Harry Neumann

Harry C. Neumann (sometimes billed as Harry Neuman, Harry Newman,[1] or Harry Newmann;[2] February 11, 1891 – January 14, 1971) of Chicago, Illinois, was a Hollywood cinematographer whose career spanned over forty years, including work on some 350 productions in a wide variety of genres, with much of his work being in Westerns[3] (including several John Wayne films),[4] and gangster films.[5]

He began working as a cinematographer or director of photography in 1918, the Golden Age of the silent film era; his last film was the 1959 science fiction-horror film, The Wasp Woman. Over the course of his career, he also worked on early attempts at a 3-D film,[6] including William Cameron Menzies' last film, The Maze.[7] Neumann also did cinematography for episodes of TV series, including The Court of Last Resort, The Adventures of Champion, and Death Valley Days.

Neumann died on January 14, 1971, in Hollywood, California.[8]

Partial filmography


  1. Blottner, Gene (2002). Universal Sound Westerns, 1929–1946: The Complete Filmography. p. 79.
  2. AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Volume 1. 1971. p. 507.
  3. Pitts, Michael R. (2009). Western Film Series of the Sound Era. p. 290.
  4. See McGhee, Richard D. (1999). John Wayne: Actor, Artist, Hero. pp. 324, 326, 357.
  5. Stephens, Michael L. (1996). Gangster Films: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference to People, Films, and Terms. p. 243.
  6. Hayes, R.M. (1998). 3-D Movies: A History and Filmography of Stereoscopic Cinema. p. 177.
  7. Mirisch, Walter (2008). I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History. p. 59.
  8. Schneider, Jerry L. (2005). Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Silver Screen, Vol. I The Silent Years. p. 478.
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