Richard Day


Production Designer

About

Also Known As
Richard W Day
Birth Place
Victoria, British Columbia, CA
Born
May 09, 1896
Died
May 23, 1972

Biography

One of Hollywood's most distinguished art directors, with MGM from 1923 to 1930 and 20th Century-Fox (as head of the art department) from 1939 to 1943. During his collaboration with Erich von Stroheim in the 1920s, Day developed a distinctive, realist style which he put to outstanding use in numerous subsequent films and which earned him seven Academy Awards....

Biography

One of Hollywood's most distinguished art directors, with MGM from 1923 to 1930 and 20th Century-Fox (as head of the art department) from 1939 to 1943. During his collaboration with Erich von Stroheim in the 1920s, Day developed a distinctive, realist style which he put to outstanding use in numerous subsequent films and which earned him seven Academy Awards.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The House of Rothschild (1934)
2nd Unit Director
The Wedding March (1928)
Assistant Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Never Love a Stranger (1958)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Never Love a Stranger (1958)
Producer

Art Director (Feature Film)

Tribes (1970)
Art Director
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Art Director
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Art Director
The Sweet Ride (1968)
Art Director
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Art Director
The Happening (1967)
Production Design
The Chase (1966)
Production Design
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Art Director
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Art Director
Goodbye Charlie (1964)
Art Director
Something Wild (1961)
Art Director
Exodus (1960)
Art Director
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Art Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
Art Director
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
Art Director
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Art Director
Cry Danger (1951)
Art Director
I Want You (1951)
Art Director
Our Very Own (1950)
Art Director
Edge of Doom (1950)
Art Director
My Foolish Heart (1950)
Art Director
Force of Evil (1949)
Art Director
Joan of Arc (1948)
Art Director
Captain from Castile (1948)
Art Director
Moss Rose (1947)
Art Director
Boomerang! (1947)
Art Director
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Art Director
Forever Amber (1947)
Art Director
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now? (1947)
Art Director
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Art Director
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
Art Director
Claudia and David (1946)
Supervisor art Director
Johnny Comes Flying Home (1946)
Supervisor art Director
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Art Director
Time to Kill (1943)
Art Director
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)
Art Director
Over My Dead Body (1943)
Art Director
Quiet Please Murder (1943)
Art Director
The Meanest Man in the World (1943)
Art Director
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Art Director
Margin for Error (1943)
Art Director
Coney Island (1943)
Art Director
Dixie Dugan (1943)
Art Director
Crash Dive (1943)
Art Director
China Girl (1943)
Art Director
My Friend Flicka (1943)
Art Director
Chetniks! (1943)
Art Director
He Hired the Boss (1943)
Art Director
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Art Director
The Black Swan (1942)
Art Director
Roxie Hart (1942)
Art Director
Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Art Director
The Man in the Trunk (1942)
Art Director
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
Art Director
Careful Soft Shoulder (1942)
Art Director
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
Art Director
Young America (1942)
Art Director
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Art Director
A Gentleman at Heart (1942)
Art Director
Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Art Director
Who Is Hope Schuyler? (1942)
Art Director
The Pied Piper (1942)
Art Director
Secret Agent of Japan (1942)
Art Director
Song of the Islands (1942)
Art Director
Right to the Heart (1942)
Art Director
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Art Director
The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Art Director
Son of Fury (1942)
Art Director
On the Sunny Side (1942)
Art Director
Thunder Birds (1942)
Art Director
The Night Before the Divorce (1942)
Art Director
Manila Calling (1942)
Art Director
It Happened in Flatbush (1942)
Art Director
Little Tokyo, U.S.A. (1942)
Art Director
The Undying Monster (1942)
Art Director
The Lone Star Ranger (1942)
Art Director
Sundown Jim (1942)
Art Director
Iceland (1942)
Art Director
