Hans Dreier

Production designer
Began his film career with UFA in 1919 and came to the US four years later. Dreier was skilled at creating foreign locales on the studio lot, a talent frequently drawn on by European directors such as Josef von ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1885 in Bremen, DE

Filmography

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A Farewell to Arms 1957 (Movie)

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Appointment With Danger 1951 (Movie)

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A Place in the Sun 1950 (Movie)

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Sunset Boulevard 1950 (Movie)

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The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

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Road to Rio 1947 (Movie)

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The Virginian 1946 (Movie)

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The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

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Double Indemnity 1944 (Movie)

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Going My Way 1944 (Movie)

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Frenchman's Creek 1943 (Movie)

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The Story of Dr. Wassell 1943 (Movie)

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Five Graves to Cairo 1942 (Movie)

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No Time For Love 1942 (Movie)

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Reap the Wild Wind 1941 (Movie)

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Sullivan's Travels 1941 (Movie)

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The Major and the Minor 1941 (Movie)

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The Palm Beach Story 1941 (Movie)

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Hold Back the Dawn 1940 (Movie)

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Road to Singapore 1939 (Movie)

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Beau Geste 1938 (Movie)

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Midnight 1938 (Movie)

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Union Pacific 1938 (Movie)

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1937 (Movie)

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If I Were King 1937 (Movie)

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Souls at Sea 1936 (Movie)

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The Plainsman 1936 (Movie)

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Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

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Desire 1935 (Movie)

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The General Died at Dawn 1935 (Movie)

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The Texas Rangers 1935 (Movie)

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Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

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The Crusades 1934 (Movie)

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The Devil Is a Woman 1934 (Movie)

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Death Takes a Holiday 1933 (Movie)

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The Scarlet Empress 1933 (Movie)

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I'm No Angel 1932 (Movie)

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Song of Songs 1932 (Movie)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 (Movie)

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Love Me Tonight 1931 (Movie)

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One Hour With You 1931 (Movie)

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Shanghai Express 1931 (Movie)

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Trouble in Paradise 1931 (Movie)

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An American Tragedy 1930 (Movie)

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Dishonored 1930 (Movie)

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Morocco 1930 (Movie)

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The Docks of New York 1927 (Movie)

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The Last Command 1927 (Movie)

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Underworld 1926 (Movie)

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A Medal for Benny (Movie)

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Aloma of the South Seas (Movie)

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And Now Tomorrow (Movie)

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And the Angels Sing (Movie)

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Anything Goes (Movie)

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Arise, My Love (Movie)

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Arizona Mahoney (Movie)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon (Movie)

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Birth of the Blues (Movie)

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Blaze of Noon (Movie)

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Blue Skies (Movie)

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Broken Lullaby (Movie)

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Broken Lullaby (Movie)

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Calcutta (Movie)

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Chicago Deadline (Movie)

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Confessions of a Co-Ed (Movie)

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Desert Gold (Movie)

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Design for Living (Movie)

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Disputed Passage (Movie)

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Double or Nothing (Movie)

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Dr. Cyclops (Movie)

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Dream Girl (Movie)

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Enter Madame (Movie)

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F-Man (Movie)

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

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Forbidden Paradise (Movie)

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Forbidden Paradise (Movie)

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Goin' to Town (Movie)

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Golden Earrings (Movie)

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Golden Gloves (Movie)

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Grand Jury Secrets (Movie)

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Happy Go Lucky (Movie)

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Hazard (Movie)

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Henry Aldrich Swings It (Movie)

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Henry Aldrich for President (Movie)

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Her Jungle Love (Movie)

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Here Come the Waves (Movie)

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High, Wide and Handsome (Movie)

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Hold That Blonde (Movie)

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Holiday Inn (Movie)

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Honeymoon in Bali (Movie)

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Hotel Imperial (Movie)

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I Married a Witch (Movie)

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I Met Him in Paris (Movie)

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I Wanted Wings (Movie)

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Illegal Traffic (Movie)

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Incendiary Blonde (Movie)

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Innocents of Paris (Movie)

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King of Gamblers (Movie)

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Kitty (Movie)

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Ladies Should Listen (Movie)

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Ladies' Man (Movie)

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Las Vegas Nights (Movie)

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Love Letters (Movie)

