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William Fildew

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William Fildew
Born(1890-02-25)February 25, 1890
Detroit, Michigan, United States
DiedJuly 17, 1943(1943-07-17) (aged 53)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationCinematographer
Years active1915–27

William Ewart Fildew, billed as either William Fildew or William E. Fildew, was an American cinematographer during the silent film era. He shot 54 films between 1915 and 1927. His first film was 1915's The Lost House, directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Lillian Gish.[1] That same year he also shot Martyrs of the Alamo, directed by Cabanne, which was the first film in which Douglas Fairbanks appeared.[2][3] Fairbanks' first starring role, also in 1915, was The Lamb, which Fildew also shot.[4] His final film was The Wreck, directed by William James Craft and starring Shirley Mason and Malcolm McGregor.[5][6]

Filmography

(Per AFI database)[2][5]

References

  1. ^ "The Lost House". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "William E. Fildew". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Martyrs of the Alamo". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Lamb". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "William Fildew". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "The Wreck". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 9, 2018.


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