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Dale H. "Ted" Tetzlaff (3 June 1903, Los Angeles, California – 7 January 1995, Sausalito, California) was an Academy Award-nominated Hollywood cinematographer active in the 1930s and 1940s.

Ted Tetzlaff
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Dale H. Tetzlaff

(1903-06-03)June 3, 1903
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedJanuary 7, 1995(1995-01-07) (aged 91)
Sausalito, California, United States
OccupationFilm director, cinematographer


Tetzlaff was particularly favored by the actress Carole Lombard, whom he photographed in 10 films.[1]

After World War II service as a US Army Major, he became a film director, and directed about a dozen films from 1947 to 1957, most notably the film noir classic The Window (1949).

His father was racecar driver and film stuntman Teddy Tetzlaff (1883–1929).

Selected filmographyEdit

As cinematographerEdit

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  1. ^ Ott, Frederick W. (1972). The Films of Carole Lombard. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0806502786.

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