Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff

  • slideshow_large


A rare insight into eighty years of cinema through the personal, first-hand recollections of one of Britain's most acclaimed filmmakers.

Since 1918 as a child actor in silent movies alongside Dorothy Gish, Jack Cardiff's life and career in cinematography and directing have been inextricably interwoven with the history of cinema: from Dietrich, Powell and Pressburger's, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes, Hitchcock, Huston's The African Queen, Monroe, Bogart, Flynn, Douglas to Schwarzenegger and Stallone.

With interviews with over twenty famous actors, directors and producers, including unique behind-the scenes footage from Jack's own personal archive, the documentary is the most detailed film ever made on a cinematographer. Jack is a charismatic storyteller, whose exceptional experiences are both entertaining and inspirational.


Type of film
Running Time
90 mins
Super 16mm
Craig McCall 1st Feature
Craig McCall, Richard McGill
Mark Sayer-Wade
Principal Cast
Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall, Richard Attenborough, Alan Parker


Please let us know if we need to make any amendments to this Film entry mailing us directly at

Last updated 1st June 2010

Production Company

Modus Operandi Films Ltd
10 Brackenbury Road
London W6 0BA

T +44 (0)20 8354 4429