Hal Pereira


Production Designer

About

Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died
December 17, 1983

Biography

One of Hollywood's most distinguished art directors. Pereira began his career designing film theaters in Chicago, moved to the West Coast in 1942 and was made supervising art director at Paramount in 1950--a post he held for 18 years. Pereira worked on over 150 films and received 23 Academy nominations, each earned with at least one collaborator....

Biography

One of Hollywood's most distinguished art directors. Pereira began his career designing film theaters in Chicago, moved to the West Coast in 1942 and was made supervising art director at Paramount in 1950--a post he held for 18 years. Pereira worked on over 150 films and received 23 Academy nominations, each earned with at least one collaborator.

Filmography

 

Art Director (Feature Film)

No Way To Treat a Lady (1968)
Executive art Director
The Odd Couple (1968)
Art Director
Arizona Bushwhackers (1968)
Art Director
Blue (1968)
Art Director
Project X (1968)
Art Director
Will Penny (1968)
Art Director
Good Times (1967)
Art Director
Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
Art Director
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Art Director
The Busy Body (1967)
Art Director
Chuka (1967)
Art Director
The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
Art Director
El Dorado (1967)
Art Director
Warning Shot (1967)
Art Director
Hostile Guns (1967)
Art Director
Fort Utah (1967)
Art Director
Red Tomahawk (1967)
Art Director
The President's Analyst (1967)
Art Director
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
Art Director
Apache Uprising (1966)
Art Director
The Swinger (1966)
Art Director
Waco (1966)
Art Director
This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Art Director
Paradise--Hawaiian Style (1966)
Art Director
The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)
Art Director
The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Art Director
Johnny Reno (1966)
Art Director
The Oscar (1966)
Art Director
Nevada Smith (1966)
Art Director
Assault on a Queen (1966)
Art Director
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Art Director
The Family Jewels (1965)
Art Director
Sylvia (1965)
Art Director
Town Tamer (1965)
Art Director
Billie (1965)
Art Director
The Slender Thread (1965)
Art Director
Black Spurs (1965)
Art Director
Young Fury (1965)
Art Director
Boeing Boeing (1965)
Art Director
Harlow (1965)
Art Director
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Art Director
Tickle Me (1965)
Art Director
The Strangler (1964)
Art Director
Roustabout (1964)
Art Director
The Patsy (1964)
Art Director
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Art Director
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Art Director
Law of the Lawless (1964)
Art Director
Stage to Thunder Rock (1964)
Art Director
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
Art Director
For Those Who Think Young (1964)
Art Director
A House Is Not a Home (1964)
Art Director
Lady in a Cage (1964)
Art Director
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Art Director
Fun in Acapulco (1963)
Art Director
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Art Director
Donovan's Reef (1963)
Art Director
Papa's Delicate Condition (1963)
Art Director
Wives and Lovers (1963)
Art Director
Who's Minding the Store? (1963)
Art Director
Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)
Art Director
Hud (1963)
Art Director
Love With the Proper Stranger (1963)
Art Director
My Six Loves (1963)
Art Director
Come Blow Your Horn (1963)
Art Director
A New Kind of Love (1963)
Art Director
McLintock! (1963)
Art Director
It's Only Money (1962)
Art Director
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
Art Director
Hatari! (1962)
Art Director
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Art Director
My Geisha (1962)
Art Director
Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
Art Director
A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)
Art Director
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Art Director
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Art Director
The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
Art Director
Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961)
Art Director
The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
Art Director
On the Double (1961)
Art Director
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Art Director
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Art Director
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Art Director
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Art Director
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Art Director
The Errand Boy (1961)
Art Director
All in a Night's Work (1961)
Art Director
Blueprint for Robbery (1961)
Art Director
The Ladies' Man (1961)
Art Director
The Rat Race (1960)
Art Director
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Art Director
A Breath of Scandal (1960)
Art Director
Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Art Director
G.I. Blues (1960)
Art Director
The Bellboy (1960)
Art Director
CinderFella (1960)
Art Director
It Started in Naples (1960)
Art Director
Walk Like a Dragon (1960)
Art Director
The Black Orchid (1959)
Art Director
The Young Captives (1959)
Art Director
The Buccaneer (1959)
Art Director
The Hangman (1959)
Art Director
Don't Give Up the Ship (1959)
Art Director
But Not for Me (1959)
Art Director
Li'l Abner (1959)
Art Director
The Five Pennies (1959)
Art Director
That Kind of Woman (1959)
Art Director
The Trap (1959)
Art Director
Career (1959)
Art Director
Alias Jesse James (1959)
Art Director
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
Art Director
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
Art Director
The Space Children (1958)
Art Director
St. Louis Blues (1958)
Art Director
As Young as We Are (1958)
Art Director
The Geisha Boy (1958)
Art Director
Vertigo (1958)
Art Director
The Matchmaker (1958)
Art Director
Maracaibo (1958)
Art Director
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Art Director
