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Leo Tover (1900–1964)

One of the foremost cinematographers of the 1940's and 50's, Tover's work can be seen in some of the most important films of his genre, including The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Heiress, The Snake Pit, The Sun Also Rises, and Blue Denim. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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The Heiress Cinematographer
Hold Back the Dawn Cinematographer


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 1965 A Very Special Favor (director of photography)
 1963 Sunday in New York (director of photography)
 1962 Something's Got to Give (Short)
 1962 Follow That Dream (director of photography)
 1961 The Home Owner (Short)
 1961 Misty (director of photography)
 1960 From the Terrace (director of photography)
 1959 Journey to the Center of the Earth (director of photography)
 1959 Blue Denim
 1958 Fräulein
 1957 The Sun Also Rises (director of photography)
 1956 Love Me Tender (director of photography)
 1956 Between Heaven and Hell (director of photography)
 1956 The Conqueror (director of photography)
 1955 The Tall Men (director of photography)
 1955 Soldier of Fortune (director of photography)
 1955 Untamed (director of photography)
 1953 Man in the Attic (director of photography)
 1952 My Pal Gus
 1952 We're Not Married! (director of photography)
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis (director of photography)
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still (director of photography)
 1951 Payment on Demand (director of photography)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home (director of photography)
 1950 Paid in Full
 1949 The Heiress (director of photography)
 1949 My Friend Irma (director of photography)
 1948 The Snake Pit (director of photography)
 1947 I Walk Alone (director of photography)
 1947 The Woman on the Beach (director of photography)
 1947 Dead Reckoning (director of photography)
 1943 China
 1943 Young and Willing (director of photography)
 1942 The Major and the Minor (director of photography)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn (director of photography)
 1941 I Wanted Wings (director of photography)
 1940 Victory
 1940 Untamed (director of photography)
 1940 The Biscuit Eater (director of photography)
 1939 The Night of Nights (photographed by)
 1939 Invitation to Happiness (photographed by)
 1939 Never Say Die (photographed by)
 1938 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (photographed by)
 1937 Maid of Salem (photographed by)
 1936 The Arizona Raiders (photographed by)
 1936 F-Man
 1935 The Bride Comes Home (photographed by)
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 (photographed by)
 1935 Love in Bloom
 1934 Bolero
 1933 I'm No Angel
 1933 College Humor
 1932 No Man of Her Own (photographed by)
 1932 Thirteen Women (photographed by)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (photographed by)
 1931 The Gay Diplomat (photographed by)
 1931 Transgression
 1931 The Lady Refuses (photographed by)
 1931 The Royal Bed
 1930 The Silver Horde (photography)
 1930 She's My Weakness (photographed by)
 1930 The Fall Guy (photographed by)
 1930 Runaway Bride (photographed by)
 1930 Framed
 1929 The Vagabond Lover (photographed by)
 1929 Tanned Legs (photographed by)
 1929 The Very Idea
 1929 Street Girl (photographed by)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (3 credits)
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