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John Beckman

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Also Known As: Died: October 26, 1989
Born: March 27, 1898 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Oregon, USA Profession: Art Director ...


Cast (feature film)

Torch Song Trilogy (1988) as 1st Cab Driver
A drag queen's affair with a bisexual throws his life into turmoil.
Alice from "Nightmare 4" discovers she's pregnant, but fears that the father may be Freddy Krueger.

Art Director (feature film)

Kate's Secret (1986)
A movie about a bulimic housewife and mother whose life and marriage are coming apart as a result of her eating disorder.
To Find My Son (1980)
A single man and part-time college student discovers the bureaucratic frustrations when he tries to adopt a handicapped, love-starved orphan whom he had been helping overcome a speech problem, and wages a battle against Child Welfare Department officials determined to place the youngster with a more suitable, mature, married couple.
Nero Wolfe (1979)
Gourmet Nero Wolfe interrupts his orchid-tending to take on the case of a lady tycoon who wants to know why she's under investigation by the FBI, only to find himself enmeshed in a puzzling murder-mystery. This pilot to a prospective Nero Wolfe series went on the shelf after being made in 1977 becau
Salvage (1979)
A hotshot junkman decides to go to the moon with his two young companions in a homemade rocket to recover millions of dollars worth of discarded space equipment in this lighthearted pilot to the series which began the following week as "Salvage 1," with Griffith and his associates using the rocket f
Doctors' Private Lives (1978)
Two famed heart surgeons find their lives in turmoil when personal passions clash with medical ethics in this pilot for a prospective hospital-based series that finally emerged (briefly) in the spring of 1979.
Matt Helm (1975)
Intrepid secret agent-turned-private eye Matt Helm finds himself involved with an international black market operation in heavy munitions when he tries to protect a beautiful movie star whose life is endangered. The pilot, with Franciosa taking up where Dean Martin left off after four Helm movies, s
Turning Point of Jim Malloy, The (1975)
Life in John O'Hara's small Pennsylvania town of Gibbsville with the son of the town doctor returning home after being kicked out of Yale and finding a new career on the town's newspaper. Originally it was called "John O'Hara's Gibbsville," which became the title for the short-lived (late 1976) seri
Call Her Mom (1972)
A sexy waitress becomes a housemother in a fraternity house and involves the college in a nationwide women's lib controversy. Gloria DeHaven, playing the ex-chorus girl wife of college president Van Johnson, replaced Ann Miller who in turn had replaced Cyd Charisse.
Black Noon (1971)
An occult Western about a circuit-riding minister and his wife who are caught up in a web of witchcraft involving a mute beauty and a satanical gunfighter.
Which Way to the Front? (1970) as Art Director
After he''s rejected for World War II service, a man recruits other 4-Fs to help him fight the Nazis.
Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) as Art Director
Thinking he's dying, a man racks up huge debts, only to discover he was misdiagnosed.
Assignment To Kill (1969) as Art Director
A private eye gets too involved in his investigation of a crooked shipping magnate.
In Enemy Country (1968) as Art Director
Who's Minding the Mint? (1967) as Art Director
When he accidentally destroys good money, a mint worker tries to break in to print some more.
The Trouble With Angels (1966) as Art Director
Two free spirits cause problems at a convent school.
Mary Mary (1963) as Art Director
A man on the verge of divorce is shocked by his wife's glamorous makeover.
A Majority of One (1962) as Art Director
A Jewish widow falls in love with a Japanese businessman.
Gypsy (1962) as Art Director
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961) as Art Director
A drunken missionary and three escaped convicts try to save a group of children from a South Seas volcano.
Guns of the Timberland (1960) as Art Director
A lumberjack battles a group of ranchers over the rights to a nearby forest.
Wake Me When It's Over (1960) as Art Director
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
The FBI Story (1959) as Art Director
A dedicated FBI agent thinks back on the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.
Lafayette Escadrille (1958) as Art Director
A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
Too Much, Too Soon (1958) as Art Director
The daughter of an iconic actor reunites with her father after a ten year estrangement.
Home Before Dark (1958) as Art Director
A woman struggles to adjust to her unhappy marriage after time in a mental institution.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957) as Art Director
A singer rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune... only to lose it all.
Hell on Frisco Bay (1956) as Art Director
A cop framed for a murder he did not commit hunts the San Francisco waterfront for the Mob racketeers who are responsible.
The Bad Seed (1956) as Art Director
A woman suspects that her perfect little girl is a ruthless killer.
Toward the Unknown (1956) as Art Director
A dishonored pilot who is no longer allowed to fly attempts to clear his name.
The McConnell Story (1955) as Art Director
A man's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War.
Battle Cry (1955) as Art Director
A group of Marines eagerly await deployment during World War II.
Lucky Me (1954) as Art Director
When the members of a musical troupe take cleaning jobs, their lead singer falls for a famous songwriter.
Young at Heart (1954) as Art Director
A cynical songwriter upsets the lives of three musical sisters.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) as Art
King Richard''''s attempts to win back the Holy Lands are complicated by his love of a tempestuous Englishwoman.
Calamity Jane (1953) as Art Director
The Wild West heroine helps bring a star attraction to Deadwood and finds love.
So Big (1953) as Art Director
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) as Art Director
A small-town girl's love life goes ballistic when her sweetheart returns from World War I.
The System (1953) as Art Director
I Confess (1953) as Art Director
A priest suspected of murder can only clear himself by violating the sanctity of the confessional.
Springfield Rifle (1952) as Art Director
A Union officer goes undercover to root out Confederate raiders.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Art Director
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948) as Art Director
A young man joins forces with a judge in an effort to reconcile his parents'''' broken marriage.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) as Art Director
A man woos and murders rich widows to support his invalid wife.
Destination Tokyo (1944) as Asst art dir
A U.S. sub braves enemy waters during World War II.
This Is the Army (1943) as Asst art dir
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.

