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Wiard B. Ihnen

Wiard B. Ihnen



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Also Known As: Died: June 22, 1979
Born: August 5, 1897 Cause of Death: bone cancer
Birth Place: New Jersey, USA Profession: Art Director ...


Art Director (feature film)

The Gallant Hours (1960) as Art Director
Admiral William F. Halsey fights to turn the tide against the Japanese during World War II.
The King and Four Queens (1956) as Production Design
When four outlaw brothers are killed, a con man tries to win the confidence of their widows.
Top of the World (1955) as Art Director
When he''''s transferred to Alaska, a brash pilot tries to stop his ex-wife from remarrying.
The Indian Fighter (1955) as Art Director
A trail guide has to bring two crooked traders to justice to save his wagon train from Indian attack.
War Paint (1954) as Art Director
Bloodthirsty renegades try to stop a Cavalry lieutenant from delivering a peace treaty to a powerful Indian chief.
This Is My Love (1954) as Production Design
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Production Design
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
I, the Jury (1953) as Art Director
It's nearly Christmas, but Mike Hammer is on the vengeance trail when Jack, his wartime buddy, is murdered. Hotheaded Hammer sets out to find the killer, working his way through an increasingly large pile of suspects (and corpses). Along the way, he meets a new love interest, psychologist Charlotte Manning, a treacherous Santa, a gangster named Kalecki, and two weird sisters, the Bellamy twins.
Rancho Notorious (1952) as Production Design
A cowboy infiltrates a bandit hideout in search of his girlfriend's killer.
Only the Valiant (1951) as Production Design
Capt. Richard Lance (Gregory Peck) is unjustly held responsible, by his men & girlfriend, for an Indian massacre death of beloved Lt. Holloway. Holloway (Gig Young) is killed while escorting a dangerous Indian chief to another fort's prison. The chief escapes. Knowing their fort is in danger of Indian attack, Lance takes a small group of army misfits to an abandoned nearby army fort to defend a mountain pass against the oncoming Indian assault. Their mission is to stall for time until reinforcements from another fort arrive. The men in this small group of malcontents, deserters, psychopaths & cowards all hate Capt. Lance & wish him dead. Much to their chagrin, the men recognize that Lance's survival instincts, military knowledge & leadership are the only chance the group has of staying alive.
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) as Production Design
From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime...
The Time of Your Life (1948) as Production Design
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) as Production Design
A scarred veteran presumed dead returns home to find his wife remarried.
Blood on the Sun (1945) as Production Design
An American reporter in Tokyo fights to report honestly on Japan''''s growing militarism before World War II.
Along Came Jones (1945) as Production Design
A mild-mannered cowboy is mistaken for a notorious outlaw.
It's a Pleasure! (1945) as Art Director
A disgraced hockey player takes up figure skating and falls for the show''''s star.
Wilson (1945) as Art Director
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
Jane Eyre (1944) as Art Director
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
China Girl (1943) as Art Director
While traveling in Burma, an adventurous cameraman falls for a beautiful Chinese girl and they embark on a journey dodging spies.
Crash Dive (1943) as Art Director
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Secret Agent of Japan (1942) as Art Director
Remember the Day (1942) as Art Director
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Iceland (1942) as Art Director
Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James gets his buddy to help him. Good Luck!
The Magnificent Dope (1942) as Art Director
Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?
Roxie Hart (1942) as Art Director
To try and kick-start her show-business career, a woman admits to a Chicago murder.
Man Hunt (1941) as Art Director
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
Moon Over Miami (1941) as Art Director
Two sisters from Texas travel to Florida looking for rich husbands.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Art Director
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941) as Art Director
A softhearted gangster tries to go straight.
Hudson's Bay (1941) as Art Director
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Youth Will Be Served (1940) as Art Director
A southern girl (Withers) goes to a National Youth Association camp after her father goes to jail for bootlegging. When a mean tycoon tries to buy the campground for himself she stages a show which endears her to him. Then her father escapes and catches the crooks who took the tycoon's money, all is saved.
The Return of Frank James (1940) as Art Director
The legendary outlaw''''s brother eludes the law to avenge Jesse James''''s murder.
Johnny Apollo (1940) as Art Director
A Wall Street broker is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Art Director
A woodchopper''''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
Maryland (1940) as Art Director
Woman (Bainter) tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son (Payne) to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter (Joyce) of his father's trainer (Brennan), he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
Stagecoach (1939) as Art dir assoc
A group of disparate passengers battle personal demons and each other while racing through Indian country.
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) as Art Director
Michael Linnett Connors takes Molly Adair from Broadway understudy to 1913 Hollywood star. Although she is in love with him, she marries her co-star reckoning wrongly Connors thinks of her only in terms of movies. He fires her in pique, apparently terminally damaging his career.
The Return of the Cisco Kid (1939) as Art Director
Cisco is attracted to Ann Carver and is soon involved in her and her Grandfather's problems. Sheriff McNally has taken their money, their deed, and thrown them in jail. After breaking them out he makes a deal to buy back their land from McNally and to get the money he and his comrades rob the bank. When time for the payoff arrives, McNally has his men ready to nab him but Cisco has a surprise for McNally.
Doctor Rhythm (1938) as Art Director
Every Day's a Holiday (1938) as Art Director
On Such a Night (1937) as Art Director
Outcast (1937) as Art Director
Midnight Madonna (1937) as Art Director
The Girl from Scotland Yard (1937) as Art Director
Love on Toast (1937) as Art Director
Mind Your Own Business (1936) as Art Director
Go West Young Man (1936) as Art Director
Movie star Mavis Arden, as amorous in private as she is pure in public, gets involved with a politician despite her watchdog publicist Morgan. Planning to meet her beau again at the next stop on her personal appearance tour, Mavis is stranded at a remote rural boarding house, with a pretentious landlady, sensible old maid, rabid film fan waitress...and strapping young mechanic Bud Norton, whom to Mavis is just the plaything of an idle hour...
Dancing Pirate (1936) as Art Director
Thirty Day Princess (1934) as Art Director
The Trumpet Blows (1934) as Art Director
Good Dame (1934) as Art Director
Duck Soup (1933) as Art Director
When he's named dictator of Freedonia, a con artist declares war on the neighboring kingdom.
Terror Aboard (1933) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

Crashout (1955) as Set Design
Convict Van Duff engineers a large-scale prison break; the six survivors hide out in a forgotten mine working near the prison, then set out on a long, dangerous journey by foot, car, train and truck to retrieve Duff's bank loot. En route, as they touch the lives of "regular folks," each has his own rendezvous with destiny.

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