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Victor FlemingAn American Movie Master$
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Michael Sragow

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144412

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001

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From The Way of All Flesh to Abie's Irish Rose

From The Way of All Flesh to Abie's Irish Rose

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(p.130) 10 From The Way of All Flesh to Abie's Irish Rose
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Victor Fleming
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Michael Sragow

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0011

Fleming was known for making unknown actors into stars and stars even more famous, so it was a sensation when he worked with German star Emil Jannings. Their film, The Way of All Flesh, was a critical and commercial success. One of his last works with Clara Bow, Hula, is also discussed in this chapter. Fleming then began work on Abie’s Irish Rose, which had been a smash hit on Broadway; however, despite the production’s popularity on stage, the film was a flop. Undeterred, Fleming attempted to find success with Disney’s new cartoon of Mickey Mouse, but his boss refused to support the project.

Keywords:   Emil Jannings, The Way of All Flesh, Hula, Abie’s Irish Rose, Mickey Mouse

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