Robert F. Boyle (1909–2010)

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Robert F. Boyle was born on October 10, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Francis Boyle. He was an art director and production designer, known for North by Northwest (1959), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Marnie (1964). He was married to Bess Boyle. He died on August 1, 2010 in Los Angeles. See full bio »

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North by Northwest Production Designer
Fiddler on the Roof Production Designer
Marnie Production Designer
The Birds Production Designer


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 1975 Bite the Bullet (as Robert Boyle)
 1973 The Red Pony (TV Movie)
 1973 Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie) (as Robert Boyle)
 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair (as Robert Boyle)
 1967 Fitzwilly
 1967 In Cold Blood (as Robert Boyle)
 1965 Do Not Disturb (as Robert Boyle)
 1965 The Reward (as Robert Boyle)
 1963 The Thrill of It All (as Robert Boyle)
 1962 Cape Fear (as Robert Boyle)
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- How's Business? (1959) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- Small Bouquet (1959)
 1959 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Punishment (1959) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- Jeff Joins a Club (1959) ... (as Robert Boyle)
 1959 The Crimson Kimono (as Robert Boyle)
 1958 Buchanan Rides Alone (as Robert Boyle)
 1958 Wild Heritage (as Robert Boyle)
 1957-1958 Casey Jones (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Mrs. Casey Jones (1958) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- The Fire Eater (1958) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- Honeymoon Express (1958) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- Lethal Journey (1958) ... (as Robert Boyle)
- The Silk Train (1958) ... (as Robert Boyle)
 1957 The Web (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Easy Money (1957)
- Kill and Run (1957)
 1957 The Brothers Rico (as Robert Boyle)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball (as Robert Boyle)
 1956 Congo Crossing (as Robert Boyle)
 1956 A Day of Fury
 1956 Never Say Goodbye (as Robert Boyle)
 1955 Running Wild (as Robert Boyle)
 1955 Lady Godiva of Coventry (as Robert Boyle)
 1955 Kiss of Fire (as Robert Boyle)
 1955 Chief Crazy Horse (as Robert Boyle)
 1954 Johnny Dark
 1954 Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (as Robert Boyle)
 1954 Ride Clear of Diablo (as Robert Boyle)
 1953 It Came from Outer Space (as Robert Boyle)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (as Robert Boyle)
 1953 Gunsmoke
 1953 Girls in the Night (as Robert Boyle)
 1952 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (as Robert Boyle)
 1952 Yankee Buccaneer (as Robert Boyle)
 1952 Lost in Alaska (as Robert Boyle)
 1952 Bronco Buster (as Robert Boyle)
 1952 Nat 'King' Cole and Joe Adams' Orchestra (Short) (as Robert Boyle)
 1951 Week-End with Father (as Robert Boyle)
 1951 Iron Man (as Robert Boyle)
 1951 The Mark of the Renegade (as Robert Boyle)
 1950 Mystery Submarine (as Robert Boyle)
 1950 The Milkman (as Robert Boyle)
 1950 Louisa (as Robert Boyle)
 1950 King Cole Trio & Benny Carter Orchestra (Short) (as Robert Boyle)
 1950 Sierra
 1949 Abandoned (as Robert Boyle)
 1949 The Gal Who Took the West (as Robert Boyle)
 1949 Arctic Manhunt (as Robert Boyle)
 1948 For the Love of Mary (as Robert Boyle)
 1948 Another Part of the Forest (as Robert Boyle)
 1947 Ride the Pink Horse (as Robert Boyle)
 1947 They Won't Believe Me (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 Corvette K-225 (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 Two Tickets to London (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 Good Morning, Judge (as Robert Boyle)
 1943 It Comes Up Love (as Robert Boyle)
 1942 Who Done It?
 1942 Don Winslow of the Navy (as Robert Boyle)
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In addition to being art director on Winter Kills (1979) and Explorers (1985), he also has small acting roles in them.

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Boyle | Robert Boyle


Bess Boyle  (her death)  (2 children)

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I'm all for construction [of a film's setting], because we're dealing with the magic of movies. And I always feel that if you build it, you build it for the dream rather than the actuality. We make up our own truth. See more »


He earned a degree in architecture in 1933, but it was of little help during the Depression. He worked as a bit player at RKO Pictures. See more »



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