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W. Percy Day (1878–1965)

W. Percy Day was born on September 19, 1878 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Black Narcissus (1947), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and Napoleon (1927). He died on May 20, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus Visual Effects
Napoleon Visual Effects
Caesar and Cleopatra
Caesar and Cleopatra Visual Effects


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 1950 The Fighting Pimpernel (process shots - as W. Percy Day O.B.E.)
 1950 Gone to Earth (process shots)
 1949 The Third Man (matte painter - uncredited)
 1949 Women of Dolwyn (matte painter - uncredited)
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie (matte painter - uncredited)
 1947 Mine Own Executioner (process shots)
 1947 Black Narcissus (matte painter - uncredited) / (process shots)
 1946 Men of Two Worlds (matte painter - uncredited)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (matt shots - as Percy Day)
 1945 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (matte painter - uncredited)
 1944 Henry V (matte painter - uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel (matte shots - uncredited)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale (models - uncredited)
 1943 Adventure for Two (matte painter - uncredited)
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (process shots)
 1942 In Which We Serve (matte painter - uncredited)
 1942 Spitfire (backgrounds)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley (matte painter - uncredited)
 1941 Major Barbara (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 Jamaica Inn (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 The Four Feathers (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 Wuthering Heights (matte painter - uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Destiny (matte painter)
 1938 Drums (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great (matte painter)
 1937 Knight Without Armor (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Storm in a Teacup (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Elephant Boy (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 The Ghost Goes West (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 Scrooge (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 Sanders of the River (matte painter)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (matte painter - uncredited)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII. (matte painter - uncredited)
 1931 The Erl King (matte painter)
 1931 La fin du monde (matte painter)
 1930 Au bonheur des dames (matte painter)
 1930 La bodega (matte painter)
 1929 La merveilleuse vie de Jeanne d'Arc (matte painter)
 1929 Maman Colibri (matte painter)
 1929 La divine croisière (matte painter)
 1928 Vivre (matte painter)
 1928 Verdun, visions d'histoire (matte painter)
 1928 Le tourbillon de Paris (matte painter)
 1928 Le martyre de Sainte-Maxence (matte painter)
 1928 Croquette (matte painter)
 1927 L'homme à l'Hispano (matte painter)
 1927 Le mystère de la tour Eiffel (matte painter)
 1927/I The Ring (matte painter - uncredited)
 1927 Napoleon (matte painter)
 1926 Michel Strogoff (matte painter)
 1926 Nana (matte painter)
 1926 La flamme (matte painter)
 1925 Le bossu (matte painter)
 1925 La terre promise (matte painter)
 1924 L'arriviste (matte painter)
 1923 Les opprimés (matte painter)
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Alternate Names:

Percy Day | Walter Percy Day | Day | W. Percy Day O.B.E.

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