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Art Director (feature film)

1.
Grace Kelly (1983)
This valentine to the Philadelphia socialite who hit it big in show business before giving up her career to marry Monaco's Prince Rainier in 1956 reportedly had Princess Grace's blessing, as well as her participation and input, until her death from a stroke and an automobile accident in September, 1
2.
Six Weeks (1982) as Art Direction
Patrick Dalton is a Congressional candidate from California. When Nicole, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy woman, offers to work on his campaign, Patrick says no. But when he learns that Nicole has leukemia and not long to live, he changes his mind. Patrick is determined to see that the gir
3.
Stunts Unlimited (1980)
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
4.
Coast to Coast (1980) as Art Direction
After Madie's husband has her committed to a New York mental hospital to avoid having to go through an expensive divorce, she escapes and gets a ride back to California with truck driver Charles Callahan. On the road, Madie and Charles are harrassed by thugs that her husband has sent after her, but
5.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979)
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
6.
Hooper (1978) as Art Direction
An aging stuntman realizes his time may be passing when a new and bolder stuntman comes on the team. The two become buddies and plan to make a spectacular stunt.
7.
Gift of Love, The (1978)
Marie Osmond made her dramatic acting debut playing a poor little rich girl who loses her heart to a penniless immigrant in New York of the Gay Nineties in this variation of the O. Henry tale that has the girl cutting and selling her long hair to buy a watch chain for her husband who has sold his pr
8.
Minstrel Man (1977)
The era of black minstrelsy as captured in the lives of two brothers: one an extroverted song-and-dance man determined to break tradition and own his own minstrel troupe in a field dominated by black-faced whites; the other an introverted and innovative ragtime pianist and composer struggling to br
9.
Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1976) as Art Direction
After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along with their shady deals and not cause any problems. They decide on Billy Jack, currently sitting in prison after being sent to jail at the end of his previous film, as they don't expect him to be capable of much, and they think he will attract young voters to the party. Billy is pardoned, released and nominated, after which he begins his duties. He soon notices that things aren't right, and starts trying to find out just what is going on.
10.
Hustle (1975) as Art Direction
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman's father decides to conduct his own investigation.
11.
Stranger Within, The (1974)
A chiller about an expectant mother whose bizarre actions are controlled by her unborn baby.
12.
Freebie and the Bean (1974) as Art Direction
Freebie and the Bean are San Francisco police partners who are doing everything in their power to get a mobster named Red Meyers put away.
13.
Crazy World of Julius Vrooder, The (1974) as Art Direction
After returning home, a Vietnam veteran lives in the psychiatric ward on the V.A. hospital, because he cannot cope with the craziness of the world.
14.
Genesis II (1973)
A science-fiction fantasy from the creator of "Star Trek". Hoping to duplicate its success, this movie focuses on a twentieth-century NASA scientist who finds himself in a futuristic society after being preserved in suspended animation. It was reworked in 1974 as the TV movie "Planet Earth."
15.
Blue Knight, The (1973)
Veteran cop Bumper Morgan searches the Los Angeles barrio for the killer of an aging colleague in this pilot for the 1975-76 series. Kennedy took over the role originated in the 1973 telefeature by William Holden.
16.
Fuzz (1972) as Art Director
Boston cops search for a bomber who has been targeting politicians.
17.
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1972) as Art Direction
18.
Skullduggery (1970) as Production Design
An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people.
19.
The Boatniks (1970) as Art Director
20.
Finian's Rainbow (1968) as Production Design
A leprechaun follows the Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the U.S. South.
21.
Way ... Way Out (1966) as Art Director
The Americans and Russians each have a two-person base on the Moon The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by.
22.
Von Ryan's Express (1965) as Art Director
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.
23.
Fate Is the Hunter (1964) as Art Director
An airline investigator refuses to believe pilot error caused a fatal crash.
24.
Shock Treatment (1964) as Art Director
A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
25.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Art Director
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
26.
Cleopatra (1963) as Art Director
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
27.
Wall of Noise (1963) as Art Director
28.
Look In Any Window (1961) as Art Director
A troubled teen loses his job as a aircraft mechanic and goes on a drinking binge.
29.
Ten Who Dared (1960) as Art Director
Based on Major John Wesley Powell's own journal, adventure yarn depicting the perils encountered by Powell and nine boatmen in successfully navigating three small craft down the treacherous Colorado River for the first time in 1869.
30.
Al Capone (1959) as Production Design
Chicago's most notorious gangster rules the city ruthlessly.
31.
The Man in the Net (1959) as Art Director
An artist falsely accused of ransacking his own house is proved innocent by the children of the neighborhood.
32.
Man of the West (1958) as Art Director
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
33.
The Devil's Hairpin (1957) as Art Director
34.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) as Art Director
Major League star Jimmy Piersall fights to save his sanity.
35.
Hold Back the Night (1956) as Art Director
36.
Black Tuesday (1955) as Art Director
Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning - a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their hands on the loot from Manning's robbery to finance their escape from the country.
