Richard Day

Production designer, Costume designer, Set decorator
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 ... Read more »
Born: 05/09/1896 in Victoria, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Art Department (154)

Tribes 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Art Director

The Boston Strangler 1968 (Movie)

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The Sweet Ride 1967 (Movie)

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Valley of the Dolls 1967 (Movie)

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The Chase 1966 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Happening 1966 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Cheyenne Autumn 1964 (Movie)

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Goodbye, Charlie 1964 (Movie)

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Exodus 1960 (Movie)

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Something Wild 1960 (Movie)

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Solomon and Sheba 1958 (Movie)

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On the Waterfront 1954 (Movie)

(Art Director)

I Want You 1951 (Movie)

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A Streetcar Named Desire 1950 (Movie)

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Edge of Doom 1950 (Movie)

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Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

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Force of Evil 1948 (Movie)

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Boomerang 1947 (Movie)

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Miracle on 34th Street 1947 (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 (Movie)

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Margin For Error 1942 (Movie)

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The Ox-Bow Incident 1942 (Movie)

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Blood and Sand 1941 (Movie)

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How Green Was My Valley 1941 (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Black Swan 1941 (Movie)

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The Grapes of Wrath 1940 (Movie)

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Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Drums Along the Mohawk 1938 (Movie)

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Swanee River 1938 (Movie)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles 1938 (Movie)

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Young Mr. Lincoln 1938 (Movie)

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The Cowboy and the Lady 1937 (Movie)

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The Goldwyn Follies 1937 (Movie)

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Come and Get It 1936 (Movie)

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Dead End 1936 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Hurricane 1936 (Movie)

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Stella Dallas 1936 (Movie)

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Barbary Coast 1935 (Movie)

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Dodsworth 1935 (Movie)

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The Gay Desperado 1935 (Movie)

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These Three 1935 (Movie)

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Folies Bergere 1934 (Movie)

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Les Miserables 1934 (Movie)

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The Call of the Wild 1934 (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Dark Angel 1934 (Movie)

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The Front Page 1931 (Movie)

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Arrowsmith 1930 (Movie)

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Anna Christie 1929 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Hollywood Revue of 1929 1929 (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Wedding March 1927 (Movie)

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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg 1926 (Movie)

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The Unknown 1926 (Movie)

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Greed 1924 (Movie)

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Foolish Wives 1921 (Movie)

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A-Haunting We Will Go (Movie)

(Art Director)

Adam and Evil (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Beloved Enemy (Movie)

(Art Director)

Beverly of Graustark (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bright Lights (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Movie)

(Art Director)

Captain from Castile (Movie)

(Art Director)

Castle in the Desert (Movie)

(Art Director)

Chad Hanna (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charley's Aunt (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan in Reno (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan in Rio (Movie)

(Art Director)

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (Movie)

(Art Director)

Crash Dive (Movie)

(Art Director)

Cry Danger (Movie)

(Art Director)

Day-Time Wife (Movie)

(Art Director)

Dead Men Tell (Movie)

(Art Director)

Down Argentine Way (Movie)

(Art Director)

Dr. Renault's Secret (Movie)

(Art Director)

Footlight Serenade (Movie)

(Art Director)

Four Sons (Movie)

(Art Director)

Frontier Marshal (Movie)

(Art Director)

Great Guns (Movie)

(Art Director)

Hans Christian Andersen (Movie)

(Art Director)

He Married His Wife (Movie)

(Art Director)

Hudson's Bay (Movie)

(Art Director)

I Wake Up Screaming (Movie)

(Art Director)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

(Art Director)

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Movie)

(Art Director)

Iceland (Movie)

(Art Director)

It Happened in Flatbush (Movie)

(Art Director)

Johnny Apollo (Movie)

(Art Director)

Just off Broadway (Movie)

(Art Director)

Kid Millions (Movie)

(Art Director)

Last of the Duanes (Movie)

(Art Director)

Lillian Russell (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Little Old New York (Movie)

(Art Director)

Man Hunt (Movie)

(Art Director)

Manila Calling (Movie)

(Art Director)

Maryland (Movie)

(Art Director)

Michael Shayne, Private Detective (Movie)

(Art Director)

Moontide (Movie)

(Art Director)

Moss Rose (Movie)

(Art Director)

Mother Wore Tights (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mr. Moto in Danger Island (Movie)

(Art Director)

Mr. Wu (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Murder over New York (Movie)

(Art Director)

My Foolish Heart (Movie)

(Art Director)

My Gal Sal (Movie)

(Production Designer)

One Rainy Afternoon (Movie)

(Art Director)

Orchestra Wives (Movie)

(Art Director)

Pack up Your Troubles (Movie)

(Art Director)

Palmy Days (Movie)

(Art Director)

Quiet Please, Murder (Movie)

(Art Director)

Remember the Day (Movie)

(Art Director)

Rings on Her Fingers (Movie)

(Art Director)

Roman Scandals (Movie)

(Art Director)

Rose of Washington Square (Movie)

(Art Director)

Roxie Hart (Movie)

(Art Director)

Son of Fury (Movie)

(Art Director)

Song of the Islands (Movie)

(Art Director)

Street Scene (Movie)

(Art Director)

Strike Me Pink (Movie)

(Art Director)

Swamp Water (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

(Art Director)

That Night in Rio (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Adventures of Marco Polo (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Affairs of Cellini (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Bowery (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Devil to Pay (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Enemy (Movie)

(Set Designer)

The Gorilla (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Great American Broadcast (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Great Profile (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Greeks Had a Word for Them (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Magnificent Dope (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Masquerader (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Meanest Man in the World (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Pied Piper (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Return of Frank James (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Undying Monster (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Unholy Garden (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Wedding Night (Movie)

(Art Director)

This Above All (Movie)

(Art Director)

Thunder Birds (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tin Pan Alley (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tobacco Road (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tonight We Raid Calais (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tribes (Movie)

(Art Director)

We Live Again (Movie)

(Art Director)

Weekend in Havana (Movie)

(Art Director)

Western Union (Movie)

(Art Director)

Whoopee! (Movie)

(Art Director)

Young People (Movie)

(Art Director)

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.

Milestones

1922

First film as art director, "Foolish Wives"

1919

Worked as set decorator on "Blind Husbands"

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