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Charles Vidor

Director, Actor

Blind AlleyBlind Alley (1939)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy
A gangster escapes from prison and takes a psychiatrist hostage in this home–invasion film noir.
Cover GirlCover Girl (1944)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers
Sheer energy and razzamatazz compensate for the rampant cliches of this Rita Hayworth/Gene Kelly dance–musical, set in the world of magazine…
A Song to RememberA Song to Remember (1945)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde
Biopic on the life of Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin, taking a few liberties here and there to follow the child prodigy through his…
GildaGilda (1946) Recommended
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready
Rita Hayworth defines the femme fatale for Hollywood in this sassy love–triangle musical set in Latin America. Glenn Ford and George Macready…
Loves of Carmen, The (1948)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford
Famous Spanish fable with Rita Hayworth making a fine sultry, conniving Gypsy whose love for a respectable corporal leads to murder. No music, though.
Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen (1952)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Danny Kaye, Farley Granger
A fabricated musical 'biopic' of the famed 19th century Danish fairytale writer, sees him (played by Danny Kaye) smile through a succession of…
Love Me or Leave MeLove Me or Leave Me (1955)
Dir. Charles Vidor
Feat. Doris Day, James Cagney
Multiple Oscar–nominated biopic of singer Ruth Etting, played here by Doris Day in a more substantial role than usual. Story chiefly concerns…
Farewell to Arms, AFarewell to Arms, A (1957)
Dir. Charles Vidor, John Huston
Feat. Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica
Expensive, though wooden adaptation of the Hemingway classic set around a love story on the Italian Front in WWI. Despite a Ben Hecht script, the…
Song Without EndSong Without End (1960)
Dir. Charles Vidor, George Cukor
Feat. Dirk Bogarde, Genevieve Page, Capucine
Pleasant biopic of the great composer Franz Liszt which despite focusing mostly on his love affairs does boast a terrific score. This was Charles…

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