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Charles Vidor

Highest Rated:   97% Gilda (1946)
Lowest Rated:   0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet 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
80% Hans Christian Andersen
  • 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
94% 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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