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Maid of Salem (Movie)

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Make Way for Tomorrow (Movie)

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Masquerade in Mexico (Movie)

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Million Dollar Legs (Movie)

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Ministry of Fear (Movie)

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Miss Tatlock's Millions (Movie)

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Mississippi (Movie)

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Mountain Music (Movie)

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Mr. Music (Movie)

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Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (Movie)

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My Own True Love (Movie)

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Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Movie)

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No Man of Her Own (Movie)

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Northwest Mounted Police (Movie)

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Now and Forever (Movie)

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One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

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Opened by Mistake (Movie)

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Our Hearts Were Growing Up (Movie)

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Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (Movie)

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Paris Honeymoon (Movie)

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Paris in Spring (Movie)

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Practically Yours (Movie)

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Proudly We Hail (Movie)

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Queen of the Mob (Movie)

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Rainbow Island (Movie)

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Red, Hot and Blue (Movie)

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Rhythm on the Range (Movie)

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Riding High (Movie)

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Rope of Sand (Movie)

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Ruggles of Red Gap (Movie)

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Rulers of the Sea (Movie)

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Safari (Movie)

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Saigon (Movie)

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Salute for Three (Movie)

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Samson and Delilah (Movie)

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Sealed Verdict (Movie)

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September Affair (Movie)

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Sing You Sinners (Movie)

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Six of a Kind (Movie)

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Skylark (Movie)

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Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

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Spawn of the North (Movie)

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Standing Room Only (Movie)

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Stolen Harmony (Movie)

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Stolen Heaven (Movie)

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Street of Chance (Movie)

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Streets of Laredo (Movie)

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Suddenly It's Spring (Movie)

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Take a Letter, Darling (Movie)

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The Big Broadcast of 1937 (Movie)

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The Big Clock (Movie)

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The Bride Comes Home (Movie)

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The Bride Wore Boots (Movie)

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The Crystal Ball (Movie)

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The Dragnet (Movie)

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The Dragnet (Movie)

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The Fleet's In (Movie)

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The Forest Rangers (Movie)

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The Furies (Movie)

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The Glass Key (Movie)

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The Gracie Allen Murder Case (Movie)

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The Great Man's Lady (Movie)

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The Hour Before the Dawn (Movie)

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The Jungle Princess (Movie)

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The Light That Failed (Movie)

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The Love Parade (Movie)

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The Love Parade (Movie)

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The Man in Half-Moon Street (Movie)

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The Miracle Man (Movie)

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The Princess Comes Across (Movie)

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The Sainted Sisters (Movie)

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The Searching Wind (Movie)

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The Smiling Lieutenant (Movie)

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The Stork Club (Movie)

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The Unseen (Movie)

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The Vagabond King (Movie)

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The Way to Love (Movie)

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The Well-Groomed Bride (Movie)

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There's Magic in Music (Movie)

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Thirty-Day Princess (Movie)

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Thrill of a Lifetime (Movie)

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Thunderbolt (Movie)

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Till We Meet Again (Movie)

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Tillie and Gus (Movie)

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True Confession (Movie)

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Two Years Before the Mast (Movie)

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Unconquered (Movie)

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Unmarried (Movie)

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Wake Island (Movie)

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Wedding Present (Movie)

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What a Life (Movie)

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Whispering Smith (Movie)

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White Woman (Movie)

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Wings in the Dark (Movie)

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You and Me (Movie)

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Biography

Began his film career with UFA in 1919 and came to the US four years later. Dreier was skilled at creating foreign locales on the studio lot, a talent frequently drawn on by European directors such as Josef von Sternberg, Rouben Mamoulian and Ernst Lubitsch. He was head of Paramount's design department from 1928 to 1951 and created the sets for 11 Cecil B. DeMille films between 1933 and 1949. A gifted artist and one of Hollywood's premiere art directors, Dreier worked with many major figures in his lengthy and distinguished career. To Dreier goes considerable credit for the lush Continental elegance and soft gradations of the gray scale which marked Paramount's distinctive black-and-white period of the 1920s and 30s. He proved equally adept at handling the changes of the 40s, from the demands of color in lavish period epics to the gloomy romanticism of film noir.

EDUCATION

Munich University

Munich University

Milestones

1919

First film as art director

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