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William Cameron Menzies (1896–1957)


William Cameron Menzies was educated at Yale University, the University of Edinburgh and at the Art Students League in New York. He entered the film industry in 1919, after serving with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His initial assignments were in film design and special effects, as assistant to Anton Grot at Famous Players-Lasky. ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Things to Come
Things to Come Director
(1936)
Invaders from Mars
(1953)
Address Unknown
Address Unknown Director
(1944)
Drums in the Deep South
(1951)

Filmography

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 1956 Rockin' the Blues (Documentary)
 1949 Reign of Terror (uncredited)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (uncredited)
 1940 Rebecca (uncredited)
 1936 The Conquest of the Air (uncredited)
 1933 Alice in Wonderland (uncredited)
 1930 Forever Yours
 1930 Raffles (as Wm. Cameron Menzies)
 1930 The Bad One
 1930 Lummox
 1929 Alibi
 1929 The Iron Mask (uncredited)
 1929 The Rescue
 1928 The Awakening
 1928 Revenge
 1928 Tempest
 1928 Drums of Love
 1928 The Love of Zero (Short) (uncredited)
 1927 The Dove
 1927/I Topsy and Eva
 1926/I Camille
 1926 Fig Leaves
 1926 Kiki
 1925 Cobra
 1925 Graustark
 1925 The Wanderer
 1925 The Lady
 1923 Rosita
 1921 Serenade
 1921/I The Oath
 1920 The Deep Purple (as William Menzies)
 1920/I Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (uncredited)
 1920 Sinners
 1919 The Witness for the Defense (uncredited)
 1919 The Avalanche
 1919 The Redhead
 1918 Innocent
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Alternate Names:

William C. Menzies | William Menzies | Wm. Cameron Menzies

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Directed the pilot (never aired) for the daytime television series "Johnny And The Gaucho" which featured ventriloquist Senor Wences and his characters. It was filmed in February 1955. See more »

Nickname:

Billy

Star Sign:

Leo

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