Robert F Boyle

Production designer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Art Department (52)

Troop Beverly Hills 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

No Small Affair 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Rhinestone 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Staying Alive 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Table for Five 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lookin' to Get Out 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Big Fix 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Winter Kills 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

W.C. Fields and Me 1976 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bite the Bullet 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Leadbelly 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Red Pony 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Art Director

Portnoy's Complaint 1972 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fiddler on the Roof 1971 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Landlord 1970 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Fitzwilly 1967 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

In Cold Blood 1967 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 1965 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Do Not Disturb 1964 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Cape Fear 1962 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Thrill of It All 1962 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Crimson Kimono 1959 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Buchanan Rides Alone 1958 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Operation Mad Ball 1957 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Brothers Rico 1957 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Wild Heritage 1957 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

A Day of Fury 1956 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Night Runner 1956 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Chief Crazy Horse 1955 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Running Wild 1955 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Private War of Major Benson 1955 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Johnny Dark 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Kiss of Fire 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Lady Godiva 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Ma and Pa Kettle at Home 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

East of Sumatra 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Gunsmoke 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

It Came From Outer Space 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Shadow of a Doubt 1943 (Movie)

(Art Director)
Actor (6)

Something's Gonna Live 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man on Lincoln's Nose 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

Starkiller's Girlfriend's Father (Actor)

Winter Kills 1978 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

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).

Relationships

Bess Boyle

Wife
Born December 10, 1913 died July 21, 2000

Emily Boyle

Daughter

Susan Licon

Daughter

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

1933

Milestones

2009

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

2000

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

1989

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

1987

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

1985

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

1979

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

1976

His work on "The Shootist" earned Boyle his fourth Academy Award nomination 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

1970

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

1968

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

1963

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

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

1950

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

1942

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

1941

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

1940

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

1938

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

1936

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

Began his entertainment career as a bit player for RKO Pictures

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