Richard Fleischer

    December 8, 1916 March 25, 2006 • 89 y.o. (107)

    Full Name Richard O. Fleischer
    Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
    Place of Death Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Citizenship United States
    Career 1943 — 2006
    Genres Drama, Adventure, Crime
    Zodiac sign sagittarius
    Religion judaism
    Nickname Dick

    Facts

    Richard Fleischer was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, the son of Essie (née Goldstein) and animator/producer Max Fleischer, a native of Kraków, Poland. After graduating from Brown University, he went to Yale School of Drama, where he met his future wife, Mary Dickson.

    Fleischer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His film career began in 1942 at the RKO studio, directing shorts, documentaries, and compilations of forgotten silent features, which he called "Flicker Flashbacks". He won an Academy Award as producer of the 1947 documentary Design for Death, co-written by Theodor Geisel (later known as Dr. Seuss), which examined the cultural forces that led to Japan's imperial expansion through World War II.

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    Title Ratings: 6.41
    My Ratings:
    • Drama 17%
    • Thriller 13%
    • Crime 13%
    • Action 11%
    • Adventure 9%
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                                  Director — 62

                                  1989
                                  1
                                  1989

                                  Short, Sci-Fi, Adventure, 29 min
                                  United States, France • Richard Fleischer

                                    1987
                                    2
                                    1987

                                    Comedy, Mystery, 1 hr 35 min
                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

                                      1985
                                      3
                                      1985

                                      Fantasy, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 29 min
                                      United States, Netherlands, Italy • Richard Fleischer

                                        1984
                                        4
                                        1984

                                        Fantasy, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 43 min
                                        United States, Mexico • Richard Fleischer

                                          1983
                                          5
                                          1983

                                          Horror, 1 hr 33 min
                                          United States, Mexico • Richard Fleischer

                                            6
                                            1983

                                            Action, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 46 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

                                              1980
                                              7
                                              1980

                                              Drama, Music, Romance, 1 hr 55 min
                                              United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                1979
                                                8
                                                1979

                                                Action, Adventure, Drama, 1 hr 58 min
                                                United States, Switzerland • Richard Fleischer

                                                  1977
                                                  9
                                                  1977

                                                  Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 48 min
                                                  United Kingdom, United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                    1976
                                                    10
                                                    1976

                                                    Biography, Drama, History, 1 hr 46 min
                                                    United Kingdom • Richard Fleischer

                                                      1975
                                                      11
                                                      1975

                                                      Drama, History, Romance, 2 hr 7 min
                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                        1974
                                                        12
                                                        1974

                                                        Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 43 min
                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                          1974

                                                          Drama, Western, 1 hr 36 min
                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                            1973
                                                            14
                                                            1973

                                                            Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 55 min
                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                              1973

                                                              Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, 1 hr 37 min
                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                1972
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                                                                1972

                                                                Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                  1971
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                                                                  1971

                                                                  Drama, Mystery, Thriller, 1 hr 28 min
                                                                  United Kingdom • Richard Fleischer

                                                                    18
                                                                    1971 — uncredited

                                                                    Action, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 35 min
                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                      1970
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                                                                      1970

                                                                      Biography, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                      United Kingdom • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                        1970

                                                                        Action, Drama, History, 2 hr 24 min
                                                                        United States, Japan • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                          1969
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                                                                          1969

                                                                          Biography, Drama, History, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                            1968
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                                                                            1968

                                                                            Crime, Drama, Mystery, 1 hr 56 min
                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                              1967
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                                                                              1967

                                                                              Short, Documentary, 30 min
                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                1967

                                                                                Fantasy, Musical, Adventure, 2 hr 32 min
                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                  1966
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                                                                                  1966

                                                                                  Sci-Fi, Adventure, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                    1961
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                                                                                    1961

                                                                                    Biography, Drama, History, 2 hr 24 min
                                                                                    United States, Italy • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                      27
                                                                                      1961

                                                                                      Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                                        1960
                                                                                        28
                                                                                        1960

                                                                                        Crime, Drama, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                          1959
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                                                                                          1959

                                                                                          Drama, Western, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                            1959

                                                                                            Biography, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                              1958
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                                                                                              1958

                                                                                              Action, Adventure, History, 1 hr 56 min
                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                1956
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                                                                                                1956

                                                                                                Drama, War, 1 hr 34 min
                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                  1956

                                                                                                  Action, Adventure, Drama, 1 hr 32 min
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                                                                                                    1955
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                                                                                                    1955

                                                                                                    Biography, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 49 min
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                                                                                                      1955

                                                                                                      Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                        1954
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                                                                                                        1954

                                                                                                        Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, 2 hr 7 min
                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                          1953
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                                                                                                          1953

                                                                                                          Drama, Sport, Western, 1 hr 23 min
                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                            1952
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                                                                                                            1952

                                                                                                            Comedy, 1 hr 34 min
                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                              1952

                                                                                                              Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 11 min
                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                                                                1951
                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                1951 — uncredited

                                                                                                                Film Noir, Action, Crime, 2 hours
                                                                                                                United States • John Farrow...

