Carl George Berger (June 29, 1901 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma – December 18, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) was a cinematographer who photographed Frank Buck’s film Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932).[1]

Carl Berger
Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932) film crew.jpg
Left to right: Cameramen Nicholas Cavaliere, Berger, director Clyde E. Elliott, and star Frank Buck ready to leave for the far east to film Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932)
BornJune 29, 1901
Wynnewood, Oklahoma
DiedDecember 18, 1983
Known forwork with Frank Buck
Spouse(s)Ruth Berger
ChildrenClaire Berger (b 1924

Early yearsEdit

Berger was born in Oklahoma, had two years of high school according to the 1940 US Census, lived in New York, and went to work for Hollywood in the late 1920s. Van Beuren Studios hired him to photograph Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932) with Frank Buck.[2] Footage that Berger filmed was later incorporated into Jungle Cavalcade (1941).

Later careerEdit

Berger photographed another jungle picture, Booloo, for director Clyde E. Elliott,[3][4] as well as many other movies. In the early 1950s Berger moved to television and photographed episodes of TV series, among them Maverick and 77 Sunset Strip. Berger was a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.


  1. ^ Lehrer, Steven (2006). Bring 'Em Back Alive: The Best of Frank Buck. Texas Tech University press. pp. x–xi. ISBN 0-89672-582-0.
  2. ^ "BRING 'EM BACK ALIVE" New York Times June 12, 1932
  3. ^ Ameche Rebels at Kissing in His Film Roles. Chicago Tribune Apr 21, 1937
  4. ^ SHIPPING NEWS And Activities at LOS ANGELES HARBOR. Los Angeles Times. Jun 22, 1937

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