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Alexander Golitzen (1908–2005)


Alexander Golitzen was a legendary art director, a field in which most worker's names remain relatively unknown. His prolific work in hundreds of films, predominantly at Universal, made his name familiar to many film-goers, at least among those who read credits. Possibly only Cedric Gibbons, at MGM, shared a similar fame. Golitzen was nominated for... See full bio »

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 1973 That Man Bolt
 1973 Breezy
 1973 Showdown
 1972 Joe Kidd
 1971 Company of Killers (TV Movie)
 1971 Shoot Out
 1971 The Beguiled
 1970 Pufnstuf
 1970 Airport
 1969 The Love God?
 1969 The Lost Man
 1969 Winning
 1969 Sweet Charity
 1968 Hellfighters
 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1968 Madigan
 1968 P.J.
 1967 Rosie!
 1967 Counterpoint
 1967 Games
 1967 Banning
 1967 Tobruk
 1966 Gambit
 1966 The Appaloosa
 1966 Beau Geste
 1966 The Plainsman
 1966 The 38th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1966 Gunpoint
 1966 Madame X
 1965 Blindfold
 1965 The War Lord
 1965 Fluffy
 1965 Shenandoah
 1965 Mirage
 1965 Wild Seed
 1964 Taggart
 1964 Father Goose
 1964 Bedtime Story
 1964 McHale's Navy
 1963 Showdown
 1962 40 Pounds of Trouble (as Alex Golitzen)
 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird (uncredited)
 1962 Cape Fear
 1961 The Outsider
 1961 Back Street
 1960 Midnight Lace
 1959 Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Where Is Everybody? (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
 1958-1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (37 episodes)
- The Portrait (1959)
- The Coffin (1959)
- Vendetta (1959)
 1958-1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series) (28 episodes)
- Project U.F.O. (1959)
- Room 313 (1959)
- Strike Force (1959)
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Incident of the Golden Calf (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
- Incident of the Town in Terror (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
- Incident West of Lano (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
- Incident of the Power and the Plow (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
- Incident on the Edge of Madness (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Bride Possessed (1959) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
 1958 Kathy O'
 1958 Wild Heritage
 1958 Touch of Evil
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Dungeon (1958) ... (as Alex Golitzen)
 1958 Summer Love
 1958 Damn Citizen
 1958 Flood Tide
 1957 Slim Carter
 1957 Interlude
 1957 Joe Dakota
 1957 Night Passage
 1957 Quantez
 1957 Joe Butterfly
 1957 Man Afraid
 1957 Kelly and Me
 1957 Mister Cory
 1957 Battle Hymn
 1957 Istanbul
 1956 The Toy Tiger
 1956 A Day of Fury
 1956 Raw Edge
 1956 Backlash
 1956 Red Sundown
 1955 The Spoilers
 1955 Tarantula
 1955 Running Wild
 1955 Kiss of Fire
 1955 One Desire
 1955 Foxfire
 1955 The Shrike
 1955 The Looters
 1955 Smoke Signal
 1954 Destry
 1954 Naked Alibi
 1954 Playgirl
 1953 War Arrow
 1953 All I Desire
 1953 Thunder Bay
 1953 Column South
 1953 Law and Order
 1953 The Lone Hand
 1953 Desert Legion
 1953 Gunsmoke
 1953 Seminole
 1951 Up Front
 1950 Frenchie
 1950 Western Courage (Short)
 1950 Spy Hunt
 1949 Bagdad
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
 1944 The Climax
 1944 Cobra Woman
 1943 To the People of the United States (Documentary short)
 1941 Sundown
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His name was used as the name of a spy in the first part of the initial Mission: Impossible (1996) movie when Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) views the "this-tape-will-self-destruct-in-5-seconds" assignment.

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