Lee Garmes

Lee Garmes

Known for: Camera
Birthday: 1898-05-27
Deathday: 1978-08-31 (80 years old)

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Biography

Lee Garmes, A.S.C. (May 27, 1898 – August 31, 1978) was an American cinematographer. During his career, he worked with directors Howard Hawks, Max Ophüls, Josef von Sternberg, Alfred Hitchcock, King Vidor, Nicholas Ray and Henry Hathaway, whom he had met as a young man when the two first came to Hollywood in the silent era. He also co-directed two films with legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht: Angels Over Broadway and Actor's and Sin. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Garmes came to Hollywood in 1916. His first job was as an assistant in the paint department at Thomas H. Ince Studios, but he soon became a camera assistant before graduating to full-time cameraman. His earliest films were comedy shorts, and his career did not fully take off until the introduction of sound films.

Garmes was married to film actress Ruth Hall from 1933 until his death in 1978. He is interred in the Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Garmes was one of the early proponents of video technology, which he advocated as early as 1972. That year, he had been hired by Technicolor to photograph the short film Why, which was intended to test whether video was a viable technology for shooting feature films.

According to American Cinematographer magazine, "Although officially unaccredited, Lee Garmes photographed a considerable portion of Gone with the Wind. Many consider the famous railroad yard sequence among his finest cinematic efforts."Garmes was one of many Hollywood veterans from the silent era interviewed by Kevin Brownlow for the television series Hollywood (1980).

Filmography

All 106

Movies 106

Director 33

Producer 5

Producer
Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys

Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys (1978)

Movie
Cinematography
Why?

Why? (1973)

Movie
Cinematographer
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Big Hand for the Little Lady

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lady in a Cage

Lady in a Cage (1964)

Movie
Cinematographer
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man

Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Movie
Director of Photography
Misty

Misty (1961)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Big Fisherman

The Big Fisherman (1959)

Movie
Cinematographer
Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary (1959)

Movie
Cinematographer
Never Love a Stranger

Never Love a Stranger (1958)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Big Boodle

The Big Boodle (1957)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Sharkfighters

The Sharkfighters (1956)

Movie
Director of Photography
D-Day the Sixth of June

D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Bottom of the Bottle

The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)

Movie
Cinematographer
Man with the Gun

Man with the Gun (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Desperate Hours

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
Land of the Pharaohs

Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Movie
Cinematographer
Abdullah's Harem

Abdullah's Harem (1955)

Movie
Director
Hannah Lee: An American Primitive

Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953)

Movie
Director of Photography
Thunder in the East

Thunder in the East (1952)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Lusty Men

The Lusty Men (1952)

Movie
6
Director of Photography / Co-Director
Actors and Sin

Actors and Sin (1952)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Captive City

The Captive City (1952)

Movie
Cinematographer
Detective Story

Detective Story (1951)

Movie
Cinematographer
That's My Boy

That's My Boy (1951)

Movie
Cinematographer
Saturday's Hero

Saturday's Hero (1951)

Movie
Cinematographer
Our Very Own

Our Very Own (1950)

Movie
Director of Photography
My Friend Irma Goes West

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

Movie
Director of Photography
My Foolish Heart

My Foolish Heart (1950)

Movie
Director of Photography
Roseanna McCoy

Roseanna McCoy (1949)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Fighting Kentuckian

The Fighting Kentuckian (1949)

Movie
Cinematographer
Caught

Caught (1949)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Paradine Case

The Paradine Case (1947)

Movie
Cinematographer
Nightmare Alley

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Movie
Director of Photography
Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun (1946)

Movie
3.5
Cinematographer
The Searching Wind

The Searching Wind (1946)

Movie
Cinematographer
Specter of the Rose

Specter of the Rose (1946)

Movie
6
Director of Photography
Young Widow

Young Widow (1946)

Movie
Cinematographer
Love Letters

Love Letters (1945)

Movie
Cinematography
Paris Underground

Paris Underground (1945)

Movie
Director of Photography
Guest in the House

Guest in the House (1944)

Movie
Director of Photography
Since You Went Away

Since You Went Away (1944)

Movie
6
Director of Photography
None Shall Escape

None Shall Escape (1944)

Movie
Director of Photography
Flight for Freedom

Flight for Freedom (1943)

Movie
Cinematographer
China Girl

China Girl (1942)

Movie
Director of Photography
Footlight Serenade

Footlight Serenade (1942)

Movie
Cinematographer
Jungle Book

Jungle Book (1942)

Movie
Director of Photography / Associate Producer
Lydia

Lydia (1941)

Movie
Director
Angels Over Broadway

Angels Over Broadway (1940)

Movie
Producer
Beyond Christmas

Beyond Christmas (1940)

Movie
Producer
Beyond Tomorrow

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

Movie
Director
Dreaming Lips

Dreaming Lips (1937)

Movie
Cinematographer
Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon (1935)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Scoundrel

The Scoundrel (1935)

Movie
Director
Crime Without Passion

Crime Without Passion (1934)

Movie
Cinematographer
I Am Suzanne!

