Marcel Weiss

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Marcel Weiss
Born27 July 1912
Died22 October 2009 (aged 97)
Years active1931–1979 (film)

Marcel Weiss (1912–2009) was a French cinematographer. [1] He began his career as a cameraman during the 1930s, before graduating to director of photography.


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  1. Smith p.281