Benjamin H. Kline
Benjamin Harrison Kline
July 11, 1894
|Died||January 7, 1974 79) (aged|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Other names||Ben Kline|
Ben H. Kline
|Occupation|| Cinematographer |
Benjamin Harrison Kline (July 11, 1894 – January 7, 1974) was an American cinematographer and film director. He was the father of Richard H. Kline.
Kline was born in Birmingham, Alabama and started his career as a cinematographer in 1920 with Universal Pictures' Red Lane. Over his career he shot about 350 films and television shows, a number that includes many serials and a large number of Three Stooges short subjects for Columbia Pictures. He worked up through about 1972. His son Richard H. Kline was also a noted cinematographer. Kline also directed eight films during the period of 1931–1945.
Kline directed seven films, one Rin Tin Tin serial and six westerns:
Sources also suggest that Kline replaced B. Reeves Eason as uncredited director of the serial The Galloping Ghost in 1931.
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