Charles Vidor

Charles Vidor

  • Highest Rated: 97% Gilda (1946)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
  • Birthday: Jul 27, 1900
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Vidor was an American director, born in Hungary. At his best,Vidor could take extremely slight material and work magic with it. Cases in point: The Great Gambini (1937), Ladies in Retirement (1941), The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942), and in particular, Together Again (1944), a delightful comedy with Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. Vidor was a busy director, although the majority of his films were routine. He was adept at getting good performances out of many ingratiating players, including Irene Dunne, Charles Coburn, Brian Aherne, Louis Hayward, Akim Tamiroff, Rita Hayworth, and Glenn Ford. Remarkably, considering that Vidor served as an infantry lieutenant for the Germans in WW I, he directed Over 21 (1945), a comedy with Alexander Knox about a middle-aged man adjusting to the rigors of service life. Probably the most memorable scene Vidor directed is the one in Gilda (1946) in which Rita Hayworth sings "Put the Blame on Mame." Vidor supervised Love Me or Leave Me (1955), a remarkable biopic of torch singer Ruth Etting and the only film in which James Cagney was ever truly frightening. Vidor seems also to have had an interest in classical music--he directed two composer-biopics: A Song To Remember (1945) with Cornel Wilde as Chopin and Liszt with Dirk Bogarde. Vidor died during the filming of the latter.

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No Score Yet Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film Director 2005
80% Song Without End Director 1960
0% A Farewell To Arms Director 1957
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Director 1957
No Score Yet The Swan Director 1956
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Director 1955
No Score Yet Rhapsody Director 1954
83% Hans Christian Andersen Director 1952
No Score Yet Thunder in the East Director 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Director 1951
No Score Yet Edge of Doom Director 1950
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen Producer Director 1948
97% Gilda Director 1946
No Score Yet Over 21 Director 1945
No Score Yet A Song to Remember Director 1945
95% Cover Girl Director 1944
No Score Yet The Desperadoes Director 1943
No Score Yet The Tuttles of Tahiti Director 1942
No Score Yet Ladies in Retirement Director 1941
No Score Yet Lady in Question Director 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Director 1940
No Score Yet Blind Alley Director 1939
No Score Yet Double Door Director 1934
No Score Yet Sensation Hunters Director 1933
88% The Mask of Fu Manchu Director 1932

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