Richard Fleischer

Richard Fleischer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard O. Fleischer (December 8, 1916 – March 25, 2006) was an American film director. Fleischer was born in Brooklyn, the son of Essie (née Goldstein) and animator/producer Max Fleischer. After graduating from Brown University, he went to Yale School of Drama, where he met his future wife, Mary Dickson. His film career began in 1942 at the RKO studio, directing shorts, documentaries, and compilations of forgotten silent features. Fleischer moved to Los Angeles and was assigned his first feature, Child of Divorce (1946). In 1954, he was chosen by Walt Disney (his father's former rival as a cartoon producer) to direct 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Kirk Douglas. In 1955 Fox signed Fleischer to a long term contract. He would work for that studio for the next fifteen years. His first film under his new contract with Fox was The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955). Kirk Douglas hired Fleischer to make The Vikings (1958), which was another big hit. He then moved to Paris where he directed two stories for Darryl F. Zanuck starring Greco. Fleischer then signed a contract with Dino de Laurentiis to make Barabbas (1962). Back in Hollywood, Richard Zanuck had become head of production at Fox and offered Fleischer Fantastic Voyage (1966). It was a success and resurrected his Hollywood career. Che! (1969), a biopic of Che Guevera that starred Omar Sharif, was an expensive flop, as was an account of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970). This was his last film for 20th Century Fox. Fleischer travelled to England, where he directed an acclaimed thriller, 10 Rillington Place. See No Evil (1971) with Mia Farrow was another thriller. In Hollywood, he made The New Centurions (1972). At MGM, he made a science-fiction film, Soylent Green (1973), with Charlton Heston. He was reunited with De Laurentiis for the popular, if controversial, Mandingo (1975). The Prince and the Pauper (1977) was a version of the Mark Twain novel that featured Heston, Harrison and Scott in its cast. Fleischer was then hired on Ashanti (1979), starring Michael Caine, which turned out to be a flop. Tough Enough (1983) was about the Toughman Contest starring Dennis Quaid. He made three more for de Laurentiis. His final theatrical feature was Million Dollar Mystery (1987). Fleischer was chairman of Fleischer Studios, which today handles the licensing of Betty Boop and Koko the Clown. In June 2005, he released his memoirs of his father's career in Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution. Fleischer's 1993 autobiography, Just Tell Me When to Cry, described his many difficulties with actors, writers and producers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard O. Fleischer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

  • Title: Richard Fleischer
  • Popularity: 4.089
  • Known For: Directing
  • Birthday: 1916-12-08
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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  • Also Known As: Richard O. Fleischer, Dick Fleischer
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Richard Fleischer Movies

  • 2005
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    Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

    Filmmakers vs. Tycoons

    6.2 2005 HD

    How the cinema industry does not respect the author's work as it was conceived, how manipulates the motion pictures in order to make them easier to...

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  • 2003
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    The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    6 2003 HD

    With rare behind-the-scenes footage, a detailed look at the making of Walt Disney’s adaptation of the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under...

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  • 1945
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    Make Mine Memories

    Make Mine Memories

    1 1945 HD

    Richard Fleischer provides a funny twist and amusing narrative commentary by Ward Wilson on two re-edited silent films in this RKO short film.

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  • 2010
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    Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

    Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

    6.939 2010 HD

    In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the...

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  • 1995
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    Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons

    Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons

    7.3 1995 HD

    From the A&E "Biography" series, a review of the birth, development and cinematic history of Betty Boop, the flapper cartoon character who has been a...

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  • 1973
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    A Look at the World of 'Soylent Green'

    A Look at the World of 'Soylent Green'

    1 1973 HD

    This promotional short film for "Soylent Green" (1973) begins by showing clips of films that depicted what the future might be like beyond Earth. The...

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  • 1954
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    Operation Undersea

    Operation Undersea

    2 1954 HD

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  • 2004
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    Murder by Numbers

    Murder by Numbers

    1 2004 HD

    A documentary on serial killer films.

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  • 2004
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    Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz

    Männer im Trenchcoat, Frauen im Pelz

    1 2004 HD

    Film noir, which enjoyed particular success in the 1930s and 1940s, is probably the most profound genre of classic Hollywood cinema. Eckhart Schmidt...

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  • 2006
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    First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series

    First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series

    1 2006 HD

    Superman leaps off the comic page for the first time in this animated series that ran from 1941-1942.

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  • 1970
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    The Reality Trip

    The Reality Trip

    1 1970 HD

    Documentary celebrating the centenary of cinema which looks at how technological innovations - from widescreen to 3D, Cinerama to Showscan and IMAX -...

