The Student Prince (MGM 1954), interior of a German cathedral in fictional Karlsburg near the turn of the 20th century
35'-2" x 20'-3"
Randall Duell, Production Designer
Cedric Gibbons, Art Director
George Gibson, Scenic Art Supervisor
Scenic Art Attributed to: Ben Carré, Clark Provins, Al Londraville, Wayne Hill, Bob Oberbeck, Jim Dobson
This backing is an exceptional example of architectural rendering and translucent stained glass window lighting effects. I was a hit musical filled with painted backdrops and rich environments emblematic of MGM's style. This backing is for the somber scene of the king's death where the young prince must give up his happiness for duty to serve his kingdom. This stunning architectural drawing was made possible by the work of MGM's perspective master, Ben Carré.