William A. Wellman

Portrait William A. WellmanDirector, Author, Producer - USA
Born February 29, 1896 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Died December 9, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini-Biography:
William A. Wellman was born under the given name William Augustus Wellman on February 29, 1896 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. He was an American Director, Author, Producer, known for Across the wide Missouri (1951), Buffalo Bill (1943), Westward the Women (1951), William A. Wellman's first movie on record is from 1919. He was married to Helene Chadwick (1918-1923), Margery Chapin (1925-1926), Marjorie Crawford (1931-1933), Dorothy Coonan (1934-1975). William A. Wellman died on December 9, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His last motion picture on file dates from 1976.
Biographical Notes in German: Studium an der Newton High School 1908-1915, 1915 als Freiwilliger zur Französischen Armee, damm im Dezember 1916 zur Fremdenlegion. Als im Juni 1917 die USA in den Krieg eintreten, kommt Wellman zur Fliegertruppe und zur "Escadrille Lafayette". 1918 wird er abgeschossen und schliesslich mit Auszeichnungen entlassen.
Zurück in den USA trifft er auf Douglas Fairbanks und wird zuerst Schauspieler, bis er sich entscheidet, Regisseur zu werden. Nachdem er bei Goldwyn in verschiedenen Funktionen arbeitete, dreht Wellman schliesslich seine ersten Filme bei Fox.
Zu den exemplarischen Filmen von Wellman zählen der frühe Fliegerfilm "Wings", die Western "Across the wide Missouri", "The Ox-Bow Incident" und "Yellow Sky" sowie der Kriegfilm "The Story of G.I.Joe".

