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Van Nest Polglase (1898–1968)

Born in Brooklyn, Van Nest Polglase studied architecture and interior decoration. In 1919 he began at Famous Players-Lasky, which became Paramount. He went to RKO in 1932, where he was head of the art department. Although Polglase did not actually design any sets at RKO (a job actually supervised by unit art directors such as his colleague, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1954 Passion
 1954 Silver Lode
 1950 The Fireball
 1949 Never Fear
 1946 Gilda
 1945 Kiss and Tell
 1943 What a Woman!
 1941 Dude Cowboy
 1941 Suspicion
 1941 Six-Gun Gold
 1941 Lady Scarface
 1941 Citizen Kane
 1941 Play Girl
 1940 Kitty Foyle
 1940 The Fargo Kid
 1940 Little Men
 1940 Wagon Train
 1940 Wildcat Bus
 1940 Prairie Law
 1940 Curtain Call
 1940 Bullet Code
 1940 Primrose Path
 1940 Little Orvie
 1940 Laddie
 1939 Reno
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City (as Van Nest Poglase)
 1939 Three Sons
 1939 5th Ave Girl
 1939 Bad Lands
 1939 In Name Only
 1939 Conspiracy
 1939 Career
 1939 Panama Lady
 1939 Fixer Dugan
 1939 Love Affair
 1939 Boy Slaves
 1939 Gunga Din
 1939 Pacific Liner
 1938 Room Service
 1938 Carefree
 1938 Sky Giant
 1938 Crime Ring
 1938 Blond Cheat
 1938 Border G-Man
 1938 Blind Alibi
 1938 Gun Law
 1938 Joy of Living
 1938 Night Spot
 1938 Double Danger
 1937 Wise Girl
 1937 Quick Money
 1937 High Flyers
 1937 Danger Patrol
 1937 Stage Door
 1937 Hideaway
 1937 The Big Shot
 1937 Super-Sleuth
 1937 Border Cafe
 1937 Quality Street (uncredited)
 1937 China Passage
 1937 Sea Devils
 1937 When's Your Birthday? (uncredited)
 1937 Racing Lady
 1936 Winterset
 1936 The Big Game
 1936 Mummy's Boys
 1936 Swing Time
 1936 M'Liss
 1936 Bunker Bean
 1936 Two in Revolt
 1936 Silly Billies
 1936 Love on a Bet
 1936 Yellow Dust
 1936 Muss 'em Up
 1936 Chatterbox
 1935 In Person
 1935 Another Face
 1935 Annie Oakley
 1935 Hi, Gaucho!
 1935 Top Hat
 1935 Alice Adams
 1935 Jalna
 1935 She
 1935 The Arizonian
 1935 Village Tale
 1935 The Nitwits
 1935 The Informer
 1935 Strangers All
 1935 Roberta
 1934 Red Morning
 1934 By Your Leave
 1934 The Fountain
 1934 Bachelor Bait
 1934 Stingaree
 1934 Spitfire
 1934 Two Alone
 1933 Little Women
 1933 After Tonight
 1933 Ace of Aces
 1933 Ann Vickers
 1933 Our Betters
 1933/I Topaze
 1929 Untamed (uncredited)
 1929 The Love Doctor (uncredited)
 1925 Stage Struck
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