Victor Fleming
Film director
Victor Fleming
Victor Lonzo Fleming was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz (1939), and Gone with the Wind (1939), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.
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Clarence Brown opens season with Hollywood back-lot tale - Knoxville News Sentinel
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The four-member cast is, from left, David Kortemeier as writer Ben Hecht, Neil Friedman as movie producer David O. Selznick, Carol Mayo Jenkins as Selznick secretary Miss Poppenghul and David Brian Alley as director VIctor Fleming
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Made in Culver City - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - KCET (blog)
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Head on over on September 17th for a screening of Victor Fleming's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This 1941 film version was set in London but filmed entirely in Culver City at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the film's
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Preview calendar: Theater and auditions for Sept. 1-7 - North County Times
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"Moonlight and Magnolias" ---- The Broadway Theatre presents Ron Hutchinson's comedy/drama based on the chaotic week David O. Selznick, Victor Fleming and screenwriter Ben Hecht spent rewriting the troubled screenplay for the MGM film "Gone With the
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JICS participates in UT's “Computational Science Kickoff” - UT Daily Beacon
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He fires the director, pulls Victor Fleming off the set of The Wizard of Oz, commandeers the great screenwriter Ben Hecht and locks everyone in his office for five days to act out the book chapter by chapter. * “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
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Around Town: Ernie Kovacs, Joe Dante and 'Thelma & Louise' - Los Angeles Times
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... Archive's "Harlow Before the Code" festival features the 1931 comedy "Goldie," with Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy, Friday evening at the Billy Wilder Theatre, along with Victor Fleming's 1933 comedy "Bombshell," with Harlow and Lee Tracy
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Weather Always Keeps Us “On the Run!” - WAVY-TV (blog)
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Over on the Peninsula, the Smart Smiles 5K raced off from the Mariner's Museum with Rachel Kling and Victor Fleming were the Male and Female Champs. Times weren't available when we posted. Portsmouth's Ryan Carroll, usually at the front of any local
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Happy Birthday, David Chase! Now where's that HBO series about Hollywood? - Baltimore Sun (blog)
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Hey, Mr. Chase -- if you've stalled and need some inspiration, I wrote this book about a guy named Victor Fleming, who got a broken nose in a fight with a cowboy actor, worked as an ad for Griffith on "Intolerance," and went from directing silent
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Vintage Theatre's MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS Closes 7/31 - Broadway World
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Selznick sends a car for the famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of "The Wizard Of Oz". The three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blue print for one of the most
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The Weekly Listicle: Two Roles, One Schlup - California Literary Review
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Victor Fleming, 1939) Dorothy calls them like she sees them. “You wicked old witch!” she yells at mean-spirited busybody Miss Gulch, who aims to take away her beloved little dog Toto. Talk about foreshadowing. As all the world (hopefully) knows,
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Theater preview: 'Moonlight & Magnolias' - StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
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Selznik then pulled Victor Fleming (Doug Dodson) off directing “The Wizard of Oz,” brought in writer Ben Hecht (Langley McArol) and holed up with them in his office for several days to hammer out a new, workable script. Pamela Grier rounds out the cast
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The Southern Grail - encore Online
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He fires the director, replaces him with Victor Fleming and locks himself, Fleming and the script director, Ben Hecht, in his office. He tells them that in five days, they must completely rewrite the script into something that fits his vision of the
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How 'Gone With the Wind' might have been made - WECT-TV6
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"Historically we know that in 1930 David Selznick, the producer, three weeks in shut down production on Gone With the Wind, fired the director, pulled Victor Fleming, the director of The Wizard of Oz, off that picture and locked himself,
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REVIEW: "Moonlight and Magnolias" by Playhouse Tulsa - Tulsa World (blog)
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Tony Schneider, Chris Crawford and Matt Bittner as director Victor Fleming, producer David O. Selznick and writer Ben Hecht in "Moonlight and Magnolias." Who knew “Gone with the Wind” could be so funny? But it is – when it's being acted out and argued
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Play portrays making of 'Gone with the Wind' - Tulsa World
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Victor Fleming (Tony Simpson) goes to some drastic lengths, much to David O. Selznick's (Chris Crawford) misfortune, in this scene from "Moonlight and Magnolias." By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer For its Summerstage production, Playhouse Tulsa
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Oz The Great And Powerful's Logo Revealed - Cinema Blend
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For starters, it takes a colossal pair of stones to attempt any material that draws a direct comparison to Victor Fleming's 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. But since Raimi has compiled a cast list that includes James Franco, Rachel Weisz,
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REVIEW: Frankly, my dear, 'Moonlight' is damn good - The Aurora Sentinel
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The comedy opens in 1939 with producer David O. Selznic, director Victor Fleming and screenwriter Ben Hecht cloistered in a studio office for five days with a simple, if daunting, mission before them: To complete the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind”
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Victor Fleming
    FIFTIES
  • 1949
    Age 59
    He died suddenly, while en route to a hospital in Cottonwood, Arizona after suffering a heart attack on January 6, 1949.