King Creole (1958)
Art Director
Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Art Director
The Colossus of New York (1958)
Art Director
Houseboat (1958)
Art Director
Teacher's Pet (1958)
Art Director
Spanish Affair (1958)
Art Director
Hot Spell (1958)
Art Director
Wild Is the Wind (1958)
Art Director
The Party Crashers (1958)
Art Director
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Art Director
Hear Me Good (1957)
Art Director
The Devil's Hairpin (1957)
Art Director
The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Art Director
The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Art Director
Short Cut to Hell (1957)
Art Director
The Lonely Man (1957)
Art Director
Three Violent People (1957)
Art Director
Funny Face (1957)
Art Director
Omar Khayyam (1957)
Art Director
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Art Director
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Art Director
The Sad Sack (1957)
Art Director
Loving You (1957)
Art Director
The Tin Star (1957)
Art Director
Beau James (1957)
Art Director
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Art Director
The Proud and Profane (1956)
Art Director
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Art Director
The Scarlet Hour (1956)
Art Director
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Art Director
The Mountain (1956)
Art Director
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
Art Director
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Art Director
The Rainmaker (1956)
Art Director
Pardners (1956)
Art Director
Artists and Models (1956)
Art Director
That Certain Feeling (1956)
Art Director
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)
Art Director
The Vagabond King (1956)
Art Director
Anything Goes (1956)
Art Director
The Leather Saint (1956)
Art Director
The Court Jester (1956)
Art Director
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Art Director
The Country Girl (1955)
Art Director
3 Ring Circus (1955)
Art Director
The Desperate Hours (1955)
Art Director
You're Never Too Young (1955)
Art Director
Lucy Gallant (1955)
Art Director
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Art Director
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Art Director
Hell's Island (1955)
Art Director
Conquest of Space (1955)
Art Director
Run for Cover (1955)
Art Director
We're No Angels (1955)
Art Director
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955)
Art Director
The Girl Rush (1955)
Art Director
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Art Director
The Far Horizons (1955)
Art Director
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Art Director
Secret of the Incas (1954)
Art Director
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Art Director
Elephant Walk (1954)
Art Director
About Mrs. Leslie (1954)
Art Director
Jivaro (1954)
Art Director
Living It Up (1954)
Art Director
Rear Window (1954)
Art Director
The Naked Jungle (1954)
Art Director
Forever Female (1954)
Art Director
Money from Home (1954)
Art Director
White Christmas (1954)
Art Director
Red Garters (1954)
Art Director
Knock on Wood (1954)
Art Director
Sabrina (1954)
Art Director
Alaska Seas (1954)
Art Director
Little Boy Lost (1953)
Art Director
Botany Bay (1953)
Art Director
Pony Express (1953)
Art Director
The Stooge (1953)
Art Director
Shane (1953)
Art Director
Those Redheads from Seattle (1953)
Art Director
Thunder in the East (1953)
Art Director
Tropic Zone (1953)
Art Director
The Vanquished (1953)
Art Director
The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953)
Art Director
Sangaree (1953)
Art Director
Scared Stiff (1953)
Art Director
Road to Bali (1953)
Art Director
Houdini (1953)
Art Director
Arrowhead (1953)
Art Director
Jamaica Run (1953)
Art Director
The Stars Are Singing (1953)
Art Director
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953)
Art Director
Roman Holiday (1953)
Art Director
The Caddy (1953)
Art Director
Stalag 17 (1953)
Art Director
Off Limits (1953)
Art Director
Flight to Tangier (1953)
Art Director
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Art Director
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Art Director
My Son John (1952)
Art Director
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Art Director
The Savage (1952)
Art Director
The Atomic City (1952)
Art Director
The Turning Point (1952)
Art Director
Caribbean (1952)
Art Director
Something to Live For (1952)
Art Director
Denver & Rio Grande (1952)
Art Director
Sailor Beware (1952)
Art Director
Jumping Jacks (1952)
Art Director
Carrie (1952)
Art Director
Red Mountain (1952)
Art Director
Just for You (1952)
Art Director
Son of Paleface (1952)
Art Director
Hurricane Smith (1952)
Art Director
Anything Can Happen (1952)
Art Director
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)
Art Director
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
Art Director
Passage West (1951)
Supervisor art Director
My Favorite Spy (1951)
Art Director
Dear Brat (1951)
Art Director
Peking Express (1951)
Art Director
Detective Story (1951)
Art Director
Here Comes the Groom (1951)
Art Director
Submarine Command (1951)
Art Director
Darling, How Could You! (1951)
Art Director
Molly (1951)
Art Director
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Art Director
Silver City (1951)
Art Director
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Art Director
That's My Boy (1951)
Art Director
The Mating Season (1951)
Art Director
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Art Director
Rhubarb (1951)
Art Director
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Art Director
Blue Skies (1946)
Art Director
A Medal for Benny (1945)
Art Director
You Came Along (1945)
Art Director
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Art Director
Double Indemnity (1944)
Art Director
And the Angels Sing (1944)
Art Director
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
Art Director
China (1943)
Assistant art Director

Life Events

1944

Feature art direction debut, "Ministry of Fear"

1954

First Alfred Hitchcock film designed, "Rear Window"

1968

Last art directorial effort, "The Odd Couple"

