Victor Fleming (February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949) was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz (1939), starring Judy Garland, and Gone with the Wind (1939), with Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel; for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director. Fleming has those same two films listed in the top 10 of the American Film Institute‘s 2007 AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list.
His other notable films include The Virginian (1929), with Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, and Richard Arlen; The Wet Parade (1932), with Robert Young, Myrna Loy, Huston, Lewis Stone, and Jimmy Durante; The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935), with Janet Gaynor, Henry Fonda (in his screen debut) and Charles Bickford; Captain Courageous (1937), with Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, and Mickey Rooney; A Guy Named Joe (1941), with Tracy and Irene Dunne; and Joan of Arc (1948), starring Ingrid Bergman.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- When the Clouds Roll By (1919) – co-director