Here are 10 things you should know about Thomas Mitchell, born 130 years ago today. A prolific character actor, he is perhaps best remembered today for his portrayal of the forgetful Uncle Billy in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
Here are 10 things you should know about Paul Guilfoyle, born 119 years ago today. The character actor enjoyed success on stage and screen before becoming a director to close out his career.
Here are 10 things you should know about James Gleason, born 139 years ago today. The character actor’s career was more accomplished and varied than is widely known.
Director William Wellman was a leap year baby, born on February 29, 1896. “Wild Bill” enjoyed a long and prolific career, directing such classics as Wings (1927), The Public Enemy (1931), the original A Star Is Born (1937) and The Ox-Bow Incident (1942), among many others.
One of our personal hard and fast rules goes as follows: If it’s a pre-code picture and it’s directed by William Wellman, watch it. It’s an approach that every movie buff could benefit from.