Victor Fleming

Director, Director of photography, Producer
Were director Victor Fleming's legacy limited to his two best-known films - "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) - he would have one of the most successful track records of any figure in Hollywood ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1883 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Director (24)

Joan of Arc 1950 (Movie)

(Director)

Adventure 1944 (Movie)

(Director)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1940 (Movie)

(Director)

Gone With the Wind 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wizard of Oz 1938 (Movie)

(Director)

Test Pilot 1937 (Movie)

(Director)

Captains Courageous 1936 (Movie)

(Director)

The Farmer Takes a Wife 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

Red Dust 1931 (Movie)

(Director)

The Way of All Flesh 1926 (Movie)

(Director)

A Guy Named Joe (Movie)

(Director)

Common Clay (Movie)

(Director)

Empty Hands (Movie)

(Director)

Hula (Movie)

(Director)

Mantrap (Movie)

(Director)

The Blind Goddess (Movie)

(Director)

The Mollycoddle (Movie)

(Director)

The Rough Riders (Movie)

(Director)

The Wet Parade (Movie)

(Director)

The White Sister (Movie)

(Director)

Tortilla Flat (Movie)

(Director)

Treasure Island (Movie)

(Director)

When the Clouds Roll By (Movie)

(Director)

Wolf Song (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

His Majesty the American (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Good Bad Man (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The Man from Painted Post (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Wild and Woolly (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Producer (3)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1940 (Movie)

(Producer)

Red Dust 1931 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wolf Song (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Were director Victor Fleming's legacy limited to his two best-known films - "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) - he would have one of the most successful track records of any figure in Hollywood history. But the prolific filmmaker also oversaw a number of other popular and critically acclaimed films during his three-decade long career behind the camera, from "The Virginian" (1929) and "Red Heat" (1932) to "Treasure Island" (1934), "Captains Courageous" (1937) and "Joan of Arc" (1948). Furthermore, he was the guiding hand for some of the industry's most legendary figures in their most acclaimed roles, from Spencer Tracy's Oscar-winning turn in "Captains Courageous" to Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind." A tough, unsentimental director who was not above getting results from his actors by physically assaulting them, Fleming enjoyed a career that, while rarely spoken of in the same reverent tones as many of his peers, had more highlights than most of the canonized figures in critical and historical circles.

Relationships

Clara Bow Actor

Companion
had relationship in the 1920s

Lucille Rosson

Wife
survived him

Milestones

1932

Joined MGM as contract director

1920

First film as solo director with "The Mollycoddle"

1919

First film as director (with Ted Reed) "When the Clouds Roll By"

1915

Hired as director of photography at Triangle

1910

Began film career as assistant cameraman to Allan Dwan (at American Film Company)

Served with the photographic section of US Army Signal Corps during WWI and was Walter Wanger's cameraman at the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference

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