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Cedric Gibbons is a Actor, Director, Editor, Set Designer, Costume Design and Art Direction Irlandais born on 23 march 1893 at Dublin (Irlande)

Cedric Gibbons

Cedric Gibbons
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Birth name Austin Cedric Gibbons
Nationality Irlande
Birth 23 march 1893 at Dublin (Irlande)
Death 26 july 1960 (at 67 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1893 – July 26, 1960) was an Irish American art director and production designer who was one of the most important and influential in the field in the history of American film. He also made a great impact on motion picture theater architecture through the 1930s to 1950s, the period considered the golden-era of theater architecture. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.


Cedric Gibbons fait des études d'architecture à la New York's Art Students League. Il travaille ensuite avec son père, qui était lui aussi architecte. Il commence sa carrière en 1915 comme assistant de Hugo Ballin aux studios Edison. En 1918, il est engagé chez Goldwyn comme directeur artistique. La fondation de la MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) en 1924 lui vaut de superviser l'ensemble de la production pendant 32 ans, permettant par contrat à son nom d'apparaître en tant qu'art director au générique de plus de 1500 films ! Au cours des ans, il développe le look typique de la MGM. Gibbons épousa, en premières noces, l'actrice mexicaine Dolores del Río. Sa seconde épouse, Hazel Brooks, était également actrice. Sa nièce, Sandra Shaw, fut mariée à Gary Cooper.

On lui doit la création de la statuette des Oscars, ainsi que le record, après Walt Disney, de nominations (37) et succès (11) à ces mêmes Oscars.

Best films

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
(Art Direction)
Quo Vadis (1951)
(Art Direction)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
(Art Direction)
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
(Art Direction)
The Great Caruso (1951)
(Art Direction)
The Three Musketeers (1948)
(Art Direction)

Usually with

(170 films)
Warren Newcombe
Warren Newcombe
(108 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cedric Gibbons (825 films)

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The Great Morgan, 57minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Frank Morgan, Leon Ames, William Powell, Lucille Norman, Eleanor Powell, Virginia O'Brien
Roles Cedric Gibbons (uncredited)
Rating51% 2.5774252.5774252.5774252.5774252.577425


Tarzan and His Mate, 1h44
Directed by Jack Conway, Cedric Gibbons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about lions, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, Forrester Harvey, Ray Corrigan
Rating71% 3.5918353.5918353.5918353.5918353.591835
The film begins with Tarzan and Jane Parker living in the jungle. Harry Holt and his business partner Martin Arlington meet up with them on their way to take ivory from an elephant burial ground. Holt tries to convince Jane, who was with him on his first trip to the jungle, to return with him by bringing her gifts from civilization including clothing and modern gadgets but she tells them she would rather stay with Tarzan.


Payment Deferred
Directed by Lothar Mendes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dorothy Peterson, Verree Teasdale, Ray Milland, Billy Bevan
Rating67% 3.388293.388293.388293.388293.38829
London bank clerk William Marble (Charles Laughton) is deeply in debt. When his boss learns of a lawsuit for an overdue bill, he warns Marble that he will be dismissed if he cannot settle the matter quickly. Then, Marble is visited by a rich nephew whom he has not seen in many years, James Medland (Ray Milland). All night, Marble tries to borrow money from him, having received a financial tip that could solve all his financial troubles. However, Medland is not interested. Driven to desperation, Marble poisons his nephew and buries the body in the back yard.
The Broadway Melody, 1h50
Directed by Harry Beaumont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Charles King, Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love, Jed Prouty, James Gleason
Roles Editor
Rating55% 2.797652.797652.797652.797652.79765
The plot involves the romances of musical comedy stars, set against the backstage hubbub of a Broadway revue. Anita Page and Bessie Love play a vaudeville sister act who have come to New York for their big break on Broadway. Charles King plays the song-and-dance man whose affection for one sister (Harriet alias Hank) is supplanted by his growing love for the younger, more beautiful sister (Queenie). Queenie tries to protect her sister and derail the love triangle by dating a wealthy but unscrupulous "stage door Johnny."


