William Cameron Menzies

William Cameron Menzies

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Alice in Wonderland (1933)
  • Birthday: Jul 29, 1896
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Best known as one of the movies' top art directors --on such classic films as Gone with the Wind, The Thief of Baghdad (1924 and 1940 versions), Things to Come, and Duel in the Sun--William Cameron Menzies also directed and produced several films of note, including Invaders from Mars (1953), The Maze, and The Whip Hand. One of the most gifted visual designers in the history of cinema, Menzies was a dominant force in movies from the silent era up through the end of the '50s, when he worked as associate producer on Mike Todd's Around the World in 80 Days. He also worked uncredited as a director of individual scenes on many of the films that he designed, including Gone with the Wind, the 1940 Thief of Baghdad, and Duel in the Sun. As a director of his own movies, his choices of subjects (espionage stories, science fiction, and horror stories) were frequently as idiosyncratic as his style, which often lent a dream-like--or nightmarish --unreality to his films, of which the most enduring is Invaders from Mars.

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No Score Yet Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film Director 2005
No Score Yet The Maze Director 1953
82% Invaders from Mars Director 1953
No Score Yet The Whip Hand Director 1951
No Score Yet Drums in the Deep South Director 1951
No Score Yet Ivy Producer 1947
No Score Yet Address Unknown Producer Director 1944
No Score Yet The North Star (Armored Attack) Producer 1943
100% The Thief of Bagdad Director 1940
No Score Yet The Green Cockatoo Director 1937
No Score Yet Conquest of Air Director 1936
93% Things to Come Director 1936
67% Alice in Wonderland Screenwriter 1933
No Score Yet I Loved You Wednesday Director 1933
No Score Yet Chandu the Magician Director 1932
No Score Yet The Spider Director 1931
83% Sadie Thompson Director 1928

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