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Alfred Gilks, Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, and Sam Wood in Beyond the Rocks (1922)
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After a two-year apprenticeship under Cecil B. DeMille as assistant director, Samuel Grosvenor Wood had the good fortune to have assigned to him two of the biggest stars at Paramount during their heyday: Wallace Reid, between 1919 and 1920; and Gloria Swanson, from 1921 to 1923. By the time his seven-year contract with Paramount expired, the ... See full bio »
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