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John De Cuir

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Born: June 4, 1918 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA Profession: Art Director ...


Art Director (feature film)

Raise The Titanic (1980)
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
The Great White Hope (1970) as Production Design
A black boxer and his white mistress face racial prejudice when he wins the championship.
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) as Production Design
A psychiatrist falls in love with a patient's past life.
Hello, Dolly! (1969) as Production Design
A widowed matchmaker sets her sights on a wealthy man looking for a rich, young wife.
Doctor Faustus (1968) as Production Design
A scholar sells his soul to the devil for knowledge.
The Honey Pot (1967) as Production Design
A millionaire fakes a terminal illness to fleece his former girlfriends.
A Man Could Get Killed (1966) as Art Director
An American businessman visiting Lisbon gets mistaken for a British secret agent who stole some diamonds. As a result, he has everybody in Lisbon after him.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) as Production Design
Michelangelo fights censorship and an autocratic pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Circus World (1964) as Production Design
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
Cleopatra (1963) as Production Design
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
Seven Thieves (1960) as Art Director
A professor and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist.
The Big Fisherman (1959) as Production Design
Drama that focuses on the later life of Peter, one of the closest disciples of Jesus.
A Certain Smile (1958) as Art Director
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair...
South Pacific (1958) as Art Director
A Navy nurse must choose between love and prejudice during World War II.
The King and I (1956) as Art Director
The king of Siam clashes with the British governess hired to teach his children.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Mus settings
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
How To Be Very, Very Popular (1955) as Art Director
Song-and-dance girls Curly and Stormy Tornado hide out with the guys at Bristol College when they know they can identify the killer of a fellow performer at their San Francisco cabaret. But they rather stand out in their stage costumes and soon all sorts of trouble is heading their way. The fact that Curly has been hypnotised doesn't help.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) as Art Director
A tycoon anonymously sponsors a French girl's college education.
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) as Art Director
Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into a fountain.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Art Director
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
My Cousin Rachel (1953) as Art Director
A young man suspects his cousin''s wife of murder.
Call Me Madam (1953) as Art Director
A Washington hostess takes an assignment as ambassador to the world''''s smallest nation.
Diplomatic Courier (1952) as Art Director
Department of State courier Mike Kelly ends up in postwar hotbed Trieste after failing to collect a package from a colleague. The Military Police are happy for him to get more involved, but things get a bit tough. After all, he is just a postman.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) as Art Director
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.
The Model and the Marriage Broker (1952) as Art Director
A marriage broker can''''t resist meddling in the life of a model, with disastrous results.
Half Angel (1951) as Art Director
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1951) as Art Director
An ambitious designer has to choose between her career and love.
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Art Director
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) as Art Director
A concentration camp survivor assumes a dead woman''''s identity but gets caught in a wealthy family''''s intrigues.
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950) as Art Director
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949) as Art Director
The Life of Riley (1949) as Art Director
A factory worker tries to cope when his daughter dates the boss's son.
Casbah (1948) as Art Director
Pepe Le Moko (Tony Martin) leads a gang of jewel thieves in the Casbah of Algiers, where he has exiled himself to escape imprisonment in his native France. Inez (Yvonne DeCarlo), his girl friend, is infiriated when Pepe flirts with Gaby (Marta Toren), a French vistor, but Pepe tells her to mind her own business. Detective Slimane (Peter Lorre)is trying to lure Pepe out of the Casbah so he can be jailed. Against Slimane's advice, Police Chief Louvain capture Pepe in a dragnet, but his followers free him. Inez realizes that Pepe has fallen in love with Gaby and intends to follow her to Europe. Slimane knows the same and uses her as the bait to lure Pepe out of the Casbah.
The Naked City (1948) as Art Director
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Mexican Hayride (1948) as Art Director
Brute Force (1947) as Art Director
Tough, disgruntled prisoners plan a daring, possibly bloody escape while on a drain pipe detail.
Time Out of Mind (1947) as Art Director
White Tie and Tails (1946) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Assoc dsgn
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.

Production Designer (feature film)

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) as Production Designer
Legal Eagles (1986) as Production Designer
Chelsea has been accused of stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney, Laura Kelly, is so certain that the case involves far more than a stolen painting, that she involves D.A. Tom Logan in the investigation. Tom learns that Chelsea''s father was an art collector and that Chelsea witnessed a fire in their home as a small child. The fire was thought to have destroyed the entire collection, so when one of the paintings goes on display at a Manhattan gallery, Tom realizes that Laura was right.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Production Designer
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
Monsignor (1982) as Production Designer
The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.
Raise The Titanic (1980) as Production Designer
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
Love And Bullets (1979) as Production Designer
Jackie Pruit is the girlfriend of gangster Joe Bomposa, and when her life is endangered by some of his henchmen, the FBI begins to protect her. The agency, hoping that she will be able to supply them information they can use to put Bomposa in prison, assigns agent Charlie Congers to her case. Conger
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women (1978)
The life and times of the flamboyant showman who built his legendary Follies around beautiful women, as told by the women in his life. This film received seven Emmy Award nominations, and Gerald Perry Finnerman won for his photography, John De Cuir for his production design, and Richard C. Goddard f
Other Side of Midnight, The (1977) as Production Designer
Beautiful Noelle Page meets dashing WWII American pilot Larry Douglas in France and falls in love. She expects him to marry her, but instead Larry abandons her. In the United States, successful Catherine Alexander meets Larry Douglas and they marry. But Noelle hasn't forgotten Larry even as she's become a successful actress. She maneuvers to have Larry hired as the private pilot of her wealthy and powerful lover Constantin Demiris so she can seek revenge on him, but instead she and Larry rekindled their passion. Desperate to be together, Larry and Noelle make deadly plans. But soon the lovers face a terrible fate determined by the jealous Demiris using Catherine as his pawn.
That's Entertainment! II (1976) as Production Designer
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dance together again for the first time in more than 30 years as they introduce classic musical numbers and comedy bits.

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