David Abel (15 December 1883 – 12 November 1973) was a cinematographer.
Movies & TV shows
The Affairs of Susan
Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancé summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive country girl who ...
Follow the Boys
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant to boost ...
History Is Made at Night
A romantic headwaiter fights to save a woman from her possessive ex-husband.
Barry Brandon, a criminal lawyer, visits the night club of Denny Larkin, his primary client, with Betty Walker, a spoiled society girl. The police raid the club and Brandon pleads that the whole group...
Shall We Dance
The ballet star plans to cross the Atlantic on the same ship as the dancer and musical star he's fallen for. By the time the ocean liner arrives in New York, there is a rumour that the two celebrities...
A shy office worker becomes a hero when a fortune teller calls him another Napoleon.
Make Way for a Lady
An imaginative teenager decides to play matchmaker for her widowed father. Director David Burton's 1936 comedy stars Herbert Marshall, Anne Shirley, Gertrude Michael, Margot Grahame, Clara Blandick, F...
Lucky had to make 25k in order for his father to allow him to marry Margaret. They run into a teacher. She and Lucky form a dance partnership, but romance is hampered by Lucky's attachment to Margaret...
Follow the Fleet
When the fleet arrives at San Francisco, Bake Baker tries to reignite the flame with his old dancing partner, Sherry Martin, while Bilge Smith is in love with Sherry's sister. Bilge is not ready to se...
I Dream Too Much
If Columbia could make an acceptable movie star out of opera-diva Grace Moore, then RKO Radio could do the same with Lily Pons. At least that was producer Pandro S. Berman's reasoning when he cast Pon...
The Case of the Curious Bride
After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband M...
Jerry is in London. The man who slept below Jerry showed off his new dance steps. The two were immediately attracted to each other after she went upstairs to complain. Dale made a mistake.
Two yokels try to crash royal society by posing as the King's physicians.
The Gay Divorcee
A woman seeks a divorce and travels to an English seaside resort. She hired a lawyer because she fell in love with him.
Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Hips, Hips, Hooray! is a 1934 slapstick comedy film starring Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Thelma Todd, and Dorothy Lee.
After being fired from his job at the Marriage License Bureau, a clerk turns to matchmaking.
This Man Is Mine
The seemingly happy relationship between Tony and Jim is threatened when his manipulative, drama-queen ex-wife visits.
After a love affair ending in an abortion, a young prison reformer submerges herself in her work. She then falls for a controversial and married judge and scandal looms again.
The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies, and they are both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.
The Crime of the Century
A doctor who is also a “mentalist” confesses to a murder. The only problem is that the murder he’s confessed to hasn’t happened yet – although dead bodies are now starting to turn up all over the plac...
A girl and an artist share an apartment.
The Miracle Man
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a s...
Merrily We Go to Hell
A drunken newspaperman, Jerry Corbett, is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress, Joan Prentice, whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play.
Barnstorming pilots Speed Condon, Bill Adams, and Eddie Smith travel the country with their manager, Alec Dugan, performing at fairs and air shows and hawking rides for the locals. But when Speed's ra...
The Phantom President
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of cou...
On shore leave, Pinkerton married Cho-Cho San. She keeps his Japanese home when he leaves. He married again in America and told Cho-Cho that their affair was over. A child is sent to her family before...
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapeg...
Ladies of the Big House
A woman (Sylvia Sidney) tries to save her husband (Gene Raymond) from the electric chair after both are sent to prison for a murder they didn't commit.
The Secret Call
The Secret Call is adapted from The Woman, a play by William C. DeMille (brother of Cecil B.) Peggy Shannon plays Wanda Kelly, the daughter of a disgraced politician. Reduced to working as a switchboa...
Rich Man's Folly
The dream of Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company, is to have a son to continue his business. Tragically, Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth to their son.
A tabloid editor prints a story about his wife.
An exhaustingly cantankerous old man solves a jewel robbery.
To avoid hostilities, Maryan, the ward of Doc May, a medicine show owner, induces Pop Garner, a circus owner, to join forces with her guardian. Doc May and Daphne, his wife, work as clowns; and Garry,...
The Grand Parade
No one suffered more magnificently in the early-talkie era than the inimitable Helen Twelvetrees. In Grand Parade, the actress is cast as Molly, the sweetheart of minstrel-show performer Jack Kelly (F...
The Virtuous Sin
Marya befriends General Platoff in order to save her husband from being executed.
Tad's dream is to attend a military academy so he can grow up to be a great soldier and a war hero, like his father. What he doesn't know is that his father, Slag, is actually a thief and a derelict. ...
This late-20s gangster movie features Carole Lombard as a young gal who agrees to marry a smooth-talking gangster in exchange for the mob man's pledge to arrange a big-time concert appearance for her ...
In Midnight Madness millionaire diamond miner Michael Bream (Clive Brook) discovers that the woman he’s marrying — funfair shooting-gallery hostess Norma Forbes — is a gold digger. So Bream decides to...
Harriet Craig, whose obsession with material possessions and immaculate neatness results in misery for all concerned. Harriet's husband remains blind to his wife's selfishness-until his eyes are open...
Stand and Deliver
Our heroine, Miss Velez (despite the fact that she seems to be just along for the ride) is much her usual over-eloquent self (how fortunate she has no sound track!), while Warner Oland makes such an i...
Eddie Kehoe thinks that his inability to hit the big time is the fault of stage managers, agents, musicians and himself. Eddie doesn't show others how good he is. Eddie should get himself a partner as...
The First Auto
The transition from horses to automobiles at the turn of the century causes problems between a father and son.
The Forbidden Woman
A colonel of the French army in North Africa believes his brother, a sensitive musician, to be in love with the colonel's wife and so arranges for his brother to be drafted into the colonel's own corp...
The Cave Man
A bored society girl cuts a hundred dollar bill in half, writes a message on one half for whoever finds it and throws it out the window of her apartment. The person who finds it turns out to be the dr...
Flo and Marian were interested in wealthy young soft-drink magnate J. A. Smith. They pick on the wrong person. A. Smith thinks that Marian is a wealthy widow. Marian never imagined that Smith was a mi...
In the film, Breamer’s character, Miriam Holt (“the girl who sees around corners”), proves her psychic powers by locating children who went missing during the war. Her childhood love Clyde Brunton (Co...
She Loves and Lies
A 1920 film directed by Chester Withey.
The Woman Gives
A 1920 film directed by Roy William Neill.
The Heart of Wetona
After the half-breed daughter of a Comanche chief falls for a young engineer who deserts her, she turns to a white Indian agent who marries her.
The New Moon
When anarchist bombs disrupt the engagement ball of Princess Marie Pavlovna, her fiancé, Prince Michail Koloyar, helps her to escape in a carriage. Then Theo Kameneff, secretly in the pay of a foreign...
The Isle of Conquest
A 1919 film directed by Edward José.
The Way of a Woman
A 1919 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard.
The Probation Wife
A 1919 film directed by Sidney Franklin.
A Sister of Six
A young woman and her five little brothers and sisters are left orphans by the murder of their father over gold found on his ranch. Together the seven offspring fight against their greedy neighbors to...
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