I Am Suzanne! (1933)

Movie
Director of Photography
My Lips Betray

My Lips Betray (1933)

Movie
Director of Photography
Zoo in Budapest

Zoo in Budapest (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Face in the Sky

Face in the Sky (1933)

Movie
Cinematographer
Strange Interlude

Strange Interlude (1932)

Movie
4
Cinematographer
Call Her Savage

Call Her Savage (1932)

Movie
Director of Photography
Smilin' Through

Smilin' Through (1932)

Movie
Producer / Technical Supervisor
Dreaming Lips

Dreaming Lips (1932)

Movie
Director of Photography
Scarface

Scarface (1932)

Movie
4.5
Director of Photography
Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express (1932)

Movie
Cinematographer
An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Confessions of a Co-Ed

Confessions of a Co-Ed (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
City Streets

City Streets (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Dishonored

Dishonored (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Kiss Me Again

Kiss Me Again (1931)

Movie
Director of Photography
Fighting Caravans

Fighting Caravans (1931)

Movie
Cinematographer
Morocco

Morocco (1930)

Movie
8
Director of Photography
Whoopee!

Whoopee! (1930)

Movie
7.33
Cinematographer
Bright Lights

Bright Lights (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Song of the Flame

The Song of the Flame (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Other Tomorrow

The Other Tomorrow (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field (1930)

Movie
Cinematographer
Disraeli

Disraeli (1929)

Movie
4
Cinematographer
Say It with Songs

Say It with Songs (1929)

Movie
Cinematographer
Prisoners

Prisoners (1929)

Movie
Director of Photography
Love and the Devil

Love and the Devil (1929)

Movie
Cinematographer
His Captive Woman

His Captive Woman (1929)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Barker

The Barker (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Yellow Lily

The Yellow Lily (1928)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Love Mart

The Love Mart (1927)

Movie
Director of Photography
Rose of the Golden West

Rose of the Golden West (1927)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Popular Sin

The Popular Sin (1926)

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Cinematographer
Crack O' Dawn

Crack O' Dawn (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Show Off

The Show Off (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Palm Beach Girl

The Palm Beach Girl (1926)

Movie
Cinematographer
A Social Celebrity

A Social Celebrity (1926)

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Cinematographer
The Grand Duchess and the Waiter

The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (1926)

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Cinematographer
Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling (1925)

Movie
Director of Photography
The Lighthouse by the Sea

The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
Find Your Man

Find Your Man (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
Sherlock's Home

Sherlock's Home (1924)

Movie
Cinematographer
Money to Burns

Money to Burns (1924)

Movie
Cinematography
Fighting Blood

Fighting Blood (1923)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fighting Blood

Fighting Blood (1923)

Movie
Cinematographer
Fighting Blood

Fighting Blood (1923)

Movie
Cinematographer
Nobody Home

Nobody Home (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
Nugget Nell

Nugget Nell (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
I'll Get Him Yet

I'll Get Him Yet (1919)

Movie
Cinematographer
The Hope Chest

The Hope Chest (1918)

Movie

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Information

Known for
Camera

Gender
Male

Birthday
1898-05-27

Deathday
1978-08-31 (80 years old)

Birth name
Lee Dewey Garmes

Place of birth
Peoria, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Lee Dewey Garmes

Awards
Academy Award for Best Cinematography


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William A. Wilmarth worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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4 Movies
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Marie Clark worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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Hugo Grenzbach worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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Paul Perez worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Harold Young
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Harold Young worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
William Courtright
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William Courtright worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Hal B. Wallis
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Hal B. Wallis worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
George Fitzmaurice
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George Fitzmaurice worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
George Fawcett
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George Fawcett worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Dorothy Gish
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Dorothy Gish worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Frank Ferguson
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Frank Ferguson worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Stuart Heisler
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Stuart Heisler worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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Elmer Clifton worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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4 Movies
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Ray Teal worked together with Lee Garmes in:
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Burt Mustin worked together with Lee Garmes in:
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Sylvia Sidney worked together with Lee Garmes in:
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Bess Flowers
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Bess Flowers worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
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Gustav von Seyffertitz worked together with Lee Garmes in:
4 Movies
Daniel Mandell
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Daniel Mandell worked together with Lee Garmes in:
3 Movies
Milton Sills
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Milton Sills worked together with Lee Garmes in:
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