Van Nest Polglase


Production Designer

Biography

Filmography

 

Art Director (Feature Film)

The River's Edge (1957)
Production Design
Slightly Scarlet (1956)
Art Director
Escape to Burma (1955)
Art Director
Tennessee's Partner (1955)
Art Director
Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)
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Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)
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Passion (1954)
Art Director
Silver Lode (1954)
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The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951)
Production Design
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)
Production Design
Never Fear (1950)
Production Design
The Fireball (1950)
Art Director
Johnny One-Eye (1950)
Production Design
The Crooked Way (1949)
Production Design
The Thrill of Brazil (1946)
Art Director
Gilda (1946)
Art Director
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)
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A Song to Remember (1945)
Art Director
Kiss and Tell (1945)
Art Director
Together Again (1944)
Art Director
What a Woman! (1943)
Associate (Art Direction)
The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
Production Design
Play Girl (1941)
Art Director
Dude Cowboy (1941)
Art Director
Robbers of the Range (1941)
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
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The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
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Hurry, Charlie, Hurry (1941)
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The Gay Falcon (1941)
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Little Men (1941)
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Let's Make Music (1941)
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The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)
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Cyclone on Horseback (1941)
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Parachute Battalion (1941)
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Six-Gun Gold (1941)
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Lady Scarface (1941)
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Along the Rio Grande (1941)
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Father Takes a Wife (1941)
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The Bandit Trail (1941)
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Look Who's Laughing (1941)
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All That Money Can Buy (1941)
Art Director
Footlight Fever (1941)
Art Director
Suspicion (1941)
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Week-End for Three (1941)
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A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
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Citizen Kane (1941)
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The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941)
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Repent at Leisure (1941)
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Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
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They Met in Argentina (1941)
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The Fargo Kid (1940)
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Lucky Partners (1940)
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Kitty Foyle (1940)
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Tom Brown's School Days (1940)
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Stage to Chino (1940)
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Marines Fly High (1940)
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Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)
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Primrose Path (1940)
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Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
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Curtain Call (1940)
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Married and in Love (1940)
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Little Orvie (1940)
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Laddie (1940)
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Cross-Country Romance (1940)
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You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)
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I'm Still Alive (1940)
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Prairie Law (1940)
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Men Against the Sky (1940)
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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
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Pop Always Pays (1940)
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Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
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Wagon Train (1940)
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You'll Find Out (1940)
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Triple Justice (1940)
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Millionaire Playboy (1940)
Art Director
A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
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The Saint Takes Over (1940)
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Legion of the Lawless (1940)
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Wildcat Bus (1940)
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The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
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Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
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Millionaires in Prison (1940)
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My Favorite Wife (1940)
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Too Many Girls (1940)
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Mexican Spitfire (1940)
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They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
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Mexican Spitfire Out West (1940)
Art Director
One Crowded Night (1940)
Art Director
Vigil in the Night (1940)
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Bullet Code (1940)
Art Director
Almost a Gentleman (1939)
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Sorority House (1939)
Art Director
Full Confession (1939)
Art Director
Career (1939)
Art Director
Arizona Legion (1939)
Art Director
The Rookie Cop (1939)
Art Director
The Great Man Votes (1939)
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Love Affair (1939)
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The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
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The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
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Timber Stampede (1939)
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Gunga Din (1939)
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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
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Bachelor Mother (1939)
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The Marshal of Mesa City (1939)
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Boy Slaves (1939)
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In Name Only (1939)
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They Made Her a Spy (1939)
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Beauty for the Asking (1939)
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Fixer Dugan (1939)
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Panama Lady (1939)
