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Joseph C. Wright

Joseph C. Wright



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Art Director (feature film)

The Wrecking Crew (1969) as Art Director
Secret agent Matt Helm tries to stop a super-villain from stealing a billion-dollar gold shipment.
The Ambushers (1967) as Art Director
When an experimental flying saucer crashes, secret agent Matt Helm has to bring back the secret weapons hidden on board.
Walk, Don't Run (1966) as Production Design
Set during the Tokyo Olympics, one of three unlikely housemates plays matchmaker with the other two.
The Silencers (1966) as Art Director
In the first Matt Helm adventure, the over-sexed secret agent comes out of retirement to defend a nuclear testing ground.
Murderers' Row (1966) as Art Director
Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen ''helio-beam'' with the power to destroy the earth.
Strange Bedfellows (1965) as Art Director
In London, stuffy statesman Carter Harrison meets Toni, a Bohemian artist with a hot Italian temper. The two impulsively marry and then find that they disagree on everything. Shortly afterward they separate. We then meet them five years later on the eve before their divorce becomes final. After seeing each other again, sparks are reignited and they spend the night together. Reality sets in when morning comes and they begin arguing again. Once again, divorce proceedings are on, until Carter that an important promotion hinges on whether he's married. He schemes to win back Toni and eventually succeeds. But can he keep her from destroying his career by posing as Lady Godiva in a protest movement?
Dear Heart (1964) as Art Director
A middle-aged postmistress falls for an engaged man during a convention in New York.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) as Art Director
A husband and wife fight to conquer alcoholism.
Flower Drum Song (1961) as Art Director
A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Art Director
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
The Strange One (1957) as Art Director
A military school student develops a destructive power over his fellow cadets.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) as Production Design
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
Guys and Dolls (1955) as Art Director
A big-city gambler bets that he can seduce a Salvation Army girl.
Oklahoma! (1955) as Art Director
Pride and a lecherous ranch hand stand between an amorous cowboy and his farm girl sweetheart.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) as Art Director
Two singers work their way to Paris, enjoying the company of eligible men they meet along the way.
The Girl Next Door (1953) as Art Director
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.
Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) as Art Director
A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa.
With a Song in My Heart (1952) as Art Director
This film focuses on the rise of an aspiring songstress.
O. Henry's Full House (1952) as Art Director
Five stories reveal O. Henry''s gift for the surprise ending.
Call Me Mister (1951) as Art Director
G.I. Sergeant Shep Dooley, former stage star awaiting discharge in postwar Tokyo, meets his estranged love Kay when she arrives to entertain the troops. Shep, who hasn't exactly lost his former irresponsibility, does his best to court Kay anew...but she has no lack of other admirers as she labors to put on a soldier show.
Meet Me After the Show (1951) as Art Director
The star of a Broadway show suspects her husband may be having an affair with the show''''s backer.
On the Riviera (1951) as Mus settings
A nightclub entertainer temporarily replaces a tycoon he's famous for impersonating.
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951) as Art Director
A college freshman adjusts to the realities of sorority life.
Dancing in the Dark (1950) as Mus settings by
Conceited film star Emery Slade was on top in 1932; in 1949, he's broke and still insufferable. Fox producer Crossman enlists Slade's aid to persuade broadway star Rosalie Brooks to star in the film "Bandwagon." But when Slade meets Julie Clarke, his assistant's onetime girlfriend, he decides she, not Rosalie, should get the part. No one can fathom his motives for this apparently selfless act, but there are a few tricks in the old fox yet...and he'll need them all.
Wabash Avenue (1950) as Art Director
Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position untenable. He also hopes to turn Ruby Summers, Mike's motor-mouthed burlesque queen, into a classier entertainer, and incidentally to make her his own. But at the last minute, Andy's revenge comes unravelled.
I'll Get By (1950) as Musical settings
Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.
The Jackpot (1950) as Art Director
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
My Blue Heaven (1950) as Art Director
A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Come to the Stable (1949) as Art Director
Two nuns set up a children''''s hospital in the New England countryside.
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) as Art Director
Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.
