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Jack Otterson

Bio: John Edward (Jack) Otterson (August 25, 1905 - December 22, 1991) was an American art director who worked on more than 300 films between 1934 and 1953 and was nominated for eight Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.
Born: Fri, Aug 25 1905
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sun, Dec 22 1991
Jack Otterson is 86 years old
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Poster of Planet Outlaws
Planet Outlaws
Jack Otterson was
47 in Planet Outlaws
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Jan 01 1953
Poster of The Vigilantes Return
The Vigilantes Return
Jack Otterson was
41 in The Vigilantes Return
as 'Art Direction'.
Sat, May 31 1947
Poster of Magnificent Doll
Magnificent Doll
Jack Otterson was
41 in Magnificent Doll
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Dec 08 1946
Poster of The Killers
The Killers
Jack Otterson was
41 in The Killers
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 30 1946
Poster of Lawless Breed
Lawless Breed
Jack Otterson was
40 in Lawless Breed
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 16 1946
Poster of The Time of Their Lives
The Time of Their Lives
Jack Otterson was
40 in The Time of Their Lives
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Aug 13 1946
Poster of Black Angel
Black Angel
Jack Otterson was
40 in Black Angel
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 02 1946
Poster of The Dark Horse
The Dark Horse
Jack Otterson was
40 in The Dark Horse
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jul 19 1946
Poster of Cuban Pete
Cuban Pete
Jack Otterson was
40 in Cuban Pete
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Jun 26 1946
Poster of Her Adventurous Night
Her Adventurous Night
Jack Otterson was
40 in Her Adventurous Night
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Jun 05 1946
Poster of Dressed to Kill
Dressed to Kill
Jack Otterson was
40 in Dressed to Kill
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 24 1946
Poster of The Cat Creeps
The Cat Creeps
Jack Otterson was
40 in The Cat Creeps
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 17 1946
Poster of She-Wolf of London
She-Wolf of London
Jack Otterson was
40 in She-Wolf of London
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 17 1946
Poster of Strange Conquest
Strange Conquest
Jack Otterson was
40 in Strange Conquest
as 'Art Direction'.
Mon, Apr 01 1946
Poster of Blonde Alibi
Blonde Alibi
Jack Otterson was
40 in Blonde Alibi
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 01 1946
Poster of Little Miss Big
Little Miss Big
Jack Otterson was
40 in Little Miss Big
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Jan 01 1946
Poster of It Comes Up Love
It Comes Up Love
Jack Otterson was
37 in It Comes Up Love
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Apr 09 1943
Poster of Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Jack Otterson was
37 in Sherlock Holmes in Washington
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Mar 24 1943
Poster of Hi'ya, Chum
Hi'ya, Chum
Jack Otterson was
37 in Hi'ya, Chum
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Feb 25 1943
Poster of Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Jack Otterson was
37 in Arabian Nights
as 'Production Design'.
Fri, Dec 25 1942
Poster of Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Jack Otterson was
37 in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 25 1942
Poster of The Great Impersonation
The Great Impersonation
Jack Otterson was
37 in The Great Impersonation
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 18 1942
Poster of Mug Town
Mug Town
Jack Otterson was
37 in Mug Town
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 18 1942
Poster of The Old Chisholm Trail
The Old Chisholm Trail
Jack Otterson was
37 in The Old Chisholm Trail
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 11 1942
Poster of Madame Spy
Madame Spy
Jack Otterson was
37 in Madame Spy
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 11 1942
Poster of Little Joe, the Wrangler
Little Joe, the Wrangler
Jack Otterson was
37 in Little Joe, the Wrangler
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Nov 13 1942
Poster of Who Done It?
Who Done It?
Jack Otterson was
37 in Who Done It?
