Fleischer Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Richard Fleischer

Interviewed by: Lawrence Mirisch

Veteran director Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Fantastic Voyage, The Vikings) discusses his long directorial career, what it was like being born into the entertainment industry, and how he won an Oscar his first year in Hollywood. 

Richard Fleischer describes working in the Studio System during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Fleischer recounts why he used a handheld camera to shoot train sequences in The Narrow Margin.

How Design For Death, his first job at RKO, won him an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.