Georges Perinal

Director of photography, Film projectionist
Began his career as a projectionist in 1913 and went on to photograph some of the finest French films of the early 1930s, by directors including Jean Cocteau ("Blood of a Poet" 1930) and Rene Clair ("A nous la liberte" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1896 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (15)

The Fallen Idol 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Once More, With Feeling 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Oscar Wilde 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bonjour Tristesse 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tom Thumb 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Saint Joan 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A King in New York 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Satellite in the Sky 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three Cases of Murder 1952 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Four Feathers 1938 (Movie)

(Photography)

Things to Come 1935 (Movie)

(Photography)

Le Million 1930 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Blood of a Poet 1929 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Began his career as a projectionist in 1913 and went on to photograph some of the finest French films of the early 1930s, by directors including Jean Cocteau ("Blood of a Poet" 1930) and Rene Clair ("A nous la liberte" 1931, "Le million" 1932). Perinal began working with Alexander Korda in London in 1933 and applied his talents to a succession of fine English films, notably the Oscar-winning "The Thief of Bagdad" (1940). He worked in France and Hollywood in the late 1950s.

Milestones

1960

Last film assignment as cinematographer, "The Day They Robbed The Bank of England"

1933

Left France for England as cinematographer Alexander Korda's "The Private Life of Henry VIII"

1930

First effort as director of photography for Rene Clair, "Sous les toits de Paris/Under the Roofs of Paris"

1923

First short film photographed, "Chartres"

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