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Nathan Juran

Nathan Juran



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Also Known As: Died: October 23, 2002
Born: September 1, 1907 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Art Director ...


Director (feature film)

Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The (1973) as Director
Little Richie Bridgestone (whose parents are divorced) goes to spend the weekend with his father at his secluded mountain cabin, and witnesses his father being attacked by 'a creature' that the boy recognizes as a werewolf. He spends the rest of the film trying to convince his mother, and his therapist that his father is now a werewolf.
Land Raiders (1970) as Director
Feuding brothers, reunited after a long seperation, clash over the ownership of valuable land belonging to the Apaches.
First Men IN the Moon (1964) as Director
A scientist''''s experimental space craft puts him in the path of an intergalactic invasion.
East of Sudan (1964) as Director
Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Sims, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter, Johnny Sekka, Desmond Davies. When a British outpost in Sudan is attacked by Moslems, a small group of survivors escape into the wilderness only to encounter wild animals and hostile terrain.
Siege of the Saxons (1963) as Director
A knight must prove himself worthy of marrying King Arthur''''s daughter.
Jack the Giant Killer (1962) as Director
A farm boy rises to noble heights to protect a princess from an evil wizard.
Good Day for a Hanging (1959) as Director
A reformed bank robber has to choose between his former gang and doing the right thing.
Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, The (1958)
Sinbad sets out for the mysterious island of Colossa where he hopes to obtain the egg of a Roc, a fierce, giant bird. The egg will help to restore to normal size the Princess Parisa who has been reduced to the size of a man's thumb by the evil magician, Kokurah.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) as Director
A space visitor's touch turns an unhappy heiress into a vengeful giant.
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) as Director
Sinbad hunts for a roc''s egg to save his love from an evil sorcerer.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) as Director
A crashed spaceship unleashes a rapidly growing monster from Venus.
The Deadly Mantis (1957) as Director
A prehistoric praying mantis wreaks havoc on the Eastern seaboard.
The Hellcats of the Navy (1957) as Director
A submarine commander inadvertently causes the death of a romantic rival under his command.
The Brain from Planet Arous (1957) as Director
A powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, Gor, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Thru March he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Another brain, Val, works with Marchs future wife Sally to defeat Gor. Val explains that Gor will be vulnerable when he is forced to leave March at intervals to re-energize. Gors vulnerable spot, the Fissure of Orlando, is described in a note left by Sally in Steve's lab.
The Crooked Web (1955) as Director
Highway Dragnet (1954) as Director
Drums Across the River (1954) as Director
A bigot is forced into the role of peacekeeper when crooks try to steal Native American lands.
Tumbleweed (1953) as Director
Law and Order (1953) as Director
Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order?
The Golden Blade (1953) as Director
Harum (Rock Hudson) is a fearless man of the people who comes to Bagdad to avenge the murder of his father and meets Krairuzan (Piper Laurie), a princess disguised as a commoner, working against a plot by a band of evil schemers trying to do away with her father, the Caliph. She gives Harum a golden sword which, in his hands, makes him invincible. Harum uses the sword in the name of justice and is doing quite well until a duplicate sword is placed in his scabbard during one of his off-guard moments, and he winds up in chains.
Gunsmoke (1953) as Director
The Black Castle (1952) as Director

Writer (feature film)

Jack the Giant Killer (1962) as Screenwriter
A farm boy rises to noble heights to protect a princess from an evil wizard.
The Boy Who Caught a Crook (1961) as Screenwriter
With the help of his puppy, a young boy tracks down a gangster.

Producer (feature film)

East of Sudan (1964) as Producer
Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Sims, Derek Fowlds, Jenny Agutter, Johnny Sekka, Desmond Davies. When a British outpost in Sudan is attacked by Moslems, a small group of survivors escape into the wilderness only to encounter wild animals and hostile terrain.
Flight of the Lost Balloon (1961) as Producer
An adventurous professor fights to keep his hot air balloon safe on a rescue mission.

