William Cameron Menzies

Production designer, Director, Producer
One of the most influential designers in the history of cinema and one of the first to earn the title of "production designer" (i. e. the individual responsible for coordinating all the design-related elements of a film ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1896 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Art Department (27)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Alibi 1928 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Coquette 1928 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Abraham Lincoln (Movie)

(Art Director)

Abraham Lincoln (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Arch of Triumph (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Be Yourself (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Be Yourself (Movie)

(Art Director)

Bulldog Drummond (Movie)

(Art Director)

Condemned (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Condemned (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Drums in the Deep South (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Drums of Love (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Du Barry, Woman of Passion (Movie)

(Art Director)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Made for Each Other (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mr. Lucky (Movie)

(Production Designer)

One Romantic Night (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Puttin' on the Ritz (Movie)

(Art Director)

Raffles (Movie)

(Art Director)

Rosita (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Bad One (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Bat (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Beloved Rogue (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Duchess of Buffalo (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Lottery Bride (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Lottery Bride (Movie)

(Art Director)
Director (7)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

(Director)

Address Unknown 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

Things to Come 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

Always Goodbye (Movie)

(Director)

Chandu the Magician (Movie)

(Director)

Drums in the Deep South (Movie)

(Director)

Sadie Thompson (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (6)

Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Address Unknown 1944 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Thief of Bagdad 1939 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Ivy (Movie)

(Producer)

The Black Book (Movie)

(Producer)

The North Star (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

One of the most influential designers in the history of cinema and one of the first to earn the title of "production designer" (i. e. the individual responsible for coordinating all the design-related elements of a film including sets, costumes, etc.). Menzies' artistry encompassed everything from the opulent appointments of "Gone With the Wind" (1939) to the cramped, shadowy interiors of Anthony Mann's "Reign of Terror" (1949). His directorial career was relatively undistinguished, one exception being the landmark sci-fi drama, "Things to Come" (1936). Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of "Invaders from Mars" (1953) used some of Menzies' original designs for the project.

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