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942)
Art Director
Castle in the Desert (1942)
Art Director
That Other Woman (1942)
Art Director
Blue, White and Perfect (1942)
Art Director
Thru Different Eyes (1942)
Art Director
This Above All (1942)
Art Director
Footlight Serenade (1942)
Art Director
Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942)
Art Director
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)
Art Director
My Gal Sal (1942)
Art Director
Whispering Ghosts (1942)
Art Director
Berlin Correspondent (1942)
Art Director
The Mad Martindales (1942)
Art Director
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942)
Art Director
Just Off Broadway (1942)
Art Director
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
Art Director
Orchestra Wives (1942)
Art Director
Moontide (1942)
Art Director
Girl Trouble (1942)
Art Director
Remember the Day (1942)
Art Director
Dance Hall (1941)
Art Director
Man at Large (1941)
Art Director
Last of the Duanes (1941)
Art Director
Dressed to Kill (1941)
Art Director
Charley's Aunt (1941)
Art Director
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Art Director
The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941)
Art Director
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941)
Art Director
Man Hunt (1941)
Art Director
Small Town Deb (1941)
Art Director
Marry the Bo$$'$ Daughter (1941)
Art Director
The Perfect Snob (1941)
Art Director
Golden Hoofs (1941)
Art Director
Great Guns (1941)
Art Director
Cadet Girl (1941)
Art Director
Sleepers West (1941)
Art Director
Scotland Yard (1941)
Art Director
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Art Director
We Go Fast (1941)
Art Director
Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)
Art Director
Riders of the Purple Sage (1941)
Art Director
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941)
Art Director
Romance of the Rio Grande (1941)
Art Director
The Bride Wore Crutches (1941)
Art Director
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941)
Art Director
That Night in Rio (1941)
Art Director
For Beauty's Sake (1941)
Art Director
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Art Director
Swamp Water (1941)
Art Director
Rise and Shine (1941)
Art Director
Ride on Vaquero (1941)
Art Director
Hudson's Bay (1941)
Art Director
Private Nurse (1941)
Art Director
Accent on Love (1941)
Art Director
Blood and Sand (1941)
Art Director
Tobacco Road (1941)
Art Director
Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
Art Director
Belle Starr (1941)
Art Director
Moon Over Miami (1941)
Art Director
Confirm or Deny (1941)
Art Director
Sun Valley Serenade (1941)
Art Director
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
Art Director
A Very Young Lady (1941)
Art Director
Western Union (1941)
Art Director
Dead Men Tell (1941)
Art Director
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Art Director
Murder Among Friends (1941)
Art Director
Week-End in Havana (1941)
Art Director
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Art Director
Little Old New York (1940)
Art Director
Four Sons (1940)
Art Director
The Girl from Avenue A (1940)
Art Director
City of Chance (1940)
Art Director
Chad Hanna (1940)
Art Director
Maryland (1940)
Art Director
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940)
Art Director
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Art Director
Johnny Apollo (1940)
Art Director
I Was an Adventuress (1940)
Art Director
Street of Memories (1940)
Art Director
Young As You Feel (1940)
Art Director
The Blue Bird (1940)
Art Director
Young People (1940)
Art Director
Earthbound (1940)
Art Director
Free, Blonde and 21 (1940)
Art Director
High School (1940)
Art Director
Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Art Director
Lillian Russell (1940)
Art Director
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Art Director
Youth Will Be Served (1940)
Art Director
Pier 13 (1940)
Art Director
Star Dust (1940)
Art Director
Swanee River (1940)
Art Director
Yesterday's Heroes (1940)
Art Director
Charter Pilot (1940)
Art Director
The Return of Frank James (1940)
Art Director
He Married His Wife (1940)
Art Director
Shooting High (1940)
Art Director
On Their Own (1940)
Art Director
The Great Profile (1940)
Art Director
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940)
Art Director
The Man I Married (1940)
Art Director
The Gay Caballero (1940)
Art Director
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)
Art Director
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
Art Director
Murder over New York (1940)
Art Director
Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)
Art Director
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Art Director
Jennie (1940)
Art Director
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940)
Art Director
