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Robert Burks (I) (1909–1968)


The favorite cinematographer of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were ... See full bio »

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Known For

To Catch a Thief Cinematographer
(1955)
Vertigo Cinematographer
(1958)
Rear Window Cinematographer
(1954)
Strangers on a Train Cinematographer
(1951)

Filmography

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 1967 Waterhole #3 (director of photography)
 1967 A Covenant with Death (director of photography)
 1965 A Patch of Blue (director of photography)
 1965 Once a Thief (director of photography)
 1964 Marnie (director of photography)
 1963 The Birds (director of photography)
 1962 The Music Man (director of photography)
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (director of photography)
 1960 The Great Impostor (director of photography)
 1960 The Rat Race (director of photography)
 1959 But Not for Me (director of photography)
 1959 North by Northwest (director of photography)
 1958 The Black Orchid (director of photography)
 1958 Vertigo (director of photography)
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis (director of photography)
 1956 The Wrong Man (director of photography)
 1956 The Vagabond King (director of photography)
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much (director of photography)
 1955 The Trouble with Harry (director of photography)
 1955 To Catch a Thief (director of photography)
 1954 Rear Window (director of photography)
 1954 Dial M for Murder (director of photography)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma (director of photography)
 1953 Hondo (photography)
 1953 So This Is Love (director of photography)
 1953 The Desert Song (director of photography)
 1953 House of Wax (uncredited)
 1953 I Confess (director of photography)
 1952 Mara Maru (director of photography)
 1952 Room for One More (director of photography)
 1951 Close to My Heart (director of photography)
 1951 Come Fill the Cup (director of photography)
 1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day (director of photography)
 1951 Strangers on a Train (director of photography)
 1951 The Enforcer (director of photography)
 1950 The Glass Menagerie (director of photography)
 1949 Beyond the Forest (director of photography)
 1949 Task Force (director of photography)
 1949 The Fountainhead (director of photography)
 1949 A Kiss in the Dark (director of photography)
 1948 To the Victor
 1946 The Verdict (uncredited)
 1945 Star in the Night (Short) (as L. Robert Burks, photographed by)
 1944 Make Your Own Bed (director of photography)
 1944 Jammin' the Blues (Documentary short) (photographed by)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

L. Robert Burks
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Member of ASC (American Society of Cinematographers). See more »

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