Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nickname #17 -- August 15, 2012

William Beaudine began directing in 1915 and continued directing until 1966.  I suspect that no one knows how many shorts, features and television shows he directed.  Michael Medved and the other authors of The 50 Worst Films of All Time gave him the nickname "One Shot" because he was rumored to avoid retakes.  This is not true.  He did retakes when they were needed.  I have not noticed flubbed lines in his films that I have seen. 

The image is from the 1916 Motion Picture Studio and Trade Annual.

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