                                                                                                                  1950
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                                                                                                                  1950

                                                                                                                  Film Noir, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 7 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                    1949
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                                                                                                                    1949

                                                                                                                    Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                      1949

                                                                                                                      Musical, Comedy, 1 hr 3 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer...

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                                                                                                                        1949

                                                                                                                        Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hour (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                          1949

                                                                                                                          Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 3 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                            1948
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                                                                                                                            1948

                                                                                                                            Film Noir, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 2 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                              1948

                                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                1948

                                                                                                                                Comedy, 1 hr 19 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                  1948

                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, 9 min
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                                                                                                                                    1948

                                                                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 8 min
                                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                      1948

                                                                                                                                      Short, Comedy, 10 min
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                                                                                                                                        1948

                                                                                                                                        Short, Comedy, 8 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                          1947
                                                                                                                                          53
                                                                                                                                          1947 — uncredited

                                                                                                                                          Documentary, 48 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                            1947

                                                                                                                                            Short, Documentary, 10 min
                                                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                              1947

                                                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                                                                                                56
                                                                                                                                                1947

                                                                                                                                                Drama, Family, 1 hr 8 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                                  1947

                                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                                    1947

                                                                                                                                                    Short, 32 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                      1946
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                                                                                                                                                      1946

                                                                                                                                                      Drama, 1 hr 2 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                        1945
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                                                                                                                                                        1945

                                                                                                                                                        Short, Comedy, Romance, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                          1944
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                                                                                                                                                          1944

                                                                                                                                                          Short, Documentary, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                            1943
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                                                                                                                                                            1943

                                                                                                                                                            Short, Comedy, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                              Writer — 12

                                                                                                                                                              1952
                                                                                                                                                              1
                                                                                                                                                              1952

                                                                                                                                                              Short, 9 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                                              United States • Larry O'Reilly

                                                                                                                                                                1951
                                                                                                                                                                2
                                                                                                                                                                1951 — uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                Film Noir, Action, Crime, 2 hours
                                                                                                                                                                United States • John Farrow...

                                                                                                                                                                  1948
                                                                                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                                                                                  1948

                                                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                                    1948 — (narrative)

                                                                                                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                                                                                      1948

                                                                                                                                                                      Short, Comedy, 8 min
                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                                                        1948

                                                                                                                                                                        Short, Comedy, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                                                          1948

                                                                                                                                                                          Short, Comedy, 8 min
                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                            1947
                                                                                                                                                                            8
                                                                                                                                                                            1947

                                                                                                                                                                            Short, Documentary, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                              9
                                                                                                                                                                              1947

                                                                                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer...

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                                                                                                                                                                                1947

                                                                                                                                                                                Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                  1945
                                                                                                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                                                                                                  1945 — (narrative)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, Romance, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                    1943
                                                                                                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                                                                                                    1943

                                                                                                                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                      Producer — 15

                                                                                                                                                                                      1993
                                                                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                      1993 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                                      Short, 15 min
                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Ben Stassen...

                                                                                                                                                                                        1974
                                                                                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                                                                                        1974

                                                                                                                                                                                        Drama, Western, 1 hr 36 min
                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                          1970
                                                                                                                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                                                                                          1970 — uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                                          Action, Drama, History, 2 hr 24 min
                                                                                                                                                                                          United States, Japan • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                                                                                                                                            1955
                                                                                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                                                                                                            Billete para Tánger, 1955 — associate producer

                                                                                                                                                                                            Crime, 1 hr 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                            Spain, United Kingdom • César Fernández Ardavín...

                                                                                                                                                                                              1948
                                                                                                                                                                                              5
                                                                                                                                                                                              1948

                                                                                                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                6
                                                                                                                                                                                                1948

                                                                                                                                                                                                Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1948

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, 8 min
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1948

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Short, Comedy, 10 min
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1948

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Short, Comedy, 8 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1947
                                                                                                                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Documentary, 48 min (in credits: Richard O. Fleischer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                          11
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Short, Documentary, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Richard Fleischer...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              13
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1947

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Short, Comedy, 9 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1945
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1945

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Short, Comedy, Romance, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1943
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1943

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Short, Comedy, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Richard Fleischer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Actor — 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2002

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Documentary, Short, 28 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1997 — 2023 — Director, himself

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, 2 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Simon Wincer...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1982 — Guest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Documentary, 1 hr 15 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Netherlands • Thys Ockersen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other — 30

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