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Eugène Lourié (1903–1991)

Russian-born French art director and director who gained a significant reputation, particularly as a collaborator with director Jean Renoir. At the age of sixteen, Lourié went to Paris where he studied painting and stage design. He designed sets and costumes for various ballet companies before turning his attention to film. After working as co-art ... See full bio »

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Kung Fu
Kung Fu Art Director
Limelight Art Director
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge Art Director
Bronco Billy
Bronco Billy Art Director


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 1980 Bronco Billy (as Gene Lourie)
 1978 Lucan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Thunder God Gold (1978) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- The Creature Beyond the Door (1978) ... (as Gene Lourie)
 1978 Lacy and the Mississippi Queen (TV Movie)
 1978 The Amazing Captain Nemo (TV Movie)
 1977 Quark (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Quark (1977) ... (as Eugene Lourie)
 1976 Time Travelers (TV Movie) (as Eugene Lourie)
 1972-1975 Kung Fu (TV Series) (63 episodes)
- The Last Raid (1975) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- Ambush (1975) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- The Thief of Chendo (1975) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- Full Circle (1975) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- The Brothers Caine (1975) ... (as Gene Lourie)
 1973 What Are Best Friends For? (TV Movie)
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
 1972 Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie)
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1972)
 1972 The Eyes of Charles Sand (TV Movie)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen? (as Eugene Lourie)
 1967 Custer of the West (as Eugene Lourie)
 1965 Battle of the Bulge (as Eugene Lourie)
 1965 Crack in the World (as Eugene Lourie)
 1964 The Naked Kiss (as Eugene Lourie)
 1964 The Strangler (as Eugene Lourie)
 1963 Shock Corridor (as Eugene Lourie)
 1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater (as Eugene Lourie)
 1956 Sneak Preview (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 So This Is Paris (as Eugene Lourie)
 1953-1954 The Life of Riley (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- A Present for Dad (1953) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- Vern's New Girlfriend (1953) ... (as Eugene Lourie)
 1952-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Sting of Fate (1953) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- Romance Unlimited (1953) ... (as Gene Lourie)
- The Case of the Matchmaker (1952) ... (as Gene Lourié)
 1952 Limelight (as Eugene Lourie)
 1952 Invitation Playhouse: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Rosebud (1952)
- Angelina (1952)
- Take a Message (1952)
 1949 Wild Weed (as Eugene Lourie)
 1949 Your Show Time (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1949) ... (as Eugene Lourie)
 1945 This Love of Ours (as Eugene Lourie)
 1945 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (as Eugene Lourie)
 1945 The House of Fear (as Eugene Lourie)
 1944 In Society
 1938 Ramuntcho
 1938 Rasputin
 1937 The Messenger
 1935 Black Eyes
 1934 Le bossu
 1934 Jeanne
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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Cours de composition et de dessin de costumes appliques au cinema"

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Alternate Names:

Eugene Lourie | Gene Lourie | Lourie | Eugene Lourié | Gene Lourié | Lourié

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Lourie called his cameo as a telegrapher in Krakatoa: East of Java (1968) his "acting debut," although he previously appeared on screen in Gorgo (1961) in the scene in which Bill Travers and William Sylvester arrive at the fun fare.

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