Victor Saville

Victor Saville

Known for: Directing
Birthday: 1895-09-25
Deathday: 1979-05-08 (83 years old)

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Biography

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).

Filmography

All 66

Movies 66

Director 44

Producer 19

Writter 3

Director
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Producer
The Greengage Summer

The Greengage Summer (1961)

Movie
Director
My Gun Is Quick

My Gun Is Quick (1957)

Movie
Executive Producer
Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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4.67
Director
The Silver Chalice

The Silver Chalice (1954)

Movie
Director
The Long Wait

The Long Wait (1954)

Movie
Producer
I, the Jury

I, the Jury (1953)

Movie
Director
24 Hours of a Woman's Life

24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952)

Movie
Director
Calling Bulldog Drummond

Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)

Movie
Director
Kim

Kim (1950)

Movie
Director
The Miniver Story

The Miniver Story (1950)

Movie
Director
Conspirator

Conspirator (1949)

Movie
Director
If Winter Comes

If Winter Comes (1947)

Movie
Director
Desire Me

Desire Me (1947)

Movie
Director
Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Movie
Director
The Green Years

The Green Years (1946)

Movie
5
Director
Tonight and Every Night

Tonight and Every Night (1945)

Movie
Producer
Above Suspicion

Above Suspicion (1943)

Movie
Producer
Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame (1943)

Movie
Director
Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day (1943)

Movie
Producer
White Cargo

White Cargo (1942)

Movie
Producer
Smilin' Through

Smilin' Through (1941)

Movie
Producer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Movie
Producer
A Woman's Face

A Woman's Face (1941)

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1
Producer
Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet (1940)

Movie
Producer
The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm (1940)

Movie
Director
The Earl of Chicago

The Earl of Chicago (1940)

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Producer
Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

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Producer
The Citadel

The Citadel (1938)

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Director
South Riding

South Riding (1938)

Movie
Director
Action for Slander

Action for Slander (1937)

Movie
Director
Dark Journey

Dark Journey (1937)

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Director
Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup (1937)

Movie
6
Director
It's Love Again

It's Love Again (1936)

Movie
Director
First a Girl

First a Girl (1935)

Movie
Director
Me and Marlborough

Me and Marlborough (1935)

Movie
Director
The Dictator

The Dictator (1935)

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Director
The Iron Duke

The Iron Duke (1934)

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Director
Evensong

Evensong (1934)

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Director
Evergreen

Evergreen (1934)

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Director
Friday the Thirteenth

Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

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Director
I Was A Spy

I Was A Spy (1933)

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Director
The Good Companions

The Good Companions (1933)

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Director
Love on Wheels

Love on Wheels (1932)

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Director
The Faithful Heart

The Faithful Heart (1932)

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Director
Sunshine Susie

Sunshine Susie (1931)

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Director
Michael and Mary

Michael and Mary (1931)

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Director
Hindle Wakes

Hindle Wakes (1931)

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Director
The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings (1931)

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Director
A Warm Corner

A Warm Corner (1930)

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Director
The W Plan

The W Plan (1930)

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Director
Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman (1929)

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Director
Armistice

Armistice (1929)

Movie
Director
Me and the Boys

Me and the Boys (1929)

Movie
Director
Kitty

Kitty (1929)

Movie
Director
Tesha

Tesha (1928)

Movie
Producer
A Woman in Pawn

A Woman in Pawn (1927)

Movie
Director
The Arcadians

The Arcadians (1927)

Movie
Writer
Hindle Wakes

Hindle Wakes (1927)

Movie
Producer
The Flight Commander

The Flight Commander (1927)

Movie
Producer
A Sister to Assist 'Er

A Sister to Assist 'Er (1927)

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Writer
The Glad Eye

The Glad Eye (1927)

Movie
Producer
Roses of Picardy

Roses of Picardy (1927)

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Writer
Mademoiselle from Armentieres

Mademoiselle from Armentieres (1926)

Movie
Producer
The White Shadow

The White Shadow (1924)

Movie
Producer
Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman (1923)

Movie

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1923
1931
1937
1933
2004

Information

Known for
Directing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1895-09-25

Deathday
1979-05-08 (83 years old)

Place of birth
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also known as
Phil Victor, George A. White


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