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Five Came Back (1939)
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Conspiracy (1939)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Art Director
The Day the Bookies Wept (1939)
Art Director
Three Sons (1939)
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That's Right--You're Wrong (1939)
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Reno (1939)
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Two Thoroughbreds (1939)
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Sued for Libel (1939)
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Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)
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The Flying Irishman (1939)
Art Director
The Spellbinder (1939)
Art Director
Racketeers of the Range (1939)
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Bad Lands (1939)
Art Director
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
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The Girl from Mexico (1939)
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The Fighting Gringo (1939)
Art Director
Trouble in Sundown (1939)
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Pacific Liner (1939)
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Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
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Crime Ring (1938)
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Condemned Women (1938)
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Law of the Underworld (1938)
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Mother Carey's Chickens (1938)
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I'm from the City (1938)
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Gun Law (1938)
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Go Chase Yourself (1938)
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Fugitives for a Night (1938)
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Joy of Living (1938)
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Vivacious Lady (1938)
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Border G-Man (1938)
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Maid's Night Out (1938)
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Carefree (1938)
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Next Time I Marry (1938)
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Mr. Doodle Kicks Off (1938)
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Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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Sky Giant (1938)
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The Saint in New York (1938)
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The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
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Painted Desert (1938)
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Lawless Valley (1938)
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The Affairs of Annabel (1938)
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Room Service (1938)
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Everybody's Doing It (1938)
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Blind Alibi (1938)
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Tarnished Angel (1938)
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The Law West of Tombstone (1938)
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This Marriage Business (1938)
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Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
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Crashing Hollywood (1938)
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Double Danger (1938)
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Night Spot (1938)
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Having Wonderful Time (1938)
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A Man to Remember (1938)
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Blond Cheat (1938)
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Smashing the Rackets (1938)
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The Renegade Ranger (1938)
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Radio City Revels (1938)
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The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)
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Meet the Missus (1937)
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Criminal Lawyer (1937)
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Fight for Your Lady (1937)
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The Life of the Party (1937)
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On Again--Off Again (1937)
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Stage Door (1937)
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Wise Girl (1937)
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The Soldier and the Lady (1937)
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The Woman I Love (1937)
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Super-Sleuth (1937)
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Too Many Wives (1937)
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The Toast of New York (1937)
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We Who Are About to Die (1937)
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Shall We Dance (1937)
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She's Got Everything (1937)
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The Plough and the Stars (1937)
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They Wanted to Marry (1937)
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A Damsel in Distress (1937)
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Racing Lady (1937)
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Hideaway (1937)
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You Can't Beat Love (1937)
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Living on Love (1937)
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High Flyers (1937)
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Quick Money (1937)
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There Goes My Girl (1937)
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We're on the Jury (1937)
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Annapolis Salute (1937)
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Quality Street (1937)
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Don't Tell the Wife (1937)
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Saturday's Heroes (1937)
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Behind the Headlines (1937)
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Hitting a New High (1937)
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Forty Naughty Girls (1937)
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There Goes the Groom (1937)
Art Director
You Can't Buy Luck (1937)
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When's Your Birthday? (1937)
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Danger Patrol (1937)
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The Man Who Found Himself (1937)
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Sea Devils (1937)
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Breakfast for Two (1937)
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Flight from Glory (1937)
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China Passage (1937)
Art Director
Music for Madame (1937)
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That Girl from Paris (1937)
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The Big Shot (1937)
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Border Cafe (1937)
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New Faces of 1937 (1937)
