William Beaudine

Birthday:
01/15/1892
Place of birth:
New York City, New York, USA:
Biography:
From Wikipedia William Beaudine (January 15, 1892 – March 18, 1970) was an American film actor and director. He was one of Hollywood's most prolific directors, turning out films in remarkable numbers and in a wide variety of genres. In 1915 he was hired as an actor and director by the Kalem Company. He was an assistant to director D.W. Griffith on The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance. By the time he was 23 Beaudine had directed his first picture, a short called Almost a King (1915). He would continue to direct shorts exclusively until 1922, when he shifted his efforts into making feature-length films. Beaudine directed silent films for Goldwyn Pictures (before it became part of MGM), Metro Pictures (also before MGM), First National Pictures, Principal and Warner Brothers. In 1926 he made Sparrows, the story of orphans imprisoned in a swamp farm starring Mary Pickford. Beaudine had at least 30 pictures to his credit before the sound era began. Among his first sound films were short Mack Sennett comedies; he made at least one film for Sennett while contractually bound elsewhere, resulting in his adopting the pseudonym "William Crowley." He would occasionally use the pseudonym in later years, usually as "William X. Crowley." He ground out several movies annually for Fox Films, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Universal Pictures. His most famous credit of the early 1930s is The Old-Fashioned Way, a comedy about old-time show folks starring W. C. Fields. Beaudine was one of a number of experienced directors (including Raoul Walsh and Allan Dwan) who were brought to England from Hollywood in the 1930s to work on what were in all other respects very British productions. Beaudine directed four films there starring Will Hay, including Boys Will Be Boys (1935) and Where There's a Will (1936). Beaudine was often entrusted with series films, including the Torchy Blane, The East Side Kids, Jiggs and Maggie, The Shadow, Charlie Chan and The Bowery Boys series. His efficiency was so well known that Walt Disney hired him to direct some of his television projects of the 1950s and had him direct a feature western, Ten Who Dared (1960). Beaudine became even busier in TV, directing Naked City, The Green Hornet, and dozens of Lassie episodes. His last two feature films, both released in 1966, were the horror-westerns Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (with John Carradine) and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. By the end of the decade he was the industry's oldest working professional, having started in 1909. Beaudine died of uremic poisoning in 1970 in California and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood.

