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A William A. Wellman Production | William Wellman
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] is one of the toughest guys I've ever known in my life, believe it or not. He is an Englishman, you know, but he is a rugged guy. If I got into any trouble, I'd be glad to have Milland with me. And I've had some pros with me.
He was discovered while playing hockey by Douglas Fairbanks
, who encouraged him to come to Hollywood. Wellman obliged by flying his Spad and landing on a polo field located in Fairbanks' backyard. After an acting job in Fairbanks' The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
(1919), Wellman worked as a messenger boy, property man, assistant cutter and assistant director before directing his first film in 1923.