Victor Schertzinger

Victor Schertzinger

  • Highest Rated: 100% Road to Singapore (1940)
  • Lowest Rated: 71% One Night of Love (1934)
  • Birthday: Apr 8, 1888
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American composer/director Victor Schertzinger was trained for a musical career at Brown University and the University of Brussels. He toured the world as a concert violinist, then distinguished himself as a symphony conductor. His first brush with the film world came when he was commissioned to compose the orchestral accompaniment for the Thomas Ince film Civilization (1916). Still under the employ of Ince, Schertzinger became principal director of the popular Charles Ray films, establishing a rapport with the mercurial Ray that few of the star's collaborators would ever achieve. He remained a top director during the silent era, but when talkies came Schertzinger returned to composing, turning out hit tunes for such early talkie musicals as The Love Parade (1929) and Paramount on Parade (1930). Most closely associated with Paramount studios, Schertzinger freelanced during the '30s, directing such diverse projects as the independently produced Jimmy Cagney musical Something to Sing About (1937) and the British-filmed The Mikado (1939). At the time of Victor Schertzinger's sudden death in 1941, he was the principal director of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope Road pictures, in which he wisely gave the stars the go-ahead to adlib to their heart's content while he concentrated on keeping the story moving.

Highest Rated Movies

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No Score Yet The Fleet's In Director 1942
No Score Yet Birth of the Blues Director 1941
88% Road to Zanzibar Director 1941
100% Road to Singapore Director 1940
No Score Yet Rhythm on the River Director 1940
No Score Yet The Mikado Director 1939
100% Something to Sing About Director 1937
No Score Yet The Music Goes 'Round Director 1936
No Score Yet Love Me Forever Director 1935
No Score Yet Hell in a Circus Director Producer 1935
71% One Night of Love Director 1934
No Score Yet My Woman Director 1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour Director 1933
No Score Yet Uptown New York Director 1932
No Score Yet The Woman Between Director 1931
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers Director 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Director 1930
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth Director 1929
No Score Yet Redskin Director 1929
No Score Yet What Happened to Rosa? Director 1921
No Score Yet Upstairs Director 1919
No Score Yet The Clodhopper Director 1917

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