Credits

Forgotten Women (1931)
as Director
Movie-Town (1931)
as William Beaudine - Director
Le frelon vert
Director
Fury of the Dragon
Director
The Green Hornet
Director
Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Director
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
Director
Lassie's Great Adventure
Director
Disneyland After Dark
Director
Moochie of Pop Warner Football
Director
Ten Who Dared
Director
Moochie of the Little League
Director
In the Money
Director
Up In Smoke
Director
Westward Ho, The Wagons!
Director
The Plausible Impossible
Director
Design for Dreaming
Director
The Story of the Animated Drawing
Director
Jail Busters
Director
High Society
Director
Pride of the Blue Grass
Director
Paris Playboys
Director
Yukon Vengeance
Director
Murder Without Tears
Director
Roar of the Crowd
Director
Born to the Saddle
Director
Jalopy
Director
No Holds Barred
Director
Feudin' Fools
Director
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Director
Yukon Gold
Director
The Rose Bowl Story
Director
Here Come the Marines
Director
Hold That Line
Director
Havana Rose
Director
Crazy Over Horses
Director
Let's Go Navy!
Director
Ghost Chasers
Director
Cuban Fireball
Director
Bowery Battalion
Director
Again Pioneers
Director
Blues Busters
Director
County Fair
Director
Lucky Losers
Director
Jiggs and Maggie Out West
Director
Blonde Dynamite
Director
Blue Grass of Kentucky
Director
Tough Assignment
Director
Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters
Director
Trail of the Yukon
Director
Forgotten Women
Director
Tuna Clipper
Director
The Lawton Story
Director
The Feathered Serpent
Director
Jiggs and Maggie in Court
Director
Kidnapped
Director
Incident
Director
Smuggler's Cove
Director
The Golden Eye
Director
The Shanghai Chest
Director
Jinx Money
Director
Angels' Alley
Director
The Chinese Ring
Director
Bowery Buckaroos
Director
News Hounds
Director
Gas House Kids Go West
Director
Too Many Winners
Director
Hard Boiled Mahoney
Director
Philo Vance Returns
Director
Mr. Hex
Director
Spook Busters
Director
Below the Deadline
Director
Don't Gamble with Strangers
Director
One Exciting Week
Director
Behind the Mask
Director
The Shadow Returns
Director
The Face of Marble
Director
Girl on the Spot
Director
Black Market Babies
Director
Come Out Fighting
Director
Swingin' on a Rainbow
Director
Blonde Ransom
Director
Fashion Model
Director
Adventures of Kitty O'Day
Director
Mom and Dad
Director
Crazy Knights
Director
Bowery Champs
Director
Shadow of Suspicion
Director
Oh, What a Night!
Director
Leave It to the Irish
Director
Follow the Leader
Director
Follow the Leader
Writer
Detective Kitty O'Day
Director
Hot Rhythm
Director
Voodoo Man
Director
What a Man!
Director
What a Man!
Screenplay
The Mystery of the 13th Guest
Director
Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Director
Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Screenplay
Spotlight Scandals
Director
Spotlight Scandals
Story
Here Comes Kelly
Director
Ghosts on the Loose
Director
Clancy Street Boys
Director
The Ape Man
Director
Foreign Agent
Director
Phantom Killer
Director
The Living Ghost
Director
One Thrilling Night
Director
Gallant Lady
Director
Men of San Quentin
Director
The Panther's Claw
Director
The Lucky Ghost
Director
Broadway Big Shot
Director
Duke of the Navy
Director
Duke of the Navy
Story
Duke of the Navy
Screenplay
Blonde Comet
Director
The Miracle Kid
Director
Mr. Celebrity
Director
Desperate Cargo
Director
Federal Fugitives
Director
Emergency Landing
Director
Misbehaving Husbands
Director
Four Shall Die
Director
Torchy Blane in Chinatown
Director
Torchy Gets Her Man
Director
Said O'Reilly to McNab
Director
Feather Your Nest
Director
Windbag the Sailor
Director
Educated Evans
Director
Where There's a Will
Director
Where There's a Will
Screenplay
Get Off My Foot
Director
Boys Will Be Boys
Director
Dandy Dick
Director
Dandy Dick
Writer
So You Won't Talk
Director
Mr. Cohen Takes a Walk
Director
The Old Fashioned Way
Director
The Big Idea
Director
Her Bodyguard
Director
Dream Stuff
Director
The Crime of the Century
Director
Make Me a Star
Director
Three Wise Girls
Director
Men in Her Life
Director
Penrod and Sam
Director
The Mad Parade
Director
The Mad Parade
Producer
The Lady Who Dared
Director
Misbehaving Ladies
Director
Father's Son
Director
Road To Paradise
Director
Those Who Dance
Director
The Girl from Woolworth's
Director
Hard to Get
Director
Two Weeks Off
Director
Fugitives
Director
Give and Take
Director
Home, James
Director
Heart to Heart
Director
The Cohens and the Kellys in Paris
Director
The Life of Riley
Director
The Canadian
Director
Sparrows
Director
Little Annie Rooney
Director
A Broadway Butterfly
Director
The Narrow Street
Director
Lovers' Lane
Director
Cornered
Director
Daughters of Pleasure
Director
Daring Youth
Director
Boy of Mine
Director
The Country Kid
Director
The Printer's Devil
Director
Penrod and Sam
Director
Her Fatal Millions
Director
Heroes of the Street
Director
Punch the Clock
Director
Step Forward
Director
Watch Your Step
Director
Fresh from the Farm
Director
A Home Spun Hero
Director
Why Wild Men Go Wild
Director
A Husband in Haste
Director
A Sanitarium Scandal
Director
Won By a Fowl
Director
What'll We Do with Uncle?
Director
A Shadowed Shadow
Director
Black and White
Scenario Writer

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