Sherman Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Vincent Sherman

Interviewed by: Eric Sherman

Esteemed director Vincent Sherman (Mr. Skeffington; Adventures of Don Juan; The Young Philadelphians) discusses the Hollywood studio system as a Warner Bros. contract employee, the importance of a screenplay, and his philosophy on working with actors.

Vincent Sherman discusses how he reworked Adventures of Don Juan to better suit the talents of an aging Errol Flynn.

Sherman talks about the stark realities of casting under the studio system and how Bette Davis helped him fight the studio to cast Claude Rains in Mr. Skeffington.

Sherman recalls bonding with cinematographer Harold Rosson over their assessment of a script for a "man's picture" starring Clark Gable.