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Art Director (feature film)

The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) as Art Director
An innocent college boy gets mixed up with a needy, neurotic young woman.
Will Penny (1968) as Art Director
An Oregon ranchhand finds that his mountain cabin has been appropriated by a woman and her son.
The Stalking Moon (1968) as Art Director
A retired Army scout protects a woman from her son's vicious Native father.
The Busy Body (1967) as Art Director
Warning Shot (1967) as Art Director
An officer goes on suspension when he shoots a suspect in self defense and the man''''s gun vanishes.
The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966) as Art Director
Sylvia (1965) as Art Director
A private detective is hired by a wealthy man to uncover his wife's past, but in the process of investigating the woman the detective falls in love with her.
Harlow (1965) as Art Director
In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur's belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster - unlike her screen life.
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965) as Art Director
A parolee tries to launch a musical career and keep out of trouble.
Who's Minding the Store? (1963) as Art Director
Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, John McGiver, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Nancy Culp, Richard Deacon, Francesca Bellini, Milton Frome, Kathleen Freeman. Dunderhead Lewis falls in love with dishy St. John, but her mean-but-rich ol? ma (Moorehead) doesn?t like him one bit. So what does the old biddy do? She gives him a job, of course, at her fancy department store, in the hopes that he?ll screw up so bad that her daughter will lose interest. Lewis, of course, does screw up, and spectacularly (watch for the vacuum cleaner scene--and look out for that shelf full of basketballs). Stupid but funny, thanks to the always reliable Lewis and former cartoonist-turned-writer/director Frank Tashlin ("The Girl Can?t Help It.").
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Art Director
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
Love With the Proper Stranger (1963) as Art Director
When a one-night stand results in pregnancy, a musician and a young girl try to resolve the issue together.
My Six Loves (1963) as Art Director
Successful Broadway star Janice Courtney collapses from exhaustion and is ordered to rest for six weeks at her country home in Connecticut. While there, she meets some people who change her life permanently, and discovers true love and happiness.
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) as Art Director
American undercover agents in Rome during World War II try to thwart the Axis.
Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961) as Art Director
Two troubled college freshmen find themselves united by their mutual family woes in a beachhouse.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) as Art Director
A good-hearted gangster turns an old apple seller into a society matron so she can impress her daughter.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) as Art Director
A young writer gets caught up in a party girl's carefree existence.
It Started in Naples (1960) as Art Director
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother''''s affairs in Italy falls for one of the man''''s in-laws.
Walk Like a Dragon (1960) as Art Director
A cowboy''''s love for a Chinese slave girl triggers controversy in a Western town.
The Jayhawkers! (1959) as Art Director
In the maelstrom of Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawks.
Alias Jesse James (1959) as Art Director
An insurance agent lands in hot water when people mistake him for the infamous western outlaw.
That Kind of Woman (1959) as Art Director
A kept woman falls in love with a young paratrooper during the final days of World War II.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Art Director
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as Art Director
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
The Matchmaker (1958) as Art Director
A matchmaker falls for the man she is supposed to help find a wife.
The Space Children (1958) as Art Director
A glowing brain-like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien's bidding as the adults try to find out what's happening to their unruly offspring.
Short Cut to Hell (1957) as Art Director
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he kidnaps the girlfriend of the police detective in charge of his pursuit and threatens to kill her unless the hunt is called off.
The Joker Is Wild (1957) as Art Director
Singer Joe E. Lewis fights to rebuild his life after gangsters slash his vocal cords.
The Lonely Man (1957) as Art Director
An outlaw tries to make peace with his estranged son.
The Birds and the Bees (1956) as Art Director
The Court Jester (1956) as Art Director
A traveling actor is mistaken for a medieval rebel.
Pardners (1956) as Art Director
A cowardly tenderfoot goes west to help the son of his father''''s best friend.
We're No Angels (1955) as Art Director
After escaping Devil''''s Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
The Country Girl (1955) as Art Director
While trying to help her husband make a comeback, an alcoholic singer''''s wife fights her love for another man.
Red Garters (1954) as Art Director
A musical about a man, Jason Carberry, who rides into a frontier town looking for his brother's killer, but is surprised to find everyone in the town is celebrating his kin's death and, for that matter, gunplay in general. He eventually discovers the murderer and each man swears to shoot down the other in a gunfight. However, their girlfriends team up to put an end to the bloodshed.
