Douglas Shearer Movies List

Douglas Shearer
Douglas Shearer
Westmount, Québec, Canada
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Douglas Shearer Filmography

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Shadow in the Sky
Shadow in the Sky ( English )
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Music Director: Bronislau Kaper , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 18-07-1952
The Painted Hills
The Painted Hills ( English )
Director: Harold F. Kress , Sid Sidman
Music Director: Daniele Amfitheatrof , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 04-05-1951
Three Little Words
Three Little Words ( English )
Director: Richard Thorpe
Music Director: André Previn
Release date: 12-07-1950
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride ( English )
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Music Director: Adolph Deutsch , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 16-06-1950
The Asphalt Jungle
The Asphalt Jungle ( English )
Director: John Huston , Jack Greenwood , Frank E. Myers
Music Director: Miklós Rózsa , Douglas Shearer , Robert B. Lee , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 23-05-1950
Stars In My Crown
Stars In My Crown ( English )
Director: Jacques Tourneur , Dolph Zimmer
Music Director: Adolph Deutsch , Standish J. Lambert , Douglas Shearer , Bobby Tucker , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 11-05-1950
The Outriders
The Outriders ( English )
Director: Roy Rowland
Music Director: André Previn , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 01-03-1950
Two Weeks with Love
Two Weeks with Love ( English )
Music Director: George Stoll , Conrad Kahn , Douglas Shearer
Release Year: 1950
On the Town
On the Town ( English )
Music Director: Douglas Shearer , Douglas Shearer
Release date: 08-12-1949
Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib ( English )
Director: George Cukor , Joel Freeman , Jack Greenwood
Music Director: Miklós Rózsa , Douglas Shearer , George Bassman , William Axt , Eugene Zador
Release date: 18-11-1949
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Douglas Shearer Biography

From Wikipedia Douglas G. Shearer (November 17, 1899 – January 5, 1971) was a Canadian American pioneer sound designer and recording director who played a key role in the advancement of sound technology for motion pictures. Shearer was born in Montreal, Quebec to a prominent upper-class family, but his family fell on hard times after his father's business failed, which ultimately led to his parents' separation. Douglas remained with his father in Montreal while his two younger sisters, MGM star Norma Shearer and Athole, moved to New York City with their mother. Unable to afford university, Douglas Shearer left school, working at a variety of jobs. After marrying Marion B Tilden in Montreal, on Sept 9, 1922*, he visited his sisters, who by then had relocated to Hollywood, California in the early 1920s. He decided to remain there, and found a job at MGM Studios, (his sister Norma was under contract at MGM) where he began to pursue an interest in the creation of sound in film. This interest lead to a forty-year association with the film business, in which he was a significant innovator in the development and perfecting of sound technology in motion pictures. One of his many contributions included the development of a sophisticated recording system that eliminated unwanted background noise during sound recording. Over his long career, Douglas Shearer was nominated for an Academy Award a total of twenty-one times, winning seven times for Sound and Special Effects. He is credited as Recording Director at MGM on many films between 1930 to 1953. In 1955, he was appointed MGM's director of technical research and by the time he retired in 1968 he had won an additional seven Scientific or Technical Academy Awards. Shearer died in Culver City, California in 1971.

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