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Richard Day (I) (1896–1972)

Richard Day's film career began in 1918 when director Erich von Stroheim hired him as a set decorator. His work so impressed von Stroheim that the director kept Day as a set decorator, then an art director, and costume designer on many of his productions. Day left von Stroheim and struck out on his own in the '30s. He soon gained a reputation as ... See full bio »

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On the Waterfront Art Director
Tora! Tora! Tora! Art Director
Dodsworth Art Director


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 1970 The Tribe (TV Movie)
 1960 Exodus
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1951 I Want You
 1951 Cry Danger
 1950 Edge of Doom
 1950 Our Very Own
 1948 Force of Evil
 1948 Joan of Arc
 1947 Moss Rose
 1947 Boomerang!
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home (supervising art director - uncredited)
 1946 Claudia and David (supervising art director - uncredited)
 1943 Coney Island
 1943 Crash Dive
 1943 Dixie Dugan
 1942 Time to Kill
 1942 China Girl
 1942 It's Everybody's War (Short)
 1942 Girl Trouble
 1942/I Iceland
 1942 My Gal Sal
 1942 Moontide
 1942 Roxie Hart
 1941 Cadet Girl
 1941 Swamp Water
 1941 Great Guns
 1941 Man at Large
 1941 We Go Fast
 1941 Belle Starr
 1941 Dance Hall
 1941 Man Hunt
 1941 Scotland Yard
 1941 Dead Men Tell
 1941 Sleepers West
 1941 Tobacco Road
 1941 Golden Hoofs
 1941 Western Union
 1941 Hudson's Bay
 1940 Chad Hanna
 1940 Charter Pilot
 1940 Tin Pan Alley
 1940 Young People
 1940 Pier 13
 1940 Maryland
 1940 Sailor's Lady
 1940 Four Sons
 1940 Earthbound
 1940 Girl in 313
 1940 On Their Own
 1940 Shooting High
 1940 Star Dust
 1940 Johnny Apollo
 1940 High School
 1940 The Blue Bird
 1939 Swanee River
 1939 Day-Time Wife
 1939 The Escape
 1939 Second Fiddle
 1939 The Gorilla
 1939 Boy Friend
 1937 The Hurricane
 1937 Dead End
 1937 Stella Dallas
 1936 Beloved Enemy
 1936 Dodsworth
 1936 These Three
 1935 Splendor
 1935 Metropolitan
 1935 Barbary Coast
 1934 Kid Millions
 1934 We Live Again
 1934 Nana
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 Gallant Lady
 1933 The Bowery
 1933 Secrets
 1932 Rain
 1931 Indiscreet
 1930 Whoopee!
 1929 The Doll Shop (Short)
 1928 The Wedding March (uncredited)
 1927 Adam and Evil
 1926 Joe Termini the Somnolent Melodist (Short) (uncredited)
 1925 His Secretary
 1925 Bright Lights
 1924 Greed (uncredited)
 1923 Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
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He was art director on many of Hollywood's most famous films, from the 1930s right up to 1970, when he was responsible for the art direction in Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), for which he received one of his many Oscar nominations. See more »

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