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 30 1942
Poster of The Mummy's Tomb
The Mummy's Tomb
Jack Otterson was
37 in The Mummy's Tomb
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 23 1942
Poster of Night Monster
Night Monster
Jack Otterson was
37 in Night Monster
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Oct 20 1942
Poster of Destination Unknown
Destination Unknown
Jack Otterson was
37 in Destination Unknown
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 09 1942
Poster of Get Hep to Love
Get Hep to Love
Jack Otterson was
37 in Get Hep to Love
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 02 1942
Poster of Half Way to Shanghai
Half Way to Shanghai
Jack Otterson was
37 in Half Way to Shanghai
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 18 1942
Poster of Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
Jack Otterson was
37 in Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 18 1942
Poster of Pardon My Sarong
Pardon My Sarong
Jack Otterson was
36 in Pardon My Sarong
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 07 1942
Poster of Invisible Agent
Invisible Agent
Jack Otterson was
36 in Invisible Agent
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 07 1942
Poster of The Silver Bullet
The Silver Bullet
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Silver Bullet
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Aug 05 1942
Poster of Drums of the Congo
Drums of the Congo
Jack Otterson was
36 in Drums of the Congo
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jul 17 1942
Poster of There's One Born Every Minute
There's One Born Every Minute
Jack Otterson was
36 in There's One Born Every Minute
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jun 26 1942
Poster of Eagle Squadron
Eagle Squadron
Jack Otterson was
36 in Eagle Squadron
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Jun 16 1942
Poster of The Spoilers
The Spoilers
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Spoilers
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Jun 11 1942
Poster of Danger in the Pacific
Danger in the Pacific
Jack Otterson was
36 in Danger in the Pacific
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Jun 10 1942
Poster of Tough as They Come
Tough as They Come
Jack Otterson was
36 in Tough as They Come
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jun 05 1942
Poster of Escape from Hong Kong
Escape from Hong Kong
Jack Otterson was
36 in Escape from Hong Kong
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 15 1942
Poster of Saboteur
Saboteur
Jack Otterson was
36 in Saboteur
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Apr 24 1942
Poster of The Mystery of Marie Roget
The Mystery of Marie Roget
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Mystery of Marie Roget
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Apr 23 1942
Poster of The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 27 1942
Poster of Frisco Lil
Frisco Lil
Jack Otterson was
36 in Frisco Lil
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 13 1942
Poster of The Ghost of Frankenstein
The Ghost of Frankenstein
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Ghost of Frankenstein
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 13 1942
Poster of Unseen Enemy
Unseen Enemy
Jack Otterson was
36 in Unseen Enemy
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Mar 10 1942
Poster of The Mad Doctor of Market Street
The Mad Doctor of Market Street
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Mad Doctor of Market Street
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 27 1942
Poster of What's Cookin'?
What's Cookin'?
Jack Otterson was
36 in What's Cookin'?
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 20 1942
Poster of Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Jack Otterson was
36 in Ride 'Em Cowboy
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 13 1942
Poster of Bombay Clipper
Bombay Clipper
Jack Otterson was
36 in Bombay Clipper
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Jan 11 1942
Poster of Sealed Lips
Sealed Lips
Jack Otterson was
36 in Sealed Lips
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 02 1942
Poster of Hellzapoppin'
Hellzapoppin'
Jack Otterson was
36 in Hellzapoppin'
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Dec 25 1941
Poster of The Wolf Man
The Wolf Man
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Wolf Man
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 12 1941
Poster of Keep 'Em Flying
Keep 'Em Flying
Jack Otterson was
36 in Keep 'Em Flying
as 'Production Design'.
Thu, Nov 27 1941
Poster of Appointment for Love
Appointment for Love
Jack Otterson was
36 in Appointment for Love
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 31 1941
Poster of The Masked Rider
The Masked Rider
Jack Otterson was
36 in The Masked Rider
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 24 1941
Poster of South of Tahiti
South of Tahiti
Jack Otterson was
36 in South of Tahiti
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 17 1941
Poster of Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
Jack Otterson was
36 in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 10 1941
Poster of Moonlight in Hawaii
Moonlight in Hawaii
Jack Otterson was
36 in Moonlight in Hawaii
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Oct 09 1941
Poster of Mob Town
Mob Town
Jack Otterson was
36 in Mob Town
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 03 1941
Poster of It Started with Eve
It Started with Eve
Jack Otterson was
36 in It Started with Eve
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 26 1941
Poster of Man from Montana
Man from Montana
Jack Otterson was
36 in Man from Montana
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 05 1941
Poster of Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
Jack Otterson was
36 in Unfinished Business
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Aug 27 1941
Poster of A Dangerous Game
A Dangerous Game
Jack Otterson was
35 in A Dangerous Game
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Aug 21 1941
Poster of Hold That Ghost
Hold That Ghost
Jack Otterson was
35 in Hold That Ghost
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 08 1941
Poster of Rawhide Rangers
Rawhide Rangers
Jack Otterson was
35 in Rawhide Rangers
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jul 18 1941
Poster of The Flame of New Orleans
The Flame of New Orleans
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Flame of New Orleans
as 'Art Direction'.