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  • 1954
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    7.039 1954 HD

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  • 1966
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    Fantastic Voyage

    Fantastic Voyage

    6.674 1966 HD

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  • 1970
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    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    7.2 1970 HD

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  • 1977
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    The Prince and the Pauper

    The Prince and the Pauper

    6 1977 HD

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  • 1950
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    Armored Car Robbery

    Armored Car Robbery

    6.509 1950 HD

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  • 1949
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    Follow Me Quietly

    Follow Me Quietly

    6.089 1949 HD

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  • 1961
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    Barabbas

    Barabbas

    6.845 1961 HD

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  • 1952
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    The Narrow Margin

    The Narrow Margin

    7.3 1952 HD

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  • 1973
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    Soylent Green

    Soylent Green

    6.946 1973 HD

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  • 1974
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    Mr. Majestyk

    Mr. Majestyk

    6.8 1974 HD

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  • 1971
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    10 Rillington Place

    10 Rillington Place

    7.286 1971 HD

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  • 1984
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    Conan the Destroyer

    Conan the Destroyer

    6.096 1984 HD

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  • 1985
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    Red Sonja

    Red Sonja

    5.337 1985 HD

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  • 1968
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    The Boston Strangler

    The Boston Strangler

    6.755 1968 HD

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  • 1983
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    Amityville 3-D

    Amityville 3-D

    4.6 1983 HD

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  • 1959
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    Compulsion

    Compulsion

    7.043 1959 HD

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  • 1949
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    The Clay Pigeon

    The Clay Pigeon

    5.5 1949 HD

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  • 1949
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    Trapped

    Trapped

    5.9 1949 HD

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  • 1958
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    The Vikings

    The Vikings

    7.033 1958 HD

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  • 1980
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    The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer

    5.8 1980 HD

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  • 1969
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    Che!

    Che!

    5.25 1969 HD

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  • 1948
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    Bodyguard

    Bodyguard

    6 1948 HD

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  • 1972
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    The New Centurions

    The New Centurions

    6.7 1972 HD

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  • 1956
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    Bandit!

    Bandit!

    5.7 1956 HD

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  • 1975
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    Mandingo

    Mandingo

    6.651 1975 HD

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  • 1974
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    The Spikes Gang

    The Spikes Gang

    6.7 1974 HD

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  • 1974
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    The Spikes Gang

    The Spikes Gang

    6.7 1974 HD

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  • 1967
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    Doctor Dolittle

    Doctor Dolittle

    6.1 1967 HD

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  • 1983
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    Tough Enough

    Tough Enough

    5.1 1983 HD

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  • 1955
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    Violent Saturday

    Violent Saturday

    6.7 1955 HD

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  • 1971
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    See No Evil

    See No Evil

    6.4 1971 HD

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  • 1959
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    These Thousand Hills

    These Thousand Hills

    6.2 1959 HD

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  • 1955
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    The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

    The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

    6.2 1955 HD

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  • 1971
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    The Last Run

    The Last Run

    6.6 1971 HD

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  • 1987
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    Million Dollar Mystery

    Million Dollar Mystery

    4.6 1987 HD

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  • 1956
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    Between Heaven and Hell

    Between Heaven and Hell

    5.903 1956 HD

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  • 1979
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    Ashanti

    Ashanti

    5.8 1979 HD

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  • 1973
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    The Don Is Dead

    The Don Is Dead

    5.9 1973 HD

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  • 1948
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    So This Is New York

    So This Is New York

    6 1948 HD

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  • 1953
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    Arena

    Arena

    4.7 1953 HD

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  • 1976
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    The Incredible Sarah

    The Incredible Sarah

    5 1976 HD

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  • 1948
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    Design for Death

    Design for Death

    6 1948 HD

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  • 1946
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    Child of Divorce

    Child of Divorce

    6 1946 HD

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  • 1952
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    The Happy Time

    The Happy Time

    6.3 1952 HD

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  • 1947
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    Banjo

    Banjo

    7.5 1947 HD

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  • 1961
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    The Big Gamble

    The Big Gamble

    5.667 1961 HD

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  • 1960
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    Crack in the Mirror

    Crack in the Mirror

    7.5 1960 HD

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  • 1951
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    His Kind of Woman

    His Kind of Woman

    6.7 1951 HD

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  • 1949
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    Make Mine Laughs

    Make Mine Laughs

    5 1949 HD

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  • 1989
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    Call from Space

    Call from Space

    10 1989 HD

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  • 1944
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    Memo for Joe

    Memo for Joe

    1 1944 HD

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  • 1945
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    Make Mine Memories

    Make Mine Memories

    1 1945 HD

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  • 1945
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    Make Mine Memories

    Make Mine Memories

    1 1945 HD

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  • 1947
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    Mr. Bell

    Mr. Bell

    1 1947 HD

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  • 1945
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    Make Mine Memories

    Make Mine Memories

    1 1945 HD

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  • 1943
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    Flicker Flashbacks #2

    Flicker Flashbacks #2

    1 1943 HD

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  • 1943
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    Flicker Flashbacks #2

    Flicker Flashbacks #2

    1 1943 HD

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  • 1989
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    Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery

    Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery

    5 1989 HD

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  • 1987
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    The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood

    The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood

    8 1987 HD

    Ed Asner tells the story of RKO Pictures from the 1920s to the 1960s.

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