Men Who Made the Movies Episodes

1973, TV Show

Episode Detail: William Wellman - Men Who Made the Movies

A prolific director of action films, William Wellman is profiled. Included in film clips: "Wings" (1927), the first ever to receive the Best Picture Oscar; James Cagney in "The Public Enemy" (1931); Gary Cooper as "Beau Geste" (1939); "The Story of GI Joe" (1945); and "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1942). Richard Schickel is the series producer.

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Premiered: 1973, on PBS
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Premise: Acclaimed profiles of eight great American film directors. Produced and directed by Richard Schickel and narrated by Cliff Robertson, with solid interviews and film clips, the series reviews the careers of Raoul Walsh, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, King Vidor, George Cukor, William A. Wellman, Alfred Hitchcock and Vincente Minnelli.

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