Arthur Edeson

Director of photography, Actor, Portrait photographer
Former actor and portrait photographer who began a highly influential cinematographic career in 1914. Edeson shot many of Douglas Fairbanks' adventures from 1917 through the following decade and showed off his command ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1891 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (60)

Stallion Road 1947 (Movie)

(Photography)

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mask of Dimitrios 1944 (Movie)

(Photography)

Casablanca 1942 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Thank Your Lucky Stars 1942 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Across the Pacific 1941 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sergeant York 1941 (Movie)

(war sequences) (Photography)

The Maltese Falcon 1941 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tugboat Annie Sails Again 1940 (Movie)

(Photography)

They Drive By Night 1939 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Boy Meets Girl 1938 (Movie)

(Photography)

Cowboy From Brooklyn 1938 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Swing Your Lady 1938 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Racket Busters 1937 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air 1936 (Movie)

(Photography)

China Clipper 1935 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gold Diggers of 1937 1935 (Movie)

(Photography)

Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Satan Met a Lady 1935 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Invisible Man 1932 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Life of Jimmy Dolan 1932 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Frankenstein 1931 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Old Dark House 1931 (Movie)

(Photography)

All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Waterloo Bridge 1930 (Movie)

(Photography)

In Old Arizona 1928 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Patent Leather Kid 1926 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Three Musketeers 1920 (Movie)

(Photography)

A Study in Scarlet (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Castle on the Hudson (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Ceiling Zero (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Devil Dogs of the Air (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Each Dawn I Die (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Girls Gone Wild (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Here Comes the Navy (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

His Double Life (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Maybe It's Love (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

My Wild Irish Rose (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Nancy Drew, Reporter (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Nobody Lives Forever (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Shine On, Harvest Moon (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Strangers of the Evening (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Sweepstakes Winner (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Bat (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Big Brain (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Cock-Eyed World (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Conspirators (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Gilded Cage (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Golden Arrow (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Gorilla (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Kid Comes Back (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Lady with Red Hair (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Male Animal (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Time, the Place and the Girl (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Thief in the Dark (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Those We Love (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Three Strangers (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Two Guys from Texas (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wings of the Navy (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

Former actor and portrait photographer who began a highly influential cinematographic career in 1914. Edeson shot many of Douglas Fairbanks' adventures from 1917 through the following decade and showed off his command of the moving camera in the early sound film "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930). After memorable collaborations with director James Whale at Universal on such horror classics as "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Old Dark House" (1932) and "The Invisible Man" (1933), he made a significant contribution to the output of Warner Bros. from 1936 to 1947, photographing such classics as "The Maltese Falcon" (1941) and "Casablanca" (1942), before retiring in 1949.

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

1929

Pioneered location sound photography "In Old Arizona"

1918

Co-founded of the American Society of Cinematographers

1911

Hired as employee at Eclair

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