Jack Asher

Active - 1938 - Present  |   Born - Mar 29, 1906   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, War, Horror

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The older brother of director Robert Asher, cinematographer Jack Asher was involved in the British film industry from 1930 on. Graduating to lighting cameraman after World War II, Asher worked on Gothic mellers like Jassy (1947) and contemporary dramas like The Astonished Heart (1950). He is best known for his vivid (albeit slightly overlit) color camerawork on such Hammer Studios horrors as The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Horror of Dracula (1958), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), The Mummy (1959) and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960). In 1961, Jack Asher and his brother Robert co-produced, She'll Have to Go, with Jack manning the cameras while Robert co-wrote and co-directed.

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