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Delevanti Drake

Art Director. Born New York City 27th December 1893. Died 14th March 1970.
Billed as Al D'Agostino during his early years in Hollywood. He began as a stage designer for four years until he worked in the art departments of several Hollywood companies. Between 1939 and 1958, D'Agostino was a supervising art director for RKO, collaborating on the entire output of the company, taking over the post previously held by Van Nest Polglase.
20's 1921 Salvation Nell 1928 Ramona 1929 She Goes to War.
30's 1930 Today 1933 Headline Shooter. Midshipman Jack. One Man's Journey. Blood Money. I Cover the Waterfront 1934 Palooka. The Man Who Reclaimed His Head. Finishing School 1935 Werewolf of London. The Raven. She Gets Her Man. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. King Solomon of Broadway. Manhattan Moon. Three Kids and a Queen 1936 The Invisible Ray. Love Before Breakfast. Dracula's Daughter. 1937 A Doctor's Diary. John Meade's Woman. Her Husband Lies. The Great Gambini 1938 The Gladiator.
40's 1940 The Stranger on the Third Floor 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith 1942 The Cat People. The Magnificent Ambersons 1943 I Walked With a Zombie. This Land is Mine. The Leopard Man. The Ghost Ship. The Seventh Victim. Zombies on Broadway (& dir) 1944 Tender Comrade. Murder My Sweet. The Curse of the Cat People. Madamoiselle Fifi. None But the Lonely Heart 1945 The Bodysnatcher. The Spiral Staircase. The Enchanted Forest. The Bells of St. Mary's. Cornered. Isle of the Dead. The Brighton Strangler 1946 Bedlam. Till the End of Time. From This Day Forward. Notorious. The Locket. The Falcon's Adventure. The Stranger. Back To Bataan. Lady Luck. Badman's Territory 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Crossfire. The Woman on the Beach. The Long Night. Mourning Becomes Electra. Night Song. Tycoon. Rachael and the Stranger. Out of the Past 1948 Berlin Express. Blood on the Moon. The Boy With Green Hair. I Remember Mama. They Live By Night 1949 The Set-Up. Adventure in Baltimore. The Window.


50's 1951 The Thing 1952 Beware My Lovely. The Lusty Men. Clash By Night. Macao. The Big Sky. Angel Face 1953 Androcles and the Lion. The Hitch-Hiker. Devil's Canyon. Second Chance 1954 The French Line. Susan Slept Here 1955 Underwater 1956 Back From Eternity. The Conquerer. Great Day in the Morning. I Married a Woman 1957 Jet Pilot. The Unholy Wife. Run of the Arrow.


Lil Dagover


Born Marta Maria Liletts in Madiven, Java either 1887, 1894 or 1897. Died January 23rd 1980 in West Germany. Married to stage actor Fritz Daghofer (d.1936). Daughter of a Dutch forest ranger
Silent films only: 1919 Harakiri. Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari. Die Spinnen.
20's 1920 Das Geheimnis von Bombay. Der Richter von Zalamea. Spiritismus. Die Toteninsel 1921 Die Jagd Nach dem Tode. Das Medium. Der Mude Tod 1922 Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. Luise Millerin. Macht der Versuchung. Phantom. Tiefland 1923 Liebe Macht Blind. Die Prinzessin Suwarin. Seine Frau, die Ubekannte 1924 Komoedie des Herzens 1925 Der Demuetige und die Saengerin. Tartuffe. Zur Chronik von Grieshuus 1926 Die Brueder Schellenberg. Nur Eine Tanzarin. Der Veilchenfresser 1927 Discord. Der Anwalt des Herzens. Orient Express 1928 Beyond the Wall. Der Geheime Kurier. Ungarische Rhapsodie 1929 Es Fluestert de Nacht... Spielereien Einer Kaiserin. Der Guenstling von Schoenbrunn.
30's 1930 Va Banque.