37.
The Night of the Hunter (1955) as Art Director
A bogus preacher marries an outlaw's widow in search of the man's hidden loot.
38.
Man with the Gun (1955) as Art Director
A man in search of his wayward wife agrees to defend a Western town from a ruthless landowner.
39.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) as Art Director
Scientists track a prehistoric monster in the South American jungle while it tracks them.
40.
Column South (1953) as Art Director
As Lt. Jed Sayre struggles to prevent pre-Civil War tensions and a racist commanding officer from triggering war between the U.S. Cavalry and Navajo Indians, he finds his efforts are being undermined by the machinations of Confederate sympathizers.
41.
Back to God's Country (1953) as Art Director
In a small village in the icy wilderness of Alaska Captain Peter Keith has to defend himself against two especially mean villains, who are after his wife Dolores and a boatload of precious hides.
42.
The Stand at Apache River (1953) as Art Director
Sheriff Lane Dakota captures robbery-murder suspect Greiner just as the latter is wounded in an Apache ambush. At remote outpost Apache River, Lane and his prisoner spend the night with other travelers, including 2 women with a surprising number of fancy dresses. In the morning, who should appear but a band of ostensibly peaceful Apaches strayed from the reservation. And bigoted Colonel Morsby is strongly inclined to shoot first and ask questions afterward...
43.
Take Me to Town (1953) as Art Director
Saloon entertainer Vermilion O'Toole and her former partner in crime Newt Cole escape from a train ride to prison and hide out in logging town Timberline. Meanwhile, the three 'cute' sons of widower Will Hall come to town in search of a wife for their dad, and pick our heroine. Vermilion needs to lay low to escape the marshal, so she accepts the boys' offer to visit pioneer community Pine Grove. Once there, she annoys local Mrs. Grundys but eventually starts to fit in. But what is that blackhearted villain Newt Cole up to?
44.
The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) as Art Director
In Wyoming Territory, a range war is brewing between entrenched cattle barons and new settlers. Cattle king Reece Duncan is opposed by ambitious gambler Jim Averell, who imports his old flame, shapely saloon queen Kate Maxwell, and sets her up as an alternative cattle buyer. As matters build toward violence, Kate finds she's being taken advantage of. But her only potential ally in staving off carnage is seemingly mild-mannered sheriff Stan Blaine...who distrusts her.
45.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952) as Art Director
Wealthy Samuel Fulton is getting older and he wants to test his family before leaving his money to them. He anonymously grants them $100,000. Harriet Blaisdell moves the family into a mansion and makes plans to marry her daughter Millicent off to a socialite rather than her soda jerk boyfriend Dan.
46.
Flame of Araby (1952) as Art Director
47.
Sally and Saint Anne (1952) as Art Director
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
48.
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) as Art Director
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
49.
Here Come the Nelsons (1952) as Art Director
The entire Nelson family become embroiled in confusion by the misunderstandings caused when Ozzie invites the attractive grown-up sister of a school chum to stay with the family during a centennial celebration in the community of Hillsdale. Meanwhile, Harriet unknowingly duplicates Ozzie's hospitali
50.
The Raging Tide (1951) as Art Director
A San Francisco hood is rubbed out by rival Bruno Felkin, who himself reports the crime to Homicide Lieut. Kelsey in an alibi scheme which fails. To escape, he stows away on a fishing boat. At sea, skipper Hamil Linder receives Bruno kindly, teaching him fishing; Bruno enlists Hamil's wayward son Carl to tend his slot machines. Then Carl takes an interest in Bruno's girl Connie. Climax in a storm at sea.
51.
Target Unknown (1951) as Art Director
In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken prisoner. Their wily German captors, sensing that they have valuable information unknown even to themselves, use every form of velvet-glove trickery to worm it out of them. Will Stevens discover the danger? If so, what can he do about it? The fate of 100 planes depends on the answer...
52.
Home Town Story (1951) as Art Director
Blake Washburn blames manufacturer MacFarland for his defeat in the race for re-election to the state legislature. He takes over his uncle's newspaper to take on big business as an enemy of the people. Miss Martin (Marilyn Monroe) works in the "Herald" newspaper office. When tragedy strikes, Blake must re-examine his views.
53.
Cattle Drive (1951) as Art Director
The son of a wealthy railroad owner gets lost in the middle of nowhere.
54.
Wyoming Mail (1950) as Art Director
In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed guardians in their pay. Prizefighter Steve Davis, a former army intelligence man, is hired to track down the gang and save the Territorial Mail Service. Steve goes undercover in territorial prison, leans Morse Code from a fellow prisoner, breaks jail, infiltrates the gang...and finds time to romance dance-hall singer Mary, who proves to have hidden depths...
55.
The Fighting O'Flynn (1949) as Art Director
O'Flynn, soldier of fortune, returns to Ireland during the Napoleonic wars just in time to save Lady Benedetta from robbers. But they pursue her to ruinous Castle O'Flynn, after secret papers she carries which would reveal Napoleon's plans to invade Ireland. The Napoleonic agents (and British traitors) will stop at nothing to gain their ends, but the swashbuckling exploits of the O'Flynn may be a match for them all
56.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) as Art Director
Count Dracula plots to put a simpleton's brain into the body of the Frankenstein monster.
57.
All My Sons (1948) as Art Director
A veteran discovers his father cut costs on wartime military equipment.
58.
The Ghost Goes Wild (1947) as Art Director
