Richard McWhorter Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Richard McWhorter

Interviewed by: Jerry Ziesmer

Veteran Assistant Director, Unit Production Manager and Producer Richard “Dick” McWhorter discusses his long entertainment career working with legendary directors like King Vidor, Frank Capra, and Cecil B. DeMille, and provides a first hand account of some of the earliest meetings of the newly formed Screen Directors Guild.

As a messenger boy at Columbia Pictures and aspiring Assistant Director, Richard McWhorter attended one of the earliest meetings of Directors and Assistant Directors of the nascent Screen Directors Guild discussing the push for studio recognition.

After working in the film business for 70 years, McWhorter reflects on the passion and commitment to craft that is necessary to succeed in the business and last as long as he has, and the education in life he received throughout his career.

McWhorter recalls his experience directing the 2nd Unit for two of Cecil B. Demille's later films, Samson and Delilah, and Unconquered.