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Victor Fleming (February 23, 1883 - January 6, 1949) (sometimes "Vic Fleming") was an American film director. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


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. He showed skill at films for young audiences — Treasure Island, Captains Courageous, The Wizard of Oz. Fleming enjoyed a reputation as a very tough fellow, and was known to have once shot dead some wild beast (possibly a mountain lion) which was howling outside his home, and leaving the carcass at the front of the house as a warning, although whether the warning was to other wild beasts or to other humans is unclear. Allan Dwan (April 3, 1885 – December 21, 1981) was a pioneering Canadian-born American motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. ... David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... Douglas Fairbanks is a name shared by two actors, father and son: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Treasure Island. ... Ironically, on February 12, 1939, Victor Fleming again replaced George Cukor in directing Gone with the Wind. ...


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 and Mr. Hyde (1941), Tortilla Flat (1942), and A Guy Named Joe (1944), and his final film, Joan of Arc (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman. Clark Gable from the cover of Clark Gable: Biography, Filmography, Bibliography by Chrystopher J. Spicer Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 —November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, and the biggest box-office star of the early sound film era. ... Red Dust (1932), Directed by Victor Fleming, is the second of six movies Clark Gable and Jean Harlow made together. ... Test pilots work on developing, evaluating and proving experimental aircraft. ... Gone with the Wind is considered as one of the greatest films of all time. ... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll1and Mr. ... Joan of Arc, c. ... Ingrid Bergman at 14 Ingrid Bergman ▶(?) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning Swedish actress. ...


Most notable among his works are Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Gone with the Wind is considered as one of the greatest films of all time. ... Ironically, on February 12, 1939, Victor Fleming again replaced George Cukor in directing Gone with the Wind. ...


He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California, adjacent to the north side of Paramount Studios. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...


Filmography as director includes

Joan of Arc, c. ... Adventure films is a genre of films that contain elements of adventure. ... Tortilla Flat cover Tortilla Flat (1935) is an early Steinbeck novel set in his hometown Monterey, California. ... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll1and Mr. ... Gone with the Wind is considered as one of the greatest films of all time. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... The Great Waltz is a musical that uses themes by Johann Strauss I and Johann Strauss II, with lyrics and musical adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest in the 1970 stage revival and the 1972 film. ... Test pilots work on developing, evaluating and proving experimental aircraft. ... Captains Courageous is an 1897 novel by Rudyard Kipling. ... The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck, first published in 1931 which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1932. ... The Farmer Takes a Wife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Treasure Island. ... Bombshell or Bombshellzine is a online zine/forum where kids like to hangout and chat with friends on the internet. ... Red Dust (1932), Directed by Victor Fleming, is the second of six movies Clark Gable and Jean Harlow made together. ... Renegades was a small gang against Fascism, Terrorism and Racism based in North Yorkshire, The idea derived from an old group called The Movement began by the Belshaw Brothers (James and David), The Renegades split up in 1992 (see 1992 in music because they had a room without a view. ... The Virginian is an album by Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, released on Mint Records in 1997. ... Abies Irish Rose is a Broadway play by Anne Nichols about a Catholic girl who marries into an Jewish family. ... The Awakening is the name of an 1899 novel by Kate Chopin and a 1980 sculpture by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. ... For the 1927 and 1940 films, see The Way of All Flesh (film) The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian era hypocrisy. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad published in 1900. ... Look up adventure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An Adventure (from Latin res adventura, a thing about to happen) is a wild and exciting undertaking, especially where there is a chance of danger. ...

External links

Victor Fleming at the Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), owned by Amazon. ...


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Victor Fleming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
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.
Fleming helmed several rugged actioners in the 1920s, and became a reliable craftsman of impersonal but handsome films at MGM in the 1930s.
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).
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