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Roy Seawright (1905–1991)

Roy Seawright was born on November 19, 1905 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He is known for his work on One Million B.C. (1940), Topper Returns (1941) and Topper Takes a Trip (1938). He died on April 30, 1991 in Torrance, California. See full bio »

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One Million B.C. Visual Effects
Topper Returns Visual Effects
Topper Takes a Trip Visual Effects
Captain Caution Special Effects


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 1967 La isla de los dinosaurios (photographic effects - archive footage, uncredited)
 1961 Valley of the Dragons (photographic effects - archive footage, uncredited)
 1958 Teenage Cave Man (dinosaur sequences - archive footage, uncredited)
 1957 Ghost Diver (photographic effects - archive footage, uncredited)
 1953 Robot Monster (dinosaur sequences - archive footage, uncredited)
 1952 Untamed Women (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1951 Jungle Manhunt (dinosaur effects - archive footage, uncredited)
 1949 Two Knights from Brooklyn (special photographic effects)
 1949 Port of New York (special photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1949 Trapped (special photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1949 Reign of Terror (special photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1949 Red Stallion in the Rockies (photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1949 The Big Cat (photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1948 Who Killed Doc Robbin? (photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1948 Here Comes Trouble (special photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1947 The Gangster (special photographic effects - as Roy W. Seawright)
 1947 The Fabulous Joe (special photographic effects)
 1947 The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival (special photographic effects)
 1947 Curley (photographic effects)
 1943 Nazty Nuisance (photographic effects)
 1943 Taxi, Mister (special photographic effects)
 1943 Calaboose (special photographic effects)
 1942 The McGuerins from Brooklyn (special photographic effects)
 1942 The Devil with Hitler (Short) (photographic effects)
 1942 Flying with Music (special photographic effects)
 1942 Hay Foot (photographic effects)
 1941 All-American Co-Ed (photographic effects)
 1941 Niagara Falls (photographic effects)
 1941 Tanks a Million (photographic effects)
 1941 Broadway Limited (photographic effects)
 1941 Topper Returns (photographic effects)
 1941 Road Show (photographic effects)
 1940 Turnabout (photographic effects)
 1940 Saps at Sea (photographic effects)
 1940 One Million B.C. (photographic effects)
 1939 A Chump at Oxford (photographic effects)
 1939 Of Mice and Men (photographic effects)
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter (photographic effects)
 1939 Captain Fury (photographic effects)
 1939 Zenobia (photographic effects)
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip (photographic effects)
 1938 There Goes My Heart (photographic effects)
 1938 Block-Heads (photographic effects)
 1938 Hide and Shriek (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1938 The Awful Tooth (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1938 Swiss Miss (photographic effects)
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short) (visual effects - uncredited)
 1938 Bear Facts (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1938 Merrily We Live (photographic effects)
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Short) (visual effects - uncredited)
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Framing Youth (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short) (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1937 Topper (photographic effects)
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star (photographic effects)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Nobody's Baby (photographic effects)
 1937 Way Out West (photographic effects)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Glove Taps (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 General Spanky (photographic effects)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 Mister Cinderella (photographic effects)
 1936 Two Too Young (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 Our Relations (photographic effects)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 Kelly the Second (photographic effects)
 1936 Neighborhood House (photographic effects)
 1936 Arbor Day (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 On the Wrong Trek (Short) (photographic effects)
 1936 Second Childhood (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 The Bohemian Girl (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Little Sinner (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Little Papa (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Beginner's Luck (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1935 Anniversary Trouble (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 Shrimps for a Day (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 March of the Wooden Soldiers (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1934 Mama's Little Pirate (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 Washee Ironee (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 Mike Fright (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 Honky Donkey (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 The First Round-Up (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 For Pete's Sake! (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1934 Hi'-Neighbor! (Short) (process department - uncredited)
 1933 Wild Poses (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 Bedtime Worries (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 Mush and Milk (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 The Kid from Borneo (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 Forgotten Babies (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 Fish Hooky (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 A Lad an' a Lamp (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Birthday Blues (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Free Wheeling (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Hook and Ladder (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 The Pooch (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Choo-Choo! (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1932 Free Eats (Short) (visual effects - uncredited)
 1932 Readin' and Writin' (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Dogs Is Dogs (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Shiver My Timbers (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Big Ears (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Fly My Kite (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Bargain Day (Short) (optical effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1931 Little Daddy (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Love Business (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1931 Helping Grandma (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 School's Out (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 Teacher's Pet (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 Pups Is Pups (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 A Tough Winter (Short) (optical effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 When the Wind Blows (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 Brats (Short) (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1930 The First Seven Years (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1930 Blotto (Short) (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1930 Shivering Shakespeare (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Moan & Groan, Inc. (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Saturday's Lesson (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Bouncing Babies (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Cat, Dog & Co. (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Boxing Gloves (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Lazy Days (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Railroadin' (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Little Mother (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Small Talk (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Fast Freight (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Wiggle Your Ears (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 The Holy Terror (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Noisy Noises (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1929 Election Day (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 The Spanking Age (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 The Ol' Gray Hoss (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Growing Pains (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 School Begins (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Crazy House (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Fair and Muddy (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Barnum & Ringling, Inc. (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Edison, Marconi & Co. (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 The Smile Wins (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Rainy Days (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Spook Spoofing (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1928 Playin' Hookey (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 Dog Heaven (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 Heebee Jeebees (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 The Old Wallop (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 Yale vs. Harvard (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 Olympic Games (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
 1927 The Glorious Fourth (Short) (optical effects - uncredited)
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Roy W. Seawright

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When the Motion Picture Academy established an Oscar category for Best Special Effects in 1939, Seawright was one of its inaugural nominees, for "Topper Takes a Trip" (1938). He was subsequently nominated for "One Million B.C." (1940) and "Topper Returns" (1941). See more »

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