Gaby (1956)
, 1h36
Directed by Curtis Bernhardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Leslie Caron, John Kerr, Cedric Hardwicke, Ruta Lee, Taina Elg, Margalo Gillmore
Roles Art Direction
Rating60% 3.0010553.0010553.0010553.0010553.001055
Gaby (Caron) is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who runs into corporal Gregory Wendell (Kerr) while rushing to catch the bus. Greg is mesmerized by Gaby and goes to the ballet to see her on stage, but Gaby wants nothing to do with Greg. He persists, and by the end of the day, she agrees to marry him.
The Swan
The Swan (1956)
, 1h44
Directed by Charles Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Monde imaginaire, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Jessie Royce Landis, Estelle Winwood, Brian Aherne
Roles Art Direction
Rating64% 3.201433.201433.201433.201433.20143
The film, set in 1910, deals with the story of the daughter of a minor branch of a European royal house who is being considered as a wife for her cousin, the heir to the throne.
High Society, 1h51
Directed by Sol C. Siegel, Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern
Roles Art Direction
Rating68% 3.4495653.4495653.4495653.4495653.449565
The highly successful jazz musician C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) was divorced from wealthy Newport, Rhode Island socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), but remains in love with her. She, however, is about to get married to a bland gentleman of good standing, George Kittredge (John Lund).
The Opposite Sex, 1h57
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Jeff Richards, Ann Sheridan, Ann Miller
Roles Art Direction
Rating60% 3.046843.046843.046843.046843.04684
The story concerns Kay Hilliard (June Allyson), a former nightclub singer who discovers her husband Steven (Leslie Nielsen) is having an affair with showgirl Crystal Allen (Joan Collins). Kay is the last to find out among her circle of gossiping girlfriends. Kay travels to Reno to divorce from Steve who then marries Crystal, but when Kay finds out that Crystal isn't true to Steve she starts fighting to win her ex-husband back.
These Wilder Years, 1h31
Directed by Roy Rowland
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Tom Laughlin, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins
Roles Art Direction
Rating67% 3.3932453.3932453.3932453.3932453.393245
Businessman Steve Bradford (James Cagney) looks for his illegitimate son after 20 years. He turns to Ann Dempster (Barbara Stanwyck), who runs an orphanage, but she is uncooperative.
Forbidden Planet, 1h38
Directed by Fred M. Wilcox
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Théâtre, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Invisibilité
Actors Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson
Roles Art Direction
Rating74% 3.747823.747823.747823.747823.74782
In the 23rd century, to discover the fate of an expedition sent 20 years earlier, starship C-57D reaches the distant planet Altair IV. Dr. Edward Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), one of the expedition's scientists, contacts the starship. He states no assistance is required, warning the Earth ship away, saying he cannot guarantee their safety. Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielsen) insists on landing.
Diane (1956)
, 1h50
Directed by David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Histoire de France, Films about royalty
Actors Lana Turner, Pedro Armendáriz, Roger Moore, Marisa Pavan, Cedric Hardwicke, Torin Thatcher
Roles Art Direction
Rating60% 3.0482753.0482753.0482753.0482753.048275
The action is set in 16th-century France. Diane de Poitiers (Lana Turner) becomes the mistress of Prince Henri (Roger Moore), second in line to the throne. Their liaison continues through Henri's arranged marriage to the Italian Catherine de' Medici (Marisa Pavan). Unknown to Catherine, her Medici relations arrange the death of the Dauphin and Henri's ascent to the throne as King Henry II. The antagonism of the two women, abetted by Medici scheming, eventually results in the death of Henri. Catherine, now ruling as regent for her three young sons, banishes Diane but spares her rival's life in a gesture of mutual respect.
Invitation to the Dance, 1h33
Directed by Gene Kelly, Freddie Young
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gene Kelly, Tommy Rall, André Previn, Belita, Carol Haney
Roles Art Direction
Rating63% 3.1944253.1944253.1944253.1944253.194425
The first segment, "Circus", set to original music composed for the film by Jacques Ibert, is a tragic love triangle set in a mythical land sometime in the past. Kelly plays a clown, who is in love with another circus performer, played by Claire Sombert. She, however, is in love with an Aerialist, played by Youskevitch. The Clown, after entertaining the crowds with the other clowns, sees his love and the Aerialist kiss and wanders into a crowd in shock. That night he watches them dance together, and after the Lady finds him with her shawl, he confesses his love to her. The Aerialist finds them and thinks she has been unfaithful and leaves her. Determined to win her, the Clown tries to walk the Aerialist's tightrope himself, only to fall to his death. Dying, he urges the two lovers to forgive each other.
The Catered Affair, 1h32
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald, Rod Taylor, Robert F. Simon
Roles Art Direction
Rating73% 3.6953753.6953753.6953753.6953753.695375
Agnes Hurley (Davis) is a frowsy and disillusioned housewife, married to Bronx cabdriver Tom Hurley (Borgnine). She wants something better for her daughter, Jane (Reynolds). When Jane announces her engagement to Ralph Halloran (Taylor), Aggie sees this as an opportunity to have an elaborate wedding, with caterers and all the trimmings, despite the fact that the family cannot afford it, the daughter does not want it and her husband was planning on using the money to purchase a taxi medallion and become self-employed. The film deals with the ensuing conflicts within the family, which also involve Uncle Jack Conlon (Fitzgerald) and most of the neighborhood. It is not until the end of the film that the vain mother realizes what a fool she has been in forcing her own fantasy onto her family.
Lust for Life, 2h2
Directed by George Cukor, Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Historical
Themes Peinture, Vincent van Gogh
Actors Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, Niall MacGinnis
Roles Art Direction
Rating72% 3.647963.647963.647963.647963.64796
Vincent van Gogh's obsessive devotion to his art engulfs, consumes, and finally destroys him. The apostate religious leaders do not like his zeal for God and they frown on his social activism and care for the poor in a coal mining town. He returns home to his father's house where he is rejected by a woman he obsessively loves, takes up with a prostitute who leaves because he is too poor, and discovers painting, which he pursues while agonizing that his vision exceeds his ability to execute. His brother, Theo van Gogh, provides financial and moral support, while Vincent lives off and on with the critical Paul Gauguin. Vincent begins experiencing hallucinations and seizures and voluntarily commits himself to a mental institution. He signs himself out, and with Theo's help, returns to a rural area to paint, where he ultimately shoots himself in despair of never being able to put what he sees on canvas.
Meet Me in Las Vegas, 1h52
Directed by Roy Rowland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Henreid, Jim Backus, Lena Horne
Roles Art Direction
Rating60% 3.0462153.0462153.0462153.0462153.046215
Le film se déroule à l'intérieur et aux alentours de l'hôtel Sands à Las Vegas; un joueur découvre que tout ce qu'il a à faire pour gagner à la roulette est de prendre la main d'une danseuse.