Monty Crandall (James Ellison) is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager (Ruth Donnelly) with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife (Stephanie Bachelor) forces her attentions on him, and her gun-toting husband (Grant Withers) is somewhat incensed about it, blaming Monty. He fakes his death and returns as a ghost to frighten off the trouble-makers, but it is only when he enlists the aid of a real ghost, Eric (Edward Everett Horton), that his problems are solved.
59.
Calendar Girl (1947) as Art Director
60.
The Exile (1947) as Art Director
A deposed king fights for his life while hiding out at a farm.
61.
Northwest Outpost (1947) as Art Director
62.
G. I. War Brides (1946) as Art Director
Linda Powell (Anna Lee), and English girl, stows away on a ship bound for the United States in order to join the G.I. she loves. She assumes the identity of an English war bride, Joyce Giles (Carol Savage), who has decided she no longer loves the American soldier she married and is not going to join him in the U.S. Linda arrives to find that her soldier no longer wishes to marry her...
63.
A Guy Could Change (1946) as Art Director
64.
Song of Arizona (1946) as Art Director
Gabby's ranch for wayward boys is in financial trouble. One of his boys, Chip is hiding stolen money sent by his father the outlaw leader King Blaine. After Blaine is killed, Chip decides to pay off Gabby's debt with this money, but trouble arises when the remaining gang members arrive looking for the loot.
65.
The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946) as Art Director
A young girl gets a flat tire, and ends up with her car being stolen. Her car is involved in an accident resulting in a man's death, and the body is planted in her car by gangsters to make it look like she was driving. The gangsters soon try to blackmail her about the body, then force her into helping them in their criminal activities.
66.
Rainbow Over Texas (1946) as Art Director
A cowboy star takes on bandits during a personal appearance in his hometown.
67.
Out California Way (1946) as Art Director
An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale (Monte Hale) is tying to just get a job in western films when he meet young Danny McCoy (Bobby Blake) and his sister Gloria (Adrian Booth). Danny is trying to get his horse, "Pardner" into films. Monte sings a song and "Pardner" does some tricks and a casting director notices. Monte gets a singing-cowboy role and the horse gets a bit, but there is an accidental explosion, engineered by western star George Sheridan (John Dehner), who is jealous of Monte, and the horse is badly scared and blows his lines. Monte takes care of Sheridan in some hand-to-hand fisticuffs and "Pardner", trouper that he is, recovers and performs as expected. Republic contractees Roy Rogers and Dale Evans drop by and sing a song while "Trigger" upstages "Pardner" with some tap-dancing, and Donald Barry and Allan Lane drop by and say 'hidy."
68.
The Madonna's Secret (1946) as Art Director
69.
Home on the Range (1946) as Art Director
A cowboy tries to protect wild grizzlies from ranchers who think the bears are decimating their cattle.
70.
Man from Rainbow Valley (1946) as Art Director
Monte Hale (Monte Hale), cowboy creator of the popular comic strip featuring "Outlaw", the wild horse,is as fond of the real horse as his thousands of fans are of the comic strip version. When unscrupulous rodeo promoter Colonel Winthrop (Ferris Taylor) gets the idea of capturing "Outlaw" and making him a show horse, his niece Kay North (Adrian Booth) tricks Monte into believing she is a writer assigned to do an article on the real horse. With her help, Winthrop's henchmen Tracy (Bud Geary) and Lafe (Kenne Duncan) capture the horse, thus leaving unprotected the colt, "Shadow", and the herd of mares, against the wild animals who attack them when their protector is missing. Furious at the theft of the horse, Monte goes to the Winthrop Rodeo and, with the help of his kid sister, Ginny (Jo Ann Marlowe) and Locoweed (Emmett Lynn), an elderly comic-strip fan, rescues the horse.
71.
Rendezvous with Annie (1946) as Art Director
72.
Valley of the Zombies (1946) as Art Director
Dr. Maynard (Charles Trowbridge) tells Dr. Terry Evans (Robert Livingston) and his nurse, Susan Drake (Lorna Grey as Adrian Booth), about the theft of ten pints of blood from his lab. Later, he is visited by Ormand Murks (Ian Keith), a man Maynard had once had committed to an insane asylum and who later died from an operation, and Maynard learns that Murks is an example of living death whose abnormality is counter-acted only by blood. The doctor soon becomes Murk's unwilling blood donor. Murks' brother Fred (Earle Hodgins) threatens to expose him and he too is murdered. Terry and Susan find Maynard's body near an abandoned graveyard and this leads them to an estate where a partially obscured sign reads:"Murks Bros.,Undertakers." Susan is kidnapped.
73.
The Undercover Woman (1946) as Art Director
74.
Marshal of Laredo (1945) as Art Director
75.
Don't Fence Me In (1945) as Art Director
A lady reporter travels West to dig up the truth about a long dead bandit.
76.
Phantom of the Plains (1945) as Art Director
Red Ryder (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott) and Little Beaver (Bobby Blake) return to Blue Springs and learn that the Duchess (Alice Fleming), Red's aunt, is going to sell her stagecoach line and marry a snooty Englishman Talbot Champneys (Ian Keith), who is really Fancy Charlie, who has the nasty habit of marrying rich women and then killing them for their fortune. The concerned Red thinks everything is okay until he sees Champneys mistreating Red's horse, Thunder, and he then decides to investigate Champneys because, as he tells Little Beaver, no true Englishman would mistreat a horse. Realizing that he doesn't have much time with Red snooping around, the western Bluebeard persuades the Duchess to return to England with him, meet him at the railroad station to be married and, oh yes, bring her money with her.
77.
Love, Honor and Goodbye (1945) as Art Director
78.
Bells of Rosarita (1945) as Art Director
Dale Evans inherits a circus, but her dead father's partner (Grant Withers) is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Dale's aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.
79.
A Guy, a Gal, and a Pal (1945) as Art Director
Helen Carter is wooed by two men and she is torn between the financial security offered Granville Breckinridge and happiness love she feels for serviceman Jimmy Jones.