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A Woman Rebels (1936)
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Chatterbox (1936)
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Second Wife (1936)
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Love on a Bet (1936)
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Mary of Scotland (1936)
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Bunker Bean (1936)
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The Big Game (1936)
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The Farmer in the Dell (1936)
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Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)
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Make Way for a Lady (1936)
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Mummy's Boys (1936)
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Follow the Fleet (1936)
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Special Investigator (1936)
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M'liss (1936)
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Two in Revolt (1936)
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Don't Turn 'Em Loose (1936)
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The Lady Consents (1936)
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Yellow Dust (1936)
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Smartest Girl in Town (1936)
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The Last Outlaw (1936)
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Walking on Air (1936)
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Swing Time (1936)
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Night Waitress (1936)
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The Bride Walks Out (1936)
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Wanted! Jane Turner (1936)
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Without Orders (1936)
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The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
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Grand Jury (1936)
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Silly Billies (1936)
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Muss 'Em Up (1936)
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Winterset (1936)
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Sylvia Scarlett (1936)
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Two in the Dark (1936)
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The Witness Chair (1936)
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The Plot Thickens (1936)
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In Person (1935)
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We're Only Human (1935)
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Another Face (1935)
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Village Tale (1935)
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Strangers All (1935)
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Old Man Rhythm (1935)
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The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
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Star of Midnight (1935)
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Hi, Gaucho! (1935)
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West of the Pecos (1935)
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A Dog of Flanders (1935)
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Chasing Yesterday (1935)
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The Informer (1935)
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Freckles (1935)
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Laddie (1935)
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The Three Musketeers (1935)
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The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)
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She (1935)
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Powdersmoke Range (1935)
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The Rainmakers (1935)
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Hooray for Love (1935)
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Grand Old Girl (1935)
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Hot Tip (1935)
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Top Hat (1935)
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Alice Adams (1935)
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Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)
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Enchanted April (1935)
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The Nitwits (1935)
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Captain Hurricane (1935)
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The Arizonian (1935)
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Break of Hearts (1935)
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Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
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To Beat the Band (1935)
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Roberta (1935)
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Romance in Manhattan (1935)
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Annie Oakley (1935)
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His Family Tree (1935)
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I Dream Too Much (1935)
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Jalna (1935)
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Spitfire (1934)
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Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)
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By Your Leave (1934)
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The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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Success at Any Price (1934)
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Finishing School (1934)
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The Fountain (1934)
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The Little Minister (1934)
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Wednesday's Child (1934)
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This Man Is Mine (1934)
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Lightning Strikes Twice (1934)
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Cockeyed Cavaliers (1934)
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Stingaree (1934)
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Dangerous Corner (1934)
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Crime Doctor (1934)
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Of Human Bondage (1934)
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The Meanest Gal in Town (1934)
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Strictly Dynamite (1934)
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Red Morning (1934)
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The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
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Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)
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Down to Their Last Yacht (1934)
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Their Big Moment (1934)
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Man of Two Worlds (1934)
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We're Rich Again (1934)
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The Silver Streak (1934)
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Gridiron Flash (1934)
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Kentucky Kernels (1934)
