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W. Percy Day (1878–1965)

W. Percy Day was born on September 19, 1878 in Luton, England. He is known for his work on Napoleon (1927), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and Stairway to Heaven (1946). He died on May 20, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Napoleon Visual Effects
Stairway to Heaven Special Effects
The Fallen Idol Special Effects


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 1950 Gone to Earth (process shots)
 1949 The Fighting Pimpernel (process shots - as W. Percy Day O.B.E.)
 1949 The Third Man (matte painter - uncredited)
 1949 Woman of Dolwyn (matte painter - uncredited)
 1948 Bonnie Prince Charlie (matte painter - uncredited)
 1947 Mine Own Executioner (process shots - uncredited)
 1947 Black Narcissus (matte painter - uncredited) / (process shots)
 1946 Men of Two Worlds (matte painter - uncredited)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (matt shots - as Percy Day)
 1945 I Know Where I'm Going! (matte painter - uncredited)
 1944 Henry V (matte painter - uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Emmanuel (matte shots - uncredited)
 1944 A Canterbury Tale (models - uncredited)
 1943 Adventure for Two (matte painter - uncredited)
 1943 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (process shots for the Technicolor Company)
 1942 In Which We Serve (matte painter - uncredited)
 1942 Spitfire (backgrounds)
 1941 How Green Was My Valley (matte painter - uncredited)
 1941 Major Barbara (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 Jamaica Inn (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 The Four Feathers (matte painter - uncredited)
 1939 Wuthering Heights (matte painter - uncredited)
 1938 Queen of Destiny (matte painter)
 1938 The Drum (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Victoria the Great (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Knight Without Armor (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Storm in a Teacup (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Elephant Boy (matte painter - uncredited)
 1937 Fire Over England (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 Rembrandt (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles (matte painter - uncredited)
 1936 Things to Come (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 The Ghost Goes West (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 A Tale of Two Cities (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 Scrooge (matte painter - uncredited)
 1935 Sanders of the River (matte painter)
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel (matte painter - uncredited)
 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII (matte painter - uncredited)
 1931 The Erl King (matte painter)
 1931 End of the World (matte painter)
 1930 Au bonheur des dames (matte painter - as Percy Day)
 1930 Wine Cellars (matte painter)
 1929 Maman Colibri (matte painter)
 1929 Vivre (matte painter)
 1929 La divine croisière (matte painter)
 1929 Saint Joan the Maid (matte painter)
 1928 Verdun: Looking at History (matte painter)
 1928 Le tourbillon de Paris (matte painter)
 1928 Le martyre de Sainte-Maxence (matte painter)
 1928 Le mystère de la tour Eiffel (matte painter)
 1927 Monkeynuts (matte painter)
 1927/I The Ring (matte painter - uncredited)
 1927 Napoleon (matte painter)
 1926 L'homme à l'Hispano (matte painter)
 1926 Michel Strogoff (matte painter)
 1926 Nana (matte painter)
 1926 The Flame (matte painter)
 1925 The Duke's Motto (matte painter)
 1925 Her People (matte painter)
 1924 The Thruster (matte painter)
 1923 Flanders under Philip II (matte painter)
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Percy Day | Walter Percy Day | Day | W. Percy Day O.B.E.

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