Robert Boyle


Production Designer

About

Also Known As
Robert F. Boyle
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
October 10, 1909
Died
August 01, 2010
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

Durable art director whose early career included several collaborations with Douglas Sirk ("Mystery Submarine" 1950, "Weekend With Father" 1951, etc.). Boyle's later work has ranged from the ominous trappings of J. Lee Thompson's "Cape Fear" (1962) and Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963) and "Marnie" (1964) to the untroubled decor of "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989)....

Biography

Durable art director whose early career included several collaborations with Douglas Sirk ("Mystery Submarine" 1950, "Weekend With Father" 1951, etc.). Boyle's later work has ranged from the ominous trappings of J. Lee Thompson's "Cape Fear" (1962) and Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963) and "Marnie" (1964) to the untroubled decor of "Troop Beverly Hills" (1989).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Something's Gonna Live (2009)
The Man on Lincoln's Nose (2000)
Explorers (1985)
Winter Kills (1979)
Desk Clerk

Art Director (Feature Film)

The Red Pony (1973)
Art Director
Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
Production Design
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Production Design
The Landlord (1970)
Production Design
Gaily, Gaily (1969)
Production Design
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Art Director
In Cold Blood (1967)
Art Director
Fitzwilly (1967)
Art Director
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Art Director
The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966)
Art Director
The Reward (1965)
Art Director
Do Not Disturb (1965)
Art Director
Marnie (1964)
Production Design
The Birds (1963)
Production Design
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Art Director
Cape Fear (1962)
Art Director
The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Art Director
North by Northwest (1959)
Production Design
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Art Director
Wild Heritage (1958)
Art Director
The Brothers Rico (1957)
Art Director
Operation Mad Ball (1957)
Art Director
The Night Runner (1957)
Art Director
Never Say Goodbye (1956)
Art Director
Congo Crossing (1956)
Art Director
A Day of Fury (1956)
Art Director
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
Art Director
Kiss of Fire (1955)
Art Director
The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
Art Director
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
Art Director
Running Wild (1955)
Art Director
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)
Art Director
Johnny Dark (1954)
Art Director
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Art Director
East of Sumatra (1953)
Art Director
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
Art Director
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Art Director
Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)
Art Director
Girls in the Night (1953)
Art Director
Gunsmoke (1953)
Art Director
Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
Art Director
Bronco Buster (1952)
Art Director
Lost in Alaska (1952)
Art Director
Willie and Joe Back at the Front (1952)
Art Director
Iron Man (1951)
Art Director
Weekend with Father (1951)
Art Director
The Mark of the Renegade (1951)
Art Director
The Lady Pays Off (1951)
Art Director
Mystery Submarine (1950)
Art Director
The Milkman (1950)
Art Director
Louisa (1950)
Art Director
Buccaneer's Girl (1950)
Art Director
Sierra (1950)
Art Director
Arctic Manhunt (1949)
Art Director
The Gal Who Took the West (1949)
Art Director
Abandoned (1949)
Art Director
For the Love of Mary (1948)
Art Director
Another Part of the Forest (1948)
Art Director
An Act of Murder (1948)
Art Director
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Art Director
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Art Director
Nocturne (1946)
Production Design
Corvette K-225 (1943)
Art Director
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1943)
Associate (Art Direction)
Good Morning, Judge (1943)
Art Director
White Savage (1943)
Associate (Art Direction)
Gals, Incorporated (1943)
Art Director
It Comes Up Love (1943)
Associate (Art Direction)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Associate (Art Direction)
Two Tickets to London (1943)
Art Director
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Art Director
The Invisible Agent (1942)
Associate (Art Direction)
Saboteur (1942)
Associate (Art Direction)
Private Buckaroo (1942)
Associate (Art Direction)
Give Out, Sisters (1942)
Associate (Art Direction)
Who Done It? (1942)
Associate (Art Direction)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Associate (Art Direction)

Production Designer (Feature Film)

Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Production Designer
Dragnet (1987)
Production Designer
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
Production Designer
Explorers (1985)
Production Designer
No Small Affair (1984)
Production Designer
Rhinestone (1984)
Production Designer
Table for Five (1983)
Production Designer
Staying Alive (1983)
Production Designer
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)
Production Designer
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
Production Designer
Private Benjamin (1980)
Production Designer
Winter Kills (1979)
Production Designer
The Big Fix (1978)
Production Designer
Leadbelly (1976)
Production Designer
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
Production Designer
The Shootist (1976)
Production Designer
Bite the Bullet (1975)
Production Designer

Cast (Special)

Dial H For Hitchcock: The Genius Behind the Showman (1999)
Interviewee

Life Events

1936

Assisted on the Cecil B. DeMille Western "The Plainsman"

1938

Worked as an assistant on Fritz Lang¿s noir film "You and Me"

1941

Worked as associate art director on horror classic "The Wolf Man"

1942

Worked as associate art director for the Alfred Hitchcock-directed thriller "Saboteur"

1943

Made second collaboration with Hitchcock as associate art director on "Shadow of a Doubt"

1950

First feature film work as art director and first collaboration with Douglas Sirk on "Mystery Submarine"

1959

Collaborated again with Hitchcock as a production designer for "North By Northwest"; orchestrated film's famous Mount Rushmore sequence; film also marked first his Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

1963

Worked as production designer on Hitchcock's suspense classic "The Birds"

1969

Received second Academy Award nomination for his work in "Gaily, Gaily" for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

1971

Worked as a production designer on the musical drama "Fiddler on the Roof"; nominated for third Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

1973

Made only foray into TV with the NBC movie "The Red Pony"; nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction or Scenic Design

1976

His work on "The Shootist" earned Boyle his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

1979

Appeared in a minor role as a desk clerk in "Winter Kills"; also worked as art director and production designer

1985

Made feature acting debut in a cameo role in "Explorers"; also served as production designer

1987

Worked as production designer on "Dragnet," starring Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd

1989

Worked as the production designer in the stylish comedy "Troop Beverly Hills," starring Shelley Long

2000

Was the subject of director Daniel Raim's Academy Award-nominated documentary "The Man on Lincoln¿s Nose"

2009

Was once again a featured subject in Raim's documentary "Something's Gonna Live"

Videos

Trailer

Gaily, Gaily - (Original Trailer) Beau Bridges plays a young man coming of age in corrupt 1910's Chicago in Gaily, Gaily (1969) based on a novel by Ben Hecht (The Front Page).
Fitzwilly - (Original Trailer) When an aging philanthropist goes broke, her butler (Dick Van Dyke) robs from the rich so she can give to the poor.
In Cold Blood - (Original Trailer) Robert Blake and Scott Wilson play the men who murder a Kansas family In Cold Blood (1967), based on the Truman Capote book.
Weekend With Father - (Teaser trailer) Love blooms when two single parents (Van Heflin, Patricia Neal) send their children off to camp in Weekend with Father (1951).
Thrill of It All, The - (Original Trailer) Let screenwriter Carl Reiner be your guide to the Doris Day/James Garner comedy The Thrill of It All (1963).
It Came From Outer Space - (Original Trailer) No one will believe an amateur astronomer when he says aliens have landed in It Came From Outer Space (1953), one of the best science fiction movies of the 1950's.
Landlord, The - (Original Trailer) A spoiled rich boy buys a Brooklyn tenement and gets mixed up in his tenants' lives in The Landlord (1970) starring Beau Bridges.
Saboteur - (Original Trailer) Robert Cummings is accused of sabotage and ends up on top of the Statue Of Liberty in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942).
Birds, The - (Original Trailer) Alfred Hitchcock presents a lecture on feathered friends, or is it fiends, in this trailer for The Birds (1963).
Do Not Disturb - (Original Trailer) An American couple find temptation when he is transferred overseas in Do Not Disturb (1965).
Cape Fear (1962) - (Original Trailer) Ex-convict Robert Mitchum plots to destroy the district attorney (Gregory Peck) who sent him to prison in the original Cape Fear (1962).
Shadow Of A Doubt - (Re-issue Trailer) A long-lost uncle (Joseph Cotten) brings a terrifying secret to a small American town in this Alfred Hitchcock thriller.

Bibliography