Russell Metty

Born: 1906, Los Angeles
Died: 1978

Highlighted works

  • Written on the Wind

    Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall star in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama about a Texan oil dynasty.

  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    Orson Welles’ return to Hollywood after ten years working in Europe is a sleazy border tale in which he takes centre stage as gargantuan detective Hank Quinlan.

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    Lana Turner shines in Douglas Sirk’s moving rags-to-riches tale.

  • All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows

    Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson star in Douglas Sirk’s influential melodrama.

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    Among the most famous of broken films, Orson Welles’ masterful follow-up to Citizen Kane was taken out of his control and re-edited by the studio.

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Given extraordinary freedom by Hollywood studio RKO for his debut film, boy wonder Welles created a modernist masterpiece that is regularly voted the best film ever made.

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