Viva Cisco Kid (1940)
Art Director
Lucky Cisco Kid (1940)
Art Director
Girl in 313 (1940)
Art Director
The Jones Family in Quick Millions (1939)
Art Director
Day-Time Wife (1939)
Art Director
Boy Friend (1939)
Art Director
The Honeymoon's Over (1939)
Art Director
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Art Director
Chicken Wagon Family (1939)
Art Director
20,000 Men a Year (1939)
Art Director
Stop--Look and Love (1939)
Art Director
The Jones Family in Hollywood (1939)
Art Director
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)
Art Director
Pack Up Your Troubles (1939)
Art Director
Frontier Marshal (1939)
Art Director
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Art Director
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Art Director
Second Fiddle (1939)
Art Director
Chasing Danger (1939)
Art Director
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Art Director
Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Art Director
It Could Happen to You (1939)
Art Director
The Gorilla (1939)
Art Director
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939)
Art Director
Everything Happens at Night (1939)
Art Director
News Is Made at Night (1939)
Art Director
Too Busy to Work (1939)
Art Director
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Art Director
Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women (1939)
Art Director
The Escape (1939)
Art Director
The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939)
Art Director
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Art Director
Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)
Art Director
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Art Director
City in Darkness (1939)
Art Director
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
Art Director
Winner Take All (1939)
Art Director
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1939)
Art Director
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Art Director
The Cisco Kid and the Lady (1939)
Art Director
Rose of Washington Square (1939)
Art Director
The Little Princess (1939)
Ballet settings
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Art Director
The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
Art Director
Dead End (1937)
Art Director
The Hurricane (1937)
Art Director
Woman Chases Man (1937)
Art Director
Stella Dallas (1937)
Art Director
One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
Art Director
Beloved Enemy (1936)
Art Director
These Three (1936)
Art Director
The Gay Desperado (1936)
Art Director
Dodsworth (1936)
Art Director
Come and Get It (1936)
Art Director
Strike Me Pink (1936)
Art Director
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
Art Director
Metropolitan (1935)
Art Director
The Call of the Wild (1935)
Art Director
Cardinal Richelieu (1935)
Art Director
Barbary Coast (1935)
Art Director
The Dark Angel (1935)
Art Director
Les Misérables (1935)
Art Director
Clive of India (1935)
Art Director
Splendor (1935)
Art Director
The Wedding Night (1935)
Art Director
The Mighty Barnum (1934)
Art Director
Moulin Rouge (1934)
Art Director
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
Art Director
The House of Rothschild (1934)
Art Director
We Live Again (1934)
Art Director
Looking for Trouble (1934)
Art Director
Kid Millions (1934)
Art Director
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Art Director
The Last Gentleman (1934)
Art Director
Born to Be Bad (1934)
Art Director
Gallant Lady (1934)
Art Director
Nana (1934)
Art Director
Secrets (1933)
Art Director
Roman Scandals (1933)
Settings
The Masquerader (1933)
Art Director
Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933)
Art Director
Hallelujah I'm a Bum (1933)
Art Director
Advice to the Lovelorn (1933)
Art Director
The Bowery (1933)
Art Director
Cock of the Air (1932)
Settings
The Kid from Spain (1932)
Art Director
Cynara (1932)
Art Director
Rain (1932)
Art Director
Sky Devils (1932)
Settings
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)
Settings
Corsair (1931)
Settings
Palmy Days (1931)
Settings
The Front Page (1931)
Settings
The Age for Love (1931)
Settings
Indiscreet (1931)
Art Director
Arrowsmith (1931)
Settings
One Heavenly Night (1931)
Art Director
The Unholy Garden (1931)
Settings
Street Scene (1931)
Settings
The Devil to Pay (1930)
Art Director
Whoopee! (1930)
Art Director
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
Art Director
The Wedding March (1928)
Art Director
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1928)
Art Director
Queen Kelly (1928)
Art Director
Adam and Evil (1927)
Art Director
The Unknown (1927)
Art Director
Beverly of Graustark (1926)
Art Director
Greed (1925)
Art Director
His Secretary (1925)
Art Director
Sinners in Silk (1924)
Art Director
Foolish Wives (1922)
Art Director

