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Karl Freund

Karl Freund



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Also Known As: Died: May 3, 1969
Born: January 16, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Director (feature film)

Mad Love (1935) as Director
A mad doctor grafts the hands of a murderer on to a concert pianist's wrists.
Gift of Gab (1934) as Director
Uncertain Lady (1934) as Director
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1934) as Director
Madame Spy (1934) as Director
I Give My Love (1934) as Director
Moonlight and Pretzels (1933) as Director
The Mummy (1932) as Director
An Egyptian mummy returns to life to stalk the reincarnation of his lost love.

Cast (feature film)

Michael (1924) as Leblanc--Art Dealer
In this silent film, a famed artist fights his passion for a male model, until the young man falls for a woman.

Cinematography (feature film)

Bright Leaf (1950) as Director of Photography
Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.
Montana (1950) as Director of Photography
An Australian gets caught in the battle between ranchers and sheep men.
South of St. Louis (1949) as Director of Photography
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948) as Director of Photography
A young man joins forces with a judge in an effort to reconcile his parents'''' broken marriage.
Key Largo (1948) as Director of Photography
A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane.
Wallflower (1948) as Director of Photography
Two sisters compete for the same man.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Director of Photography
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Director of Photography
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
Undercurrent (1946) as Director of Photography
A sheltered woman realizes that either her husband or his mysterious brother is a psychopath.
A Letter for Evie (1946) as Director of Photography
A timid soldier sends his buddy's picture to a romantic pen pal.
Two Smart People (1946) as Director of Photography
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man''''s hidden loot.
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) as Director of Photography
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Without Love (1945) as Director of Photography
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
Dangerous Partners (1945) as Director of Photography
A young couple''''s accident could make them rich, if they can evade a Nazi spy ring.
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Fill-in dir of photog
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Director of Photography
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as Director of Photography
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
Cry 'Havoc' (1944) as Director of Photography
A group of war nurses fights to survive the siege of Bataan.
Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) as Director of Photography
A night club employee dreams he's Louis XV, and the star he idolizes is his lady love.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Director of Photography
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
A Yank at Eton (1942) as Director of Photography
An American playboy is sent to a British boarding school to learn discipline.
Tortilla Flat (1942) as Director of Photography
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
The Chocolate Soldier (1941) as Director of Photography
A jealous husband tests his opera-singer wife's fidelity by pretending to be another man.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Director of Photography
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Director of Photography
A man violates company policy by getting married.
Keeping Company (1940) as Photography
A young man's engagement is jeopardized by the return of an old girlfriend.
Florian (1940) as Director of Photography
Comrade X (1940) as Night exteriors cam
An American warms up an icy Russian streetcar conductor.
Pride and Prejudice (1940) as Director of Photography
Jane Austen's comic classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England.
Green Hell (1940) as Photography
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows.
Golden Boy (1939) as Photography
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Balalaika (1939) as Director of Photography
Refugees from the Russian Revolution build a new life in Paris.
Barricade (1939) as Director of Photography
Tail Spin (1939) as Photography
A flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby and becomes rival to a wealthy society competitor.
Rose of Washington Square (1939) as Photography
A singer struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend from trouble.
Three Comrades (1938) as Photography
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
Port of Seven Seas (1938) as Photography
Man-Proof (1938) as Photography
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Letter of Introduction (1938) as Director of Photography
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press.
The Good Earth (1937) as Photography
Epic adaptation of the Pearl Buck classic about Chinese farmers battling the elements.
Parnell (1937) as Photography
True story of the Irish politician whose fight for freedom was compromised by his affair with a married woman.
Conquest (1937) as Photography
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) as Ziegfeld roof numbers [photog]
Lavish biography of Flo Ziegfeld, the producer who became Broadway's biggest starmaker.
Camille (1936) as Photography
In this classic 19th-century romance, a kept woman runs off with a young admirer in search of love and happiness.
The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) as Camera
An attorney defending a friend whose wife cheated on him suspects his own wife of adultery.
Air Mail (1932) as Camera
Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one pilot in a horrific crash, Miller is forced to engage the wild and arrogant, yet skillful, Duke Talbot. When pilot Dizzy Wilkins crashes and dies in a storm, Talbot runs off with the young Mrs.Wilkins, leaving Miller to complete the last leg of Wilkins' mail run. Miller crashes on a mountain. Alive but in an inaccessible location, Miller tries to endure his injuries while futile attempts are made by air mail pilots to rescue him. Hearing of the impossibility of reaching Miller's crash site in time to save him, Talbot can't resist the challenge of trying an airborne rescue himself.
Scandal for Sale (1932) as Camera
Back Street (1932) as Photography
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) as Cinematographer
A mad doctor tries to mix human and gorilla blood with deadly results.
Afraid to Talk (1932) as Photography
Personal Maid (1931) as Photography
Nora Ryan, a poor Irish girl, living in New York decides to change her life by working as a personal maid for the wealthy, Gary family. The Gary family fear Grandpa Gary Gary, a copper magnate, for he controls the family fortune. Mrs. Otis Gary, hearing that her son, Dick Gary has been expelled from college, sends Nora to meet Dick at the train station and escort him to his aunt's in Virginia. Dick flirts with Nora. Nora is repulsed, but finds him irresistible. Dick tries to con Nora out of the money his mother gave her. Nora, returns to the Gary home in New York to report the incident to Grandpa Gary. Dick, being Grandpa Gary's favorite dismisses the incident and gives Nora money for her troubles. Nora leaves the Gary's and moves into a lavish hotel under a different name. She meets, Peter Shea, Grandpa Gary's business manager, and they date. Grandpa knowing that Dick is in love with Nora and Nora with Dick, breaks them up. The problem is that Dick believed Nora is in love with Peter, has left...
Strictly Dishonorable (1931) as Camera
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who''''s already engaged.
Dracula (1931) as Cinematographer
The legendary bloodsucker stakes his claim on a British estate in search of new blood.
Up for Murder (1931) as Cinematographer
Bad Sister (1931) as Photography
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
The Boudoir Diplomat (1930) as Director of Photography

