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Irving G. Ries

Irving G. Ries

Special effects artist and cinematographer
Irving G. Ries
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Quick Facts

Intro Special effects artist and cinematographer
Was Cinematographer
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 15 January 1890, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Death 20 August 1963, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California (aged 73 years)
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The details (from wikipedia)


Irving G. Ries (January 15, 1890- August 20, 1963) was a silent-era cinematographer who went on to do special effects during the sound era. He often worked with Stan Laurel when he was a cinematographer. As well as a few Oliver Hardy short films. He also did the first film they worked together on The Lucky Dog.
He was nominated at the 29th Academy Awards in the category of Best Special Effects for his work on the film Forbidden Planet. He shared his nomination with A. Arnold Gillespie and Wesley C. Miller.

Selected filmography

As a Cinematographer

  • Barbarous Mexico (1913)
  • The Slavey (1919)
  • The Backyard (1920)
  • Dames and Dentists (1920)
  • The Decorator (1920)
  • Fists and Fodder (1920)
  • He Laughs Last (1920)
  • The Lucky Dog (1921)
  • The Ladder Jinx (1922)
  • Mud and Sand (1922)
  • The Pest (1922)
  • The Handy Man (1923)
  • When Knights Were Cold (1923)
  • Biff Bang Buddy (1924)
  • Cyclone Buddy (1924)
  • Fast and Fearless (1924)
  • Hard-Hittin' Hamilton (1924)
  • Gold and Grit (1925)
  • The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
  • The Mysterious Island (1929)

As a Special effects artist

  • The Canterville Ghost (1944)
  • Plymouth Adventure (1952)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Forbidden Planet (1956)

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