Costume-Wardrobe (Feature Film)

The Merry Widow (1925)
Costumes
Merry-Go-Round (1923)
Costumes

Art Department (Feature Film)

L'homme des Folies Bergère (1935)
Décors [Sets]
Rose-Marie (1928)
Set Decoration
Forbidden Hours (1928)
Settings
Wickedness Preferred (1928)
Set Decoration
The Enemy (1928)
Set Decoration
Tea for Three (1927)
Set Decoration
After Midnight (1927)
Settings
The Show (1927)
Settings
The Road to Romance (1927)
Settings
Mr. Wu (1927)
Settings
Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
Settings
The Only Thing (1925)
Sets
The Merry Widow (1925)
Settings
Bright Lights (1925)
Sets
Merry-Go-Round (1923)
Set Decoration

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Young Lovers (1964)
Consultant

Post Production (Feature Film)

The Goldwyn Follies (1938)
Designer in col by

Life Events

1919

Worked as set decorator on "Blind Husbands"

1922

First film as art director, "Foolish Wives"

Videos

Movie Clip

Grapes Of Wrath, The (1940) - Can't Keep A Joad In Jail Paroled Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) finally finds his family, Grandma and Grandpa (Zeffie Tilbury, Charley Grapewin) tangling, Pa (Russell Simpson) suggesting California, Ma (Jane Darwell) the first to notice, camera by Gregg Toland, in John Ford's The Grapes Of Wrath, 1940, from the Steinbeck novel.
Grapes Of Wrath, The (1940) - Nobody Killed Him Al (O.Z. Whitehead) driving, Ma (Jane Darwell) philosophical, setting out for California, Grandpa (Charley Grapewin) the first casualty, Pa and Tom (Russell Simpson, Henry Fonda) managing, Casy (John Carradine) little help, in John Ford's The Grapes Of Wrath, 1940, from John Steinbeck's book.
Folies Bergere De Paris (1935) - Rhythm Of The Night After a modest opening number and wardrobe change, Paris entertainer Charlier (Maurice Chevalier) with a big one, song by Jack Stern and Jack Meskill, dance by Dave Gould, Ann Sothern as partner Mimi, opening the Darryl Zanuck 20th Century Fox musical Folies Bergere De Paris, 1935.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) - Here's A Man Won't Get Drunk After the wedding of Welsh Bronwyn (Anna Lee) and Owen (Patric Knowles), his young brother Huw watches, the new preacher and celebrant (Walter Pidgeon) arrives, greeted by sister (Maureen O'Hara), and the father (Donald Crisp) with a nutty dance, director John Ford loving it, in How Green Was My Valley, 1941.
Hallelujah I'm A Bum (1933) - P.S. 44 Dist. 11 The mayor (Frank Morgan) lays a groundstone, musical dialogue by Rodgers and Hart, fancy editing by W. Duncan Mansfield, Richard Rodgers' cameo assisting the photographer, in Lewis Milestone's Hallelujah I'm A Bum, 1933.

Trailer

Little Princess, The - (Original Trailer) Shirley Temple stars in her first color movie, The Little Princess (1939), as an orphan who must endure a nasty headmistress.
Happening, The - (Original Trailer) A kidnapped gangster (Anthony Quinn) joins forces with the hipsters who abducted him in The Happening (1967).
Grapes of Wrath, The - (Original Trailer) Henry Fonda stars in John Ford's movie version of the John Steinbeck novel about Depression-era migrants, The Grapes of Wrath (1940).
Exodus - (Textless trailer) Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint lead an all-star cast in Otto Preminger's epic about the formation of the modern state of Israel, Exodus (1960).
Chase, The - (Original Trailer) A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown in The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The - (Original Trailer) A spirited widow (Gene Tierney) rents a haunted cottage and builds an emotional bond with the resident ghost (Rex Harrison) in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Sun Valley Serenade - (Re-issue trailer) A Norwegian war orphan (Sonja Henie) adopted by a pianist as a publicity stunt turns out to be a beautiful young woman in Sun Valley Serenade (1941).
Greatest Story Ever Told, The - (Original Trailer) The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) is an epic re-telling of the life of Christ, directed by George Stevens and starring Max Von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Claude Rains and many more
How Green Was My Valley - (Re-issue Trailer) Five Oscars®, including Best Picture and Director, went to John Ford's portrait of a Welsh mining town, How Green Was My Valley (1941).
Black Swan, The - (Original Trailer) When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean in The Black Swan, 1942, starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara.
Rose of Washington Square - (Re-issue Trailer) A singer (Alice Faye) struggles to keep her criminal boyfriend (Tyrone Power) from trouble in Rose of Washington Square (1939).
Roxie Hart - (Original teaser trailer) To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman (Ginger Rogers) admits to a Chicago murder in Roxie Hart (1942).

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