Writer (feature film)

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Susette Kelo was a Connecticut nurse who found herself and her house at the center of a political firestorm and a Supreme Court case centering on eminent domain. The true story follows Kelo's personal journey, from her purchase and renovation of the house, to her becoming the reluctant leader of her

Producer (feature film)

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Susette Kelo was a Connecticut nurse who found herself and her house at the center of a political firestorm and a Supreme Court case centering on eminent domain. The true story follows Kelo's personal journey, from her purchase and renovation of the house, to her becoming the reluctant leader of her

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Fraulein Else (1929) as Photography
Knight in London, A (1928) as Photography
Dona Juana (1927) as Photography
Sohn der Hagar, Der (1927) as Production Supervisor
Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheinen, Die (1927) as Production Supervisor
Metropolis (1926)
In this silent film, a city of the future is threatened with destruction when a wealthy corporate leader enlists a mad scientist to put down labor reformers.
Faust (1926)
Classic tale of the doctor who sells his soul to the devil for youth and love.
Manon Lescaut (1926) as Photography
Madame Wunscht keine Kinder (1926) as Production Supervisor
Tartuff (1925) as Photography
Il nipote di Herr Ratt, un ricco ed anziano borghese, vorrebbe mettere in guardia il nonno dalle mire della avida governante del vecchio. A tale scopo gli proietta un film in cui si racconta del ricco Orgon, che sta per essere imbrogliato e derubato da Tartufo, falso ed ipocrita amico di famiglia; ma la truffa viene scoperta da Elmira, moglie di Orgon, che smaschera Tartufo con un altro piccolo imbroglio e rimette le cose al loro posto. In questo modo anche il vecchio Herr Ratt si rende conto di quello che sta accadendo intorno a lui.
Variete (1925)
Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap side-show that displays ``erotic sensations''. But he longs for his former glamorous life in the circus. When he meets the orphan Berta-Marie, he falls under her spell and leaves his wife and young son behind. He makes Berta-Marie his partner in a new trapeze number. One day, the famous trapeze artist Artinelli takes note of them and engages them for his trapeze show in Berlin. Their salto mortale becomes an immediate sensation. Calculatedly and cold, Artinelli seduces Berta-Marie and destroys "Boss'" happiness.
The Last Laugh (1924) as Photography
The doorman at a luxury hotel faces the shame of being demoted in this classic silent, told with (almost) no title cards .
Michael (1924) as Photography (Interiors)
In this silent film, a famed artist fights his passion for a male model, until the young man falls for a woman.
Finanzen des Grossherzogs, Die (1923) as Photography
Herzog Ferrantes Ende (1922) as Photography
Lucrezia Borgia (1922) as Photography
Brennende Acker, Die (1922) as Photography
When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ambition leads him to charm Gerda, the Count's unique daughter. But when he discovers that Count's second wife Helga will soon inherit a field that only he knows his underground is full with petroleum, he changes his allegiance... Greed and death.
Schwur des Peter Hergatz, Der (1921) as Photography
Ratten, Die (1921) as Photography
Die Spinnen (1920) as Photography ("Das Brillantenschiff (The Diamond Ship)")
Adventurer Kay Hoog finds a note in a bottle from an anthropologist being held captive by South American Indians. Along the way there is a treacherous spider cult to avoid, an Incan treasure to locate and a femme fatale to best.
Januskopf, Der (1920) as Photography
In this uncredited and apparently lost version of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" the protagonist is Dr. Warren, who indulges his evil nature by periodically turning himself into the depraved Mr. O'Connor.
Der Golem (1920) as Photography
A 16th century Rabbi creates a giant clay monster to defend his people, then loses control of it.
Bucklige und die Tanzerin, Der (1920) as Photography
Rausch (1919) as Photography
Letzten Menschen, Die (1919) as Photography
Satanas (1919) as Photography
Arche, Die (1919) as Photography
Hartungen Christa (1917) as Photography
Gefangene Seele (1917) as Photography
Prinzessin von Neutralien, Die (1917) as Photography
Ehe der Luise Rohrbach, Die (1917) as Photography
Geloste Ketten (1916) as Photography
Frau Eva (1916) as Photography
Abseits vom Gluck (1916) as Photography
Venezianische Nacht, Eine (1914) as Photography
Engelein (1913) as Photography
Filmprimadonna, Die (1913) as Photography

Cast (short)

You Can't Fool a Camera (1941)
This short film focuses on the creation of the camera and how it can capture the "truth."

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