Richard H. Kline

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Richard H. Kline
Born Richard Howard Kline
(1926-11-15) November 15, 1926 (age 91)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Cinematographer
Family Benjamin H. Kline (father) (1894-1974), Annette Kline (mother), Sol Halperin (uncle) (1902-1977)

Richard Howard Kline, A.S.C. (November 15, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, US) is an American cinematographer. The son of cinematographer Benjamin H. Kline, he joined Columbia Pictures at the age of 16 in 1943.[1] Kline worked extensively with director Richard Fleischer, and was a two-time Academy Award nominee. Much of his work was in the realm of genre cinema, and he collaborated with directors like Michael Winner, Richard Fleischer, Robert Wise, and Brian De Palma.



Year Title Dir. Notes
1966 Chamber of Horrors Hy Averback
1967 Camelot Joshua Logan Nominated for Academy Award for Best Cinematography
1968 Hang 'Em High Ted Post with Leonard J. South
The Boston Strangler Richard Fleischer
1969 A Dream of Kings Daniel Mann
Gaily, Gaily Norman Jewison
1970 The Moonshine War Richard Quine
1971 The Andromeda Strain Robert Wise
Kotch Jack Lemmon
1972 Hammersmith Is Out Peter Ustinov
When the Legends Die Stuart Millar
The Mechanic Michael Winner with Robert Paynter
Black Gunn Robert Hartford-Davis
1973 Soylent Green Richard Fleischer
The Harrad Experiment Ted Post
Battle for the Planet of the Apes J. Lee Thompson
The Don Is Dead Richard Fleischer
1974 The Terminal Man Mike Hodges
Mr. Majestyk Richard Fleischer
1975 Mandingo
I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? Steven Hilliard Stern
1976 Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Michael Winner
King Kong John Guillermin Nominated for Academy Award for Best Cinematography
1978 The Fury Brian De Palma
Who'll Stop the Rain Karel Reisz
1979 Tilt Rudy Durand
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Robert Wise
1980 Touched by Love Gus Trikonis
The Competition Joel Oliansky
1981 Body Heat Lawrence Kasdan
Lovespell Tom Donovan
1982 Death Wish II Michael Winner with Thomas Del Ruth
1983 Man, Woman and Child Dick Richards
Deal of the Century William Friedkin
Breathless Jim McBride
1984 Hard to Hold Larry Peerce
All of Me Carl Reiner
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe Stan Dragoti
1986 Howard the Duck Willard Huyck
Touch and Go Robert Mandel
1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Richard Benjamin
1990 Downtown
1991 Double Impact Sheldon Lettich
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Peter Baldwin


Year Title Notes
1960 Shotgun Slade 1 episode
1963 Mr. Novak 14 episode
1965 Honey West 3 episodes
1966 T.H.E. Cat 1 episode
Twelve O'Clock High
The Monkees Pilot episode
1975 Kate McShane 1 episode
1982 Coming Out of the Ice Television film
1996 Home Song

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  1. ^ Weaver, Tom. A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers. McFarland. p. 108. 

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