James Joseph Flood (1895-1953) was an American film director.
Born in New York City, Flood became an assistant director with Biograph in 1912 and was active through 1952.
When working on The Swellhead, Flood decided he wanted to change a scene. He told his plan to actor James Gleason who was also an accomplished playwright and he re-wrote the scene. Actress Marion Shilling then had to quickly learn and execute the new dialogue. "I was a fast study, memorized the scene in a few minutes and we did the scene in one take. Mr. Flood put his arms around me and said, 'You g.d. little trouper.'"
Flood died of complications after surgery in Hollywood on February 4, 1953. He was 57 years old.
- Times Have Changed (1923)
- The Woman Hater (1925)
- The Man Without a Conscience (1925)
- The Wife Who Wasn't Wanted (1925)
- Satan in Sables (1925)
- Why Girls Go Back Home (1926)
- The Lady in Ermine (1927)
- Three Hours (1927)
- The Count of Ten (1928)
- Domestic Meddlers (1928)
- Marriage by Contract (1928)
- Mister Antonio (1929)
- Whispering Winds (1929)
- Midstream (1929)
- The Swellhead (1930)
- The She-Wolf (1931)
- Under Cover Man (1932)
- The Mouthpiece (1932) co-directed with Elliott Nugent
- Life Begins (1932) co-directed with Elliott Nugent
- All of Me (1934)
- Such Women Are Dangerous (1934)
- Wings in the Dark (1935)
- Shanghai (1935)
- The Lonely Road (1936) aka Scotland Yard Commands
- The Big Fix (1947)
- Stepchild (1947)