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Travis Banton is a Costume Design French born on 18 august 1894 at Waco (USA)

Travis Banton

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Birth name Travis Banton
Nationality France
Birth 18 august 1894 at Waco (USA)
Death 2 february 1958 (at 63 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Travis Banton, né le 18 août 1894 à Waco au Texas et mort le 2 février 1958 à Los Angeles en Californie, est un costumier de cinéma américain.


Après avoir été dessinateur de mode à New York, Travis Beaton entre aux studios Paramount Pictures en 1924, comme chef costumier. Puis il passe à la 20th Century Fox (1939-1941) et à Universal Pictures (1945-1948).
Il est célèbre pour avoir conçu les somptueux et extravagants costumes de Marlène Dietrich dans sa période Sternberg et de Mae West sur plusieurs films.

Best films

Shanghai Express (1932)
(Costume Design)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
(Costume Design)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
(Costume Design)
A Farewell to Arms (1932)
(Costume Design)
Morocco (1930)
(Costume Design)
Sarah and Son (1930)
(Costume Design)

Usually with

Hans Dreier
Hans Dreier
(52 films)
Richard Day
Richard Day
(24 films)
Victor Milner
Victor Milner
(21 films)
Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(22 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Travis Banton (160 films)

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Costume and makup

Never a Dull Moment, 1h29
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, William Demarest, Andy Devine, Natalie Wood, Gigi Perreau
Roles Costume Design
Rating56% 2.804662.804662.804662.804662.80466
At a rodeo in New York, visiting cowboy Chris Heyward is charmed to make the acquaintance of Kay Kingsley, a songwriter. They marry and move out west to his ranch.
Letter from an Unknown Woman, 1h26
Directed by Max Ophüls
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Piano, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Erskine Sanford, Marcel Journet, Betty Blythe, Art Smith
Roles Costume Design
Rating78% 3.9483153.9483153.9483153.9483153.948315
In Vienna in the early twentieth century, Lisa (Joan Fontaine), a teenager living in an apartment complex, becomes fascinated by a new tenant, concert pianist Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan). Stefan is making a name for himself through energetic performances. Lisa becomes obsessed with Stefan, staying up late to listen to him play, and sneaking into his apartment and admiring him from a distance. Despite her actions, they only meet once and Stefan takes little notice of her.
The Velvet Touch, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Rosalind Russell, Leon Ames, Leo Genn, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet, Frank McHugh
Roles Costume Design
Rating67% 3.3894053.3894053.3894053.3894053.389405
Broadway leading lady Valerie Stanton (Russell), accidentally kills her producer and former lover, Gordon Dunning (Ames), during an argument about the direction her career should take. He expects her to sign for his next production, a typical frothy comedy for which he is known, while she wants to star in a revival of Hedda Gabler in order to prove her versatility as an actress.
Time Out Of Mind, 1h28
Directed by Robert Siodmak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Phyllis Calvert, Robert Hutton, Ella Raines, Eddie Albert, Leo G. Carroll, Helena Carter
Roles Costume Design
Rating62% 3.135833.135833.135833.135833.13583
The son of a wealthy Maine family shocks his relatives by announcing he wants to pursue a career in music.
The Paradine Case, 2h5
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore
Roles Costume Design
Rating64% 3.2475653.2475653.2475653.2475653.247565
Maddalena Anna Paradine (Alida Valli) is a very beautiful and enigmatic young foreign woman, currently living in London, who is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband, a retired military man, at their grand home in the Lake District. It is not clear whether she is a grateful and devoted wife who has been falsely accused, or whether she is instead a calculating and ruthless femme fatale.
Secret Beyond the Door, 1h34
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Psychologie, Psychanalyse, Children's films
Actors Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil, Natalie Schafer, Paul Scardon
Roles Costume Design
Rating66% 3.3472353.3472353.3472353.3472353.347235
The behavior of Mark Lamphere, an architect, turns strange shortly after his honeymoon with bride Celia, who begins finding out that Mark has many secrets.
Magnificent Doll, 1h35
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith, Peggy Wood, Stephen McNally, Robert Barrat
Roles Costume Design
Rating60% 3.001973.001973.001973.001973.00197
Biographie romancée de Dolly Madison, la femme de James Madison, quatrième président des États-Unis.
Canyon Passage, 1h32
Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Dana Andrews, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, Patricia Roc, Ward Bond, Lloyd Bridges
Roles Costume Design
Rating68% 3.44633.44633.44633.44633.4463
In 1856, ambitious freight company and store owner Logan Stuart (Dana Andrews) agrees to escort Lucy Overmire (Susan Hayward) home to the settlement of Jacksonville, Oregon, along with his latest shipment. Lucy is engaged to Logan's best friend, George Camrose (Brian Donlevy). The night before they depart, however, Logan has to defend himself from a sneak attack in his hotel room; though it is too dark to be sure, he believes his assailant is Honey Bragg (Ward Bond). Later, he explains to Susan that he once saw Bragg leaving the vicinity of two murdered miners. Despite Logan's unwillingness to accuse Bragg (since he did not actually witness the crime), Bragg apparently wants to take no chances.
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry, 1h20
Directed by Robert Siodmak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ella Raines, Sara Allgood, Moyna MacGill, Samuel S. Hinds
Roles Costume Design
Rating66% 3.3442453.3442453.3442453.3442453.344245
Harry Quincy (Sanders) is an amiable middle-aged man working as a designer in a fabric mill in the small town of Corinth. Younger people in the factory call him "Uncle Harry". He lives as a bachelor in a large house with his two sisters; Lettie (Fitzgerald) and Hester (MacGill). Lettie is pretty but spoiled, and idles days away in bed, feigning numerous ailments. Hester is a widow and is harder working. It is made clear that although the family was rich, the money was lost in the Depression.
Scarlet Street, 1h43
Directed by Fritz Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Peinture
Actors Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sokoloff, Jess Barker
Roles Costume Designer
Rating77% 3.897993.897993.897993.897993.89799
Christopher "Chris" Cross (Edward G. Robinson), a meek amateur painter and cashier for clothing retailer, J.J. Hogarth & Company, is fêted by his employer, honoring him for twenty-five years of dull, repetitive service. Hogarth presents him with a watch and kind words, then leaves getting into a car with a beautiful young blonde. Walking home through Greenwich Village, Chris muses to an associate, "I wonder what it's like to be loved by a young girl." He helps Kitty (Joan Bennett), an amoral fast-talking femme fatale, apparently being attacked by a man, stunning the assailant with his umbrella. Chris is unaware that the attacker was Johnny (Dan Duryea), Kitty's brutish boyfriend, and sees her safely to her apartment building. Out of gratitude and bemusement, she accepts his offer for a cup of coffee at a nearby bar. From Chris's comments about art, Kitty believes him to be a wealthy painter.
Roughly Speaking, 1h57
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, Robert Hutton, Andrea King, Johnny Sheffield
Roles Costume Design
Rating69% 3.4928753.4928753.4928753.4928753.492875
Louise Randall Pierson (Rosalind Russell) does not have an easy life. When she is a teenager, her beloved father dies, leaving her, her mother, and her sister in financial difficulty. However, heeding her father's advice to shoot for the stars, she remains undaunted. She goes to college and learns typing and shorthand; on her first (temporary) job, she overcomes the prejudice of her new boss, Lew Morton (Alan Hale, Sr.), against women workers.
Wonder Man
Wonder Man (1945)
, 1h38
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods, S.Z. Sakall, Allen Jenkins
Roles Costume Design
Rating68% 3.445163.445163.445163.445163.44516
Danny Kaye plays a double role as a pair of estranged "super-identical twins", with very similar looks, but very different personalities. Buster Dingle, who goes by the stage name "Buzzy Bellew", is a loud and goofy performer at a classy nightclub (the Pelican Club), while Edwin Dingle is a studious, quiet bookworm writing a history book. The two brothers have not seen each other for years.
Cover Girl
Cover Girl (1944)
, 1h47
Directed by Budd Boetticher, Charles Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, Otto Kruger, Eve Arden, Lee Bowman
Roles Costume Design
Rating66% 3.3475653.3475653.3475653.3475653.347565
Rusty (Rita Hayworth), a chorus girl working at a nightclub run by her boyfriend Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), is given a chance for stardom by the wealthy magazine editor John Coudair (Otto Kruger), who years earlier had been in love with her grandmother, Maribelle Hicks. Offered an opportunity to be a highly paid cover girl, Rusty would faithfully remain with her nightclub act if only Danny would ask her. He doesn't want to stand in her way, so he picks an argument to send her packing. Rusty becomes a star on Broadway after appearing in a musical produced by Coudair's wealthy friend, Noel Wheaton (Lee Bowman), and decides to get married to Wheaton. At the last second she leaves the wedding and reunites with Danny.