William A. Wellman

Birthday:

02/29/1896

Place of birth:

Brookline, Massachusetts, USA:

Biography:

William Augustus Wellman 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.


Film Credits

Cineastes en acció (2006)
as Himself (archive footage)
Island in the Sky (1953)
as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots (Series 10, No. 8) (1931)
as Himself
Wings (1927)
as Doughboy (uncredited)
The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919)
as Henry

Production Credits

A Star Is Born (2018)
Story
A Star Is Born (1976)
Story
Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
Director
Darby's Rangers (1958)
Director
Good-bye, My Lady (1956)
Director
Blood Alley (1955)
Director
Track of the Cat (1954)
Director
A Star Is Born (1954)
Story
The High and the Mighty (1954)
Director
Island in the Sky (1953)
Director
My Man and I (1952)
Director
Westward the Women (1951)
Director
It's a Big Country (1951)
Director
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Director
The Happy Years (1950)
Director
The Next Voice You Hear.... (1950)
Director
Battleground (1949)
Director
Yellow Sky (1948)
Director
The Iron Curtain (1948)
Director
Magic Town (1947)
Director
Magic Town (1947)
Producer
Gallant Journey (1946)
Director
Gallant Journey (1946)
Writer
Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Director
This Man's Navy (1945)
Director
Buffalo Bill (1943)
Director
Lady of Burlesque (1943)
Director
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Director
Thunder Birds (1942)
Director
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Director
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Producer
Roxie Hart (1942)
Director
Reaching for the Sun (1941)
Director
The Light That Failed (1939)
Director
The Light That Failed (1939)
Producer
Beau Geste (1939)
Director
Beau Geste (1939)
Producer
Men with Wings (1938)
Director
Men with Wings (1938)
Producer
Nothing Sacred (1937)
Director
The Last Gangster (1937)
Story
A Star Is Born (1937)
Director
A Star Is Born (1937)
Story
Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Director
Small Town Girl (1936)
Director
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Director
Robin Hood of El Dorado (1936)
Screenplay
China Seas (1935)
Second Unit Director
Call of the Wild (1935)
Director
The President Vanishes (1934)
Director
Stingaree (1934)
Director
Viva Villa! (1934)
Director
Looking for Trouble (1934)
Director
College Coach (1933)
Director
Female (1933)
Assistant Director
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Director
Midnight Mary (1933)
Director
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Director
Lilly Turner (1933)
Director
Central Airport (1933)
Director
Frisco Jenny (1932)
Director
The Conquerors (1932)
Director
The Purchase Price (1932)
Director
Love Is a Racket (1932)
Director
So Big! (1932)
Director
The Hatchet Man (1932)
Director
Safe in Hell (1931)
Director
The Star Witness (1931)
Director
Night Nurse (1931)
Director
The Public Enemy (1931)
Director
Other Men's Women (1931)
Director
Maybe It's Love (1930)
Director
Young Eagles (1930)
Director
Dangerous Paradise (1930)
Director
Woman Trap (1929)
Director
The Man I Love (1929)
Director
Chinatown Nights (1929)
Director
Beggars of Life (1928)
Director
Ladies of the Mob (1928)
Director
Ladies of the Mob (1928)
Producer
The Legion of the Condemned (1928)
Director
The Legion of the Condemned (1928)
Producer
Wings (1927)
Director
You Never Know Women (1926)
Director
The Boob (1926)
Director
Big Dan (1923)
Director
The Man Who Won (1923)
Director