Boris Leven


Production Designer

About

Birth Place
Russia
Died
October 11, 1986

Biography

Russian emigre who began his film career as a sketch artist at Paramount in 1933 and moved to Fox three years later. Leven has proved his mastery across a wide range of genres including westerns, science fiction films and musicals and has worked often with Martin Scorsese....

Biography

Russian emigre who began his film career as a sketch artist at Paramount in 1933 and moved to Fox three years later. Leven has proved his mastery across a wide range of genres including westerns, science fiction films and musicals and has worked often with Martin Scorsese.

Filmography

 

Art Director (Feature Film)

The New Centurions (1972)
Production Design
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Production Design
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)
Production Design
A Dream of Kings (1969)
Production Design
Star! (1968)
Production Design
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Production Design
The Sound of Music (1965)
Production Design
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Production Design
Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Production Design
West Side Story (1961)
Production Design
September Storm (1960)
Production Design
Thunder in the Sun (1959)
Production Design
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Production Design
Courage of Black Beauty (1957)
Art Director
Zero Hour! (1957)
Production Design
My Gun Is Quick (1957)
Production Design
Giant (1956)
Production Design
The Silver Chalice (1955)
Art Director
Crazylegs (1954)
Production Design
The Long Wait (1954)
Art Director
Invaders from Mars (1953)
Art Director
Donovan's Brain (1953)
Production Design
Fort Algiers (1953)
Art Director
Rose of Cimarron (1952)
Production Design
Chicago Calling (1952)
Production Design
3 for Bedroom C (1952)
Production Design
The Star (1952)
Set Designer
Sudden Fear (1952)
Art Director
Battles of Chief Pontiac (1952)
Art Director
A Millionaire for Christy (1951)
Art Director
The Prowler (1951)
Art Director
The Basketball Fix (1951)
Art Director
Two Dollar Bettor (1951)
Art Director
The Second Woman (1950)
Production Design
Quicksand (1950)
Art Director
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
Production Design
Destination Murder (1950)
Art Director
Experiment Alcatraz (1950)
Art Director
Woman on the Run (1950)
Art Director
House by the River (1950)
Art Director
Dakota Lil (1950)
Art Director
Search for Danger (1949)
Art Director
Criss Cross (1949)
Art Director
The Lovable Cheat (1949)
Art Director
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Art Director
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948)
Art Director
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Art Director
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947)
Art Director
Shock (1946)
Art Director
Home Sweet Homicide (1946)
Art Director
Doll Face (1945)
Art Director
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Art Director
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Art Director
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
Art Director
The Shanghai Gesture (1942)
Art Director
Girl Trouble (1942)
Art Director
Second Chorus (1940)
Art Director
Everybody's Baby (1939)
Art Director
The Flying Deuces (1939)
Art Director
Road Demon (1938)
Art Director
Just Around the Corner (1938)
Art Director
Down on the Farm (1938)
Art Director
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Art Director
Safety in Numbers (1938)
Art Director

Art Department (Feature Film)

Once a Thief (1950)
Prod Designer

Production Designer (Feature Film)

The Color of Money (1986)
Production Designer
Wildcats (1986)
Production Designer
Fletch (1985)
Production Designer
The King Of Comedy (1983)
Production Designer
Matilda (1978)
Production Designer
Return Engagement (1978)
Production Designer
New York, New York (1977)
Production Designer
Mandingo (1975)
Production Designer
Shanks (1974)
Production Designer
Reflections of Murder (1974)
Production Designer
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
Production Designer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Assistant

Life Events

1933

Joined Paramount as sketch artist

1936

Moved to Fox

Videos

Movie Clip

West Side Story (1961) - America The show-stopping number for Rita Morena in her Academy Award-winning role as Puerto Rican Anita, George Chakiris similarly honored as her boyfriend Bernardo, the song by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, in West Side Story, 1961.
Strait-Jacket (1964) - She's Dying To Meet You After an edgy return to family after serving 20-years, axe-murderess Lucy (Joan Crawford), with roast beef, brother and wife (Leif Erickson, Rochelle Hudson) and daughter Carol (Diane Baker), who witnessed her crime, getting ready to meet beau Michael (John Anthony Hayes), early in William Castle’s Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Strait-Jacket (1964) - Love Slayer Insane Crisp opening from producer-director William Castle, grown-up Carole (Diane Baker) narrating about her father (Lee Yeary) and the night her mother (Joan Crawford) became an axe-murderess, in Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Strait-Jacket (1964) - Raised On A Farm Carole (Diane Baker) chats with Aunt & Uncle (Rochelle Hudson, Leif Erickson) about the bad dream her reformed axe-murderess mother Lucy (Joan Crawford) had, she meantime visiting farm hand Leo (George Kennedy), in William Castle's Strait-Jacket, 1964.
Strait-Jacket (1964) - Quit Squirming! Persuaded by daughter Carol (Diane Baker) that she's ready to meet her potential in-laws, recovering axe-murderess Lucy (Joan Crawford) travels with brother Bill (Leif Erickson) and his wife Emily (Rochelle Hudson), in William Castle's Strait-Jacket, 1964.
West Side Story (1961) - Gee, Officer Krupke! Russ Tamblyn as Riff, leader of the Polish-American "Jets," entertains his buddies with the popular novelty number by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, William Bramley his subject, Jerome Robbins choregoraphy in West Side Story, 1961.
Color Of Money, The (1986) - Rich Can Be Arranged Impressed with the talents of Vincent (Tom Cruise), Eddie Felson (Paul Newman, in his Academy Award performance) begins introducing him, with girlfriend Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), to some of the other components of pool hustling, in Martin Scorsese's The Color Of Money, 1986.

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