Duncan Cramer

Duncan Cramer (1901–1980) was an American motion picture art director active from 1929–1971. He headed the Art Department of 20th Century Fox Studios, and is credited for the sets of more than a hundred films and television series.[1][2]

Duncan Cramer
William Duncan Cramer

June 22, 1901
DiedFebruary 14, 1980
OccupationArt Director
Years active1929 - 1971 (film & TV)
Spouse(s)Helen A. Myron

Cramer and David S. Hall were the art directors for the 1935 film Dante's Inferno. In 2014, the film was shown and discussed in a videorecorded program of the Art Directors Guild.[3] Cramer was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for the television program Four Star Playhouse.[4] Cramer's papers are in the collection of the Margaret Herrick Library.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Bingen, Steven; Sylvester, Stephen X; Troyan, Michael (2011). MGM - Hollywood's Greatest Backlot. Santa Monica Press. ISBN 9781595808936.
  2. ^ Hanke, Ken (2004). Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism. McFarland. p. 64. ISBN 9780786419210. OCLC 55128815. Reprinting of the 1989 edition.
  3. ^ "2014 Film Society Dante's Inferno- Duncan Cramer, David S. Hall, Designers". Art Directors Guild. 2014.
  4. ^ "Duncan Cramer: Awards and Nominations". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences . Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  5. ^ "Duncan Cramer papers". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2020-07-23.

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