Robert J. Flaherty

Name in Native Language: "Robert Joseph Flaherty" (English/EN)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Camera Operator | * 02/16/1884 († 67, 07/23/1951) | Iron Mountain, Michigan, USA
Robert Joseph Flaherty, (February 16, 1884 – July 23, 1951) was an American filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film, Nanook of the North (1922). The film made his reputation and nothing in his later life fully equaled its success, although he continued the development of this new genre of narrative documentary with Moana (1926), set in the South Seas, and Man of Aran (1934), filmed in Ireland's Aran Islands. Flaherty is considered the "father" of both the documentary and the ethnographic film. Flaherty was married to writer Frances H. Flaherty from 1914 until his death in 1951. Frances worked on several of her husband's films, and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story for Louisiana Story (1948). ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Robert J. Flaherty

Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society Academy Award for Best Story

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Movies with Robert J. Flaherty as Actor(1)

Movies with Robert J. Flaherty as Crew(37)

Directing/Director1950 The Titan: Story of Michelangelo
Directing/Director1948 Louisiana Story
Production/Producer1948 Louisiana Story
Writing/Writer1948 Louisiana Story
Camera/Director of Photography1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
Production/Producer1943 It's All True
Writing/Writer1943 It's All True
Camera/Director of Photography1942 Why We Fight: Prelude to War
Directing/Director1942 The Land
Directing/Director1937 Elephant Boy
Directing/Director1935 A Night of Storytelling
Camera/Director of Photography1934 Man of Aran
Directing/Director1934 Man of Aran
Writing/Writer1934 Man of Aran
Directing/Director1933 The English Potter
Camera/Director of Photography1931 Tabu
Production/Producer1931 Tabu
Writing/Screenplay1931 Tabu
Crew/Cinematography1931 Industrial Britain
Directing/Director1931 Industrial Britain
Production/Producer1931 Industrial Britain
Crew/Cinematography1927 Twenty-Four Dollar Island
Directing/Director1927 Twenty-Four Dollar Island
Editing/Editor1927 Twenty-Four Dollar Island
Production/Producer1927 Twenty-Four Dollar Island
Art/Title Designer1926 Moana
Camera/Director of Photography1926 Moana
Directing/Director1926 Moana
Editing/Editor1926 Moana
Production/Producer1926 Moana
Writing/Screenplay1926 Moana
Directing/Director1925 The Pottery Maker
Camera/Director of Photography1922 Nanook of the North
Directing/Director1922 Nanook of the North
Editing/Editor1922 Nanook of the North
Production/Producer1922 Nanook of the North
Writing/Screenplay1922 Nanook of the North

Full Name: Robert Flaherty
Born: Saturday, 02/16 1884 (February) in Iron Mountain
Died: Monday, 07/23 1951 (July) in Dummerston (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Upper Canada College
Member of: Royal Geographical Society
Spouses (current/former): Frances H. Flaherty
Children: Monica Flaherty Frassetto
Other names for Robert J. Flaherty (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert Joseph Flaherty"
"Robert Flaherty"
"R.J. Flaherty"
Robert J. Flaherty frequently works together with these people:
Frank Capra (4x, Crew)
F.W. Murnau (3x, Crew)
Edgar G. Ulmer (3x, Crew)
Anatole Litvak (3x, Crew)
David Flaherty (3x, Crew)
Floyd Crosby (3x, Crew)
Julian Johnson (2x, Crew)
Anthony Veiller (2x, Crew)
Bill Bambridge (2x, Cast)
Arthur A. Brooks (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1050347, Added: 12/03/2018, Last updated: 01/06/2021