Art Director (feature film)

Bright Victory (1952) as Art Director
A blinded veteran struggles to adjust to peacetime life.
Untamed Frontier (1952) as Art Director
The Denbow family hope to freeze out homesteaders by denying access across their land; but to evade a murder charge, Glenn Denbow marries the only witness, Jane, who's conveniently in love with him, but favors the settlers. When Glenn goes back to his blackmailing old flame Lottie, a warm regard develops between Jane and cousin Kirk Denbow. Things come to a head when an impending range war coincides with a rustling foray.
Meet Danny Wilson (1952) as Art Director
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
Bend of the River (1952) as Art Director
A westerner with a questionable past leads a wagon train into the Oregon territory.
The Strange Door (1951) as Art Director
Noble-born cad Dennis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.
Reunion in Reno (1951) as Art Director
Thunder on the Hill (1951) as Art Director
Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her innocence and sets out to find the real killer.
Cave of Outlaws (1951) as Art Director
Winchester '73 (1950) as Art Director
A man combs the West in search of his stolen rifle.
Harvey (1950) as Art Director
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Deported (1950) as Art Director
Free for All (1949) as Art Director
Tulsa (1949) as Art Director
A cattle owner''''s daughter risks everything to drill for oil.
Undertow (1949) as Art Director
After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948) as Art Director
Bill Saunders, disturbed ex-soldier, kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of lonely nurse Jane Wharton. Later, despite misgivings about his violent nature, Jane becomes involved with Bill, who resolves to reform. She gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But racketeer Harry Carter, who witnessed the killing, wants to use Bill's talents for crime.
Body and Soul (1947) as Art Director
A young boxer slugs his way out of the slums only to fall prey to organized crime.
The Other Love (1947) as Art Director
A concert pianist dying of tuberculosis fall for her doctor.
The Razor's Edge (1946) as Art Director
A young man's quest for spiritual peace threatens his position in society.
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) as Art Director
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara). Congress resolves to revive the Academy on a one-year trial basis. Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar), a martinet who doesn't believe a college can produce real fighting men, is made the Commandant, and determines to make soldiers - or failures - out of the small band of cadets, by enforcing stringent disciplinary action. Among the cadets are Howard Shelton (John Sutton), Carolyn's fiancee, and Dawson (George Montgomery), a Kentucky frontiersman. There is bad blood between the two from the start, and matters are worsened when Dawson falls in love with Carolyn. Many of the cadets resign, under the discouraging conditions and grueling punishment that is part of Carter's plan to make the school hard and the exercises difficult, and the number of cadets left is down to ten. Word arrives that the Indian chief Tecumseh (Noble Johnson) has gone on the warpath, and Carter is ordered to take part in quelling the rebellion, and to include the cadets along with the regular Bombadiers. Shelton, on patrol, is shot at by an Indian, and hot-headedly leaves his post in pursuit. Dawson leaves to bring him back followed by Major Carter who is captured by the Indians. Using tactics learned at West Point, the small band of cadets attack and demoralize the much larger Indian force, and succeed in rescuing Carter, and Dawson is wounded. Carter is grateful for the actions taken by the band, but says that Shelton and Dawson cannot remain as cadets since they had violated the rules by leaving their posts, and would be a bad precedent for future cadets. Carolyn has come to the Point to marry the unsuspecting Dawson, who thought she loved Shelton.
That Other Woman (1942) as Art Director
A Gentleman at Heart (1942) as Art Director
A race-track bookie tries his hand in the art racket.
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) as Art Director
A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father (George Zucco) resides. There he meets Noel (J. Carrol Naish), Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments!
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942) as Art Director
Edgar Allen Poe (John Shepperd) led an unhappy childhood, broken only by the unceasing devotion of his foster mother, Mrs. Frances Allan (Mary Howard), whose loving ministrations gave him courage to carry out his desire to write. His first love was Elmira Royster (Virginia Gilmore), and though she married another while he was at the University of Virginia, he could never purge his thoughts of her and, under the influence of her spell, he poured out the deepest passions of his heart. After a discouraging period during which he was disowned by his foster father and lost his appointment to West Point, he found the love that tamed his restless heart with Virginia Clemm (Linda Darnell). After he and Virginia married, Poe did his greatest creative work, writing for the Southern Literary Messenger and Graham's Magazine.
Belle Starr (1941) as Art Director
A Southern belle turns outlaw when her family loses their land.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Art Director
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
Charley's Aunt (1941) as Art Director
Two college students convince their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) as Art Director
A Welsh mining family faces the struggles of life together.

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