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Also Known As: Danny Hall, Daniel Hall Died: August 6, 1972
Born: August 19, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, England, GB Profession: art director

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Charles Hall was a key figure in the classical Hollywood studio system, making his most important mark shaping the look of Universal Studios films between 1925 and 1936. He worked in the English theater before bringing his Gothic sensibility to Hollywood for films such as "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925), "The Cat and the Canary" (1927), "Dracula" (1931), "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) and other dark, macabre delights; he also showed flair for films as diverse as "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) and "Showboat" (1936). Besides his immensely successful and important collaboration with directorial stylists James Whale and Paul Leni, Hall was also noted for his exquisite work on three Chaplin masterpieces: "The Gold Rush" (1925), "City Lights" (1931) and "Modern Times" (1936).

Charles Hall was a key figure in the classical Hollywood studio system, making his most important mark shaping the look of Universal Studios films between 1925 and 1936. He worked in the English theater before bringing his Gothic sensibility to Hollywood for films such as "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925), "The Cat and the Canary" (1927), "Dracula" (1931), "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) and other dark, macabre delights; he also showed flair for films as diverse as "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) and "Showboat" (1936). Besides his immensely successful and important collaboration with directorial stylists James Whale and Paul Leni, Hall was also noted for his exquisite work on three Chaplin masterpieces: "The Gold Rush" (1925), "City Lights" (1931) and "Modern Times" (1936).

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1922:
Feature debut, art director, "The Lying Truth"
1925:
First collaboration with Charlie Chaplin, "The Gold Rush"
1927:
First collaboration with director Paul Leni, "The Cat and the Canary"
1929:
First sound film, "Broadway"
1929:
Last collaboration with Leni, "The Last Warning"
1931:
First collaboration with director James Whale, "Frankenstein"
1936:
Final film work with Chaplin, "Modern Times"
1936:
Last collaboration with Whale, "Showboat"; also parted company with Universal Studios soon thereafter
1955:
Final feature, "Big House, U.S.A."
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Not to be confused with the actor, Charles Hall, of the same time period.

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