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John S. Detlie (1908–2005)


He earned degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Known For

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Art Department
Another Thin Man
Another Thin Man Art Department
Test Pilot
Test Pilot Art Department
Strike Up the Band
Strike Up the Band Art Department


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 1942 The War Against Mrs. Hadley (associate art director)
 1942 Panama Hattie (associate art director)
 1942 Crossroads (associate art director)
 1942 I Married an Angel (associate art director)
 1941 The Chocolate Soldier (associate art director)
 1941 Lady Be Good (associate art director)
 1941 The Bad Man (associate art director)
 1941 Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (associate art director)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (associate art director)
 1940 Strike Up the Band (associate art director)
 1940 Edison, the Man (associate art director)
 1940 Broadway Melody of 1940 (associate art director)
 1939 Another Thin Man (associate art director)
 1939 On Borrowed Time (associate art director)
 1939 Lucky Night (associate art director)
 1938 A Christmas Carol (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1938 Three Loves Has Nancy (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1938 Hold That Kiss (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1938 Test Pilot (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1938 Everybody Sing (associate art director - uncredited)
 1937 Saratoga (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1937 A Family Affair (associate art director - as John Detlie)
 1937 Mama Steps Out (associate art director - as John Detlie)

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John Detlie

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John Detlie went on to serve in the Army in World War II, including directing the camouflage of the Boeing plant in Seattle. He went on to a ca reer in architecture, designing a number of large churches and parts of downtown Honolulu. He is also an accomplished artist, in water colors, acrylics and oils. His brother, Stanley Detlie was a recognized set designer in the 1930s and 1940s. He is now ... See more »

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