White Christmas (1954) as Art Director
Two musical stars team with a sister act to help their old Army commander save his failing country inn.
Here Come the Girls (1953) as Art Director
A chorus boy is used as bait to catch an attacker.
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953) as Art Director
In the spring of 1945, World War II is coming to a close. Roger Halyard (Leo Genn), a dignified, strait-laced Englishmen, lives on a South Sea atoll with his three daughters, Gloria (Dorothy Bromley), Hester (Audrey Dalton) and Violet (Joan Elan), along with the housekeeper, Thelma (Elsa Lancaster), who has raised the girls since childhood. Other than their father, the girls have never seen another man. Halyard is informed that 1500 U.S. Marines will soon arrive to establish an air base on the island. Halyard is rather apprehensive over the prospect of his daughters, who have never met another man, being thrown together with 1500 Marines who haven't seen a woman in months.
Thunder in the East (1953) as Art Director
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve's love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.
Just for You (1952) as Art Director
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?
Carrie (1952) as Art Director
A married man''''s passion for a young woman leads to tragedy.
Son of Paleface (1952) as Art Director
In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. Throw in Russell as "Mike", the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Rogers as a federal marshal hot on her trail.
My Favorite Spy (1951) as Art Director
A comedian poses as an international spy to recover mysterious microfilm.
Branded (1951) as Art Director
A gunman tries to pass himself off as a wealthy ranchers long lost son.
The Mating Season (1951) as Art Director
A woman pretends to be a cleaning lady to get to know her son's high-society in-laws.
Darling, How Could You! (1951) as Art Director
Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play takes it upon herself to rescue her estranged mother from what appears to be a steamy love affair.
Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950) as Art Director
Webb Carey returns to Orta, near Milan, to find out who betrayed his World War II O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. His old love Julie, whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to the Barone.
Let's Dance (1950) as Art Director
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Bride of Vengeance (1949) as Art Director
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) as Art Director
A blow to the head sends an auto mechanic back to the days of Camelot.
The Great Gatsby (1949) as Art Director
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifetyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
The Big Clock (1948) as Art Director
A corrupt publisher tries to frame a career-driven editor for murder.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Art Director
The world''''s worst actress rises to stardom as serial queen Pearl White.
California (1947) as Art Director
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Blaze of Noon (1947) as Art Director
In the 1920s, the four McDonald brothers leave the uncertain life of carnival stunt fliers for steady jobs with the U.S. Air Mail. They've agreed that "guys like us don't have a right to get married," but that's before Colin meets nurse Lucille Stewart and, in a whirlwind courtship, weds her. Can this marriage, or indeed any of the brothers, survive the dangers of their new profession?
Masquerade in Mexico (1946) as Art Director
Road to Utopia (1946) as Art Director
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
To Each His Own (1946) as Art Director
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Love Letters (1945) as Art Director
A soldier falls for the woman who may have killed his best friend.
Here Come the Waves (1944) as Art Director
Twin sisters Rosemary and Susie Allison are successful nightclub performers. Their act is about to come to a close when serious-minded Rosemary announces she's joining the Waves. Fun-loving Susie decides to enlist also, especially after she learns that crooner Johnny Cabot has just been drafted by the Navy.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as Art Director
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Art Director
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Art Director
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
Holiday Inn (1942) as Art Director
When he loses in love, a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.
Reap the Wild Wind (1942) as Art Director
Two sailors vie for the affections of a southern temptress while fighting off pirates.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Art Director
A female executive hires a male secretary.
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941) as Art Director
A young man seeks to murder his father that abandoned his mother, yet fate plays a hand when a stranger appears.
Skylark (1941) as Art Director
A neglected housewife falls in love with a handsome attorney.
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) as Art Director
Radio star Jack Benny, intending to stay in New York for the summer, is forced by the needling of rival Fred Allen to prove his boasts about roughing it on his (fictitious) Nevada ranch. Meanwhile, singer Joan Cameron, whom Jack's fallen for and offended, is maneuvered by her sisters to the same Nevada town. Jack's losing battle to prove his manhood to Joan means broad slapstick burlesque of Western cliches.
