Victor Saville Movies List

Victor Saville
Victor Saville
25-09-1895
Birmingham, England, UK
29
The White Shadow

Director Victor Saville Filmography

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The Greengage Summer
The Greengage Summer ( English )
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Music Director: Richard Addinsell
Release date: 04-04-1961
The Silver Chalice
The Silver Chalice ( English )
Director: Victor Saville , Meta Rebner
Music Director: Franz Waxman
Release date: 20-12-1954
The Long Wait
The Long Wait ( English )
Director: Victor Saville
Music Director: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Release date: 26-05-1954
I, the Jury
I, the Jury ( English )
Director: Harry Essex
Music Director: Franz Waxman
Release date: 14-08-1953
Calling Bulldog Drummond
Director: Victor Saville
Release date: 14-12-1951
Kim
Kim ( English )
Director: Victor Saville
Music Director: André Previn , Bronislau Kaper
Release date: 07-12-1950
Conspirator
Conspirator ( English )
Director: Victor Saville
Music Director: John Wooldridge
Release date: 28-07-1949
If Winter Comes
If Winter Comes ( English )
Director: Victor Saville
Release date: 31-12-1947
Green Dolphin Street
Green Dolphin Street ( English )
Director: Victor Saville
Release date: 05-11-1947
Desire Me
Desire Me ( English )
Director: Jack Conway , George Cukor , Mervyn LeRoy , Victor Saville
Music Director: Herbert Stothart
Release date: 31-10-1947
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Showing 1 to 10 of 29 movies

Victor Saville Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Victor Saville (25 September 1895, Birmingham, England – 8 May 1979, London) was an English film director, producer and screenwriter. He directed 39 films between 1927 and 1954. He also produced 36 films between 1923 and 1962. He produced his first film, Woman to Woman, with Michael Balcon in 1923, and on the back of its success produced pictures for the veteran director Maurice Elvey, including the classic British silent Hindle Wakes (1927). His first picture as director was The Arcadians (1927). In 1929 he and Balcon worked together again on a talkie remake of Woman to Woman for Balcon's company, Gainsborough Pictures. This time Saville directed it. From 1931, as Gainsborough Pictures and the Gaumont British Picture Corporation joined forces, Saville produced a string of comedies, musicals and dramas for Gainsborough and Gaumont-British, including the popular Jessie Matthews pictures. In 1937, he left to set up his own production company, Victor Saville Productions, and made three pictures for Alexander Korda's London Films at Denham studios. As an independent producer he had purchased the film rights to A. J. Cronin's novel The Citadel. He was persuaded to sell them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in return for the chance to produce the film and another big-budget adaptation, Goodbye Mr Chips (1939). Both films starred Robert Donat and were a great success in the USA as well as in Britain, providing Saville with a passport to Hollywood. When the war broke out in 1939, Saville was in America and was advised to remain there. He produced pictures in support of the war effort, such as The Mortal Storm and Forever and a Day (1943) (in which he worked for the last time with his former star Jessie Matthews), and in 1945 Tonight and Every Night, based on the history of the Windmill Theatre in London. After the war Saville continued directing films for MGM but eventually returned to Britain. Saville acquired production rights for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer mysteries and produced a few features, though Spillane thought he was interested in doing so only to acquire the money to produce The Silver Chalice. He produced two final films in the 1960s, The Greengage Summer (1961), adapted from the novel of the same name, and Mix Me a Person (1962).

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