Robert H. Planck

Robert H. Planck

Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1902-08-19 · Deathday: 1971-10-31 (69 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Huntington, Indiana, USA

53 Movies

Also Known As: Robert Planck

Biography

Robert H. Planck (sometimes credited to Robert Planck), A.S.C., is a director of American photography, his full name Robert Herbert Planck, born in Huntington, Indiana, on August 19, 1902, died in Camarillo, California, on October 31, 1971. Robert H. Planck began as director of photography in 1929 and collaborated in all of a hundred American films, many of which for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (including musical films), until 1958. Then he worked on television, on two series, between 1959 and 1965, before retiring permanently. He was once in 1941, with Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas), Robert Z. Leonard (e.g.: Weekend at Waldorf in 1945, with Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner and Walter Pidgeon), George Sidney (e.g.: The Three Musketeers in 1948, with Gene Kelly, Lana Turner and June Allyson) and Charles Walters (e.g.: The Belle of New York in 1952, with Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen), among others.During his career, he obtained four appointments (see section below) to the Oscar for Best Photography, but did not win.

Movies & TV shows

1958.

1 Movie
The Girl Most Likely

The Girl Most Likely

1958
Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts. Dodie nex...

1957.

2 Movies
The Young Stranger

The Young Stranger

1957
The lack of communication between a wealthy film producer and his troubled teenage son after the boy is involved in an altercation at a movie theater leads to even more trouble.
Jeanne Eagels

Jeanne Eagels

1957
Biographical film based loosely on the life of 1920's stage star Jeanne Eagels.

1956.

1 Movie
Diane

Diane

1956
Diane de Poitiers became King Henry II's mistress in 1500s France after being asked by Francis I to tutor his son.

1955.

1 Movie
Moonfleet

Moonfleet

1955
In Moonfleet, a young orphan is sent to the village of Moonfleet to stay with an old friend of his mother's. Fox is a morally ambiguous character.

1954.

2 Movies
Athena

Athena

1954
A stuffy young lawyer's outlook on life drastically changes when he meets a perky health food enthusiast and her wacky family.
M-G-M Jubilee Overture

M-G-M Jubilee Overture

1954
This short was released as part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 30th anniversary. The M-G-M Symphony Orchestra, led by Johnny Green, plays a medley of eleven well-known songs used in some of the studio's bes...

1953.

6 Movies
Remains to Be Seen

Remains to Be Seen

1953
A singer and her apartment manager get mixed up in a Park Avenue murder and find themselves facing danger at every turn.
Scandal at Scourie

Scandal at Scourie

1953
After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy meets Victo...
Torch Song

Torch Song

1953
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star. Tye Graham is a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough exterior.
Lili

Lili

6
1953
Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town. The magician who first comes to her rescue already has romantic entanglements and thinks of her as a ...
Things We Can Do Without

Things We Can Do Without

1953
A Pete Smith Specialty shorts series entry. Dave demonstrates a variety of household items and furniture which, while modern, is much more trouble than the progress is worth.
Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

1953
Johnny Green conducts the MGM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the title work.

1952.

1 Movie
The Belle of New York

The Belle of New York

1952
In New York at the turn of the century, a playboy named Charlie Hill fell in love so much that he was able to walk on air. A mission house worker in the Bronx is the object of his affections. He is tr...

1951.

1 Movie
Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

1951
Tom and Ellen were asked to dance at Princess Elizabeth's wedding. Ellen and John Brindale were in love with Anne Ashmond.

1950.

1 Movie
Summer Stock

Summer Stock

1950
To Jane Falbury's New England farm comes a troup of actors to put up a show, invited by Jane's sister. At first reluctant she has them do farm chores in exchange for food. Her reluctance becomes attra...

1949.

3 Movies
The Doctor and the Girl

The Doctor and the Girl

1949
Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of his grown chi...
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

1949
Based on the French literary classic, this drama presents author Gustave Flaubert narrating his tale of infidelity and narcissism. After marrying small-town doctor Charles Bovary, Emma becomes tired o...
Little Women

Little Women

1949
The autobiographical account of Louisa May Alcott was written in the 1860s. The sisters are at home with their mother. As they grow up, the sisters find their place in the world.

1948.

1 Movie
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

1948
The classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France was adapted into an athletic film.

1946.

2 Movies
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

1946
After serving in the war, Andy decides to go to college and learns his sweetheart is going to marry someone else.
Up Goes Maisie

Up Goes Maisie

1946
George Murphy is an inventor.

1945.

2 Movies
Anchors Aweigh

Anchors Aweigh

1945
Two sailors, Joe and Clarence, have four days to find a girl for Clarence. Clarence wants a girl with musical ambitions, and before Joe can stop him, he promises to get her an auditioning with José It...
Week-End at the Waldorf

Week-End at the Waldorf

1945
Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an op...

1944.

