William A. Wellman

29 Feb 1896 - 9 Dec 1975

Director, Writer

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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Filmography (42 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 1976)
···A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 1958)
···Darby's Rangers
Genre: War, Drama, Action
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···Lafayette Escadrille
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1956)
···Good-bye, My Lady
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1955)
···Blood Alley
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1954)
···The High and the Mighty
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1952)
···My Man and I
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1951)
···Across the Wide Missouri
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1949)
···Battleground
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1948)
···Yellow Sky
Genre: Action, Crime, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1948)
···The Iron Curtain
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1947)
···Magic Town
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1945)
···The Story of G.I. Joe
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1945)
···This Man's Navy
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1944)
···Buffalo Bill
Genre: Biography, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1943)
···The Ox-Bow Incident
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1943)
···Lady of Burlesque
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music, Mystery
Role: Director
(movie, 1942)
···Roxie Hart
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1942)
···The Great Man's Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Role: Director
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1939)
···Beau Geste
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1937)
···A Star Is Born
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1937)
···Nothing Sacred
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1936)
···Small Town Girl
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1936)
···Robin Hood of El Dorado
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1934)
···The President Vanishes
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1933)
···College Coach
Genre: Drama, Sport
Role: Director
(movie, 1933)
···Wild Boys of the Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1932)
···So Big!
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1932)
···The Conquerors
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Director
(movie, 1932)
···The Purchase Price
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1931)
···The Public Enemy
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1931)
···Other Men's Women
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1931)
···Safe in Hell
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1931)
···The Star Witness
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1930)
···Dangerous Paradise
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1930)
···Maybe It's Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Role: Director
(movie, 1929)
···Chinatown Nights
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1927)
···Wings
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1926)
···The Boob
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director