William A. Wellman Filmography [Auszug]
1976: [12.17] A Star Is Born (Story), Directed by Frank Pierson, with , Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey,
1958: [/ /1] Darby's Rangers (Director), with , Murray Hamilton, James Garner,
1958: [] Lafayette Escadrille (Director), with , David Janssen, Will Hutchins,
1956: [] Goodbye my Lady (Director), with Louise Beavers, Walter Brennan, Brandon de Wilde,
1955: [] Blood alley (Director), with John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Paul Fix,
1954: [11.27] Track of the Cat (Director), with Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn,
1954: [10.16] A star is born (Based on ), Directed by George Cukor, with Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson,
1954: [/ /1] The High and the Mighty (Director), with John Wayne, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Douglas Fowley,
1954: [] Track of a Cat (Director),
1953: [/ /1] Island in the Sky (Director), with Frank Fenton, Jim Dugan, Andy Devine,
1952: [/ /1] It's a big country (Director), Directed by Don Hartman, with Fredric March, Janet Leigh, Gene Kelly,
1952: [/ /1] My man and I (Director), with Robert Burton, Claire Trevor, José Torvay,
1951: [01.11] Westward the Women (Pioneer Women) (Director), with Julie Bishop, Henry Nakamura, Renata Vanni,
1951: [10/26] Across the wide Missouri (Au delà du Missouri) (Director), with Ben Watson, Adolphe Menjou, María Elena Marqués,
1950: [/ /1] The Happy Years (Années de Jeunesse) (Director), with Peter Thompson, Darryll Hickman, Margalo Gillmore,
1950: [/ /1] The Next Voice You Hear... (Director), with Lillian Bronson, Jeff Corey, Tom d'Andrea,
1949: [/ /1] Battleground (Director), with James Whitmore, John Hodiak, Douglas Fowley,
1948: [01.14] Yellow Sky (Director), with Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark,
1947: [/ /1] The Magic Town (Fremde Stadt) (Director), with Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Ann Shoemaker,
1946: [/ /1] Gallant Journey (Director), with , Charles Kemper, Robert Hoover,
1946: [/ /1] The Iron Curtain (Director), with Gene Tierney, Frederic Tozere, Stefan Schnabel,
1945: [/ /1] This Man's Navy (Director), with Noah Beery jr., Will Fowler, Frank Fenton,
1945: [/ /1] Story of G.I. Joe (War Correspondent) (Director), with Dorothy Coonan, Jimmy Lloyd, Wally Cassell,
1944: [/ /1] Air Ship Squadron No. 4 (Director: documentary),
1943: [/ /1] Buffalo Bill (Director), with , William Hade, Frank Fenton,
1943: [05.01] Lady of Burlesque (Director), with Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg,
1942: [] The Ox-Bow Incident (Director), with Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Marc Lawrence,
1942: [/ /1] Thunder Birds (Director), with , Connie Leon, Jack Holt,
1941: [/ /1] The Great Man's Lady (Director), with George P. Huntley jr., Helen Lynd, Lucien Littlefield,
1941: [/ /1] Roxie Hart (Director), with Phil Silvers, George Montgomery, Adolphe Menjou,
1940: [/ /1] Reaching for the Sun (Director), with Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, Eddie Bracken,
1939: [/ /1] Beau Geste (Director), with George P. Huntley jr., Ann Gillis, Brian Donlevy,
1939: [] The Light That Failed (Director), with , Charles Irwin, Walter Huston,
1938: [07.16] Men with wings (Director), with Donald O'Connor, Joan Leslie, Ray Milland,
1937: [] Nothing Sacred (Director), with Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winniger,
1937: [04.20] A Star is born (Director), with Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou,
1936: [/ /1] The Robin Hood of El Dorado (Director), with , J. Carrol Naish, Francis McDonald,
1936: [] Tarzan escapes (The Capture of Tarzan (Working title)) (Director: /xx/), Directed by John Farrow, with , Maureen O'Sullivan, ,
1936: [04.10] The small town girl (One Horse Town) (Director), Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, with Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor, Binnie Barnes,
1935: [/ /1] The call of the wild (Director), with Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, George McQuarrie,
1935: [] Exclusive Story (Scenario), Directed by Edward Ludwig, with James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, J. Carrol Naish,
1934: [/ /1] Heroes for sale (Director), with Douglass Dumbrille, Robert McWade, Aline McMahon,
1934: [] Looking for Trouble (Director), with Franklyn Ardell, Morgan Conway, Constance Cummings,
1934: [/ /1] Stingaree (Director), with George Barraud, Henry Stephenson, 'Snub' Pollard,
1934: [/ /1] The President vanishes (Director), with Charley Grapewin, Walter Kingsford, Paul Kelly,
1934: [] Viva Villa ! (Director: (/xx/)), Directed by Jack Conway, Howard Hawks, with Wallace Beery, Fay Wray, Émile Chautard,
1933: [/ /1] Frisco Jenny (Jenny Frisco) (Director), with Louis Calhern, Robert Warwick, Pat O'Malley,
1933: [/ /1] Central Airport (Director), with J. Carrol Naish, Charles Sellon, Willard Robert,
1933: [] Midnight Mary (Director), with Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, Franchot Tone,
1933: [/ /1] Lilly Turner (Director), with , Grant Mitchell, Frank McHugh,
1933: [/ /1] College Coach (Director), with John Wayne, Dick Powell, Nat Pendleton,
1933: [/ /1] Wild boys of the road (Director), with Charley Grapewin, Grant Mitchell, Claire McDowell,
1932: [07.23] The Purchase Price (Night Flower, The Mud Lark (Working title)) (Director), with Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot,
1932: [/ /1] Hatchet Man (Director), with Edmund Breese, Loretta Young, Evelyn Selbie,
1932: [] Love is a Racket (Director), with Lee Tracy, Marjorie Petterson, John Marston,
1932: [] The Conquerors (Director), with Edna May Oliver, Walter Walker, Marilyn Knowlden,
1932: [04.30] So big! (Director), with Blanche Friderici, Olin Howland, Harry Holman,
1931: [08.08] Night Nurse (Director), with Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell,
1931: [] Public Enemy (Director), with Robert Emmett O'Connor, James Cagney, Jean Harlow,
1931: [] Star Witness (Director), with Ralph Ince, Walter Huston,
1931: [] Safe in Hell (Director), with Dorothy Mackaill, Donald Cook, Ralph Harolde,
1930: [/ /1] Dangerous Paradise (Director), with Richard Arlen, Dorothea Wolbert, Clarence Wilson,
1930: [] Young Eagles (Director), with Virginia Bruce, Jean Arthur, Frank Ross,
1930: [/ /1] May be it's love (Director), with Joan Bennett, Geo Bickel, Joe E. Brown,
1930: [/ /1] Other men's women (The Steel Highway) (Director), with Mary Astor, Joan Blondell, James Cagney,
1929: [] Chinatown Nights (Director), with Wallace Beery, Tetsu Komai, Frank McHugh,
1929: [/ /1] The man I love (Director), with Richard Arlen, Olga Baclanova, Mary Brian,
1929: [/ /1] Woman Trap (Director), with Evelyn Brent, William Davidson, Effie Ellsler,
1928: [/ /1] Ladies of the Mob (Director), with Mary Alden, Richard Arlen, Clara Bow,
1928: [] Beggars of Life (Director), with , George Kotsonaros, Roscoe Karns,
1928: [03.10] The Legion of the Condemned (Director), with Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Barry Norton,
1927: [08.12] Wings (Director), with Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen,
1926: [09.20] You never know women (Director), with Florence Vidor, Lowell Sherman, Clive Brook,
1926: [/ /1] The Boob (The Yokel) (Director), with George K. Arthur, Edythe Chapman, Joan Crawford,
1926: [/ /1] The Cat's Pajamas (Director), with Betty Bronson, Ricardo Cortez, Arlette Marchal,
1925: [/ /1] When Husbands flirt (Quand les maris s'amusent) (Director),
1924: [/ /1] Not a drum was heard (Director),
1924: [05.11] The Circus Cow-Boy (Director), with Buck Jones, Marguerite Clayton, Marian Nixon,
1924: [03.09] The Vagabond Trail (Director), with Buck Jones, Marian Nixon, Charles Coleman,
1923: [12.16] Cupid's Fireman (Director),
1923: [/ /1] The Man who won (Director),
1923: [/ /1] Second Love (Director),
1923: [/ /1] Big Dan (Director), with Lydia Yeamans Titus,
1922: [/ /1] Dust in Fonham (Director),
1919: [08.19] Evangeline (Cast: British lieutenant ), Directed by Raoul Walsh, with Miriam Cooper, Alan Roscoe, Spottiswoode Aitken,
1919: [/ /1] A Knicker-bocker Buckaroo (Something for everybody) (Cast: Henry), Directed by Albert Parker, with Ernest Butterworth, Frank Campeau, Edythe Chapman,
1919: [05.19] The Unwritten Code (Weavers of Dreams (Working title), The Wall Invisible (Working title), The Heart of Kiku-San (Working title), Aliens (Working title)) (Assistant Director), Directed by Bernard J. Durning, with Shirley Mason, Ormi Hawley, Matt Moore,

Awards [selection]

Oscars 1929: Best Picture in Wings

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