Victor Heerman


Director

About

Also Known As
Victor Eugene Heerman
Birth Place
Surrey, England, GB
Born
August 27, 1893
Died
November 03, 1977

Biography

Heerman began his career in the mid-teens directing Mack Sennett shorts before graduating to light, breezy features in 1920. He is perhaps best known for the Marx Brothers vehicle, "Animal Crackers" (1930). Heerman concentrated on screenwriting from the early 1930s and won an Oscar for "Little Women" (1932/33)....

Family & Companions

Sarah Y Mason
Wife
Screenwriter.

Biography

Heerman began his career in the mid-teens directing Mack Sennett shorts before graduating to light, breezy features in 1920. He is perhaps best known for the Marx Brothers vehicle, "Animal Crackers" (1930). Heerman concentrated on screenwriting from the early 1930s and won an Oscar for "Little Women" (1932/33).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Stolen Jools (1931)
Director
Galas de la Paramount (1930)
Director
Paramount on Parade (1930)
Director
Animal Crackers (1930)
Director
Sea Legs (1930)
Director
Personality (1930)
Director
Love Hungry (1928)
Director
Rubber Heels (1927)
Director
Ladies Must Dress (1927)
Director
For Wives Only (1926)
Director
Irish Luck (1925)
Director
Old Home Week (1925)
Director
The Confidence Man (1924)
Director
The Dangerous Maid (1923)
Director
Rupert of Hentzau (1923)
Director
Modern Matrimony (1923)
Director
Love Is an Awful Thing (1922)
Director
My Boy (1922)
Director
John Smith (1922)
Director
The Chicken in the Case (1921)
Director
The River's End (1920)
Director
Don't Ever Marry (1920)
Director
The Poor Simp (1920)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Based upon the Screenplay by
Little Women (1949)
Screenwriter
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
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Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Golden Boy (1939)
Screenwriter
Stella Dallas (1937)
Screenwriter
Magnificent Obsession (1936)
Screenwriter
Break of Hearts (1935)
Screenwriter
Imitation of Life (1934)
Additional Dialogue
The Age of Innocence (1934)
Screenwriter
Imitation of Life (1934)
Contract Writer
The Little Minister (1934)
Screenwriter
Little Women (1933)
Screenwriter
Love Hungry (1928)
Story
Ladies Must Dress (1927)
Story
Modern Matrimony (1923)
Writer
Love Is an Awful Thing (1922)
Writer
John Smith (1922)
Story
The Chicken in the Case (1921)
Writer
A Divorce of Convenience (1921)
Story

Cast (Short)

How to Break 90 #1: The Grip (1933)
Himself

Life Events

1920

Feature film director

Videos

Movie Clip

Little Women (1933) - March Dining Room Theatre Author, producer and performer Jo (Katharine Hepburn) organizing sisters (Joan Bennett, Jean Parker, Frances Dee) for the Massachusetts March family Christmas pageant, staged by George Cukor in Little Women, 1933.
Stella Dallas (1937) - That Iceberg-ey Way New mother Barbara Stanwyck (title character) with working class pal Ed (Alan Hale), her background showing, as increasingly snooty husband Stephen (John Boles) returns home, in Stella Dallas, 1937.
Stella Dallas (1937) - Like The People In The Movie Social climber Barbara Stanwyck (title character) at the movies with blue-blood Stephen (John Boles), who's charmed for now, early in King Vidor's Stella Dallas, 1937.
Stella Dallas (1937) - Stella's Got A Fella! Opening scene, Barbara Stanwyck (title character) setting her cap for impoverished society man Stephen (John Boles), then arguing with her working-class brother (George Wolcott), from King Vidor's Stella Dallas, 1937.
Stella Dallas (1937) - The Galleries And Museums Some years after her last scene, Barbara Stanwyck (title character), still residing in industrial Central Mass., takes in sewing (Lillian Yarbo her maid/assistant), grumbles that her estranged successful New York husband sends books for the birthday of her daughter, who has grown up to be Anne Shirley, bringing her teacher (Ann Shoemaker) home to visit, in Stella Dallas, 1937.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) - The Toast I'd Give You Two We meet daughter Joyce (Barbara Rush) and Helen (Jane Wyman) the second wife of Dr. Phillips, at whose home and clinic we know there is an emergency and where we meet nurse Nancy (Agnes Moorehead) and Dr. Dodge (Richard H. Cutting), early in Douglas Sirk's Magnificent Obsession, 1954.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) - Don't Look Shocked Fuming playboy Bob (Rock Hudson) hospitalized with Dr. Dodge (Richard H. Cutting) and nurse Nancy (Agnes Moorehead), unaware that not only is the head doctor (Phillips) dead but, through his own reckless accident, he helped cause his demise, in Douglas Sirk's Magnificent Obsession, 1954.
Magnificent Obsession (1954) - I'll Never Have To See Him Again Rich bachelor Bob (Rock Hudson), hurt in a speedboat wreck, has discharged himself from a small hospital and finds out that Joyce (Jane Wyman), who picks him up, is the wife of the chief doctor whose death, he further learns, he helped cause, in Douglas Sirk's Magnificent Obsession, 1954.
Little Women (1949) - You're On Fire! Jo (June Allyson) in her first rather forward visit with Laurie (Peter Lawford), the well-to-do but lonesome young man next door to the March girls of Concord, Mass., in MGM's Little Women, 1949, from the Louisa May Alcott novel.
Little Women (1949) - We'll Storm The Citadel! March sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth (Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien) spending Christmas dollars with Grace (Will Wright), then returning to mother (Mary Astor), in MGM's Little Women, 1949.
Age Of Innocence, The (1934) - Straight Up And Down-ness The Wellands (Laura Hope Crews, Herbert Yost, Julie Haydon as "May"), and fiance` Newland (John Boles) with Grandmother (Helen Westley), worry about cousin Countess Olenska (Irene Dunne), who arrives with Beaufort (Lionel Atwill), in RKO's 1934 version of Edith Wharton's The Age Of Innocence.
Age Of Innocence, The (1934) - Past Generation Stuff Opening with an ambitious snapshot of contemporary New York, we meet John Boles playing his matured version of Edith Wharton's Newland Archer, Kane Richmond his impetuous grandson, in Broadway director Philip Moeller's treatment of The Age Of Innocence, 1934, co-starring Irene Dunne.

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Family

Catherine Heerman
Daughter
Born on February 5, 1922.
Victor E Heerman Jr
Son
Born on January 5, 1925.

Companions

Sarah Y Mason
Wife
Screenwriter.

Bibliography