When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) as Mus settings des by
The Snake Pit (1948) as Art Director
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947) as Musical settings
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's
Mother Wore Tights (1947) as Art Director
A married vaudeville team struggles to raise a family while touring the nation.
Do You Love Me (1946) as Art Director
A dean of a music school undergoes a transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) as Art Director
A reworking of "Moon Over Miami" set at the turn of the century. Three sisters set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary, and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as Art Director
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Nob Hill (1945) as Mus settings des by
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.
The Dolly Sisters (1945) as Mus set des by
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
Something for the Boys (1944) as Mus settings des by
The oddly-assorted Hart cousins: revue singer Blossom, con man Harry, and machinist Chiquita (who gets radio through her teeth!), inherit southern plantation Magnolia Manor, which alas proves to be a "termite trap" and tax liability. Fortunately, Sgt. Rocky Fulton from a nearby army camp appears with a plan to convert the place to a hotel for army wives; but to pay bills until then, they decide to put on a show. Of course, romantic and military complications intervene...
Pin Up Girl (1944) as Art Director
A USO girl poses as a Broadway star to snare a war hero.
Greenwich Village (1944) as Art Director
A speakeasy owner steals a serious young composer''''s songs so he can produce a musical.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Art Director
Wintertime (1943) as Mus seq stage settings by
A figure skating champion tries to save a failing resort hotel from bankruptcy.
Coney Island (1943) as Art Director
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) as Art Director
When a reporter exposes her past in burlesque, a musical theatre star sets out for revenge.
Quiet Please Murder (1943) as Art Director
Stormy Weather (1943) as Art Director
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.
The Gang's All Here (1943) as Art Director
Playboy Andy Mason, on leave from the army, romances showgirl Eadie Allen overnight to such effect that she's starry-eyed when he leaves next morning for active duty in the Pacific. Only trouble is, he gave her the assumed name of Casey. Andy's eventual return with a medal is celebrated by his rich father with a benefit show featuring Eadie's show troupe, at which she's sure to learn his true identity...and meet Vivian, his 'family-arrangement' fiancée. Mostly song and dance.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Art Director
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
This Above All (1942) as Art Director
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
Springtime in the Rockies (1942) as Art Director
A pair of Broadway partners threaten to breakup after old flames enter the picture.
Song of the Islands (1942) as Art Director
A cattle baron''s son falls for the daughter of a South Seas businessman.
Orchestra Wives (1942) as Art Director
A woman falls in love with a musician in a band and learns about life as an orchestra wife.
Swamp Water (1941) as Art Director
A hunter discovers a fugitive living in the swamps and goes into business with him and his daughter.
A Very Young Lady (1941) as Art Director
Tomboy (Withers) is sent to finishing school where she falls for the headmaster (Sutton). When her love letters are discovered she okays his relation with a teacher (Kelly) and gets her first kiss from a beau (Clayton).
Week-End in Havana (1941) as Art Director
A ship company employee, Jay Williams (John Payne), is sent to Florida where one of the company cruise ships is stuck on a reef off of the coast. He obtains waivers from all of the passengers with the exception of Nan Spencer (Alice Faye), a department store salesgirl who wants her vacation NOW, not later. Jay is instructed to take Nan to Havana and set her up in the best hotel and keep her entertained. She visits a night club where the star attraction is Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda), and meets Rosita's worthless manager, Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), who makes a play for her. Trouble also comes in the form of Jay's fiancee, Terry McCracken (Cobina Wright Jr.), when a romance develops between Nan and Jay.
Dressed to Kill (1941) as Art Director
Detective Michael Shayne and his girlfriend Joanne leave a marriage bureau when shots fired in a nearby theatre draw his attention to a string of theatrical murders.
Private Nurse (1941) as Art Director
Blood and Sand (1941) as Art Director
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
That Night in Rio (1941) as Art Director
A nightclub entertainer pretends to be a noted financier, only to fall for the man¿s wife.
Down Argentine Way (1940) as Art Director
Love and horse racing spice up an American girl's South American vacation.
The Great Profile (1940) as Art Director
Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady (Hughes) returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl (Baxter) tries to reform him.
