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Variety (1940) - Top 1940 Stars and Pix




6 Top Money Directors

  1. Victor Fleming
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Jack Conway
  4. Cecil B. DeMille
  5. John Ford
  6. Michael Curtis

Victor Fleming, with his direction of "Gone With the Wind," coasted easily as top money director of the year. A newcomer, Alfred Hitchcock, movies into second position by reason of "Rebecca" (S-I) and "Foreign Correspondent" (Wanger), both made in Hollywood, and "Jamaica Inn", produced in England.