MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 294,404 this week

The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography  -  December 2007 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 132 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1062 titles
created 26 Apr 2013
 
a list of 828 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 282 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman (TV Movie 1973)

The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman (TV Movie 1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A look at Alfred Hitchcock's films. The Master of Suspense himself, who is interviewed extensively here, shares stories including his deep-seated fear of policemen, elaborates on the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel
Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Cliff Robertson
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A documentary filmography of Howard Hawks, including lengthy footage of Hawks himself discussing his films and many clips from his best-known pictures.

Director: Richard Schickel
Stars: Howard Hawks, Sydney Pollack, Lauren Bacall
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Philandering actor Richard Hardell is murdered at a movie studio. His jealous wife Blanche, his director Rupert Borka, and a girl he mistreated, Helen MacDonald, all have substantial ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Neil Hamilton, Doris Hill, Warner Oland
Mystery | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When the leading lady of a motion picture is murdered in the middle of a scene, Inspector Carr and Dr. Crabtree are called in to investigate.

Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: Donald Meek, John Hamilton, Robert Middlemass
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An energetic interview with a great Hollywood director
20 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary on William Wellman, from "The Men Who Made the Movies" series done by Richard Shickel, benefits greatly from the fact that there is so much interview footage of Wellman. This is true of the fantastic Raoul Walsh documentary as well. Wellman here is full of vinegar, a rugged, handsome individual, though early photos show that he was more than just handsome. He has lots of stories and speaks bluntly of the producers with whom he worked - Zanuck and Selznick in particular.

Though the narrative by Robert Wagner speaks of Wellman's remarkable star-making and star-spotting abilities, Wellman himself doesn't make a big deal of it, other than to say the director knows what the actor is doing better than the actor does. He was responsible for helping a few actors win Oscars - Frederic March, Janet Gaynor, Brian Donlevy, Robert Mitchum, James Whitmore, Jan Sterling and Claire Trevor. And he discovered James Cagney and Gary Cooper, as well as Clint Eastwood if for only wanting to cast him in a role instead of Tab Hunter.

Wellman shows what makes a great director or a great anything - passion, which he had not for only directing but flying. He was glad to be a studio director because it gave him a chance to do a whole variety of films. He was proudest of The Story of G.I. Joe and had the most fun making a Tarzan movie - so much fun, in fact, that he begged to make another one.

As captivating as many of his films, this look at William Wellman is a wonderful entry in Richard Shickel's remarkable "The Men Who Made the Movies" series.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Now on DVD macguffinlassie

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?