3 Movies
The White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover

6
1944
Susan and her dad are going to England. Susan fell in love with Sir John Ashwood. Susan joined the British gentry. Ashwood was sent to the trenches during World War I. Susan is worried that her son wi...
The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

1944
The descendant of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage.
Maisie Goes to Reno

Maisie Goes to Reno

1944
A showgirl is going through a divorce.

1943.

2 Movies
Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion

1943
A honeymooning couple in Europe is asked to spy on the Nazis by the British. The trail gets them in real danger once they find the mission fun.
Girl Crazy

Girl Crazy

1943
Danny doesn't like higher education because he has a taste for wine, women and song. There's not supposed to be a female for miles at the all-male college that his father ships him to. Danny is about ...

1942.

4 Movies
Ship Ahoy

Ship Ahoy

1942
Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, but fails to...
Her Cardboard Lover

Her Cardboard Lover

1942
A flirt tries to make her fiancée jealous by hiring a gigolo.
Eyes in the Night

Eyes in the Night

1942
Duncan Maclain is a blind detective who tries to outwit Nazi spies and solve a murder.
Reunion in France

Reunion in France

1942
Pat Talbot, an American flyer who was downed by the Nazis in Paris, is hidden by a Frenchwoman, who is trying to get him out of the country.

1941.

1 Movie
A Woman's Face

A Woman's Face

1
1941
A criminal had plastic surgery.

1940.

3 Movies
Escape

Escape

1940
An American goes to Germany to find his mother and discovers her in a concentration camp. With the help of an American-born widowed countess he seeks to engineer her escape.
Strange Cargo

Strange Cargo

1940
Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.
Susan and God

Susan and God

1940
A wealthy woman neglects her family to promote a new religious group.

1939.

1 Movie
The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

1939
King Louis XIV learns that he has an identical twin brother, Philippe, who was raised by his father's trusted friend D'Artagnan and his musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. After Philippe falls for ...

1938.

3 Movies
The Duke of West Point

The Duke of West Point

1938
A new West Point cadet from Cambridge is given the cold shoulder by his classmates because of his antics.
Kentucky Moonshine

Kentucky Moonshine

1938
The Ritz Brothers pretend to be Kentucky hillbillies in order to get a booking on a radio show.
Always Goodbye

Always Goodbye

1938
After the death of her fiancée, Margot Weston is left pregnant and unmarried. Jim Howard helped the desperate Margot. Jim helped her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Neither t...

1937.

3 Movies
We Who Are About to Die

We Who Are About to Die

1937
After quitting his job, John Thompson is kidnapped by mobsters. He was sentenced to death for the murders they committed. A suspicious detective is trying to save his life.
Thin Ice

Thin Ice

1937
Swiss hotel ski instructor (Henie) falls in love with a man (Power) who goes skiing every morning.
This Is My Affair

This Is My Affair

1937
President McKinley has a question for the lieutenant. Richard L is an individual. A very well briefed Mid-Western bank robbers are based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which is why Perry is going undergrou...

1936.

1 Movie
The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

1936
The story is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War, and concerns—in part—a Huron massacre (with passive French acquiescence) of between 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American t...

1935.

1 Movie
Red Salute

Red Salute

1935
The daughter of an army general gets involved with a communist to annoy her father. He arranged for her to be kidnapped and taken to Mexico by a young, handsome soldier named Jeff, hoping that she wou...

1934.

3 Movies
Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

1934
John and Mary sims are city-dwellers hit hard by the financial fist of The Depression. Driven by bravery (and sheer desperation) they flee to the country and, with the help of other workers, set up a ...
The Moonstone

The Moonstone

1934
A valuable gem from India is stolen in an old dark mansion and it is up to Scotland Yard inspector Charles Irwin to find out who did it among all the suspects who were in the house.
Money Means Nothing

Money Means Nothing

1934
At Joe's Roadside, a popular but rundown New York roadhouse where the wealthy and not-so-wealthy hang out, a wealthy Manhattan girl and a struggling Brooklyn boy meet and fall in love. She married him...

1933.

1 Movie
It's Great to Be Alive

It's Great to Be Alive

1933
A man who crashed on an island in the South Pacific returns home to find that he is the last fertile man left on the planet.

1931.

1 Movie
The Secret Witness

The Secret Witness

1931
A wealthy, cheating husband is found murdered in his penthouse apartment. The police soon arrest a suspect, but the victim's downstairs neighbor believes the man is innocent and sets out to prove who ...

1930.

2 Movies
The Bat Whispers

The Bat Whispers

1930
Despite heavy police presence, "The Bat" commits a daring jewelry theft. A bank theft may be the work of the criminal as well. Dale, a bank employee, and a police detective are among the people who ha...
Be Yourself!

Be Yourself!

1930
A nightclub entertainer is trying to train a boxer.
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