#184 Victor Fleming Ranked List
I'd love to hear from someone whose first memory of the name Victor Fleming isn't in connection to Gone With the Wind and Wizard of Oz being released in the same year. That was the beginning and the end of my knowledge until Always (1989) was released and I heard it was based on Fleming's A Guy Named Joe. (Still took until 2015 to watch it.)
Fleming's actual deserved credit gets complicated because he was the credited director on two of 1939's biggest films, winning the Oscar for Wind, but since then it's come out that a lot of cooks had a hand in Wind and Oz. The Good Earth is often listed as one of his pictures, though his contribution is uncredited.
I got a fresh start with Fleming after smirnoff's review of Captains Courageous
got me to see the film, and I loved it.
Fleming has been one of my Old Hollywood regulars ever since. Treasure Island
(1934) - I should watch this, and it's got Lionel Barrymore who i will always see, but I don't feel like I need yet Another version of this story in my life.Tortilla Flat
(1942) - Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr and John GarfieldJoan of Arc
(1948) - I've had the DVD sitting around the house for years. Put off by its length, now seem the time to watch it.