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John Mansbridge

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Art Director (feature film)

My Science Project (1985) as Art Direction
A group of high-school kids uncover a mysterious devide that can transport them into diffent time warps.
Baby ... Secret Of The Lost Legend (1985) as Art Direction
While two scientists are on an expedition in the rain forest to find and study fossils they discover some living dinosaurs, two brontosauruses and their hatchling. The scientists intend to protect these creatures, but have fend off a tribe of native warriors and an unprincipled scientist to do so.
Country (1984) as Art Direction
A midwestern farm family struggles to stay together when the government attempts to foreclose on their loan and take their land away.
Splash (1984) as Art Direction (Los Angeles)
A careless playboy finds love with a land-locked mermaid.
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) as Art Direction
Two boys find themselves in a tangled web when a strange carnival comes to town, accompanied by the eerie proprietor who claims to grant your every wish...for the price you are willing to pay.
Tex (1982) as Art Direction
Tale of two American teenagers growing up in the Southwest who are trying to make the right decisions with little parental guidance.
Tron (1982) as Art Direction
A computer genius falls into the game he''''s designed and has to fight an evil intelligence he accidentally created.
Amy (1981) as Art Direction
Devil And Max Devlin, The (1981) as Art Direction
When Max Devlin is killed in a car crash, he goes to hell where he makes a bargain with the Devil. If Max can convince three innocent people to sell him their souls within a two month period, he can go back to earth and resume living his life.
Midnight Madness (1980) as Art Direction
College students compete in an all-night scavenger hunt.
Last Flight of Noah's Ark, The (1980) as Art Direction
A B-29 bomber has an unusual roster of guests onboard: A man running away from bookies, a missionary, two children who have stowed away, and some farm animals. On the way to the South Pacific, the plane is forced to make an emergency landing, and they all find themselves stranded on a remote tropica
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) as Art Direction
The owners of a magical Volkswagen drive through Latin America on the way to a Brazilian race.
North Avenue Irregulars, The (1979) as Art Direction
When crooks set up operations in a traditional town, a minister and a group of church ladies are willing to do anything, no matter how wacky, to get them out.
The Black Hole (1979) as Art Direction
Researchers discover a lost space ship on the edge of a black hole.
Cat From Outer Space, The (1978) as Art Direction
A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home.
Return From Witch Mountain (1978) as Art Direction
A mad scientist kidnaps an alien teen with amazing powers.
Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978) as Art Direction
Twin brothers vie to rule a Western town while the mayor tries to get rid of them both.
Pete's Dragon (1977) as Art Direction
A boy leaves his abusive foster family and becomes friends with a dragon.
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977) as Art Direction
Thieves plant stolen diamonds under the hood of a magical Volkswagen.
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) as Art Direction
After the Civil War, a young Southerner races to find his family''s treasure, buried on a swampy Florida island.
Gus (1976) as Art Direction
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy.
Freaky Friday (1976) as Art Direction
A mother and daughter switch bodies for one strange day.
No Deposit, No Return (1976) as Art Direction
Two would-be safe-crackers `sort of' kidnap the two grandchildren of millionaire J. W. Osborne. In a story somewhat reminiscent of O. Henry's The Ransom of Red Chief, the ransom amount keeps getting smaller as the two children have the best vacation from boarding school ever with their two new friends.
The Shaggy D.A. (1976) as Art Direction
A lawyer running for district attorney starts turning into a large sheep dog at awkward moments.
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) as Art Direction
An unscrupulous millionaire tries to catch two mysterious children with super powers.
The Strongest Man in the World (1975) as Art Direction
A student discovers the key to super strength by mixing chemicals with his breakfast cereal.
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) as Art Direction
Two bumbling outlaws try to help a trio of orphans protect their gold strike.
Island at the Top of the World, The (1974) as Art Direction
An explorer discovers a tribe of Vikings forgotten by time.
Castaway Cowboy, The (1974) as Art Direction
Lincoln Costain is a good-natured cowboy in the 1850s who gets shanghaied and is then shipwrecked on a Hawaiian island. When Lincoln meets a struggling widow there named Henrietta, he starts working with her to turn her potato farm into a cattle ranch. But a greedy land baron holds Henrietta's mortg
Herbie Rides Again (1974) as Art Direction
A spunky widow uses her magical Volkswagen to fight off a corrupt land developer.
Superdad (1974) as Art Direction
Charlie McCready is a worried father. His daughter, Wendy will be attending college in the fall, and he feels the crowd she's hanging out with has no ambition, especially her boyfriend, Bart. He knows that Wendy's friends will all be attending the same college, so, he concocts a plan where Wendy will recieve a scholarship to a different college. This college being the same one where his wife attended. All goes as planned. Wendy attends Huttington and sees less of her old crowd. Soon Charlie's plan backfires, Wendy discovers her fathers scholarship plan and becomes rebellious. When she starts dating a hippie artist, Charlie realizes he has made a big mistake and must do something before Wendy goes too far.
Bears And I, The (1974) as Art Direction
Bob Leslie is a Vietnam veteran who goes to the Canadian Rockies when he is discharged. There he adopts three orphaned bear cubs and helps an Indian tribe get back the land that is legally theirs.
