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Walter Plunkett (1902–1982)

The brilliant and talented Walter Plunkett was born June 5, 1902, to James and Frances Plunkett of Oakland, California. He studied law at the University of California, but was hardly as interested in becoming an attorney as he was in his involvement with the campus' theatrical group. Making the quick change in careers, Walter moved to New York in ... See full bio »

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Known For

An American in Paris Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forbidden Planet Costume and Wardrobe Department
Singin' in the Rain Costume Designer
Gone with the Wind Costume Designer


Hide Hide Show Show Costume designer (269 credits)
 1966 7 Women
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks (costume designer: women)
 1963 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Pollyanna: Part 3 (1963) ... (archive footage)
- Pollyanna: Part 1 (1963) ... (archive footage)
 1962 How the West Was Won (costumes)
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town (uncredited)
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles (costumes: men)
 1960 Cimarron
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (costumes designed by)
 1960 Pollyanna
 1958 The Sheepman
 1958 Merry Andrew (costumes)
 1957 Gun Glory
 1956 Lust for Life (costumes)
 1956 The Fastest Gun Alive (uncredited)
 1956 Diane
 1955 Moonfleet (costumes designed by)
 1954 Deep in My Heart (costumes: men)
 1954 Athena
 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (costumes designed by)
 1954 The Student Prince (costumes: men)
 1953 Kiss Me Kate
 1953 The Actress (costumes designed by)
 1953 Young Bess
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda (costumes)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (costumes designed by)
 1951 The Law and the Lady (costumes: women)
 1951 Show Boat (costumes)
 1951 Kind Lady (costumes: women)
 1951 Mr. Imperium
 1951 Vengeance Valley (costumes designed by)
 1951 Payment on Demand (uncredited)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (costumes: men)
 1950 Summer Stock
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans (costumes: men)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun (costumes: men)
 1950 Black Hand
 1950 The Outriders
 1950 Ambush (costumes: women)
 1949 That Forsyte Woman (costumes: women)
 1949 Little Women (costumes designed by)
 1947 Green Dolphin Street (costumes: women)
 1947 Song of Love (costumes: women)
 1945 Along Came Jones (uncredited)
 1943 The Heat's On (as Walter Plunket)
 1943 Forever and a Day (gowns, uncredited)
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn (uncredited)
 1942 Lady for a Night (costumes by)
 1941 The Corsican Brothers (uncredited)
 1941 Lydia
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (costumes)
 1939 Gone with the Wind (costumes designed by)
 1939 Stagecoach (costumes)
 1938 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (costumes)
 1937 Nothing Sacred (other costumes)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady (costumes by)
 1937 Quality Street (costumes)
 1936 The Plough and the Stars (uncredited)
 1936 A Woman Rebels (gowns)
 1936 Mary of Scotland (costumes)
 1936 Chatterbox (uncredited)
 1935 Another Face (uncredited)
 1935 Annie Oakley (uncredited)
 1935 The Rainmakers (costumes by)
 1935 Hi, Gaucho!
 1935 Freckles
 1935 The Return of Peter Grimm (costumes by)
 1935 Hot Tip
 1935 Alice Adams (costumes)
 1935 Jalna
 1935 The Arizonian (costumes by)
 1935 Village Tale
 1935 Hooray for Love (costumes by)
 1935 The Informer (costumes by)
 1935 Chasing Yesterday (uncredited)
 1935 Strangers All (uncredited)
 1935 A Dog of Flanders (uncredited)
 1935 Laddie (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Hurricane (uncredited)
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon (uncredited)
 1935 Enchanted April (uncredited)
 1935 Grand Old Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Romance in Manhattan (uncredited)
 1934 The Little Minister (costumes by)
 1934 West of the Pecos (uncredited)
 1934 The Silver Streak (uncredited)
 1934 Lightning Strikes Twice (uncredited)
 1934 Anne of Green Gables (costumes by)
 1934 By Your Leave (costumes by)
 1934 Woman in the Dark (uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (costumes by)
 1934 Gridiron Flash (uncredited)
 1934 Wednesday's Child (costumes by)
 1934 The Gay Divorcee (costumes by)
 1934 Dangerous Corner (uncredited)
 1934 The Richest Girl in the World (uncredited)
 1934 The Age of Innocence (costumes)
 1934 The Fountain
 1934 Their Big Moment (uncredited)
 1934 Hat, Coat, and Glove (uncredited)
 1934 Bachelor Bait
 1934 His Greatest Gamble (costumes by)
 1934 We're Rich Again (uncredited)
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers (costumes by)
