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Wesley Ruggles (1889–1972)


The younger brother of Hollywood character player Charles Ruggles, Wesley Ruggles spent most of his early years in San Francisco. He attended university there, began a lengthy apprenticeship in stock and musical comedy and then joined Keystone in Hollywood as an actor in 1914 working alongside Syd Chaplin. Moving on to Essanay a year later, he ... See full bio »

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Known For

London Town Director
(1946)
Cimarron Director
(1931)
(1939)
Street Girl Director
(1929)

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 1946 London Town
 1940 Arizona
 1935 Mississippi (fill-in director - uncredited)
 1934 Bolero
 1933 I'm No Angel
 1933 College Humor
 1931 Cimarron (uncredited)
 1930 The Sea Bat (replaced during production: Lionel Barrymore, uncredited)
 1930 Honey
 1929 Condemned!
 1929 Street Girl
 1929 Scandal
 1927 Breaking Records (Short)
 1927 Flashing Oars (Short)
 1927 The Cinder Path (Short)
 1927 The Relay (Short)
 1927 Around the Bases (Short)
 1926 The Last Lap (Short)
 1926 The Collegians (Short)
 1926 The Kick-Off
 1926 Hooked at the Altar (Short)
 1926 California Here We Come (Short)
 1925 Broadway Lady
 1925 Miss Me Again (Short)
 1925 Don Coo Coo (Short)
 1925 Barbara Snitches (Short)
 1925 What Price Gloria? (Short)
 1925 The Merry Kiddo (Short)
 1925 Three Bases East (Short)
 1925 Madam Sans Gin (Short)
 1925 The Covered Flagon (Short)
 1925 The Fast Male (Short)
 1925 The Great Decide (Short)
 1925 Merton of the Goofies (Short)
 1925 He Who Gets Rapped (Short)
 1925 The Pacemakers (Short)
 1925 Welcome Granger (Short)
 1923 Slippy McGee
 1922 Wild Honey
 1921 Over the Wire
 1920 Love
 1918 The Blind Adventure (as Wesley H. Ruggles)
 1917 He Had to Camouflage (Short)
 1917 Bobby's Bravery (Short)
 1917 For France (as Wesley H. Ruggles)
 1917 Bobby, Movie Director (Short)
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Wesley H. Ruggles
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Directed 4 actors to Oscar nominations: Ronald Colman (Best Actor, Condemned! (1929)), Richard Dix (Best Actor, Cimarron (1931)), Irene Dunne (Best Actress, Cimarron (1931)), and Gladys George (Best Actress, Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)). See more »

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