Charley and the Angel (1973) as Art Direction
When an angel tells workaholic Charlie Appleby that he will die soon, he decides to put his family first and be a better husband and father.
The World's Greatest Athlete (1973) as Art Direction
A washed-up coach saves his career when he discovers a jungle boy who''''s a natural athlete.
One Little Indian (1973) as Art Direction
In the middle of an Indian raid, a cavalry rider goes AWOL in order to save the lives of the Native American women and children. Later, when he is crossing the desert in New Mexico on a camel, he meets a white boy who was raised by an Indian and is trying to find his tribe, and the two travel on tog
Snowball Express (1972) as Art Director
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.
The Biscuit Eater (1972) as Art Director
Two Georgia boys of different races work together to take care of a feral dog and train him for a fence-jumping contest.
Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) as Art Director
Dexter Riley is studying science at Medfield College. While working with two of his science major friends, they invent an invisibility spray. Before long, a group of thieves find out about the spray which would be the perfect tool in helping them in their next bank robbery and Dexter and his friends
Napoleon and Samantha (1972) as Art Director
Two children run off with a pet lion.
The Million Dollar Duck (1971) as Art Director
To save it from being put to death, Professor Albert Dooley takes home a dumb duck from the research laboratory, which accidentally was exposed to X-rays. At home he discovers that it lays now golden eggs. Since he's broke all the time, his family welcomes this new source of income greatly, and tries to keep it secret. But their greedy neighbors become suspicious.
The Barefoot Executive (1971) as Art Director
A young man discovers a chimp with a knack for picking winning TV programs.
Scandalous John (1971) as Art Director
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary, and an illegal immigrant friend and John's daughter are ther
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) as Art Director
An apprentice witch and three war orphans try to prevent the Nazi invasion of England.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970) as Art Director
A problem student accidentally mind melds with a super computer.
The Boatniks (1970) as Art Director
Smoke (1970) as Art Direction
Smith! (1969) as Art Director
When the Indian Jimmyboy is accused of murder of a white man, he flees onto the ranch of Smith, who's well known for his tolerance for Indians, since he was raised by the old Indian Antoine. Smith helps Jimmyboy against the mean Sheriff and promises to speak for him in court, thus persuading him to surrender himself to the police.
The Love Bug (1969) as Art Director
A Volkswagen with a brain becomes a championship racecar.
Rascal (1969) as Art Director
A lonely boy adopts a baby raccoon.
Never a Dull Moment (1968) as Art Director
When practicing for a role, actor Jack is mistaken for the killer Ace. He doesn't realize this until it's too late and is carried off to gangster boss Leo Smooth, who wants Ace to do a job for him. Fearing for his life, Jack plays his role, but always searching for a way out of the well-guarded house.
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968) as Art Director
Frederick Bolton has to solve two problems. First, his boss has instructed him to come up with a reasonable campaign to promote a new product, a stomach pill named "Aspercel" - by tomorrow. The second problem is Fred's daugther, Helen. She is absolutely fond of horses, takes riding classes and has already had decent success in some competitions. Her biggest wish is to own a horse herself, a dream her father cannot afford at all. Now Fred tries to solve both problems at once by simply combining them: A horse named "Aspercel", ridden by his daugther should bring the name of the pill into the papers and make Helen happy, too. But there's still one more obstacle: Helen and Aspercel of course have to win a few prices to make this idea work...
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) as Art Director
The ghost of the famous pirate must break the curse put on him by a witch.
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967) as Art Director
Monkeys, Go Home! (1967) as Art Director
Henry Dussard (Dean Jones), a young American, inherits a picturesque but badly neglected olive farm in southern France and is determined to make it operational again despite cautionary advice from the local priest (Maurice Chevalier) and a pretty villager (Yvette Mimieux). Desperate for laborers, the inventive Dussard turns to the zaniest crew of olive pickers ever recruited - four mischievous monkeys! As former members of an Air Force space team, these intelligent chimps quickly pick up on their new responsibilities - but prove to have a turbulent effect on the local townspeople.
The Happiest Millionaire (1967) as Art Director
A happy and unbelievably lucky young Irish immigrant, John Lawless, lands a job as the butler of an unconventional millionaire, Biddle. His daughter, Cordelia Drexel Biddle, tires of the unusual antics of her father--especially since the nice young men around town all fear him. Wouldn't you fear a father-in-law that keeps alligators for pets and teaches boxing at his daily Bible classes? Cordelia decides to run off to boarding school and promptly finds the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, his family doesn't approve of Biddle's outrageous antics, either. A Disney musical punctuated by snappy songs and an energetic debut by Tommy Steele. This is reportedly one of the last live- action films Walt Disney personally oversaw.
Those Calloways (1965) as Art Director
A fur trapper dreams of building a bird sanctuary.
The Incredible Journey (1963) as Art Director
Lost on vacation, two dogs and a cat try to find their way home.
The Broken Land (1962) as Art Director
The Two Little Bears (1961) as Art Director