He Married His Wife (1940) as Art Director
A race horse owner pays so much attention to business that he winds up divorced from his wife.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Art Director
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
Swanee River (1940) as Art Director
More fictional than factual biography of Stephen Foster. Songwriter from Pittsburgh falls in love with the South, marries a Southern gal (Leeds), then is accused of sympathizing when the Civil War breaks out.
The Mark of Zorro (1940) as Art Director
A Spanish nobleman becomes a masked outlaw by night to battle a local tyrant.
Tin Pan Alley (1940) as Art Director
Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited when the boys, now in the army, show up in England.
I Was an Adventuress (1940) as Art Director
Andre Desormeaux, master con artist and jewel thief, has been very successful with his partners, light-fingered Polo and beautiful lure "Countess" Tanya Vronsky. But Tanya falls in love with one of their victims, resigns from the team, and (despite Andre's warning) marries rich young Paul Vernay...for love. Inevitably, Andre and Polo reappear in her life. Can Tanya outwit the master schemer?
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Art dir assoc
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Art Director
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939) as Art Director
Guests at a women''''s residence club help a jilted small-town girl turn to modeling.
Honolulu (1939) as Art dir assoc
A movie star trades places with a Hawaiian plantation owner.
Sweethearts (1938) as Art dir assoc
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Love Is a Headache (1938) as Art dir assoc
A freak accident gives a fading actress a huge publicity push.
The Shopworn Angel (1938) as Art dir assoc
A showgirl gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight World War I.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) as Art dir assoc
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
Rosalie (1937) as Art dir assoc
A West Point cadet falls for a European princess.
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) as Art dir assoc
Backstage problems jeopardize a Broadway musical.
Double Wedding (1937) as Art dir assoc
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
Piccadilly Jim (1936) as Art dir assoc
A cartoonist pokes fun at his widowed father's future in-laws.
Rose-Marie (1936) as Art dir assoc
An opera singer goes undercover in the Canadian wilderness to hunt for her criminal brother.
Trouble for Two (1936) as Art dir assoc
Before he can marry, a European prince gets mixed up with a suicide club.
Born to Dance (1936) as Art dir assoc
A sailor on leave helps a young dancer make it to the top on Broadway.
The Unguarded Hour (1936) as Art dir assoc
A blackmailer tries to stop a woman from revealing evidence that could save a condemned man.
The Garden Murder Case (1936) as Art dir assoc
Society sleuth Philo Vance suspects dirty doings behind a mysterious series of suicides.
Rendezvous (1935) as Art dir assoc
A decoding expert tangles with enemy spies.
After Office Hours (1935) as Art dir assoc
A society newspaperwoman tries to prove to her editor that she can crack a murder case.
No More Ladies (1935) as Art dir assoc
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
The Casino Murder Case (1935) as Art dir assoc
Society sleuth Philo Vance takes on a series of murders at an aging dowager's mansion.
Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935) as Art dir assoc
A portrait painter is reunited with a lost love when her upcoming memoirs threaten his political career.
Woman Wanted (1935) as Art dir assoc
An innocent woman is chased by both gangsters and the police.
Escapade (1935) as Art dir assoc
A Wicked Woman (1934) as Art dir assoc
A woman kills her drunken husband to defend her children.
Gallant Lady (1934) as Art Director
Moulin Rouge (1934) as Art Director
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) as Art dir assoc
Boyhood friends grow up on opposite sides of the law.
Outcast Lady (1934) as Art dir assoc
A spoiled rich girl sacrifices her reputation to preserve her dead husband''''s memory.
Born to Be Bad (1934) as Art Director
An unmarried pregnant woman is determined that her child will not grow up to be mistreated.
Looking for Trouble (1934) as Art Director
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.
Have a Heart (1934) as Art dir assoc
A street vendor tries to help a dancing teacher who''''s lost the use of her legs.
My Lips Betray (1933) as Settings
I Loved You Wednesday (1933) as Settings
Smoke Lightning (1933) as Settings
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933) as Art Director
A gangster helps a young dancer rise to stardom only to have her fall for another man.
Sailor's Luck (1933) as Art Director
U.S. sailor Jimmy Harrigan, on shore leave in San Pedro, meets and falls for Sally Brent She promises to wait for him when he ships out to San Francisco, but Jimmy becomes jealous and tells her off when he learns Sally has entered a marathon dance contest sponsored by a lecherous snake named Baron Portola. Along with several of his Navy pals, Jimmy goes to the ballroom the night of the dance marathon, to try to change Sally's mind and win her back.
