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William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 – December 9, 1975) was an American film director. Although Wellman began his film career as an actor, he worked on over 80 films, as director, producer and consultant but most often as a director, notable for his work in crime, adventure and action genre films, often focusing on aviation themes, a particular passion. He also directed several well regarded satirical comedies.

Wellman directed the 1927 film Wings, which became the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

William Augustus Wellman (February 29, 1896 – December 9, 1975) was an American film director. Although Wellman began his film career as an actor, he worked on over 80 films, as director, producer and consultant but most often as a director, notable for his work in crime, adventure and action genre films, often focusing on aviation themes, a particular passion. He also directed several well regarded satirical comedies.

Wellman directed the 1927 film Wings, which became the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 78

Birthday 1896-02-29

Day of Death 1975-12-09

Place of Birth Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

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Also Known As

  • William Augustus Wellman

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1958 Lafayette EscadrilleDirector
1958 Darby's RangersDirector
1956 Good-bye, My LadyDirector
1955 Blood AlleyDirector
1954 Track of the CatDirector
1954 The High and the MightyDirector
1953 Island in the SkyDirector
1952 My Man and IDirector
1951 Westward the WomenDirector
1951 It's a Big CountryDirector
1951 Across the Wide MissouriDirector
1950 The Happy YearsDirector
1950 The Next Voice You Hear....Director
1949 BattlegroundDirector
1948 Yellow SkyDirector
1948 The Iron CurtainDirector
1947 Magic TownDirector
1946 Gallant JourneyDirector
1945 The Story of G.I. JoeDirector
1945 This Man's NavyDirector
1943 Buffalo BillDirector
1943 Lady of BurlesqueDirector
1943 The Ox-Bow IncidentDirector
1942 Thunder BirdsDirector
1942 The Great Man's LadyDirector
1942 Roxie HartDirector
1941 Reaching for the SunDirector
1939 The Light That FailedDirector
1939 Beau GesteDirector
1938 Men with WingsDirector
1937 Nothing SacredDirector
1937 A Star Is BornDirector
1936 Tarzan EscapesDirector
1936 Small Town GirlDirector
1936 Robin Hood of El DoradoDirector
1935 The Call of the WildDirector
1934 The President VanishesDirector
1934 StingareeDirector
1934 Viva Villa!Director
1934 Looking for TroubleDirector
1933 College CoachDirector
1933 FemaleAssistant Director
1933 Wild Boys of the RoadDirector
1933 Midnight MaryDirector
1933 Heroes for SaleDirector
1933 Lilly TurnerDirector
1933 Central AirportDirector
1932 Frisco JennyDirector
1932 The ConquerorsDirector
1932 The Purchase PriceDirector
1932 Love Is a RacketDirector
1932 So Big!Director
1932 The Hatchet ManDirector
1931 Safe in HellDirector
1931 The Star WitnessDirector
1931 Night NurseDirector
1931 The Public EnemyDirector
1931 Other Men's WomenDirector
1930 Maybe It's LoveDirector
1930 Young EaglesDirector
1930 Dangerous ParadiseDirector
1929 Woman TrapDirector
1929 The Man I LoveDirector
1929 Chinatown NightsDirector
1928 Beggars of LifeDirector
1928 Ladies of the MobDirector
1928 The Legion of the CondemnedDirector
1927 WingsDirector
1926 You Never Know WomenDirector
1926 The BoobDirector
1923 Big DanDirector
1923 The Man Who WonDirector

Production

1947 Magic TownProducer
1942 The Great Man's LadyProducer
1939 The Light That FailedProducer
1939 Beau GesteProducer
1938 Men with WingsProducer
1928 Ladies of the MobProducer
1928 The Legion of the CondemnedProducer

Acting

The Men Who Made the Movies(1 episode)
1953 Island in the Sky as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1931 Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 8 as Himself
1919 The Knickerbocker Buckaroo as Henry

Writing

1976 A Star Is BornStory
1937 The Last GangsterStory
1937 A Star Is BornStory
1936 Robin Hood of El DoradoScreenplay

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