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King Vidor

King Vidor (February 8, 1894 - 1982) was an American film director

He was born in Galveston, Texas.

A freelance newsreel cameraman and cinema projectionist, he made his debut as a director in 1913. In Hollywood from 1915, he worked on a variety of film-related jobs before directing a feature film, The Turn of the Road in 1919. A successful mounting of Peg o' My Heart in 1922 got him a long term contract with MGM. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he received an honorary award in 1979.

Selected Filmography

  • The Jack Knife Man 1920
  • The Sky Pilot 1921
  • Peg 'o My Heart 1922
  • The Big Parade 1925
  • The Crowd 1928
  • The Champ 1931
  • Our Daily Bread 1934
  • Comrade X 1940
  • Morthwest Passage 1940
  • Duel in the Sun 1946
  • The Fountainhead 1949
  • Ruby Gentry 1952
  • War and Peace 1956
  • Solomon and Sheba 1959



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