Mon, Jul 07 1941
Poster of Cracked Nuts
Cracked Nuts
Jack Otterson was
35 in Cracked Nuts
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Jul 02 1941
Poster of Law of the Range
Law of the Range
Jack Otterson was
35 in Law of the Range
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jun 20 1941
Poster of Hello, Sucker
Hello, Sucker
Jack Otterson was
35 in Hello, Sucker
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Jun 01 1941
Poster of In the Navy
In the Navy
Jack Otterson was
35 in In the Navy
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 30 1941
Poster of The Black Cat
The Black Cat
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Black Cat
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, May 02 1941
Poster of Model Wife
Model Wife
Jack Otterson was
35 in Model Wife
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Apr 17 1941
Poster of Horror Island
Horror Island
Jack Otterson was
35 in Horror Island
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 28 1941
Poster of Man-Made Monster
Man-Made Monster
Jack Otterson was
35 in Man-Made Monster
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 28 1941
Poster of The Man Who Lost Himself
The Man Who Lost Himself
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Man Who Lost Himself
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 21 1941
Poster of So Ends Our Night
So Ends Our Night
Jack Otterson was
35 in So Ends Our Night
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Feb 27 1941
Poster of Nice Girl?
Nice Girl?
Jack Otterson was
35 in Nice Girl?
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 21 1941
Poster of Buck Privates
Buck Privates
Jack Otterson was
35 in Buck Privates
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 31 1941
Poster of Lucky Devils
Lucky Devils
Jack Otterson was
35 in Lucky Devils
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 03 1941
Poster of Where Did You Get That Girl?
Where Did You Get That Girl?
Jack Otterson was
35 in Where Did You Get That Girl?
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 03 1941
Poster of The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Invisible Woman
as 'Art Direction'.
Sat, Dec 28 1940
Poster of San Francisco Docks
San Francisco Docks
Jack Otterson was
35 in San Francisco Docks
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Dec 25 1940
Poster of Trail of the Vigilantes
Trail of the Vigilantes
Jack Otterson was
35 in Trail of the Vigilantes
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 13 1940
Poster of The Bank Dick
The Bank Dick
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Bank Dick
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Nov 29 1940
Poster of One Night in the Tropics
One Night in the Tropics
Jack Otterson was
35 in One Night in the Tropics
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Nov 15 1940
Poster of Seven Sinners
Seven Sinners
Jack Otterson was
35 in Seven Sinners
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 25 1940
Poster of Slightly Tempted
Slightly Tempted
Jack Otterson was
35 in Slightly Tempted
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Oct 18 1940
Poster of The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Hand
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Mummy's Hand
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 20 1940
Poster of The Leather Pushers
The Leather Pushers
Jack Otterson was
35 in The Leather Pushers
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 13 1940
Poster of Hired Wife
Hired Wife
Jack Otterson was
35 in Hired Wife
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 13 1940
Poster of When the Daltons Rode
When the Daltons Rode
Jack Otterson was
34 in When the Daltons Rode
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 23 1940
Poster of South to Karanga
South to Karanga
Jack Otterson was
34 in South to Karanga
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 02 1940
Poster of The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Jack Otterson was
34 in The House of the Seven Gables
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Apr 12 1940
Poster of Riders of Pasco Basin
Riders of Pasco Basin
Jack Otterson was
34 in Riders of Pasco Basin
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Apr 04 1940
Poster of It's a Date
It's a Date
Jack Otterson was
34 in It's a Date
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 22 1940
Poster of Black Friday
Black Friday
Jack Otterson was
34 in Black Friday
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Feb 29 1940
Poster of Framed
Framed
Jack Otterson was
34 in Framed
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 23 1940
Poster of My Little Chickadee
My Little Chickadee
Jack Otterson was
34 in My Little Chickadee
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Feb 09 1940
Poster of Green Hell
Green Hell
Jack Otterson was
34 in Green Hell
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 26 1940
Poster of The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Man Returns
Jack Otterson was
34 in The Invisible Man Returns
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jan 12 1940
Poster of The Big Guy
The Big Guy
Jack Otterson was
34 in The Big Guy
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 22 1939
Poster of Destry Rides Again
Destry Rides Again
Jack Otterson was
34 in Destry Rides Again
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Nov 30 1939
Poster of Tower of London
Tower of London
Jack Otterson was
34 in Tower of London
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Nov 17 1939
Poster of Call a Messenger
Call a Messenger
Jack Otterson was
34 in Call a Messenger
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Nov 03 1939
Poster of Rio
Rio
Jack Otterson was
34 in Rio
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 29 1939
Poster of The Witness Vanishes
The Witness Vanishes
Jack Otterson was
34 in The Witness Vanishes
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Sep 22 1939
Poster of When Tomorrow Comes
When Tomorrow Comes
Jack Otterson was
33 in When Tomorrow Comes
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 11 1939
Poster of The House of Fear
The House of Fear
Jack Otterson was
33 in The House of Fear
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jun 30 1939
Poster of The Sun Never Sets
The Sun Never Sets
Jack Otterson was
33 in The Sun Never Sets
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, May 31 1939
Poster of Ex-Champ
Ex-Champ
Jack Otterson was
33 in Ex-Champ
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, May 11 1939
Poster of For Love or Money
For Love or Money
Jack Otterson was
33 in For Love or Money
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Apr 27 1939
Poster of Mystery of the White Room
Mystery of the White Room
Jack Otterson was
33 in Mystery of the White Room
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Mar 17 1939
Poster of Son of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
Jack Otterson was
33 in Son of Frankenstein
as 'Co-Art Director'.