    More Details Hide Details His death occurred shortly after completing Joan of Arc (1948) with Ingrid Bergman, one of the few films that he did not make for MGM. Despite mixed reviews, Fleming's film version of the life of Joan received seven Academy Award nominations, winning two. It was reported in James Curtis' book Spencer Tracy: A Biography that Anne Revere once said Fleming was "violently pro-Nazi" and strongly opposed to the United States entering World War II. According to the Fleming biography Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master, by author Michael Sragow, Fleming had once mocked the UK at the outset of World War II by taking a bet as to how long the country could withstand an attack by Germany. Furthermore, Revere had made her comment because she felt she had been cast in the film The Yearling over Flora Robson because Robson was British. However, at the time of the casting, Fleming was working on the film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, which featured a British producer and a cast largely composed of British or British Commonwealth actors. Furthermore, Revere did not know Fleming beyond their professional relationship. According to the cited biography, no other supporting evidence has been found for Revere's claim.
  • 1942
    Age 52
    Fleming's 1942 film version of John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat starred Tracy, John Garfield, Hedy Lamarr, and Frank Morgan.
    More Details Hide Details Other films that Fleming made with Tracy include Captains Courageous (for which Tracy won his first Oscar), A Guy Named Joe, and Test Pilot. He directed Clark Gable in a total of five films – Red Dust, The White Sister, Test Pilot, Gone with the Wind, and Adventure. He owned the Moraga Estate in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, then a horse ranch. Frequent guests to his estate were Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, and Spencer Tracy.
  • FORTIES
  • 1939
    Age 49
    His two most famous films came in 1939, when The Wizard of Oz was closely followed by Gone with the Wind.
    More Details Hide Details Fleming's version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), with Spencer Tracy, was generally rated below Rouben Mamoulian's 1931 pre-code version, which had starred Fredric March.
  • 1932
    Age 42
    In 1932, Fleming joined MGM and directed some of the studio's most prestigious films.
    More Details Hide Details Red Dust (1932), Bombshell (1933), and Reckless (1935) showcasing Jean Harlow, while Treasure Island (1934) and Captains Courageous (1937) brought a touch of literary distinction to boy's-own adventure stories.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1919
    Age 29
    He soon rose to the rank of cinematographer, working with both Dwan and D. W. Griffith, and directed his first film in 1919.
    More Details Hide Details Many of his silent films were action movies, often starring Douglas Fairbanks, or Westerns. Because of his robust attitude and love of outdoor sports, he became known as a "man's director"; however, he also proved an effective director of women. Under his direction, Vivien Leigh won the Best Actress Oscar, Hattie McDaniel won for Best Supporting Actress, and Olivia De Havilland was nominated.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1889
    Born
    Born on February 23, 1889.
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