Norbert Brodine

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Nobert Brodine
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Norbert Brodine at the 1957 Emmys
Born Norbert F. Brodin
(1896-12-16)December 16, 1896
Saint Joseph, Missouri, US
Died February 28, 1970(1970-02-28) (aged 73)
Los Angeles, California, US
Nationality American
Education Columbia University
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1919-1960
Spouse(s) Catherine Ferguson

Nobert Brodine (December 16, 1896 - February 28, 1970), also credited as Norbert F. Brodin and Norbert Brodin, was a film cinematographer. The Saint Joseph, Missouri-born cameraman worked on over 100 films in his career before retiring from film making in 1953, at which time he worked exclusively in television until 1960.[1]

Brodine began his cameraman career working in a camera shop and later building on that experience in the Army Signal Corps, as an army photographer during World War I.[2][3] After studying at Columbia University, he began working as a still photographer in Hollywood before moving to motion pictures in 1919. He began working exclusively for Hal Roach Studios in 1937 and then moved on to 20th Century Fox in 1943.[4]

Brodine's films include the sought after lost film A Blind Bargain (1922) starring Lon Chaney, This Thing Called Love (1929), The Death Kiss (1932), Counsellor at Law (1933), Deluge (1933), The House on 92nd Street (1945), Somewhere in the Night (1946), Boomerang (1947), Kiss of Death (1947), Thieves' Highway (1949) and 5 Fingers (1952).

Brodine shot several films with Laurel and Hardy at both Roach and Fox, such as Pick a Star (1937), Swiss Miss (1938), The Dancing Masters (1943), and The Bullfighters (1945). Brodine moved back to Hal Roach Studios to end his film career in the early 1950s. He worked in television from 1952 to 1960, and finished his career on the well known television series The Loretta Young Show for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award.[5]

Brodine died at the age of 73, on February 28th, 1970. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

    • The Case of the Matchmaker (1952)
    • Small Town Racket (1952)
    • Anyone Can Be a Sucker (1952)
    • The Strange Case of James Doyle (1952)
    • One More Dream (1952)
    • Check and Double Check (1952)
    • Heartbreak for Sale (1952)
    • Charge It, Please (1952)
    • A Letter from Tessie (1952)
    • The Expensive Tumble (1952)
    • Beauty for Hire (1952)
    • The Suit Club (1952)
    • The Front Man (1952)
    • At Your Service (1952)
    • The Label Switchers (1952)
    • Blessed Expense (1952)
    • Strictly Legal (1952)
    • The Elephant in Stockings (1952)
    • False Tape (1952)
    • The Christmas Caper (1952)
    • The System (1953)
    • Baby Face Con (1953)
    • The Case of the Dancing Lady (1953)
    • His Brother's Keeper (1953)
    • Friend of the People (1953)
    • Antique Racket (1953)
    • Girl in the Mink Coat (1953)
    • The Big Touch (1953)
    • The White Carnation (1953)
    • Take a Little, Leave a Little (1953)
    • The Case of Lady Luck (1953)
    • The Gentler Sex (1953)
    • Sale Value (1953)
    • Phony Photo Contest (1953)
    • Fraudulent Nursery School (1953)
    • Romance Unlimited (1953)
    • Impatient Heir (1953)
    • Diamond Smugglers (1953)
    • Sting of Fate (1953)
    • The Sure Thing (1953)
    • Trial Run (1953)
    • The Mirror (1953)
    • Prisoner at One O'Clock (1953)
    • Girl on a Flagpole (1953)
    • Turn of the Card (1953)
    • Earthquake (1953)
    • The One That Got Away (1953)
    • Kid Stuff (1953)
    • The Bronte Story (1953)
    • Thanksgiving in Beaver Run (1953)
    • Love Story (1953)
    • Laughing Boy (1953)
    • The Faith of Chata (1953)
    • The Night My Father Came Home (1953)
    • Hotel Irritant (1953)
    • Inga (1954)
    • Lady Killer (1954)
    • Secret Answer (1954)
    • Big Little Lie (1954)
    • The Hollywood Story (1954)
    • A Family Out of Us (1954)
    • Act of Faith (1954)
    • The New York Story (1954)
    • Nobody's Boy (1954)
    • The Count of Ten (1954)
    • The Clara Schumann Story (1954)
    • Son, This Is Your Father (1954)
    • The First Man to Ask Her (1954)
    • Man's Estate (1954)
    • Forest Ranger (1954)
    • The Enchanted Schoolteacher (1954)
    • The Judgment (1954)
    • Oh, My Aching Heart (1954)
    • Dear Madge (1954)
    • Something Always Happens (1954)
    • Lady in Wet Paint (1954)
    • Big Jim (1954)
    • The Girl Who Knew (1955)
    • Tale of a Cayuse (1955)
    • Week-End in Winnetka (1955)
    • Reunion (1955)
    • Slander (1955)
    • Man in the Ring (1955)
    • A Ticket for May (1956)
    • The Challenge (1956)
    • The Pearl (1956)
    • Tightwad Millionaire (1956)
    • Gesundheit (1956)
    • His Inheritance (1956)
    • The Wise One (1956)
    • The Cardinal's Secret (1956)
    • Incident in Kawi (1956)
    • Take Care of My Child (1956)
    • Miss Ashley's Demon (1957)
    • The Bad Apple (1957)
    • Rummage Sale (1957)
    • The Countess (1957)
    • The Defense (1957)
    • Understanding Heart (1957)
    • The Little Witness (1957)
    • Operation Snowball (1958)
    • Seed from the East (1959)
    • 810 Franklin Street (1959)
    • The Road (1959)
    • Mask of Evidence (1959)
    • Faith, Hope and Mr. Flaherty (1960)

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
1939 Nominated - (Oscar) Best Cinematography
"Merrily We Live" (1938)
1940 Nominated - (Oscar) Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
"Lady of the Tropics" (1939)
1952 Nominated - (Oscar) Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
"The Frogmen" (1951)
1955 Nominated - (Primetime Emmy) Best Direction of Photography
"Letter to Loretta" (1954)
For episode "The Clara Schumann Story"
1956 Nominated - (Primetime Emmy) Best Cinematography for Television
"Letter to Loretta" (1955)
For episode "I Remember the Rani"
1957 Won - (Primetime Emmy) Best Cinematography for Television
"Letter to Loretta" (1956)
For episode "The Pearl"
1958 Nominated - (Primetime Emmy) Best Cinematography for Television
"Letter to Loretta" (1957)
For episode "Miss Ashley's Demon"

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