Production Designer (feature film)

80.
Wet Gold (1984)
Three men and a girl embark on a deadly underwater hunt for sunken treasure in this unofficial remake of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Brooke Shields in the Tim Holt role, Burgess Meredith in Walter Huston's, and Tom Byrd and Brian Kerwin sharing Bogart's. The network press releases to the
81.
Captains Courageous (1977)
A remake of Kipling's all-time adventure classic that starred Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew and Melvyn Douglas in 1937 and told of a spoiled rich kid who grows up fast under the care of a crusty sea captain after falling overboard from his father's ship.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

82.
Voyage of the Yes, The (1973)
Two teenagers embark on a 2,600-mile journey from California to Hawaii in a sailboat, battling the elements as well as their own prejudices.

Cinematography (special)

83.
AFI Presents "TV or Not TV?" (1990) as Director Of Photography
A special showcasing the talents of young comedy writers. Features sketches developed at the 1989 AFI Television Writers Summer Workshop.

Art Director (special)

84.
Mr. & Mrs. Ryan (1986) as Art Direction
The career of Detective Michael Ryan becomes complicated by the penchant of his well-to-do socialite wife to meddle in police matters. Ashley Ryan witnesses a murder, and with the aid of the family butler, she tracks down the body to a gallery, only to find that the corpse has disappeared. Detective

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