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November 1995 (USA) See more »
The Life and Times of William A. Wellman
Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman. | Add synopsis »
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Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Narrator

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage)

Mike Connors ... Himself

Clint Eastwood ... Himself

John A. Gallagher ... Himself

James Garner ... Himself

Gary Gray ... Himself (archive footage)

Darryl Hickman ... Himself

Arthur Hiller ... Himself

Tab Hunter ... Himself
Howard Koch ... Himself (as Peter Howard)

Tom Laughlin ... Himself

Burgess Meredith ... Himself

Robert Mitchum ... Himself

Harry Morgan ... Himself

Gregory Peck ... Himself

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

Nancy Reagan ... Herself

Robert Redford ... Himself

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Tony Scott ... Himself

Robert Stack ... Himself
Frank Thompson ... Himself

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Wayne ... Himself
William Wellman Jr. ... Himself

Dorothy Coonan Wellman ... Herself

William A. Wellman ... Himself (archive footage)

James Whitmore ... Himself

Richard Widmark ... Himself

Robert Wise ... Himself

Jane Wyman ... Herself

Directed by
Todd Robinson 
Writing credits
Todd Robinson (written by)

William Wellman Jr. (created by) (as William A. Wellman Jr.)

Produced by
Kenneth A. Carlson .... producer
Frank Thompson .... associate producer
William Wellman Jr. .... executive producer (as William A. Wellman Jr.)
Original Music by
David Bell 
Cinematography by
Theo Angell  (as Theodor M. Angell)
Christian Sebaldt 
Film Editing by
Leslie Jones 
Sound Department
Gary Gossett .... sound mixer
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Marti D. Humphrey .... re-recording mixer
Ken King .... sound mixer
Alex Lamm .... sound mixer
Mark H. van Bork .... adr engineer (as Mark Van Bork)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Elias .... assistant camera
Michael Norman .... assistant camera (as Mike Norman)
Michael Norman .... gaffer (as Mike Norman)
Pat Richardson .... assistant camera
Lawrence Schweich .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Alex Olivares .... assistant editor
Mark Sherman .... on-line editor
John Venzon .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor (as David J. Bondelevitch)
Mike Slamer .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Steven Belgard .... publicist
Frank Thompson .... historical advisor

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UK:95 min
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Wild William Wellman, 14 May 2009
Author: ksf-2 from southwest US

Narrated by Alec Baldwin, this documentary from 1995 describes the life of Hollywood director William Wellman. Included are anecdotes by all his stars (check out that the cast list... he sure worked with them all!) As Wellman had died in 1975, the stories of his childhood, war record, and Hollywood days are told by his family, friends, and the stars of his films. Quite well done. A bit on the serious side, there is a lighter side to it as people describe Wellman's fiery, take- no-prisoners attitude toward his bosses and anyone who got in his way. Directed by Todd Robinson, who had done a mix of TV and films prior to this. They spend a lot of time discussing the silent film "Wings" (1927), which was important for several reasons - the first Oscar given for Best Picture, it starred Buddy Rogers, Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, and Richard Arlen. What a collection of stars! It even showed one of the first on-screen kiss-on-the-lips between two soldiers, as one of them lay dying. We hear part of the story of finding his fourth wife Dorothy, who, 20 years younger than Wellman, had been a chorus girl prior to meeting him. Also interesting to note Wellman wrote and directed the first version of "A Star is Born" in 1937. It must have been good stuff... they have made two more versions of it, so far.

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