Russell Harlan

Director of photography, Stuntman, Double
Outstanding cinematographer whose visual flair bolstered numerous routine westerns before he shot Lewis Milestone's "A Walk in the Sun" (1945), the first in a series of more distinguished productions for directors such ... Read more »
Born: 09/16/1903 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (66)

Darling Lili 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tobruk 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Great Race 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dear Heart 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Man's Favorite Sport? 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Gathering of Eagles 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hatari! 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Operation Petticoat 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rio Bravo 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Day of the Outlaw 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

King Creole 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Run Silent, Run Deep 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Witness For the Prosecution 1958 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Something of Value 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

This Could Be the Night 1957 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Last Hunt 1956 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blackboard Jungle 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Land of the Pharaohs 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Riot in Cell Block 11 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Big Sky 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Thing 1951 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Gun Crazy 1949 (Movie)

(Photography)

Red River 1948 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Kansan 1942 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Woman of the Town 1942 (Movie)

(Photography)

Silver Queen 1941 (Movie)

(Photography)

A Walk in the Sun (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

American Empire (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Bar 20 Justice (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Border Vigilantes (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Cherokee Strip (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Doomed Caravan (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Guilty Bystander (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Heritage of the Desert (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Hidden Gold (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Hopalong Rides Again (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Hoppy Serves a Writ (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

In Old Mexico (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Law of the Pampas (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Lost Canyon (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Lumberjack (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Mystery Man (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

North of the Rio Grande (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Pride of the West (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Ramrod (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Riders of the Deadline (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Ruby Gentry (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Santa Fe Marshal (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Silver on the Sage (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Stagecoach War (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Tarzan and the Slave Girl (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Tarzan's Desert Mystery (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Texas Masquerade (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Texas Trail (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Light of Western Stars (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Man Who Cheated Himself (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Renegade Trail (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Showdown (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Twilight on the Trail (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Undercover Man (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wide Open Town (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Biography

Outstanding cinematographer whose visual flair bolstered numerous routine westerns before he shot Lewis Milestone's "A Walk in the Sun" (1945), the first in a series of more distinguished productions for directors such as Howard Hawks ("Red River" 1948) and Richard Mulligan ("To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962). Harlan's long, hand-held shot from the back of a car during the bank hold-up in "Gun Crazy" (1949) was a remarkable precursor of the New Wave style which would emerge ten years later.

Milestones

1969

Final feature, "Darling Lili"

1964

Final collaboration with Howard Hawks, "Man's Favorite Sport?"

1962

Served as cinematographer on the Oscar winning film, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

1948

First worked with Howard Hawks, "Red River"

1943

Final film collaboration with Selander, "Lumberjack"

1937

Collaborated with director Leslie Selander on over thirty pictures from 1937-1944, beginning with, "Hopalong Rides Again"

1935

Feature debut, credited for photography, "Bar 20 Rides Again"

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