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John Datu

John Datu


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Art Director (feature film)

Red River (1948) as Art Director
A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive.
A Song for Miss Julie (1945) as Art Director
The Power of the Whistler (1945) as Art Director
A young woman seeks an amnesiac''''s true identity in the clues in his pockets.
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Art Director
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
Shadows in the Night (1944) as Art Director
A criminal psychologist tries to help a beautiful heiress going mad in a haunted mansion.
The Mark of the Whistler (1944) as Art Director
A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him over the money in that account.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Spiral Road (1962) as Technical Advisor
A selfish and prideful young Dutch doctor, through a series of circumstances, comes to learn that he does indeed "need" a higher spiritual being and other people.
Singapore (1947) as Technical Advisor
After the war, Matt Gordon returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls. Arrived, he reminisces in flashback about his prewar fiancée, alluring Linda, and her disappearance during the Japanese attack. But now Linda resurfaces...with amnesia and married to rich planter Van Leyden. Meanwhile, sinister fence Mauribus schemes to get Matt's pearls.
White Savage (1943) as Tech dir
Her Jungle Love (1938) as Technical Advisor
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell (Ray Milland) and Jimmy Wallace (Lynne Overman) are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura (Dorothy Lamour), a beautiful jungle girl who is the only inhabitant of the island and is believed a goddess by the natives of the adjoining islands. The three are about to leave the island on a make-shift raft when a gang of savage tribesman land, headed by Kuasa (J. Carroll Naish), a half-mad potentate who informs them that all whites are his mortal enemies because an Englishwoman once spurned his love and he got his revenge by stealing her daughter, who is Tura. He had set her up as a goddess but she must now pay for befriending the hated white men by being sacrificed to the crocodiles in an underground temple. An earthquake rocks the island and destroys Kuasa and his band. Bob, Jimmy and Tura find a party of rescuers waiting on the beach, headed by aviation company president J. C. Martin (Jonathan Hale) and his daughter Eleanor (Virginia Vale as Dorothy Howe), Bob's fiancee. It soon becomes evident that Bob must choose between Tura and Elanor.

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