Art Director (special)

Designing Women Special: Their Finest Hour, The (1990) as Art Direction
A special compilation of clips featuring memorable moments from the past four seasons of "Designing Women."
Modesty Blaise (1982) as Art Direction
The story, set in Los Angeles, depicts the exploits of Modesty Blaise, the beautiful, mysterious adventurer who aids people in distress. In the pilot episode, Modesty attempts to stop Debbie DeFarge and her evil plan to pull off a computerized heist of Wall Street. Based on the British comic book ch
Annie Flynn (1978) as Art Direction
The story of Annie Flynn, a former nurse trying to succeed in medical school. In the pilot episode, Annie meets Paul Lucas, whom she believes is a fellow student, and begins a promising romance with him. When she discovers that he is her anatomy professor, she seeks a subtle way to end their relati
Cabot Connection, The (1977) as Art Direction
The story of Marcus Cabot, a jet-set socialite whose avariciousness forces him into a reluctant partnership with the U.S. government as an agent when he is caught red-handed in an illicit business deal and agrees to work for Uncle Sam rather than go to prison.
Mobile Medics (1977) as Art Direction
The exploits of Liz Rheiner, Robb Spencer, Craig Bryant, and Pete Vasquez, four doctors who operate a sophisticated mobile medical unit, a mini-lab and operating room they use to assist people who require immediate attention.
Call Holme (1972) as Art Direction
The story of Fabian Holme, a brilliant private detective who uses his mastery of disguises to apprehend criminals. In the pilot episode, Holme attempts to solve the mysterious murder of Howard Hayes, a multi-millionaire industrialist.

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1979)
Six buddies spend the summer together at a Malibu beach house after each has separated from his wife at about the same time. This two-part four-hour film, exploring separation and divorce from the man's point of view, took its title from the Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield song, and subsequently was e

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

Dream Merchants, The (1980) as Art Direction

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