Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Wellman to Direct -- June 27, 2023

Film Daily, 30-June-1923

William Wellman, often called Wild Bill, got his first opportunity to direct in 1923, making The Twins of Suffering Creek, starring Dustin Farnum. Wellman directed his last movie in 1959. He was married to actress Helene Chadwick.

Film Daily, 20-September-1926

Wellman was a veteran of World War One, where he flew as an American volunteer for the French Lafayette Flying Corps. After the French gave him a medical discharge because of an accident, he joined the United States Army Air Service.

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