Harry Stradling, A.S.C.
|Died||February 14, 1970 (aged 68)|
|Children||Harry Stradling Jr.|
Henry A. Stradling, A.S.C. (September 1, 1901 – February 14, 1970) was an American cinematographer with more than 130 films to his credit.
His uncle Walter Stradling, son Harry Stradling Jr. and godson Gerald Perry Finnerman were also cinematographers.
Stradling was born in Newark, New Jersey (some sources suggest Nesen, Germany, or England), the nephew of cameraman Walter Stradling (died 1918) who had worked with Mary Pickford. Confined to two-reelers in Hollywood, he left for France and Germany in the early 1930s. He made contributions to several Jacques Feyder films, Le Grand Jeu (1934), La Kermesse héroïque (Carnival in Flanders) (1935), Die Klugen Frauen (1936) and Knight Without Armour (1937), his first under producer Alexander Korda in England. Other English films include Action for Slander (1937), The Divorce of Lady X (1938), South Riding, The Citadel (1938), Pygmalion (1938), The Lion Has Wings, Jamaica Inn (1939), Q Planes (1939).
Stradling moved to the United States at the beginning of World War II. Alfred Hitchcock engaged him for Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) and Suspicion (1941). Stradling's last four films starred Barbra Streisand, including her Oscar-winning debut Funny Girl.
During his career, he photographed Marlene Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Simmons, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Rosalind Russell, Kim Novak, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand.
Stradling died halfway through production of The Owl and the Pussycat in Hollywood, California.
|1922||How Women Love|
|1922||His Wife's Husband|
|1925||Share and Share Alike|
|1929||Lucky in Love|
|1934||Le Grand Jeu|
|1935||La Kermesse héroïque|
|Action for Slander|
|Knight Without Armour|
|1938||The Divorce of Lady X|
|1940||My Son, My Son!|
|They Knew What They Wanted|
|1941||Mr. & Mrs. Smith|
|The Devil and Miss Jones|
|1942||Her Cardboard Lover|
|1943||The Human Comedy||nominated for Academy Award|
|1945||The Picture of Dorian Gray||Academy Award|
|1946||Easy to Wed|
|Words and Music|
|1949||The Barkleys of Broadway||nominated for Academy Award|
|In the Good Old Summertime|
|1950||Edge of Doom|
|1951||I Want You|
|A Streetcar Named Desire||nominated for Academy Award|
|Androcles and the Lion|
|Hans Christian Andersen||nominated for Academy Award|
|1953||A Lion Is in the Streets|
|1955||Guys and Dolls||nominated for Academy Award|
|1956||The Eddy Duchin Story||nominated for Academy Award|
|1957||The Pajama Game|
|A Face in the Crowd|
|1958||Auntie Mame||nominated for Academy Award|
|1959||A Summer Place|
|The Young Philadelphians||nominated for Academy Award|
|1960||The Dark at the Top of the Stairs|
|1961||A Majority of One||nominated for Academy Award|
|1962||Gypsy||nominated for Academy Award|
|1964||My Fair Lady||Academy Award|
|1965||How to Murder Your Wife|
|1966||Walk Don't Run|
|1968||Funny Girl||nominated for Academy Award|
|1969||Hello, Dolly!||nominated for Academy Award|
|1970||On a Clear Day You Can See Forever|
|The Owl and the Pussycat|