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Emile Kuri (1907–2000)

Emile Kuri was born on June 11, 1907 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. He is known for his work on It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Mary Poppins (1964) and Rope (1948). He was married to Carrie Kuri. He died on October 10, 2000 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie)
 1970 The Boatniks
 1970 Menace on the Mountain (TV Movie)
 1969 Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (TV Movie)
 1969 Rascal
 1969 Smith!
 1968 The Love Bug
 1968 The 40th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
 1968 The Young Loner (TV Movie)
 1964 Mary Poppins
 1964 A Tiger Walks
 1963 Summer Magic
 1963 Savage Sam
 1962 Big Red
 1962 Bon Voyage!
 1962 Moon Pilot
 1957-1961 Zorro (TV Series) (82 episodes)
- El Bandido (1960)
- Finders Keepers (1959)
 1960 Ten Who Dared
 1960 Pollyanna
 1959 Disneyland '59 (TV Movie documentary)
 1958 Tonka
 1957 Old Yeller
 1954 Living It Up
 1954 Executive Suite (set decorations)
 1953 The Actress (set decorations)
 1953 Shane
 1952 Carrie
 1952 Jumping Jacks
 1952 My Son John
 1950 Dark City
 1950 Fancy Pants
 1950 Riding High
 1949 Dear Wife
 1949 The Heiress (uncredited)
 1948 Rope
 1948 I Remember Mama (set decorations)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (set decorations)
 1944 Summer Storm
 1944 Forty Thieves
 1944 Mystery Man
 1944 Lumberjack
 1943 False Colors
 1943 Bar 20
 1943 The Kansan
 1943 Colt Comrades
 1943 Border Patrol (set decorations)
 1942 Lost Canyon
 1941 Twilight on the Trail (set decorations)
 1941 Border Vigilantes (uncredited)
 1941 The Roundup
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Credited with designing Club 33, the "secret" club inside Disneyland Anaheim (in the New Orleans Square section, entrance is next door to Blue Bayou Restaurant). See more »

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