1977) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Hiding Place (1977) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Long Night (1977) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1976 King Kong (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1974 The Terminal Man (camera operator)
 1973 The Don Is Dead (camera operator - uncredited)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (camera operator - uncredited)
 1973 The Harrad Experiment (camera operator - as Albert Betcher)
 1972 The Mechanic (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1971 Man and Boy (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1970-1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) (camera operator - 26 episodes)
- The Saturday Game (1971) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Long Road Back (1971) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Green-Eyed Monster (1971) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Power of a Tree (1971) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
- The Barber Shop (1971) ... (camera operator - as Al Bettcher)
 1969 Hail, Hero! (camera operator)
 1967 Batgirl (TV Short) (camera operator)
 1967 The Graduate (camera operator)
 1966 Batman (TV Series) (camera operator - 34 episodes)
- Batman Makes the Scenes (1966) ... (camera operator)
- Fine Finny Fiends (1966) ... (camera operator)
- The Riddler's False Notion (1966) ... (camera operator)
- Death in Slow Motion (1966) ... (camera operator)
- While Gotham City Burns (1966) ... (camera operator)
 1965 Baby the Rain Must Fall (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1965 The Outlaws Is Coming (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1964 Strait-Jacket (first assistant camera)
 1963 The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1963 13 Frightened Girls (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1962 Empire (TV Series) (first assistant camera)
 1962 The Three Stooges in Orbit (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1962 The Wild Westerners (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (first assistant camera)
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1960 Pepe (first assistant camera)
 1960 Song Without End (first assistant camera)
 1960 Strangers When We Meet (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1959 Battle of the Coral Sea (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1959 The Last Angry Man (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1959 They Came to Cordura (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1958 Bell Book and Candle (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1958 Gunman's Walk (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1957 Pal Joey (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1957 Jeanne Eagels (first assistant camera)
 1957 The Garment Jungle (first assistant camera - uncredited)
 1956 Don't Knock the Rock (first assistant camera)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It (first assistant camera)
 1956 Over-Exposed (first assistant camera - uncredited)
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