James Basevi

Production designer, Special effects artist
In Hollywood from 1925 as an art director, Basevi spent over a decade (1926-38) as a special effects artist before returning to design. He was head of the art department at 20th Century-Fox from the early 1940s and ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1890 in Plymouth, England, GB

Filmography

Art Department (16)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Battle Circus 1952 (Movie)

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Wagonmaster 1950 (Movie)

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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Fort Apache 1948 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Three Godfathers 1948 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Duel in the Sun 1947 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

My Darling Clementine 1946 (Movie)

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The Sullivans 1944 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Heaven Can Wait 1942 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

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The Song of Bernadette 1942 (Movie)

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The Long Voyage Home 1940 (Movie)

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Wuthering Heights 1939 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Temptress 1925 (Movie)

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The Big Parade 1924 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Biography

In Hollywood from 1925 as an art director, Basevi spent over a decade (1926-38) as a special effects artist before returning to design. He was head of the art department at 20th Century-Fox from the early 1940s and worked with John Ford, William Wellman and Henry King, among others.

Milestones

1939

First film as art director, "Raffles"

1925

Worked as co-art director on eight films; the first, "Soul Mates"

Worked as special effects artist

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