Vincent Korda


Production Designer

About

Also Known As
Vincent Kellner
Birth Place
Hungary
Died
January 04, 1979

Biography

Distinguished art director who frequently collaborated with his brothers Alexander and Zoltan Korda. His work on William Cameron Menzies' ambitious science fiction tale, "Things to Come" (1936), was a landmark in feature film production design....

Family & Companions

Gertrude Musgrove
Wife
Actor. Married, 1933.

Biography

Distinguished art director who frequently collaborated with his brothers Alexander and Zoltan Korda. His work on William Cameron Menzies' ambitious science fiction tale, "Things to Come" (1936), was a landmark in feature film production design.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Challenge (1939)
Director

Art Director (Feature Film)

The Epic That Never Was (I, Claudius) (1965)
Art Direction ("I, Claudius")
The Longest Day (1962)
Art Director
Scent of Mystery (1960)
Art Director
The Deep Blue Sea (1955)
Production Design
Summertime (1955)
Production Design
Fire over Africa (1954)
Art Director
Miracle in Milan (1951)
Art Director
Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Art Director
Vacation from Marriage (1945)
Art Director
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book (1942)
Prod Designer in color by
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Prod Designer by
Lydia (1941)
Production Design
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
Production Design
The Lion Has Wings (1940)
Art Director
21 Days Together (1940)
Settings
Clouds over Europe (1939)
Art Director
U-Boat 29 (1939)
Supervisor art Director
The Challenge (1939)
Supervisor art Director
Prison Without Bars (1939)
Supervisor art Director
Action for Slander (1938)
Supervisor art Director
The Gaiety Girls (1938)
Supervisor art Director
Men Are Not Gods (1937)
Settings Designer by
I Stand Condemned (1936)
Art Director
Rembrandt (1936)
Set Designer
The Girl from Maxim's (1936)
Settings
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)
Settings
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
Settings

Art Department (Feature Film)

The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965)
Art Director (European sequence)
The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
Set Designer
Home at Seven (1952)
Set Designer
The Sound Barrier (1952)
Set Designer
The Third Man (1949)
Set Design
The Fallen Idol (1948)
Set Designer
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1948)
Set Designer
An Ideal Husband (1947)
Set Designer
Conquest Of The Air (1940)
Set Designer
Old Bill and Son (1940)
Set Designer
The Four Feathers (1939)
Settings Designer in colour by
The Drum (1938)
Set Designer in col by
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937)
Set designed by
Murder on Diamond Row (1937)
Set Designer by
The Ghost Goes West (1936)
Set Design
Things to Come (1936)
Settings Designer
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1934)
Settings Designer by
The Rise Of Catherine The Great (1934)
Set Designer
Wedding Rehearsal (1932)
Set Designer

Production Designer (Feature Film)

Major Barbara (1941)
Production Designer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Scent of Mystery (1960)
Prod Supervisor

Post Production (Feature Film)

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Prod design in color
Over the Moon (1940)
Sets in color by

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
Assistance

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

That Hamilton Woman (1941) - My Dear Captain Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) thriving as the wife of Sir William (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, grapples with a social problem and meets young Captain Nelson (Laurence Olivier) for the first time, in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - By The Queen's Own Hand At odds with history but smartly dressed by designer Rene Hubert, Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) visits her old friend now Admiral Nelson (Laurence Olivier) aboard the Vanguard, shocked at his condition but bearing good news of her influence with the queen of Naples, in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Such Godlike Simplicity The flashback begins, introducing Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, and a dazzling double entrance, first by portrait, of young Emma (Vivien Leigh), accompanied by her mother (Sara Allgood), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, also starring Laurence Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Emma, Lady Hamilton Nothing inaccurate in this opening scene, Vivien Leigh as the now dissolute Lady Hamilton, who died in poverty in Calais in 1815, clashing with French authorities, rescued by English Mary (Heather Angel), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, co-starring Laurence Olivier.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Plenty For Other Men The four young officers introduced as adults, Ralph Richardson as Captain John, John Clements, Jack Allen and Donald Gray as lieutenants Harry, Willoughby and Peter, tension as their mission to Egypt is revealed, in Zoltan Korda's version of the A.E.W. Mason novel, The Four Feathers, 1939.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - If We Were Free London, 1895, Harry (John Clements) discovers his miscalculation, wife Ethne (June Duprez) not welcoming his resignation from the army, her father (C. Aubrey Smith) just returned from seeing off his comrades, who have sent a message, a pivotal moment in Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers, 1939.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Captain Durrance British Captain Durrance (Ralph Richardson) on patrol in the Sudan, locates the enemy but fails to make it back to warn his colleagues, director Zoltan Korda shooting in Technicolor on the genuine location, in The Four Feathers, 1939.
Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - This Is No Dog Plenty of spectacle in the opening scene, introducing the evil magician Jaffar (Conrad Veidt) arriving in Basra, and the not-much-explained "Blind Man" (John Justin), in Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
Thief Of Bagdad, The (1940) - Free, Free, After Two Thousand Years Abu (Sabu), shipwrecked by his evil magician enemy, discovers a bottle, the not overly bright Djinn (Rex Ingram) inside, one of the more famous effects from producer Alexander Korda's The Thief Of Bagdad, 1940.
Private Life Of Henry VIII (1934) - Poor Anne Boleyn The star (Charles Laughton) is not seen but much discussed, as producer-director Alexander Korda lets his nurse (Lady Tree) and attendants chatter, the current queen (Merle Oberon) awaiting the gleeful executioner (Gibb McLaughlin), opening The Private Life Of Henry VIII, 1934.
Private Life Of Henry VIII (1934) - You're The Nicest Girl I Ever Married Director Alexander Korda exploits legend as the king (Charles Laughton) negotiates an exit from his politically-motivated fourth marriage to savvy Germanic Anne Of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester, also Mrs. Laughton) in a card game, in The Private Life Of Henry VIII, 1934.
Yellow Rolls Royce, The (1964) - We Have Nothing Armor-Plated Beginning the second of three stories linked by the car, we meet American gangster Paolo (George C. Scott), his aide (Art Carney) and moll Mae (Shirley MacLaine), greeted by a salesman (Riccardo Garrone ) in Genoa, in The Yellow Rolls Royce. 1964.

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Family

Alexander Korda
Brother
Director, producer, executive.
Zoltan Korda
Brother
Director.

Companions

Gertrude Musgrove
Wife
Actor. Married, 1933.

Bibliography