Victor Fleming

Victor Fleming

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
  • Birthday: Feb 23, 1889
  • Birthplace: La Cañada, California, USA
  • An assistant cameraman for director Allan Dwan in the early teens, Victor Fleming was a director of photography by 1915, and worked under D.W. Griffith's supervision as well as for Dwan on several films with Douglas Fairbanks. Fairbanks also starred in Fleming's first two films as a director: 1919's When the Clouds Roll By, co-directed by Theodore Reed, and his solo effort of the following year, The Mollycoddle. Fleming helmed several rugged actioners in the 1920s, and became a reliable craftsman of impersonal but handsome films at MGM in the 1930s. Skilled at films for young audiences--Treasure Island, Captains Courageous, The Wizard of Oz--Fleming was also a favorite director of actor Clark Gable, and having guided him in Red Dust (1932) and Test Pilot (1938), was brought in to take over the direction of Gone with the Wind (1939). His most notable films of the '40s were the Spencer Tracy films Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1941), Tortilla Flat (1942), and A Guy Named Joe (1944), and his final film, Joan of Arc (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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No Score Yet Tcm Presents Gone With The Wind Director 2014
No Score Yet Dark Side of the Rainbow Director 2010
No Score Yet Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film Director 2005
100% Joan of Arc Director 1948
No Score Yet Adventure Director 1945
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe Director 1944
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat Director 1942
65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Producer 1941
90% Gone With the Wind Director 1939
98% The Wizard of Oz Director $3.9M 1939
75% Test Pilot Director 1938
94% Captains Courageous Director 1937
94% The Good Earth Director 1937
No Score Yet The Farmer Takes a Wife Director 1935
No Score Yet Reckless Director 1935
100% Treasure Island Director 1934
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Director 1933
No Score Yet The Wet Parade Director 1932
100% Red Dust Producer Director 1932
No Score Yet Common Clay Director 1930
100% The Virginian Director 1929
No Score Yet The Way of All Flesh Director 1927
No Score Yet The Rough Riders Director 1927
No Score Yet Hula Director 1927
No Score Yet Mantrap Director 1926
No Score Yet The Mollycoddle Director 1920
No Score Yet When the Clouds Roll By Director 1920
No Score Yet Douglas Fairbanks: A Modern Musketeer Director 1916
No Score Yet Mama's Affair Director
No Score Yet Code Of The Sea Director
No Score Yet Genesis (Documentario) Director

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