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Merrill Pye (1902–1975)

Merrill Pye was born on August 14, 1902 in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA as Merrill Manley Pye. He is known for his work on North by Northwest (1959), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Doris Simons, Natalie Draper, Mary Halsey and Patricia Avery. He died on November 17, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1971 Dead Men Tell No Tales (TV Movie)
 1971 They Call It Murder (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (TV Movie)
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- The Country Boy (1970)
- Nude Scene (1970)
- Infinity (1970)
 1968 Rowan & Martin at the Movies (Documentary short)
 1968 The Power
 1964 To Trap a Spy
 1962 Combat! (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Day in June (1962)
 1960-1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- The Dummy (1962)
- The Gift (1962)
- The Trade-Ins (1962)
 1961-1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Search (1962)
 1959-1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series) (38 episodes)
- Triple Cross (1961)
- Artie Moon (1961)
 1961 Fury River
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Kidnapping (1961)
- The Professor (1961)
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958-1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- The Deserter (1959)
- Stab in the Back (1959)
- The Witch (1959)
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Carstadt Man (1958)
 1957 Gun Glory
 1956 The Rack
 1956 The Last Hunt
 1954 Rose Marie
 1953 Cash Stashers (Short)
 1953 Arena
 1933 Dancing Lady
 1933 Bombshell
 1933 Tugboat Annie
 1933 Hold Your Man
 1932 Freaks (uncredited)
 1927 Annie Laurie
 1927 Lovers?
 1926 Money Talks
 1926 Monte Carlo
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
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Art director, who spent most of his career at MGM (1925-68). Did his best work on Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) and for television, notably on The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964).

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