Ben Carré Biography

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Ben Carré (1883-1978) Born: Paris, France; Member: Painters and Sculptors Club (Los Angeles). Ben Carré was an art director in the motion picture industry in Hollywood. He came to southern California in 1912 and by the 1930’s was painting and exhibiting watercolors depicting regional cityscape scenes of Los Angeles.

Biographical information:

Scenes of California Life (Catalog)

Biography courtesy of California Watercolors 1850-1970,

©2002 Hillcrest Press, Inc.

California Watercolor


Art Director


1936 Great Guy


1936 Let's Sing Again (as Ben Carre)


1936 The Mine with the Iron Door


1931 The Black Camel


1929 The Woman from Hell


1927 Old San Francisco


1926 The Better 'Ole


1926 Don Juan (uncredited)


1926 Mare Nostrum (uncredited)


1925 Lights of Old Broadway


1925 The Masked Bride


1925 His Supreme Moment


1925 A Thief in Paradise


1924 In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter


1924 Thy Name Is Woman


1922 What Fools Men Are


1922 Queen of the Moulin Rouge


1921 Bob Hampton of Placer


1920 Dinty


1920 The Last of the Mohicans


1920 Go and Get It


1920 For the Soul of Rafael


1920 The River's End


1920 Stronger Than Death (as Benjamin Carré)


1919 Victory (uncredited)


1919 The White Heather


1918 Woman


1918 Sporting Life


1918 A Doll's House


1918 Rose of the World


1917 Exile


1917 Law of the Land (uncredited)


1917 The Undying Flame


1917 The Whip


1916 The Velvet Paw (uncredited)


1916 The Rail Rider (uncredited)


1916 The Hand of Peril


1916 Pawn of Fate (uncredited)


1915 Trilby


1915 Hearts in Exile


Production Designer


1925 The Phantom of the Opera (uncredited)


1919 In Old Kentucky


1918 The Blue Bird


1917 Barbary Sheep


1917 The Poor Little Rich Girl


1916 La vie de Bohème


1915 Camille


Art Department


1935 A Night at the Opera (associate art director - as Ben Carre)


1930 River's End (set designer - uncredited)


1929 The Iron Mask (artist)


1925 The Phantom of the Opera (consulting artist - uncredited)


1924 The Red Lily (scenic architect - as Ben Carre)


1921 The Wonderful Thing (set designer)

\Set Decorator  


1929 Hot for Paris


1929 The Iron Mask (uncredited)


1928 The Red Dance


1927 Soft Cushions


1926 The Boob (settings / as Ben Carre)


Miscellaneous Crew


1924 Tarnish (technical director)


1924 Cytherea (technical director)


Costume Designer


1920 The Last of the Mohicans


1918 The Blue Bird


Camera and Electrical Department


1917 Exile (lighting technician)