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Russell Metty

Russell Metty


Russell Metty, A.S.C. (20 September 1906 – 28 April 1978) was an American cinematographer, who worked on many films during the forties, fifties and sixties. Metty career began around 1925 as an assistant with Standard Film Laboratory, who was then was hired by Paramount Pictures working in the camera department. ...detailed bio


The Omega Man (1971)

In March 1975, biological warfare between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union kills most of the world's population. U.S. Army Col. Robert Neville, M.D. (Charlton Heston), a scientist based in Los Angeles, California, begins to succumb to the ensuing plague but manages to inject hi...

Madigan (1968)

In New York City's Spanish Harlem, police detectives Dan Madigan and Rocco Bonaro break into a sleazy apartment and arrest Barney Benesch, a hoodlum wanted for questioning by a Brooklyn precinct. Momentarily distracted by the suspect's nude girl friend, the two detectives are outwitted by Benesch...

Rough Night in Jericho (1967)

A stagecoach bound for the town of Jericho is ambushed by Alex Flood, a lawman gone bad. Sharpshooting from a safe distance, Flood wounds the coach's driver, Ben Hickman, who is brought to town by the only passenger, a gambler named Dolan. Hickman is a former Santa Fe lawman and Dolan was once hi...

That Touch of Mink (1962)

Cathy Timberlake, a New York City career woman, meets the man of her dreams, Philip Shayne, in an unusual way. His Rolls Royce splashes her dress with mud while she is on her way to a job interview. The wealthy, suave Philip and the virginal Cathy are at cross purposes. He just wants an affair, w...

The Misfits (1961)

In Reno, Nevada, Roslyn Tabor (Monroe), a beautiful new divorcée, meets aging cowboy Gay Langland (Gable). Guido (Wallach) and Gay invite Roslyn and her friend Isabelle Steers (Ritter) to Guido's place in the country to help her forget about the divorce. They arrive at the half-finished house Gui...

Spartacus (1960)

In the 1st century BC, the Roman Republic has slid into corruption, its menial work done by armies of slaves. One of these, a proud and gifted man named Spartacus, is so uncooperative in his servitude that he is sentenced to fight as a gladiator. He is trained at a school run by the unctuous Roma...

Portrait in Black (1960)

Sheila Cabot (Lana Turner) becomes increasingly disturbed as she cares for her ailing, disagreeable husband (Lloyd Nolan). Along the way, she falls in love with Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn), who is tending her husband. This leads to a series of unfortunate events, resulting in the death of th...

Midnight Lace (1960)

Newlywed American heiress Kit Preston is living with her financier husband Tony on Grosvenor Square in London. Returning home in a dense fog, she is startled by an eerie, electronic-like voice threatening to kill her within the month. The voice calls her by name and torments her as she runs to es...

Imitation of Life (1959)

In 1947, widow Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) dreams of becoming a famous Broadway actress. Losing track of her young daughter Susie at the beach (portrayed as a child by Terry Burnham), she asks a stranger named Steve Archer (John Gavin) to help her find the girl. Susie is found and looked after b...

Touch of Evil (1958)

The film opens with a three-minute, twenty-second tracking shot widely considered by critics as one of the greatest long takes in cinematic history. On the U.S.-Mexico border, a man plants a time bomb in a car. A man and woman enter the vehicle and make a slow journey through town to the U.S. bor...

Step Down to Terror (1958)

Step Down to Terror is a 1958 American film directed by Harry Keller. It is a remake of the 1943 Alfred Hitchcock film Shadow of a Doubt.

The Midnight Story (1957)

Father Tomasino is stabbed to death. San Francisco traffic cop Joe Martini felt the priest was like an actual father to him. He asks to assist homicide Lieutenant Kilrain in his investigation, but after being rejected, Joe quits the force. He has a hunch restaurant owner Sylvio Malatesta could be...

Cult of the Cobra (1955)

Government agents who trespass on a forbidden Hindu ceremony are relentlessly hunted down by a beautiful woman and her followers who have the power to metamorphose into snakes.

Crashout (1955)

Convict Van Duff is the leader of a large-scale prison break. The breakout works as the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison. Once the coast is clear they then set out on a long, dangerous journey. The convicts take by foot, car, train and truck in an attempt to get ...

Naked Alibi (1954)

Police chief Joe Conroy (Hayden) is relieved of his police duties after he accuses a "respected community man" Al Willis (Barry) of murdering a group of police officers. Despite his lack of authority, Conroy puts so much heat on Willis that the latter, making the excuse to his wife Helen (Marcia ...

The World in His Arms (1952)

In 1850 San Francisco, Russian Countess Marina Selanova (Ann Blyth) flees from an arranged marriage to Prince Semyon (Carl Esmond). She books passage with "Portugee" (Anthony Quinn) to Sitka, where her uncle Governor Ivan Vorashilov (Sig Ruman) can protect her. When Portugee's bitter rival, Capta...

The Raging Tide (1951)

The film tells of Bruno Felkin (Conte) as a San Francisco crime boss. After he kills off a mob rival, he tries to arrange an alibi with his girlfriend Connie Thatcher (Winters). However, she isn't available, which forces Felkin to hide out on a fishing boat owned by Hamil Linder (Bickford) until ...

The Lady Gambles (1949)

When his estranged wife Joan is found badly beaten after using loaded dice in a back-alley game, David Boothe looks back on how she came to this sorry state. A reporter from Chicago, he had been on an assignment at Hoover Dam, so he and his wife stayed at a hotel in Las Vegas. There the casino's ...

Arch of Triumph (1948)

Pre-World War II Paris is crowded with illegal refugees, trying to evade deportation. One of them is Dr. Ravic (Charles Boyer), who under a false name practices medicine illegally, helping other refugees. He saves Joan Madou (Ingrid Bergman) from committing suicide after the sudden death of her l...

All My Sons (1948)

Joe Keller is sorry to hear son Chris plans to wed Ann Deever and move to Chicago, for he hoped Chris would someday take over the manufacturing business Joe built from the ground up. Joe's business partner used to be Ann's father Herb, but when both men were charged with shipping defective airpla...