Milton Krasner

Director of photography, Assistant cameraman, Camera operator
Began his film career at age 15 and graduated to director of photography in 1933. Although Krasner had shot nearly 90 films in nearly all genres before the end of WWII, it was in the post-war period that Krasner ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (61)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sterile Cuckoo 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don't Just Stand There! 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ballad of Josie 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Venetian Affair 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sandpiper 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Singing Nun 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Ticklish Affair 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love With the Proper Stranger 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How the West Was Won 1962 (Movie)

("The Outlaws") (Director of Photography)

Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Go Naked in the World 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

King of Kings 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Two Weeks in Another Town 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bells Are Ringing 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Home From the Hill 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Certain Smile 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Count Your Blessings 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man Who Understood Women 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

An Affair to Remember 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Boy on a Dolphin 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kiss Them For Me 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bus Stop 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How to Be Very, Very Popular 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Rains of Ranchipur 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Seven Year Itch 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Demetrius and the Gladiators 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Desiree 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Garden of Evil 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Deadline U.S.A. 1952 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Monkey Business 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Vicki 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

I Can Get It For You Wholesale 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Phone Call From a Stranger 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Holiday Affair 1949 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Set-Up 1949 (Movie)

(Photography)

Without Reservations 1946 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scarlet Street 1945 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Woman in the Window 1943 (Movie)

(Photography)

Buck Privates 1941 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Spoilers 1941 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lady From Cheyenne 1940 (Movie)

(Photography)

This Woman Is Mine 1940 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Bank Dick 1939 (Movie)

(Photography)

Trail of the Vigilantes 1939 (Movie)

(Photography)

Ride Him Cowboy 1931 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Biography

Began his film career at age 15 and graduated to director of photography in 1933. Although Krasner had shot nearly 90 films in nearly all genres before the end of WWII, it was in the post-war period that Krasner distinguished himself as a highly versatile cinematographer. He is best remembered for his neorealist-influenced, black-and-white work in the late 40s (especially the Fritz Lang's noir thrillers "The Woman in the Window" 1944 and "Scarlet Street" 1945 and the stark fight picture "The Set Up" 1949), the Bette Davis classic "All About Eve" (1950), and his glossy CinemaScope compositions--particularly his collaborations with Vincente Minnelli--in the mid-50s.

Relationships

Mildred Krasner

Wife
married in 1932 died in 1970

Thomas Krasner

Son
holds a PhD

Milestones

1970

Began shooting "Zachariah" (left production in Mexico after death of his mother)

1970

Worked on TV lensing "McMillan and Wife" and episodes of "Colombo"

1969

Completed last feature film, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"

1963

Served as cinematogtapher on "How the West Was Won"; shot film in three-camera Cinerama

1959

Began almost exclusive eight-year relationship with MGM with "Count Your Blessings"

1954

Shot his first film in CinemaScope, "Three Coins in the Fountain"

1949

Began a sixteen-year stay at Twentieth Century-Fox with "House of Strangers"

1941

Shot his first three-strip Technicolor film as director of photography, "Arabian Nights"

1936

Worked almost exclusively for Universal Pictures

1933

Promoted to first cameraman with "Strictly Personal"

1930

Became second cameraman (camera operator) on film, "Rain or Shine" (dir. Frank Capra)

1927

Returned to San Francisco to work on Jackie Coogan film, "Johnny Get Your Hair Cut" and the first of several Ken Maynard Westerns

1925

Went to Hollywood where he worked as assistant cameraman on Johnny Hines feature comedies for First National and Harry Carey Westerns for Pathe

1920

Moved to San Francisco; worked as camera (date approximate) assistant for various studios including the San Mateo Studio where Broncho Billy Anderson was producing his Westerns

At age 15 moved to Brooklyn with family; worked after school at Vitagraph Studios, New York putting film on a rack in the laboratory; later worked in cutting room and as assistant to cameraman Charlie Davis

Bonus Trivia

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Krasner pioneered techniques with rear projection and zoom shots as well split screen and other special effects.

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