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Frank F. Planer

Frank F. Planer



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Also Known As: Died: January 18, 1963
Born: March 29, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

The Children's Hour (1961) as Cinematographer
A malicious student tries to destroy the teachers at a girls' school.
King of Kings (1961) as Director of Photography
Epic retelling of Christ''''s life and the effects of his teachings on those around him.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) as Director of Photography
A young writer gets caught up in a party girl''''s carefree existence.
The Unforgiven (1960) as Director of Photography
Indians try to reclaim a rancher''''s adopted daughter.
The Nun's Story (1959) as Director of Photography
A headstrong girl fights the strictures of the Catholic church in Europe and the Belgian Congo.
The Big Country (1958) as Director of Photography
Feuding families vie for water rights in the old West.
Stage Struck (1958) as Director of Photography
A young actress makes all the wrong moves trying to break in on Broadway.
The Pride and the Passion (1957) as Photography
A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon.
The Mountain (1956) as Director of Photography
Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash.
The Left Hand of God (1955) as Director of Photography
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
Not As a Stranger (1955) as Photography
A medical student will stop at nothing to become a top surgeon.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) as Photography
A renegade sea captain uses a pioneering submarine to force peace on the world.
A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) as Director of Photography
A plane crash strands a policeman and his prisoner in the wilderness.
The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Director of Photography
Naval officers begin to suspect their captain of insanity.
Bad for Each Other (1954) as Director of Photography
A doctor returned from the Korean War must choose between setting up a glamorous practice and helping the poor.
The Long Wait (1954) as Photography
Hitchhiker Johnny McBride is badly hurt and loses his memory when the car he is riding in crashes. Two years later, a clue leads him to his old home town, where he finds he is a murder suspect. Johnny tries to discover the truth about the murder, while pursued by gangsters and several seductive women.
Roman Holiday (1953) as Director of Photography
A runaway princess in Rome finds love with a reporter who knows her true identity.
99 River Street (1953) as Director of Photography
A taxi driver gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) as Director of Photography
A young boy dreams that his piano teacher is a super-villain out to rule the world.
Death of a Salesman (1952) as Director of Photography
The Scarf (1951) as Director of Photography
An escaped mental patient tries to prove he''''s not a serial killer.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1951) as Dir of cine
A swordsman and poet helps another man woo the woman he loves.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Director of Photography
Decision Before Dawn (1951) as Director of Photography
WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.
Vendetta (1950) as Director of Photography
Three Husbands (1950) as Director of Photography
711 Ocean Drive (1950) as Director of Photography
A telephone repairman gets mixed up with illegal gambling.
Champion (1949) as Director of Photography
An unscrupulous boxer claws his way to the top.
Once More, My Darling (1949) as Director of Photography
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
Criss Cross (1949) as Director of Photography
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
Take One False Step (1949) as Director of Photography
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Director of Photography
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
One Touch of Venus (1948) as Director of Photography
A window dresser in a department store feels a strange attraction to a statue in the display. One night he impulsively kisses her; she comes to life and reveals herself to be Venus, the goddess of love.
The Exile (1947) as Director of Photography
A deposed king fights for his life while hiding out at a farm.
The Chase (1946) as Director of Photography
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again...
Her Sister's Secret (1946) as Director of Photography
When her soldier lover disappears, a young woman gives up their child to her sister, only to have the man return intent on building a family.
Leave It to Blondie (1945) as Director of Photography
Dagwood and Blondie have each written checks for charity unaware the other has done so. To cover the amounts they enter a song-writing contest. Meanwhile Mr. Dithers wants Dagwood to soften up a female client in order to close a real estate deal.
I Love a Bandleader (1945) as Director of Photography
An amnesiac thinks he''''s a popular bandleader.
Strange Affair (1944) as Director of Photography
A mystery writer and his wife investigate a murder at a charity benefit.
Carolina Blues (1944) as Director of Photography
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can''''t find a replacement he likes.
Secret Command (1944) as Director of Photography
A surprise visit from his brother almost blows an undercover agent out of the water.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Director of Photography
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Director of Photography
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Appointment in Berlin (1943) as Director of Photography
A British secret agent poses as a radio personality for the Nazi's.
The Heat's On (1943) as Director of Photography
A would-be censor''''s brother produces a Broadway show with a controversial star.
Something to Shout About (1943) as Director of Photography
A producer on a losing streak accepts backing from a would-be star with no talent.
Destroyer (1943) as Director of Photography
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
Canal Zone (1942) as Director of Photography
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Director of Photography
A downed pilot enlists a Dutch girl to help him elude the Nazis.
Submarine Raider (1942) as Director of Photography
A submarine captain tries to warn the Navy about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Daring Young Man (1942) as Director of Photography
Sabotage Squad (1942) as Director of Photography
Flight Lieutenant (1942) as Director of Photography
A disgraced pilot sets out to regain his son''''s respect.
The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942) as Director of Photography
The Spirit of Stanford (1942) as Director of Photography
Penny Serenade (1941) as Director of Photography
A woman on the verge of divorce recalls her heartbreaking attempts to adopt a child.
Honolulu Lu (1941) as Director of Photography
Time Out for Rhythm (1941) as Director of Photography
The producers of a musical each hire different women to star.
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as Director of Photography
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
Our Wife (1941) as Director of Photography
A musician's ex-wife wants him back after he finds love and success.
Sing for Your Supper (1941) as Director of Photography
Harvard, Here I Come (1941) as Director of Photography
Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) as Director of Photography
A college dean tries to keep a nightclub from opening too close to his campus.
They Dare Not Love (1941) as Director of Photography
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Director of Photography
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Meet Boston Blackie (1941) as Director of Photography
A reformed thief uncovers a spy ring while investigating a murder at sea.
Glamour for Sale (1940) as Photography
Escape to Glory (1940) as Director of Photography
Amid rumors of war in Europe, a group of Americans rush homeward aboard a British freighter.
North of Shanghai (1939) as Photography
Holiday (1938) as Photography
An unhappy heiress falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiance.
Adventure in Sahara (1938) as Photography
Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon.) To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly) soon followed by his fiancee, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death...
Girls' School (1938) as Photography
A student accused of tattling fights to regain her classmates' trust.
The Unfinished Symphony (1935) as Photography

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Beloved Vagabond, The (1936) as Photography
Liebelei (1932)
Vienna in the beginning of the twentieth century. Cavalry Lieutenant Fritz Lobheimer is about to end his affair with Baroness Eggerdorff when he meets the young Christine, the daughter of an opera violinist. Baron Eggerdorff however soon hears of his past misfortune...
Nie Wieder Liebe (1931) as Photography
An American millionaire, who had always bad luck with women, bets that he can live without them for five years. But after four and a half years travling around on his yacht, he rescues a lady from drowning in the English Channel.

Cinematography (special)

Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
Documentary about the final days of Marilyn Monroe, including an account of the making and eventual abandonment in 1962 of the last film on which Monroe worked -- "Something's Got to Give" The program includes the world television premiere of a 37-minute reconstruction of the footage shot for this u

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