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Bachelor Bait (1934)
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Long Lost Father (1934)
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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)
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Let's Try Again (1934)
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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)
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Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
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Two Alone (1934)
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Sing and Like It (1934)
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The Age of Innocence (1934)
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Where Sinners Meet (1934)
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Anne of Green Gables (1934)
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His Greatest Gamble (1934)
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The Lost Patrol (1934)
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Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933)
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The Right to Romance (1933)
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Sweepings (1933)
Settings
If I Were Free (1933)
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Morning Glory (1933)
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Topaze (1933)
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The Son of Kong (1933)
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Emergency Call (1933)
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Midshipman Jack (1933)
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The Past of Mary Holmes (1933)
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Double Harness (1933)
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Professional Sweetheart (1933)
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Headline Shooter (1933)
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Ace of Aces (1933)
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The Great Jasper (1933)
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Bed of Roses (1933)
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Blind Adventure (1933)
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Our Betters (1933)
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One Man's Journey (1933)
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Little Women (1933)
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Chance at Heaven (1933)
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Ann Vickers (1933)
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After Tonight (1933)
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The Silver Cord (1933)
Settings
Before Dawn (1933)
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Christopher Strong (1933)
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Flying Devils (1933)
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No Marriage Ties (1933)
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Rafter Romance (1933)
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Diplomaniacs (1933)
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Flying Down to Rio (1933)
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Melody Cruise (1933)
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Flaming Gold (1933)
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The Animal Kingdom (1932)
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Untamed (1929)
Art Director
Stage Struck (1925)
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A Kiss in the Dark (1925)
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Lovers in Quarantine (1925)
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Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Last Days Of Pompeii, The (1935) - In Caesar's Name! SPOILER except the title suggests Vesuvius will erupt, more special effects are deployed as Marcus (Preston Foster) chooses his wounded Christian son (John Wood) over his Roman prefect master (Louis Calhern) and his troops, in the disaster epic from RKO’s King Kong team (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack), The Last Days Of Pompeii, 1935.
Last Days Of Pompeii, The (1935) - The Physical Setting Of This Picture Make no mistake about your epic scale, as producer Merian C. Cooper and director Ernest B. Schoedsack (of King Kong fame, two years earlier) bank their hefty set and special effects costs, with an unusual prologue attributing the story, and we meet Lucius and Gaius (Marc Loebell, Frank Conroy), opening The Last Days Of Pompeii, 1935.
Rafter Romance (1933) - As If You Were Ladies Mary (Ginger Rogers) has landed a job which starts to look iffy, selling ice boxes on the phone for Hubbell (Robert Benchley), Ellen Corby (Granny Clampett from The Beverly Hillbillies) the second of her colleagues featured, early in Rafter Romance, 1933.
Stranger On The Third Floor (1940) - Looking For Somebody? Cub reporter Michael (John McGuire), troubled over his testimony, which led to a conviction in a murder near his apartment, has a second encounter with Peter Lorre (title character), in the celebrated RKO early Film Noir, The Stranger On The Third Floor, 1940.
Stranger On The Third Floor (1940) - What A Gloomy Dump The RKO second-feature often considered the first Film Noir takes a dark turn, as we begin the internal monologue of Michael (John McGuire), whose testimony just clinched a maybe-unjust murder conviction, and he meets the title character (Peter Lorre) in Stranger On The Third Floor, 1940.
Gunga Din (1939) - Rise And Kill! Din (Sam Jaffe) and Cutter (Cary Grant) in the temple of the Indian "Thugges" murder cult, hiding in the shadows as the guru (Eduardo Ciannelli) exhorts his assassins, in Gunga Din, 1939, directed by George Stevens.
Citizen Kane (1941) - I'll Provide The War Resuming the account by Thatcher (George Couloris) of early years overseeing the title character, who then appears (writer, producer and director Orson Welles) for the first time as an adult, sidekicks Leland and Bernstein (Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane) in support, in Citizen Kane, 1941.
Swing Time (1936) - Pick Yourself Up After the Dorothy Fields lyric, the first Astaire and Rogers dance, to a Jerome Kern tune, Fred as Lucky, who has been sandbagging his dance skills, shows her boss (Eric Blore) that Ginger (as Penny) is a great teacher, sidekicks (Victor Moore, Helen Broderick) also inspired, in Swing Time, 1936.
Swing Time (1936) - Waltz In Swing Time Fred Astaire (as Lucky) has won the contract of bandleader Ricky (Georges Metaxa) in a card game so, despite being rivals over Penny (Ginger Rogers), he is obligated to play Jerome Kern’s pacey Waltz In Swing Time for their audition, a landmark number from Swing Time, 1936.
Swing Time (1936) - The Way You Look Tonight Often cited as the most sublime of all Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance performances, following Fred’s vocal in which the end of their romance and dance partnership is confirmed, choreographed by Hermes Pan to the Jerome Kern tune, Robert Russell Bennett orchestration, in Swing Time, 1936.
Stranger On The Third Floor (1940) - Star Reporter Margaret Tallichet (best known in Hollywood as Mrs. William Wyler, after her retirement from the screen in 1941) as Jane, has an innocent visit with boyfriend Michael (John McGuire), opening the RKO programmer often cited as the first Film Noir, Stranger On The Third Floor, 1940.
Top Hat (1935) - Top Hat, White Tie And Tails With the song written by Irving Berlin at Fred Astaire's request, "Jerry" performs on his opening night in London, the show produced by his pal Horace (Edward Everett Horton), in Top Hat, 1935.

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