Hot Pepper (1933) as Art Director
Robbers' Roost (1933) as Art Director
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933) as Art Director
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on a major earthquake whilst out on the town. Determined to be fired from the column he starts to give crazy advice to the readers, but this only makes him even more popular.
Wild Girl (1932) as Settings
Business and Pleasure (1932) as Art Director
The Gay Caballero (1932) as Art Director
Football star Ted Radcliffe goes west to manage an inherited cattle ranch. Empire builder and cattle thief Don Paco is hounded by El Coyote (who is really Don Bob) who now has a partner in Ted. Unfortunately Ted is also falling love with Don Paco's daughter Adela.
Careless Lady (1932) as Art Director
The Painted Woman (1932) as Art Director
After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns he's furious (he wanted to marry her). When Boyton is killed Kiddo is accused of the crime and even Tom thinks she's guilty.
Mystery Ranch (1932) as Art Director
To maintain his vast ranch holdings, Henry Steele holds Jane, the daughter of his deceased business partner, against her will. Stalwart ranger Bob Sanborn rescues Jane in a riding incident and is invited to stay over at the ranch by the malevolent Steele, who catches on immediately to the fact that Sanborn has been asked by Jane to help her escape. Steele escorts Bob off the ranch just after giving the order to his vicious ranch hands, Mudo and Tonto, not to let him leave alive.
Amateur Daddy (1932) as Art Director
Man About Town (1932) as Art Director
Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) as Settings
Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.
Delicious (1931) as Art Director
A Scottish immigrant falls for a dashing playboy engaged to another woman.
The Cisco Kid (1931) as Art Director
Goldie (1931) as Art Director
Sailor Spike dates girls whose names he finds in an address book. Each girl has the same tatoo, placed there by another sailor Bill. When Spike meets Bill they become friends. In Calais Spike meets Goldie. Bill warns him against her, but Spike ignores the warning until he finds Bill's tatoo on Goldie as well.
Double Cross Roads (1930) as Art Director
The Sea Wolf (1930) as Art Director
Golf Widows (1928) as Art Director
Beware of Blondes (1928) as Art Director
Modern Mothers (1928) as Art Director
Ransom (1928) as Art Director
Name the Woman (1928) as Art Director
The Man Who Laughs (1928) as Tech dir
Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.
The Man Who Laughs (1928) as Art Director
Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. Unlike in the original story by Victor Hugo, the lovers escape to France.
The Exquisite Sinner (1926) as Art Director
The Denial (1925) as Art Director
A woman''''s life is ruined by her over-protective mother.
Frivolous Sal (1925) as Art Director
Daring Youth (1924) as Art Director
Daughters of Pleasure (1924) as Art Director
An Old Sweetheart of Mine (1923) as Art Director
The Woman of Bronze (1923) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

The I Don't Care Girl (1953) as Mus settings
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953) as Musical settings by
Erie Canal, N.Y., 1850: Molly Larkins, cook on Jotham Klore's canal boat, has a love-hate relationship with her boss. She hires handsome new haul-horse driver Dan Harrow and the inevitable triangle develops (complicated by Dan's desire to farm and Molly's to boat) against a background of the canalmen's fight against the encroaching railroad.
Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952) as Musical settings
The Arizona Kid (1930) as Settings
The Cisco Kid (Warner Baxter) carries out his mission as a Robin Hood-type bandit while posing as a wealthy and carefree miner. He falls for an eastern girl, Virginia Hoyt (Carole Lombard), accompanied by presumably her brother, Dick Hoyt (Theodore von Eltz), actually her husband. The Kid's mine is raided and two of his friends are killed and he learns that Dick and Virginia are the culprits...
Romance of the Rio Grande (1929) as Set Decoration
The Unholy Three (1925) as Settings
In this silent film, a ventriloquist masquerades as an old lady to front a crime ring.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Show Boat (1929) as Unit Manager
First screen version of the classic musical about romance among the musical performers on a Mississippi showboat.

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