Henry Danielle


Born Charles Henry Danielle in London 5th March 1894. Died 31st October 1963 in Santa Monica, California.
20's 1929 Jealousy. The Awful Truth.
30's 1930 Last of the Lone Wolf 1934 The Path of Glory 1936 The Unguarded Hour. Camille 1937 Undercover of Night. The Thirteenth Chair. The Firefly. Madame X 1938 Holiday. Marie Antoinette 1939 We Are Not Alone. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
40's 1940 The Sea Hawk. The Great Dictator. The Philadelphia Story. All This and Heaven Too 1941 A Woman's Face. Dressed To Kill. Four Jacks and a Jill. The Feminine Touch 1942 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror. Reunion in France. Castle in the Desert. The Great Impersonation. Nightmare 1943 Mission to Moscow. Sherlock Holmes in Washington. Watch on the Rhine 1944 Jane Eyre. The Suspect 1945 Captain Kidd. Hotel Berlin. The Woman in Green. The Bodysnatcher 1946 The Bandit of Sherwood Forest 1947 Song of Love. The Exile 1948 Siren of Atlantis. Wake of the Red Witch 1949 Secret of St. Ives.
50's 1950 Buccaneer's Girl 1954 The Egyptian 1955 The Prodigal. Diane 1956 The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit. Lust For Life 1957 The Story of Mankind. Les Girls. The Sun Also Rises. Mr. Cory. Witness For the Prosecution 1958 From the Earth to the Moon 1959 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.
60's 1961 The Comancheros. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon. The Notorious Landlady. Mutiny on the Bounty. The Chapman Report. Madison Avenue 1964 My Fair Lady.


Albert Dekker


Born Albert Ecke of Dutch descent in Brooklyn, New York 20th December 1904. Died Hollywood, California 5th May 1968. Coroner reported it as an "accidental death", but all signs led to an elaborate suicide.
30's 1937 The Great Garrick 1938 Marie Antoinette. The Last Warning. She Married an Artist. The Lone Wolf in Paris. Extortion 1939 Paris Honeymoon. Never Say Die. Beau Geste. Hotel Imperial. The Great Commandment. The Man in the Iron Mask. Doctor Cyclops
40's 1940 Strange Cargo. Seven Sinners 1941 Among the Living. You're the One. Blonde Inspiration. Reaching For the Sun. Buy Me That Town. Honky Tonk 1942 The Lady Has Plans. The Forest Rangers. Yokel Boy. In Old California. Star Spangled Rhythm. Once Upon a Honeymoon. Wake Island. A Night in New Orleans 1943 The Woman of the Town. War of the Wildcats. Buckskin Frontier. The Kansan 1944 Experiment Perilous. The Hitler Gang (narrator only) 1945 Incendiary Blonde. Salome, Where She Danced. Hold That Blonde 1946 Two Years Before the Mast. Suspense. The French Key. California. The KIllers 1947 Slave Girl. Gentleman's Agreement. Wyoming. The Pretender. Cass Timberlane. The Fabulous Texan 1948 Lulu Belle. Fury at Furnace Creek 1949 Bride of Vengeance. Search For Danger.
50's 1950 Tarzan's Magic Fountain. The Furies. The Kid From Texas. Destination Murder 1951 As Young as You Feel 1952 Wait 'til the Sun Shines. Nellie 1954 The Silver Chalice. East of Eden 1955 Kiss Me Deadly. Illegal 1957 The She Devil 1958 Machete 1959 Suddenly Last Summer. The Sound and the Fury. These Thousand Hills. Middle of the Night. The Wonderful Country.
60's 1965 Daikaiju Gamera 1967 Come Spy With Me 1969 The Wild Bunch.


Cyril Delevanti


Screen, stage and TV actor. Director Ford Beebe's father-in-law. Born in England in 1887. Died 13th December 1975 in Hollywood, California of lung cancer.
30's 1931 Devotion 1938 Red Barry (serial).
40's 1940 A Dispatch From Reuters 1941 Man Hunt 1942 Journey For Margaret. Night Monster (as Torque) 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (as Fred Jolly, a Grave Robber). Adventures of Smilin' Jack (serial). Phantom of the Opera (as Book-keeper). Son of Dracula 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge (as Malty Bill). The Lodger 1945 House of Fear (as Stanley Rayburn). Jade Mask. The Phantom of 42nd. Street. Captain Tugboat Annie. This Love of Ours. Ministry of Fear. Kitty 1946 Confidential Agent. Deception. The Shadow Returns. I'll Be Yours 1947 Forever Amber 1948 The Emperor Waltz.
50's 1951 David and Bathsheba 1952 The Voice of Merrill 1955 Land of the Pharohs 1956 D-Day, Sixth of June 1957 Les Girls. Trooper Hook 1958 Ride Out For Revenge. I Bury the Living.
60's 1960 From the Terrace 1961 The Silence 1960-61 The Twilight Zone: Penny For Your Thoughts (tv. episode) 1961-62 The Twilight Zone: A Piano in the House (tv. episode) 1963 Passage on the Lady Anne. Bye Bye Birdie 1964 Mary Poppins. Dead Ringer. Night of the Iguana 1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told 1967 Counterpoint. Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad 1968 The Killing of Sister George.
70's 1970 Crowhaven Farm. Macho Callahan 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1973 The Girl Most Likely To. Soylent Green 1974 Black Eye.


