Ernest B Schoedsack

Director, Producer, Cameraman
Former cameraman for Mack Sennett who co-directed two documentaries and several features with Merion C. Cooper, whom he met in Poland in 1920. Schoedsack and Cooper's first significant collaboration was the spectacular ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1893 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

King Kong 1933 (Movie)

(Director)

Grass 1924 (Movie)

(Director)

Dr. Cyclops (Movie)

(Director)

Long Lost Father (Movie)

(Director)

Mighty Joe Young (Movie)

(Director)

Son of Kong (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Days of Pompeii (Movie)

(Director)

The Monkey's Paw (Movie)

(Director)

The Most Dangerous Game (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

King Kong 1933 (Movie)

(Producer)

Grass 1924 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Most Dangerous Game (Movie)

(Producer)
Camera, Film, & Tape (2)

Grass 1924 (Movie)

(Photography)

Greed 1924 (Movie)

(Photography)

Biography

Former cameraman for Mack Sennett who co-directed two documentaries and several features with Merion C. Cooper, whom he met in Poland in 1920. Schoedsack and Cooper's first significant collaboration was the spectacular documentary, "Grass" (1925), which enjoyed a popular theatrical release in the wake of the success of "Nanook of the North" (1922). They are best known for "King Kong" (1933), which was co-written by Schoedsack's wife, Ruth Rose. In the post-Kong era, Schoedsack served exclusively as director and Cooper as producer; the two parted ways in the late 1930s.

Relationships

Ruth Rose

Wife

Milestones

1926

First film as co-director, "Grass" (documentary)

1914

Began film career as cameraman for Mack Sennett

Worked as newsreel cameraman during WWI

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