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J. Russell Spencer

J. Russell Spencer



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Art Director (feature film)

Les Miserables (1952) as Art Director
An obsessive policeman relentlessly hunts a man who escaped prison after stealing bread.
Lydia Bailey (1952) as Art Director
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) as Art Director
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Art Director
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
You're in the Navy Now (1951) as Art Director
An experimental steam-powered vessel sets off on its maiden voyage with an inexperienced Naval officer at the helm.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) as Art Director
A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.
The Big Lift (1950) as Art Director
Two Air Force sergeants find love while flying the Berlin Airlift.
It Happens Every Spring (1949) as Art Director
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
Pinky (1949) as Art Director
A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) as Art Director
A small-town seductress notifies her three best friends that she has run off with one of their husbands.
Give My Regards to Broadway (1948) as Art Director
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his show biz ambitions, especially after he's offered a major league contract to play. Now he has to figure out how to break the news to his dad.
That Lady in Ermine (1948) as Art Director
A newlywed countess falls for a Hungarian invader.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) as Art Director
The Late George Apley (1947) as Art Director
Young love rocks a staid Boston family.
Nightmare Alley (1947) as Art Director
An ambitious carnival worker attempts to scam his way out of the carnival in this brutal noir.
Dragonwyck (1946) as Art Director
A farm girl signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion.
Cluny Brown (1946) as Art Director
A servant girl's passion for plumbing shocks London society.
Wake Up and Dream (1946) as Art Director
Henry Pecket (Clem Bevans) keeps a land-bound, home-made sloop in the backyard of his boarding house ran by widow Sara March (Charlotte Greenwood), who is tolerant of the fancied trips around the world taken by her "ancient mariner" boarder. Little Nella Cairn (Connie Marshall,)another boarder, is his constant companion on the sloop's "trips." When her brother, Jeff Cairn (John Payne), enlists in the Navy, Nella is sent to board with a cousin, but is unhappy and returns to the boarding house. Pecket sends for Jenny (June Haver), a waitress for Mr. Agrippa (Oliver Blake) at his lunchroom and sweetheart of Jeff. Pecket and Jenny together decide to take care of Nella, when she receives a telegram from the War Department advising that Jeff is missing in action. To console the young girl, Pecket tells her they'll sail out to a wonderful island he knows about where he is sure Jeff can be found. The widow March, incensed about gossip she hears that Pecket is entertaining women guests on his boat, sells it to Mr. Agrippa, who wants to make a hamburger stand out of it. He has a man install wheels on it and plans to tow it away the next day. Pecket, Jenny and Nella have a meeting on the boat, a storm blows up, and since the sails are set, the "Sara March" puts out to "sea,", where it becomes "reefed" in a haystack. A young itinerant dentist, Howard Williams (John Ireland), offers to tow them but runs out of gas just as they reach Dignman's Ferry. He suggests they launch the boat, and all hands, including Williams, who comes in handy when they encounter a scientist in need of dental work, set sail on an enchanted voyage for Pecket's rendezvous find Jeff.
Margie (1946) as Art Director
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.
Nob Hill (1945) as Art Director
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944) as Art Director
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home.
The Eve of St. Mark (1944) as Art Director
Bermuda Mystery (1944) as Art Director
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) as Art Director
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton) on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb), that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard (Annabella), who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter.
Happy Land (1943) as Art Director
A small-town druggist thinks back on the life of the son who has just died in World War II.
Holy Matrimony (1943) as Art Director
An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
The Great Dictator (1941) as Art Director
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
Modern Times (1936) as Settings
The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

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