Fri, Jan 13 1939
Poster of Pirates of the Skies
Pirates of the Skies
Jack Otterson was
33 in Pirates of the Skies
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Jan 01 1939
Poster of Gambling Ship
Gambling Ship
Jack Otterson was
33 in Gambling Ship
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 16 1938
Poster of Letter of Introduction
Letter of Introduction
Jack Otterson was
32 in Letter of Introduction
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Aug 05 1938
Poster of The Road to Reno
The Road to Reno
Jack Otterson was
32 in The Road to Reno
as 'Art Direction'.
Mon, Aug 01 1938
Poster of Danger on the Air
Danger on the Air
Jack Otterson was
32 in Danger on the Air
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Jun 30 1938
Poster of The Rage of Paris
The Rage of Paris
Jack Otterson was
32 in The Rage of Paris
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Jun 09 1938
Poster of Wives Under Suspicion
Wives Under Suspicion
Jack Otterson was
32 in Wives Under Suspicion
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Jun 03 1938
Poster of The Devil's Party
The Devil's Party
Jack Otterson was
32 in The Devil's Party
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Jun 02 1938
Poster of Sinners in Paradise
Sinners in Paradise
Jack Otterson was
32 in Sinners in Paradise
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, May 19 1938
Poster of Mad About Music
Mad About Music
Jack Otterson was
32 in Mad About Music
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Feb 27 1938
Poster of Midnight Intruder
Midnight Intruder
Jack Otterson was
32 in Midnight Intruder
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Feb 06 1938
Poster of The Jury's Secret
The Jury's Secret
Jack Otterson was
32 in The Jury's Secret
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Jan 16 1938
Poster of You're a Sweetheart
You're a Sweetheart
Jack Otterson was
32 in You're a Sweetheart
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Dec 26 1937
Poster of Armored Car
Armored Car
Jack Otterson was
31 in Armored Car
as 'Art Direction'.
Tue, Jun 01 1937
Poster of Wings Over Honolulu
Wings Over Honolulu
Jack Otterson was
31 in Wings Over Honolulu
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, May 16 1937
Poster of Let Them Live
Let Them Live
Jack Otterson was
31 in Let Them Live
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Apr 25 1937
Poster of Night Key
Night Key
Jack Otterson was
31 in Night Key
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Apr 18 1937
Poster of We Have Our Moments
We Have Our Moments
Jack Otterson was
31 in We Have Our Moments
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Mar 28 1937
Poster of The Mighty Treve
The Mighty Treve
Jack Otterson was
31 in The Mighty Treve
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Jan 17 1937
Poster of Mysterious Crossing
Mysterious Crossing
Jack Otterson was
31 in Mysterious Crossing
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Dec 27 1936
Poster of Love Letters of a Star
Love Letters of a Star
Jack Otterson was
31 in Love Letters of a Star
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Nov 08 1936
Poster of The Magnificent Brute
The Magnificent Brute
Jack Otterson was
31 in The Magnificent Brute
as 'Art Direction'.
Sun, Oct 11 1936
Poster of Show Them No Mercy!
Show Them No Mercy!
Jack Otterson was
30 in Show Them No Mercy!
as 'Art Direction'.
Fri, Dec 06 1935
Poster of Thanks a Million
Thanks a Million
Jack Otterson was
30 in Thanks a Million
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Nov 13 1935
Poster of Doubting Thomas
Doubting Thomas
Jack Otterson was
29 in Doubting Thomas
as 'Art Direction'.
Wed, Jul 10 1935
Poster of Marie Galante
Marie Galante
Jack Otterson was
29 in Marie Galante
as 'Art Direction'.
Thu, Oct 25 1934
Poster of Now I'll Tell
Now I'll Tell
Jack Otterson was
28 in Now I'll Tell
as 'Settings'.
Thu, Jun 07 1934
Poster of Change of Heart
Change of Heart
Jack Otterson was
28 in Change of Heart
as 'Set Decoration'.
Fri, May 18 1934

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