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      Richard Fleischer

      Richard Fleischer

      Highest Rated: 100% Compulsion (1959)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Dec 8, 1916

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      The director of nearly 50 films, Richard Fleischer enjoyed an incredibly diverse career helming B-movie thrillers, effects-laden spectaculars, and star-studded epics. The son of animation innovator Max Fleischer, he began his filmmaking journey at RKO where his documentary short "Design for Death" (1947) earned him an Oscar as producer. He would be forever remembered for crafting one of cinema's greatest film noirs with "The Narrow Margin" (1952) and giving Walt Disney his first live-action hit with the big-budget adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1954). He spent much of the following decade oscillating between true-crime stories and sweeping adventures with films like "The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing" (1955), "The Vikings" (1958), "Compulsion" (1959) and "Fantastic Voyage" (1966). Eventually, expensive disappoints like "Doctor Doolittle" (1967) and "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970) began to weaken his once unshakable stature with the studios of the day. Fleischer's later output consisted largely of a combination of cult-favorite genre films and outright embarrassments, "The New Centurions" (1972), "Soylent Green" (1973), "Mandingo" (1975) and "The Jazz Singer" (1980), among them. Well known in the industry for his ability to deal with such difficult personalities as Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles and Rex Harrison, Fleischer related some of the juiciest tales in his 1993 autobiography, Just Tell Me When to Cry. While never a household name, Fleischer nonetheless oversaw some of the most enjoyable cinematic offerings of the 20th Century.

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      Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff poster
      Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff

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      97% 91% Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff Unknown (Character) $20.0K 2010
      0% 31% Million Dollar Mystery Director $513.7K 1987
      21% 28% Red Sonja Director - 1985
      27% 38% Conan the Destroyer Director - 1984
      No Score Yet 62% Tough Enough Director - 1983
      18% 18% Amityville: The Demon Director - 1983
      23% 69% The Jazz Singer Director - 1980
      No Score Yet 27% Ashanti Director - 1979
      No Score Yet 52% Crossed Swords Director - 1978
      25% No Score Yet The Incredible Sarah Director - 1976
      30% 64% Mandingo Director - 1975
      No Score Yet 44% The Spikes Gang Director - 1974
      82% 67% Mr. Majestyk Director - 1974
      60% 23% The Don Is Dead Director - 1973
      69% 70% Soylent Green Director - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadly Kiss Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 63% The New Centurions Director - 1972
      40% 44% The Last Run Director - 1971
      62% 85% 10 Rillington Place Director - 1971
      56% 56% Blind Terror Director - 1971
      55% 81% Tora! Tora! Tora! Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 19% Che! Director - 1969
      85% 74% The Boston Strangler Director - 1968
      29% 57% Doctor Dolittle Director - 1967
      91% 68% Fantastic Voyage Director - 1966
      89% 67% Barabbas Director - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Gamble Director - 1961
      No Score Yet 60% Crack in the Mirror Director - 1960
      100% 85% Compulsion Director - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El precio de la deshonra Director - 1959
      No Score Yet 30% These Thousand Hills Director - 1959
      76% 72% The Vikings Director - 1958
      No Score Yet 57% Between Heaven and Hell Director - 1956
      No Score Yet 27% Bandido Director $4.1K 1956
      No Score Yet 43% The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing Director - 1955
      80% 69% Violent Saturday Director - 1955
      90% 74% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Director - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Director - 1953
      100% 88% The Narrow Margin Director - 1952
      No Score Yet 74% The Happy Time Director - 1952
      No Score Yet 65% Armored Car Robbery Director - 1950
      No Score Yet 14% Trapped Director - 1949
      No Score Yet 38% The Clay Pigeon Director - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Mine Laughs Director - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So This Is New York Director - 1948
      No Score Yet 55% Bodyguard Director - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Design for Death Producer - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Director - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Child of Divorce Director - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Make Mine Memories Director - 1945