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Syd Cain

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Born: April 16, 1918 Cause of Death:
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Art Director (feature film)

Live and Let Die (1973) as Art Direction
When James Bond (Agent 007) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he soon finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on the powerful Kananga. Known on the streets as "Mr. Big," Kananga is coordinating a globally threatening scheme using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind''s plan, he meets Solitaire, the beautiful Tarot card reader whose magical gifts are crucial to the crime lord. Bond works his own magic on her, and embarks on a series of adventures, involving voodoo, hungry crocodiles and turbo-charged speedboats.
Frenzy (1972) as Production Design
When a temperamental man's ex-wife falls victim to a serial killer, he becomes the number one suspect.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Production Design
When his usual intelligence sources fail, James Bond (Agent 007) enlists the aid of crime boss Draco to track down Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the evil SPECTRE organization. The trail leads to the mountains of Switzerland, where Bond goes undercover in Blofeld''s hi-tech headquarters. He encounters a bevy of seductive women, but none more beautiful than Draco''s daughter, Tracy, who wins 007 over with her fervent independence, caustic wit and love of adventure. Bond pledges his eternal devotion to her, but there are more immediate concerns: Blofeld is poised to unleash horrific germ warfare weaponry that will endanger every living thing on earth. Bond''s adventures hurl him through artillery-laden ski pursuits, and a dramatic avalanche drive
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) as Production Design
A retired spy gets mixed up with plans to overthrow Communism using a new supercomputer.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) as Executive art dir
Madcap musical set in ancient Rome, where a clever slave connives to win his freedom.
McGuire, Go Home! (1966) as Art Director
During Cyprus' struggle for independence in the late 50s, a British major is sent to the island to track down a terrorist leader and falls in love with an American girl who may know of his whereabouts.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) as Art Director
Adaptation of Ray Bradbury''''s futuristic novel about a society where literature is outlawed.
Mister Moses (1965) as Art Director
An American con-man, travelling in Africa, is transformed into a local hero after a village tribe believes him to be a reincarnation of Moses.
The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) as Production Design
A woman emabarks on a wild search for true love.
Agent 8 3/4 (1965) as Art Director
British Intelligence dupes an unemployed writer into thinking he''''s an industrial spy.
From Russia With Love (1964) as Art Director
James Bond searches Istanbul for a stolen Russian decoding.
Macbeth (1963) as Asst art dir
Dr. No (1963) as Asst art dir
James Bond uncovers a plot to end the U.S. space program.
Summer Holiday (1963) as Art Director
Four London boys tour Europe trying to sell the idea of a combination bus and hotel.
Call Me Bwana (1963) as Art Director
A wisecracking fraud fights off enemy agents to retrieve a space capsule that crashed in Africa.
Lolita (1962) as Assoc art dir
Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as Art Director
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
Our Man in Havana (1960) as Asst art dir
A salesman in Cuba takes up spying to support his spendthrift daughter.
High Flight (1958) as Asst art dir
A flight trainer tries to deal with a headstrong cadet.
How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1958) as Asst art dir
A bumbling nobleman tries to kill his rich uncle in a series of elaborate traps.
Tank Force (1958) as Asst art dir
An American sergeant and his British crew are captured by the Nazis in Northern Africa.
Fire Down Below (1957) as Art Director
Partners in a tramp steamer both fall for a mysterious lady passenger.
Pickup Alley (1957) as Asst art dir
A U.S. narcotics agent trails an international drug smuggler.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956) as Asst art dir
A British major leads a suicide mission to take out a German shipyard in occupied France.
The Gamma People (1956) as Asst art dir
A mad scientist uses gamma rays to turn the country's youth into either geniuses or subhumans at the bidding of an equally mad dictator.
Zarak (1956) as Asst art dir
A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.

Art Department (feature film)

Goldeneye (1995) as Storyboard Artist
Armed with his license to kill, James Bond (Agent 007) races to Russia in search of the stolen access codes for "GoldenEye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward the Earth. However, Bond is up against an enemy who anticipates his every move: Alec Trevelyan, a.k.a. Agent 006, a mastermind motivated by years of simmering hatred. As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan''s stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp, an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon. When the horrifying extent of Trevelyan''s plans is revealed, Bond must call upon his sharp wits and killer instincts in a deadly confrontation. From a destructive tank chase through the streets of St. Petersburg to the treacherous Cuban jungle, Bond finds himself playing a cat-and-mouse game to the finish.
Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992) as Storyboard Artist
The muppets take on the Dicken's classic about the miserly Scrooge learning the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
Robin Hood (1991)
A retelling of the Robin Hood tale. After losing his land and title in 12th-Century Britain, a Saxon nobleman becomes a fugitive. With the new identity of Robin Hood, he battles the Norman aristocracy to become a hero of downtrodden peasants.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Storyboard Artist
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
Aces High (1977) as Set Decorator
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.

Production Designer (feature film)

Tusks (1989) as Production Designer
An artist goes to Africa to fight wildlife poachers.
Loophole (1986) as Production Designer
Wild Geese II (1985) as Production Designer
Final Option, The (1982) as Production Designer
Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark, Robert Webber, Edward Woodward, Tony Doyle, Ingrid Pitt. An agent for Britain''s Special Air Services infiltrates a group of international terrorists who are plotting to seize the American Embassy in London. Although he receives third billing, Richard Widmark''s role, as the U.S. Secretary of State, is practically a cameo. Based on the novel THE TIPTOE BOYS by George Markstein.
Lion of the Desert (1981) as Production Designer
A Libyan resistance leader fights against Italian invaders on the eve of World War II.
Sea Wolves, The (1980) as Production Designer
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
Wild Geese, The (1978) as Production Designer
A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.
Shout at the Devil (1976) as Production Designer
Drunken Irish father in law (Lee Marvin) and English Son in Law (Roger Moore) take up the fight against the Kaiser's army in East Africa during World War One.
Gold (1974) as Production Designer
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Supergirl (1984) as Research Art Direction
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who

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