Benjamin H. Kline

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Benjamin H. Kline
Born
Benjamin Harrison Kline

(1894-07-11)July 11, 1894
DiedJanuary 7, 1974(1974-01-07) (aged 79)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
Other namesBen Kline
Ben H. Kline
Benjamin Kline
OccupationCinematographer
Film director
Years active1920–1972

Benjamin Harrison Kline (July 11, 1894 - January 7, 1974) was an American cinematographer and film director. He was the father of Richard H. Kline.

Biography[edit]

Kline was born in Birmingham, Alabama and started his career as a cinematographer in 1920 with Universal Pictures' Red Lane. Over his career he shot about 350 films and television shows, a number that includes many serials and a large number of Three Stooges short subjects for Columbia Pictures. He worked up through about 1972. His son Richard H. Kline was also a noted cinematographer. Kline also directed eight films during the period of 1931–1945.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Kline directed seven films, one Rin Tin Tin serial and six westerns:

Sources also suggest that Kline replaced B. Reeves Eason as uncredited director of the serial The Galloping Ghost in 1931.

As cinematographer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, John Howard (31 October 2006). Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies and 'b' Films. Lulu.com. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-1-4303-0968-0. Retrieved 25 November 2012.

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