Frances Drake


Born in New York in 1912. British-trained actress. A Paramount contract player, but on loan for much of the time.
30's 1934 Ladies Should Listen. Transient Lady 1935 Mad Love (as Yvonne Orlac) 1936 The Invisible Ray (as Diana Rukh) 1939 It's a Wonderful World.
Art Director. Born in Bremen, Germany on August 15th. 1885. Died in Bernardsville, New Jersey 24th. October 1966.
Studied engineering and architecture at Munich University. Served in the German army during World War One, then became an art director for UFA/EFA studios in 1919. From 1923 to 1928 Dreier became the head designer and supervising art director at the studio until he relocated to America and joined Hollywood's Paramount studios where he would remain until his retirement in 1957.
Received Academy Awards for FRENCHMAN'S CREEK (1945), SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) and SAMSON AND DELILAH (1950).
Selected credits: 1919 Der Letzte Zeuge. Seine Beichte.
20's 1920 Der Reigen. Nachtgestalten. Die Stimme 1921 Das Ratsel der Sphinx. Lady Hamilton 1922 Peter de Grosse 1923 Boheme 1924 Forbidden Paradise 1925 East of Suez 1927 Underworld. The Student Prince 1928 The Last Command. The Docks of New York 1929 The Love Parade. The Case of Lena Smith.
30's 1930 Monte Carlo. Morocco 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dishonored 1932 Love Me Tonight. Trouble In Paradise. Shanghai Express 1933 Duck Soup. White Woman 1934 Cleopatra. It's a Gift. The Scarlet Empress 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. The Devil is a Woman. Peter Ibbetson 1936  The Preview Murder Mystery. The Plainsman 1937 Mountain Music. True Confessions 1938 Bulldog Drummond in Africa 1939 Beau Geste. The Cat and the Canary. Union Pacific.
40's 1940 Dr. Cyclops. The Ghostbreakers 1941 Virginia. 1942 I Married a Witch. Palm Beach Story 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls. Five Graves To Cairo 1944 Double Indemnity. The Man in Half Moon Street. Rainbow Island. The Uninvited 1945 The Lost Weekend. The Unseen 1946 The Blue Dahlia 1947 The Unconquered 1948 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes 1949 Alias Nick Beal.
50's 1950 Sunset Boulevard. Union Station 1951 Appointment With Danger. A Place in the Sun 1957 A Farewell to Arms. etc


Carl Dreyer


Born Carl Theodor Dreyer in Copenhagen, Denamark 3rd February 1889. Died 20th March 1968. His first job had been as a pianist in a cafe in Copenhagen. Then in 1909 he became a journalist, and later in 1911, he became a title-writer for Nordisk Films, and soon graduated up to scripting, editing, and then directing his first film THE PRESIDENT in 1919.
Script only: 1912 Bryggerens Datter 1913 Balloneksplosionen Krigkorrespondent Hans Og Grethe. Chatollets Hemmelighed 1914 Ned Med Vabnene. Penge. Pavilionens Hemmelighed 1915 Juvelerernes Skraek. Den Hvide Djaevel. Den Skonne Evelyn. Rovedderkoppen. En Forbryders Liv Og Levned. Guldet's Gift 1916 Den Mystiske Selskabsdame. Hans Rigtige Kone. Fange Nr.113. Lydia. Glaedens Dag. Gillekop 1917 Hotel Paradis 1918 Grevindens Aere.
40's 1947 De Gamle 1949 Radioens Barndom (edited only).
50's 1950 Shakespeare Og Kronborg 1954 Ronnes Og Nexos Genopbygning.
Direction only: 1919 Praesidenten. Blade af Satan's Bog
20's 1920 Prastanken 1921 Die Gezeichneten 1922 Der Var Engang 1925 Du Skal Aere Din Hustru. Glomdalsbruden 1927 La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc.
30's 1932 Vampyr.
40's 1942 Modrehjaelpen (short) 1943 Vredrens Dag 1944 Tva Manniskor 1946 Vandet Pa Landet (short) 1947 Landsbykirken (short). Kampen Mod Kraeften (short) 1948 De Naede Faergen (short) 1949 Thorvaldsen (short).
50's 1950 Storstromsbroen (short) 1954 Et Slot I Et Slot (short). Ordet.
60's 1964 Gertrud.