Remember the Night (1940) as Art Director
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Love Thy Neighbor (1940) as Art Director
Jack Benny (Himself) is preparing his New Year's Eve radio broadcast but takes time out to take his valet Rochester (Eddie Anderson) to meet his girlfriend Josephine (Theresa) arriving on a steamer. Fred Allen (Himself) and his sister Barbara (Verree Teasdale) are also enroute to the dock to meet Barbara's daughter Mary (Mary Martin), returning from a personal appearance tour in South America. Josephine is her maid. Their cars get involved in an accident and, in a bumping contest, Fred reduces Jack's old Maxwell to junk, and is taken to jail. Mary loses her dress in an accident and Jack offers to get her another one, but winds up being arrested for stealing. Barbara tells Mary that Fred is a nervous wreck because of Jack's continual slander of him on Jack's radio program. Jack hires the Merry Macs (Joe McMichael, Judd McMichael, Ted McMichael, Helen Carroll) away from Fred and Fred decides to go to Miami for a rest. Jack decides to open his radio program from Miami. They meet, have another brawl, and end up in jail again. The two are in a motorboat accident where both are knocked unconscious and Mary, in an effort to end the feud, tells Fred that Jack saved his life. They have dinner together at Fred's apartment and Rochester, whom Fred has hired away from Jack, appears and the feud is on again.
North West Mounted Police (1940) as Art Director
In 1885, three mismatched frontiersmen (teacher Riel, whiskey trader Corbeau, and trapper Duroc) foment rebellion in central Canada; only the local Mounties stand in their way. Constable Ronnie Logan loves Corbeau's savage daughter Louvette; his pal Jim Brett loves April, the district nurse, but finds a rival in visitor Dusty Rivers, a Texas Ranger who wants Corbeau for murder. Treachery, battle, and tense situations follow in rapid order, with more lighthearted intervals.
Disputed Passage (1939) as Art Director
Union Pacific (1939) as Art Director
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Paris Honeymoon (1939) as Art Director
A Texas millionaire travels to Europe to meet his girlfriend, a European countess. He stops in a rustic mountain village and meets a beautiful peasant girl. He falls in love with her, then must decide if he wants her or the rich countess.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Art Director
The Buccaneer (1938) as Art Director
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
Spawn of the North (1938) as Art Director
Two Alaskan salmon fishermen, Tyler Dawson (skipper of the "Who Cares") and Jim Kimmerlee of the "Old Reliable," are lifelong pals. Their romantic rivalry over young Dian ends amicably. But a more serious rift, with violent consequences, arises when Tyler befriends Russian fish pirates while Jim finds himself aligned with local vigilantes. Notable glacier scenery.
Souls at Sea (1937) as Art Director
An abolitionist signs on with a slaving ship to sabotage their efforts.
Double or Nothing (1937) as Art Director
A dying millionaire instructs his laywer to drop four purses on the streets of New York City. Four honest people find them and return them to the lawyer. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $1,000,000, which they must double within 30 days in order to claim his entire estate. However, the greedy relative cut from the will are determined to thwart each one's plans.
Internes Can't Take Money (1937) as Art Director
In a fantastically art-deco hospital, young Dr. Kildare treats and falls for impoverished Janet Healy, widow of a bank robber, who's been in prison and can't find her baby. Later she helps Kildare sew up gangster Hanlon in a tavern back room. Kildare pursues Janet and enlists Hanlon to help her; the gangster's solution, not surprisingly, is violent.
The Plainsman (1937) as Art Director
Calamity Jane gets mixed up in an Indian War and the friendly rivalry between Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill.
Till We Meet Again (1936) as Art Director
Give Us This Night (1936) as Art Director
Lady Be Careful (1936) as Art Director
Yours for the Asking (1936) as Art Director
Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness.
The Crusades (1935) as Art Director
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935) as Art Director
Three British soldiers in India fight invaders when not fighting each other.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Art Director
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
Cleopatra (1934) as Art Director
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
Four Frightened People (1934) as Art Director
This Day and Age (1933) as Art Director
A Farewell to Arms (1932) as Art Director
An American serving in World War I falls for a spirited nurse.

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