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Fred Fleck
Born(1892-06-04)June 4, 1892
DiedNovember 9, 1961(1961-11-09) (aged 69)
OccupationFilmmaker
Years active1928–1957

Fred Fleck (June 6, 1892 – November 9, 1961), also known as Fred A. Fleck, Frederick Fleck, or Freddie Fleck, was an American assistant director and production manager. Born in New York City on June 4, 1892, he broke into the film business as an assistant director on the 1928 silent film, The Riding Renegade, directed by Wallace Fox.[1][2] During his 30-year career, he would work on some notable films, with some notable directors. Some of those films include: the epic Hell's Angels (1930), directed by Howard Hughes;[3] King Vidor's Bird of Paradise (1932);[4] the Ginger Rogers' 1941 vehicle, Tom, Dick and Harry, directed by Garson Kanin;[5] 1942's The Magnificent Ambersons, directed by Orson Welles, and starring Joseph Cotten and Anne Baxter;[6] Born to be Bad (1950), starring Joan Fontaine and Robert Ryan;[7] and Josef von Sternberg's Jet Pilot (1957), starring John Wayne.[8] Fleck was also one of the aerial cameramen on George Archainbaud's classic 1932 film, The Lost Squadron.[9]

Fleck was also production manager on several notable films, including: Sylvia Scarlett, directed by George Cukor, and starring Katharine Hepburn;[10] the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' 1936 vehicle, Swing Time, directed by George Stevens;[11] Gregory La Cava's 1937 Stage Door, starring Hepburn, Rogers and Adolphe Menjou;[12] and The Las Vegas Story (1952), directed by Robert Stevenson, and starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature.[13]

Even though Jet Pilot was released in 1957, it was produced in 1949–50, and sat on the shelf for seven years. The last film Fleck worked on was as a production manager on Son of Sinbad in 1955.[14] He would die on November 9, 1961 in North Hollywood, California.

Filmography

(as per AFI's database)[1]

Year Title Role Notes
1928 The Riding Renegade Assistant director
1930 Dixiana Assistant director
1930 Hell's Angels Assistant director
1930 Hit the Deck Assistant director
1930 Hook, Line and Sinker Assistant director
1930 Leathernecking Assistant director
1931 Cracked Nuts Assistant director
1932 Bird of Paradise Assistant director
1932 The Lost Squadron Aerial photography
1932 The Animal Kingdom Unit manager
1937 Sylvia Scarlett Production manager
1936 Swing Time Production manager
1937 Stage Door Production manager
1938 Carefree Unit manager
1939 That's Right – You're Wrong Assistant director
1940 You'll Find Out Assistant director
1941 Playmates Assistant director
1941 Tom, Dick and Harry Assistant director
1941 Citizen Kane Assistant
1942 The Magnificent Ambersons Assistant director
1943 The Falcon in Danger Assistant Director
1943 Flight for Freedom Supervisor overwater aviation shots
1944 My Pal Wolf Assistant director
1945 The Enchanted Cottage Assistant director
1945 George White's Scandals Assistant director
1946 The Spiral Staircase Production manager
1947 They Won't Believe Me Unit manager
1948 If You Knew Susie Production manager
1948 The Miracle of the Bells Production manager
1949 Bride for Sale Assistant director
1949 The Window Assistant director
1950 Born to Be Bad Assistant director
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger Production manager
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway Assistant director
1952 The Las Vegas Story Unit manager
1953 Angel Face Assistant director
1953 Split Second Assistant director
1954 She Couldn't Say No Assistant director
1955 Son of Sinbad Unit manager
1957 Jet Pilot Assistant director

References

  1. ^ a b "Fred A. Fleck". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Riding Renegade". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Hell's Angels". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bird of Paradise". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tom, Dick and Harry". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Magnificent Ambersons". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Born to be Bad". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  8. ^ "Jet Pilot". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Lost Squadron". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "Syliva Scarlett". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Swing Time". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Stage Door". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Las Vegas Story". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  14. ^ "Son of Sinbad". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
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