Born December 4th 1871. Died December 11th 1955.
30's 1932 The Old Dark House (credited as John Dudgeon) 1934 The Moonstone (as Betteredge) 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein (as Gypsy Woman). Vanessa, Her Love Story. Becky Sharpe. The Last Outpost. Magnificent Obsession. The Night is Young 1936 Camille. Showboat. Sylvia Scarlett. Give Me Your Heart 1937 The Prince and the Pauper. Sh! the Octopus. The Great Garrick 1938 Mystery House. Fool's For Sale. Movie House 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police. Calling Dr. Kildare.
40's 1940 Pride and Prejudice. Raffles. Foreign Correspondent 1942 Random Harvest. Now, Voyager. Nightmare 1943 Family Troubles (short). The Heavenly Body 1944 The Canterville Ghost 1946 Devotion 1947 If Winter Comes. Time Out of Mind. Yankee Fakir. Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back 1948 The Paradine Case. Julia Misbehaves 1949 The Great Sinner. Lust For Gold.


Valentine Dyall

Dyall on video

Born in England in 1908. Died in 1985.
The son of actor Franklin Dyall (1874-1950) and actress Phyllis Logan. Valentine's output was spread evenly between the cinema and the stage. In the 1940's, his sinister resounding voice secured him many fans who would listen each week to a radio series of thrillers presented by "The Man in Black".
Valentine was still working up to the time of his death, one of his last credits appears in the first "Blackadder" series.*
40's 1942 Much Too Shy. The Day Will Dawn 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The Yellow Canary. The Silver Fleet 1944 Henry V. Hotel Reserve 1945 Latin Quarter. I Know Where I'm Going! (as Mr. Robinson). Pink String and Sealing Wax. Caesar and Cleopatra. Night Boat to Dublin. Brief Encounter 1946 Prisoners of the Tower (narrator only). The Clock Strikes Eight (short). The Gong Cried Murder (short). The House in Rue Rapp (short) 1947 The Dover Road (narrator only). The White Unicorn 1948 Corridor of Mirrors. The Story of Shirley Yorke. The Night Comes Too Soon (as Dr. Clinton). Woman Hater. My Brother's Keeper. Man on the Run. Vengeance is Mine. Queen of Spades. Christopher Columbus (narrator only). The Case of Charles Peace 1949 Filming For Fun (narrator only). Helter Skelter. Dr. Morelle-The Case of the Missing Heiress (as Dr. Morelle). For Them That Trespass. Golden Salamander. Miss Pilgrim's Progress. The Man in Black.
50's 1950 Room To Let. The Body Said No! Stranger At My Door 1951 Salute the Toff 1952 Ivanhoe. Hammer the Toff. Paul Temple Returns 1953 Knights of the Round Table (narrator only). The Final Test. Strange Stories (narrator only) 1954 The Devil's Jest. Johnny On the Spot 1956 Suspended Alibi 1959 Night Train For Inverness.
60's 1960 Identity Unknown. City of the Dead 1962 We Joined the Navy (voice only). Fate Takes a Hand 1963 The Haunting. The Money Makers (narrator only). The Horror Of It All 1964 First Men in the Moon (voice only) 1965 The Naked World of Harrison Marks (narrator only) 1966 Our Incredible World (narrator only). The Wrong Box 1967 Casino Royale (voice only). Bedazzled (voice only).
70's 1974 The Great McGonall 1976 The Slipper and the Rose 1977 Come Play With Me 1978 A Child's Voice (short. narrator only).
80's 1982 Brittania Hospital.
[* Many thanks to Sarah Dyall for information and corrections pertaining to this biography]


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