Videos

Movie Clip

To Catch A Thief (1955) - Ever Been Married? Alfred Hitchcock was likely more interested in the color than the story, as he arranges for Robie (Cary Grant) to meet Hughson (John Williams) in the flower market in Nice, in To Catch A Thief, 1955.
When Worlds Collide (1951) - Most Frightening Discovery Producer George Pal goes biblical with the opening, ubiquitous Paul Frees narration and Rudolph Maté directing, through a backdrop that looks like the Hale telescope at Mount Palomar, CA, described as an imaginary South African observatory, we meet Hayden Rorke (later known as Dr Bellows on TV’s I Dream Of Jeannie) as Bronson, with aides, describing grim findings, in When World’s Collide, 1951.
When Worlds Collide (1951) - The World Prays More momentous narration from Paul Frees, as world opinion has coalesced around predictions that planet Zyra, then a star, will overwhelm earth, Randall and Joyce (Richard Derr, Barbara Rush) in the control center with her scientist father (Larry Keating) and John Hoyt as the disabled unstable financier Stanton, the escape rocket ready, as producer George Pal lets loose the SFX, in When World’s Collide, 1951.
War Of The Worlds, The (1953) - I've Seen Enough At the American headquarters in Washington, the Secretary of Defense (Freeman Lusk) concludes it's time to nuke the Martians, in the 1953 George Pal production of H.G. Wells' The War Of The Worlds.
Vertigo (1958) - What About My Acrophobia? The first quasi-domestic scene for "Scottie" (James Stewart), a detective who's retired after an incident in the opening sequence, with his not-girlfriend Midge (Barbara Bel Geddes), exposition from Alfred Hitchcock, in Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) - That's Carlotta Ex-cop "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) grows ever more intrigued as Madeleine (Kim Novak), who he's been hired to follow around San Francisco, demonstrates her interest in long-dead Carlotta, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) - Dining At Ernie's For the audience and for acrophobic ex-cop "Scottie" (James Stewart), the first look at Madeleine (Kim Novak) whose husband Elster (Tom Helmore) has hired him to follow around San Francisco, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) - What Am I Doing Here? Arguably the first climax in the film, ex-policeman "Scottie" (James Stewart), hired to track mysterious Madeleine (Kim Novak) and now fascinated, follows her to the Golden Gate Bridge, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Court Jester, The (1956) - Pellet With The Poison Danny Kaye as Hawkins (posing as "Giacomo") challenged to a duel, in the famous routine with Jean (Glynis Johns) and Griselda (Mildred Natwick) plotting his escape, in The Court Jester, 1956, from Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.
To Catch A Thief (1955) - Very Strong Grip Picnicking in what would become her neighborhood as a princess, Grace Kelly (as "Francie") taunts Cary Grant (whom she rightly accuses of being John "The Cat" Robie) in a provocative scene from Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief. 1955.
To Catch A Thief (1955) - Irregular Verbs Francie (Grace Kelly) swims up with an old joke about "conjugating," as shapely Danielle (Brigitte Auber) offers various suggestions to Robie (Cary Grant) in the surf at Cannes in Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief, 1955.
To Catch A Thief (1955) - Open, My Jewels! Interesting shop-window reflections and comical reactions to jewel theft in the opening credit sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief, 1955, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

Trailer

Stalag 17 -- (Re-issue Trailer) He's a cynic but is he a traitor? William Holden won a Best Actor award as the hard-boiled POW running scams in Billy Wilder's Stalag 17 (1953).
Pocketful Of Miracles (1961) -- (Original Trailer) Bette Davis plays Apple Annie in Frank Capra's last movie, Pocketful Of Miracles (1961).
Houseboat - (Original Trailer) Cary Grant is a widower who hires runaway socialite Sophia Loren to look after his children on his rickety Houseboat (1958).
This Property Is Condemned - (Original Trailer) A small-town girl (Natalie Wood) fights her mother's opposition when she falls for a big-city businessman (Robert Redford) in This Property Is Condemned (1966).
Caddy, The - (Original Trailer) Jerry Lewis hits the links while Dean Martin sings "That's Amore" in the comedy hit The Caddy (1953).
Greatest Show On Earth, The - (Original Trailer) Cecil B. DeMille won his one Academy Award® for Best Picture for the circus drama The Greatest Show On Earth (1952).
Girls! Girls! Girls! - (Original Trailer) Elvis is back in Hawaii and Stella Stevens and Laurel Goodwin are just two of the many Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962).
G.I. Blues - (Original Trailer) Elvis returned from his Army stint with a case of the G.I. Blues (1960). Featuring the hits "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Wooden Heart".
Fun in Acapulco - (Original Trailer) The only thing stopping Elvis from having Fun In Acapulco (1963) is a fear of heights. Ursula Andress helps him cope.
Fear Strikes Out - (Original Trailer) Major League star Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins) fights to save his sanity in Fear Strikes Out (1957).
Far Horizons, The - (Original Trailer) Fred MacMurray and Charlton Heston play Lewis & Clark, setting off for The Far Horizons (1955) for President Jefferson.
El Dorado -- (Original Trailer) John Wayne and Robert Mitchum take on a corrupt cattle baron in Howard Hawks' El Dorado (1967).

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