Harry Davis, principal of the Burberry Elementary School, is concerned because his two little boys wish they were bears. One day, the two boys meet an old gypsy who tells them to use a magic cream and teaches them a spell to turn themselves into bears. When they find their sister's strange freckle cream, they do become bears. Unfortunately, when they turn back into boys, no one will believe their story.
The Silent Call (1961) as Art Director
A dog searches for the family that was forced to leave him behind.
Battle at Bloody Beach (1961) as Art Director
This is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII after his autobiographical "To Hell and Back." Here Murphy steps out of his usual kid-Western role to play a civilian working for the Navy helping supply guerilla insurgents in the Philippines. His sole motive is not politics nor bravery, but to find his bride from whom he was separated during the Japanese invasion two years before.
20,000 Eyes (1961) as Art Director
Sniper's Ridge (1961) as Art Director
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961) as Art Director
The Purple Hills (1961) as Art Director
The Long Rope (1961) as Art Director
Tess of the Storm Country (1960) as Art Director
Fourth reworking of the classic Grace Miller White novel, this time updated to the 60s, with young Scottish lassie Tess (Diane Baker) becoming embroiled in a conflict about a toxic chemical plant near her new home in Pennsylvania.
Twelve Hours to Kill (1960) as Art Director
Based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern, 12 Hours to Kill traces the problems of a young Greek national (Nico Minardos) who, after ogling a murder, is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by the police, unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme.
The 3rd Voice (1960) as Art Director
Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion is terrible. With the help of the third voice she kills Harry who is then impersonated by the third voice. All of this to steal $600,000.
A Dog of Flanders (1960) as Art Director
A Dutch boy''''s loyal dog helps him fight for his dream of becoming an artist.
Desire in the Dust (1960) as Art Director
Young Jesse James (1960) as Art Director
Here Come the Jets (1959) as Art Director
The Little Savage (1959) as Art Director
Jet over the Atlantic (1959) as Art Director
FBI man Stafford is extraditing convicted killer Brett Murphy from Spain to the USA. At the last minute, Murphy's fiancée, entertainer Jean Gurney, finds he's been taken and slips on the plane. Unknown to them, a suicidal passenger has a fire and gas bomb in his luggage. As time ticks away, minor dramas are played out on board. Then the pilots succumb to the fumes, and the only available substitute is Murphy.
The Miracle of the Hills (1959) as Art Director
The Rookie (1959) as Art Director
Five Gates to Hell (1959) as Art Director
The Sad Horse (1959) as Art Director
Return of the Fly (1959) as Art Director
Attempting to duplicate his father''s work on matter transmission, a scientist turns himself into a monster.
Verboten! (1959) as Art Director
An American soldier in post-war Germany tries to get his girlfriend''''s brother out of an underground neo-Nazi group.
The Alligator People (1959) as Art Director
A newlywed couple sit in a train. The husband receives a frantic telegram. He gets off at a station to make a phone call, the train pulls away without him on it, and that¿s the last his wife sees of him. Years later after a long search she finally tracks him down on his family¿s southern estate where she discovers that a failed medical treatment has turned him into an alligator mutant.
Alaska Passage (1959) as Art Director
Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) as Art Director
Thundering Jets (1958) as Art Director
Captain Steve Morley (Rex Reason) must evaluate how the men under his command react to pressure and stress at high altitudes in the latest jet fighters, with the usual romantic subplot involving him, another officer, and a pretty young lady. Exciting flight sequences, filmed at Edwards (Muroc) Air Force Base, California, showcases Reason and other "pilots" going off into the wild blue [black & white] yonder, in wide screen Regalscope (CinemaScope).
Sierra Baron (1958) as Art Director
Gang War (1958) as Art Director
Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) as Art Director
Bounty hunter Luke Welsh arrives looking for a wanted man. When that man draws on him he has to kill him. To collect his reward he needs a statement identifying him. But the man was well liked in town and no one will sign such a statement. When he outdraws another man who thought he was faster, some townsmen decide he should be killed and they organize a mob to go after him.
Villa!! (1958) as Art Director
The career of folk hero Pancho Villa whose banditry was put to the service of Mexican patriots attempting to overthrow the feudal landowners.
China Gate (1957) as Art Director
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
Public Pigeon No. 1 (1957) as Art Director
Forty Guns (1957) as Art Director
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
The Young Stranger (1957) as Art Director
A neglected teen gets into trouble with the law.
Glory (1956) as Art Director
A young woman's devotion to her racehorse creates romantic problems.
Tension at Table Rock (1956) as Art Director
When the owner of a stagecoach station is killed, a gunman takes his place.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) as Asst prod des
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Production Designer (feature film)

Shakedown on the Sunset Strip (1988)
A fact-based television movie about an ambitious Los Angeles vice cop whose bold pursuit of a famous prostitute-turned-madame the late '40s uncovered widespread corruption in the police department and nearly toppled the mayor's administration in the scandal.

Production Designer (special)

The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (1980) as Production Designer
The ghost of a military school''s founder enlists a young cadet to help keep the place from going coed.

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

Donovan's Kid (1979) as Art Direction

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