 1934 Of Human Bondage (costumes by)
 1934 The Life of Vergie Winters (costumes)
 1934 Stingaree (costumes by)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite (costumes by)
 1934 Finishing School (uncredited)
 1934 This Man Is Mine (uncredited)
 1934 Success at Any Price (uncredited)
 1934 The Crime Doctor (uncredited)
 1934 Spitfire (uncredited)
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling (uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray! (costumes by)
 1934 Long Lost Father (uncredited)
 1934 Man of Two Worlds (uncredited)
 1934 The Meanest Gal in Town (uncredited)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio (costumes by)
 1933 The Son of Kong (uncredited)
 1933 The Right to Romance (uncredited)
 1933 Little Women (costumes by)
 1933 Chance at Heaven (uncredited)
 1933 Ace of Aces (uncredited)
 1933 Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (uncredited)
 1933 Ann Vickers (uncredited)
 1933 Midshipman Jack (uncredited)
 1933 One Man's Journey (uncredited)
 1933 Blind Adventure (uncredited)
 1933 Morning Glory (uncredited)
 1933 No Marriage Ties (uncredited)
 1933 Double Harness (uncredited)
 1933 Flying Devils (uncredited)
 1933 Melody Cruise (uncredited)
 1933 Professional Sweetheart (uncredited)
 1933 Tomorrow at Seven (uncredited)
 1933 Cross Fire (uncredited)
 1933 Emergency Call (uncredited)
 1933 The Silver Cord (uncredited)
 1933 Sweepings (uncredited)
 1933 Scarlet River (uncredited)
 1933 Christopher Strong (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong (uncredited)
 1933 The Great Jasper (uncredited)
 1933 Lucky Devils (uncredited)
 1933 No Other Woman (uncredited)
 1932 The Animal Kingdom (uncredited)
 1932 Secrets of the French Police (uncredited)
 1932 Night After Night (uncredited)
 1932 The Phantom of Crestwood (uncredited)
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (uncredited)
 1930 Lawful Larceny (uncredited)
 1930 Dixiana (uncredited)
 1930 The Fall Guy (uncredited)
 1930 Midnight Mystery (uncredited)
 1930 Lovin' the Ladies (uncredited)
 1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa (uncredited)
 1930 Second Wife (uncredited)
 1929 Seven Keys to Baldpate (uncredited)
 1929 Dance Hall (uncredited)
 1929 The Vagabond Lover (uncredited)
 1929 Tanned Legs (uncredited)
 1929 Night Parade (uncredited)
 1929 Half Marriage (uncredited)
 1929 The Delightful Rogue (uncredited)
 1929 The Very Idea (uncredited)
 1929 Rio Rita (uncredited)
 1929 The Pride of Pawnee (uncredited)
 1929 Laughing at Death (uncredited)
 1929 The Little Savage (uncredited)
 1929 The Big Diamond Robbery (uncredited)
 1929 The Woman I Love (uncredited)
 1929 The Amazing Vagabond (uncredited)
 1929 The Freckled Rascal (uncredited)
 1929 Gun Law (uncredited)
 1929 Syncopation (uncredited)
 1929 The Red Sword
 1929 Come and Get It! (uncredited)
 1929 Hardboiled (uncredited)
 1929 Outlawed (uncredited)
 1929 The Voice of the Storm (uncredited)
 1929 The Air Legion (uncredited)
 1929 The Jazz Age (uncredited)
 1928 Hey Rube! (uncredited)
 1928 Tropic Madness (uncredited)
 1928 Headin' for Danger (uncredited)
 1928 Stolen Love (uncredited)
 1928 Sally's Shoulders (uncredited)
 1928 The Circus Kid (uncredited)
 1928 Son of the Golden West (uncredited)
 1928 Stocks and Blondes (uncredited)
 1928 Dog Law (uncredited)
 1928 Gang War (uncredited)
 1928 Captain Careless (uncredited)
 1928 The Bantam Cowboy (uncredited)
 1928 Hit of the Show (uncredited)
 1928 Sally of the Scandals (uncredited)
 1928 Phantom of the Range (uncredited)
 1928 Chicago After Midnight (uncredited)
 1928 When the Law Rides (uncredited)
 1928 Wallflowers (uncredited)
 1928 Her Summer Hero (uncredited)
 1928 Wizard of the Saddle (uncredited)
 1928 Coney Island (uncredited)
 1927 The Bandit's Son (uncredited)
 1927 The Boy Rider (uncredited)
 1927 Legionnaires in Paris (uncredited)
 1927 Shanghaied (uncredited)
 1927 Clancy's Kosher Wedding (uncredited)
 1927 The Gingham Girl (uncredited)
 1927 The Magic Garden (uncredited)
 1927 Ain't Love Funny? (uncredited)
 1927 Lightning Lariats (uncredited)
 1926 A Regular Scout (uncredited)
 1926 Red Hot Hoofs (uncredited)
 1926 One Minute to Play (uncredited)
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[on working at MGM]: It was a lucky and very glorious thing for me. I was lucky that I was a part of the Hollywood movie-making era when costume designers were considered important and were allowed more money.


The budget of Singin' in the Rain (1952) soared to $2,540,800, of which $157,000 went to his elaborate costumes. Although the final price overshot MGM's budget by $665,000, the studio quickly realized the wisdom of its investment when the film returned a $7.7 million profit upon its initial release. See more »



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