Hans Dreier

Hans Dreier

Highest Rated: 100% Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Great Gatsby (1949)

Birthday: Aug 21, 1885

Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

Began his film career with UFA in 1919 and came to the US four years later. Dreier was skilled at creating foreign locales on the studio lot, a talent frequently drawn on by European directors such as Josef von Sternberg, Rouben Mamoulian and Ernst Lubitsch. He was head of Paramount's design department from 1928 to 1951 and created the sets for 11 Cecil B. DeMille films between 1933 and 1949. A gifted artist and one of Hollywood's premiere art directors, Dreier worked with many major figures in his lengthy and distinguished career. To Dreier goes considerable credit for the lush Continental elegance and soft gradations of the gray scale which marked Paramount's distinctive black-and-white period of the 1920s and 30s. He proved equally adept at handling the changes of the 40s, from the demands of color in lavish period epics to the gloomy romanticism of film noir.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 84% A Place in the Sun Art Director - 1951
No Score Yet 40% My Friend Irma Goes West Art Director - 1950
80% 72% Fancy Pants Art Director - 1950
91% 80% The Furies Art Director - 1950
98% 95% Sunset Blvd. Art Director - 1950
57% 75% Streets of Laredo Art Director - 1949
No Score Yet 72% The File on Thelma Jordon Art Director - 1949
No Score Yet 64% My Friend Irma Art Director - 1949
44% 51% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Art Director - 1949
56% 59% Samson and Delilah Art Director - 1949
No Score Yet 72% Sorrowful Jones Art Director - 1949
33% 43% The Great Gatsby Art Director - 1949
No Score Yet 64% The Great Lover Art Director - 1949
87% 77% Sorry, Wrong Number Art Director - 1948
100% 83% The Big Clock Art Director - 1948
100% 63% The Paleface Art Director - 1948
100% 78% A Foreign Affair Art Director - 1948
73% 43% The Emperor Waltz Art Director - 1948
86% 64% Unconquered Art Director - 1947
No Score Yet 68% I Walk Alone Art Director - 1947
100% 71% The Blue Dahlia Art Director - 1946
75% 66% Blue Skies Art Director - 1946
No Score Yet 62% Love Letters Art Director - 1945
No Score Yet 58% Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Art Director - 1945
97% 90% The Lost Weekend Art Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miss Susie Slagle's Art Director - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salty O'Rourke Art Director - 1945
86% 82% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Art Director - 1944
81% 75% Ministry of Fear Art Director - 1944
95% 84% Hail the Conquering Hero Art Director - 1944
97% 95% Double Indemnity Art Director - 1944
82% 74% Going My Way Art Director - 1944
No Score Yet 67% The Story of Dr. Wassell Art Director - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Art Director - 1944
No Score Yet 45% The Crystal Ball Art Director - 1943
78% 71% The Glass Key Art Director - 1942
95% 69% I Married a Witch Art Director - 1942
97% 81% The Palm Beach Story Art Director - 1942
94% 81% This Gun for Hire Art Director - 1942
80% 56% Reap the Wild Wind Art Director - 1942
No Score Yet 57% Star Spangled Rhythm Art Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Art Director - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew Art Director - 1942
100% 77% Hold Back the Dawn Art Director - 1941
No Score Yet 33% Skylark Art Director - 1941
No Score Yet 33% The Monster and the Girl Art Director - 1941
No Score Yet 50% Nothing but the Truth Art Director - 1941
89% 61% Road to Zanzibar Art Director - 1941
No Score Yet 73% Caught in the Draft Art Director - 1941
100% 87% The Lady Eve Art Director - 1941
100% 90% Sullivan's Travels Art Director - 1941
95% 77% Christmas in July Art Director - 1940
100% 80% The Great McGinty Art Director - 1940
86% 76% The Ghost Breakers Art Director - 1940
100% 68% Road to Singapore Art Director - 1940
No Score Yet 100% The Biscuit Eater Art Director - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Art Director - 1940
No Score Yet 88% Never Say Die Art Director - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet $1,000 a Touchdown Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Leading Citizen Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Louis Blues Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to Happiness Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Star Maker Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Million Dollar Legs Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet 57% Rhythm Romance Art Director - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1938 Art Director - 1938
86% 65% You and Me Art Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spawn of the North Art Director - 1938
44% 63% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Art Director - 1938
No Score Yet 50% Hell Town Art Director - 1938
No Score Yet 60% Give Me a Sailor Art Director - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet High, Wide and Handsome Art Director - 1937
100% 92% Make Way for Tomorrow Art Director - 1937
No Score Yet 67% Artists and Models Art Director - 1937
100% 77% Desire Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet 52% Klondike Annie Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desert Gold Art Director - 1936
86% 50% The General Died at Dawn Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet 60% The Milky Way Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet 66% The Princess Comes Across Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drift Fence Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Straight From the Shoulder Art Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl of the Ozarks Art Director - 1936
80% 62% Peter Ibbetson Art Director - 1935
100% 90% Ruggles of Red Gap Art Director - 1935
88% 78% Death Takes a Holiday Art Director - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Notorious Sophie Lang Art Director - 1934
88% 82% Island of Lost Souls Art Director - 1933
91% 91% Duck Soup Art Director - 1933
93% 72% I'm No Angel Art Director - 1933
100% 100% Broken Lullaby Art Director - 1932
60% No Score Yet The Case of Lena Smith Art Director - 1929