Edward Ludwig


Director
Edward Ludwig

About

Also Known As
Edward I Ludwig, Edward Luddy, Edward I. Luddy, Edward T. Ludwig
Birth Place
Russia
Born
October 07, 1899
Died
August 20, 1982
Cause of Death
Stroke

Biography

With a successful directing career, Edward Ludwig boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. Early in his directing career, Ludwig worked on a variety of independent films, including such titles as "Let's Be Ritzy" (1934), "A Woman's Man" (1934) and the dramatic adaptation "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head" (1934) with Claude Rains. He also appeared in the musical "Old Man R...

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Biography

With a successful directing career, Edward Ludwig boasts the ability to create compelling screen images. Early in his directing career, Ludwig worked on a variety of independent films, including such titles as "Let's Be Ritzy" (1934), "A Woman's Man" (1934) and the dramatic adaptation "The Man Who Reclaimed His Head" (1934) with Claude Rains. He also appeared in the musical "Old Man Rhythm" (1935) with Charles "Buddy" Rogers, the comedic drama "Adventure in Manhattan" (1936) with Jean Arthur and "Fatal Lady" (1936). He continued to work in film in the thirties and the forties, directing motion pictures like "The Last Gangster" (1937), "That Certain Age" (1938) and "Coast Guard" (1939). He also appeared in the Thomas Mitchell adventure "The Swiss Family Robinson" (1940). Nearing the end of his career, Ludwig directed "Wake of the Red Witch" (1948), the Mickey Rooney action flick "The Big Wheel" (1949) and the Jeff Chandler adventure "Smuggler's Island" (1951). He also appeared in the John Wayne action picture "Big Jim McLain" (1952) and the action movie "Jivaro" (1954) with Fernando Lamas. Ludwig was most recently credited in "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989) with Woody Allen. Ludwig passed away in August 1982 at the age of 83.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Gun Hawk (1963)
Director
The Black Scorpion (1957)
Director
Flame of the Islands (1956)
Director
Jivaro (1954)
Director
Sangaree (1953)
Director
The Vanquished (1953)
Director
The Half-Breed (1952)
Director
Big Jim McLain (1952)
Director
Caribbean (1952)
Director
The Blazing Forest (1952)
Director
Smuggler's Island (1951)
Director
The Big Wheel (1949)
Director
Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Director
The Fabulous Texan (1947)
Director
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
Director
3 Is a Family (1944)
Director
They Came to Blow Up America (1943)
Director
Crash Dive (1943)
Fill-In Director
Born to Sing (1942)
Director
The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)
Director
Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
Director
Coast Guard (1939)
Director
That Certain Age (1938)
Director
The Last Gangster (1937)
Director
Her Husband Lies (1937)
Director
Adventure in Manhattan (1936)
Director
Fatal Lady (1936)
Director
Old Man Rhythm (1935)
Director
Age of Indiscretion (1935)
Director
Three Kids and a Queen (1935)
Director
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)
Director
Let's Be Ritzy (1934)
Director
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
Director
A Woman's Man (1934)
Director
They Just Had to Get Married (1933)
Director
Steady Company (1932)
Director
Jake the Plumber (1927)
Director
The Man Who Waited (1922)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Caribbean (1952)
Written for Screen by
Steady Company (1932)
Story
The Cohens and Kellys in Africa (1931)
Story
The Virtuous Husband (1931)
Adaptation
See America Thirst (1930)
Story
The Girl From Woolworth's (1929)
Dial
Jake the Plumber (1927)
Story
The Irresistible Lover (1927)
Adaptation
The Man Who Waited (1922)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Flame of the Islands (1956)
Associate Producer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Other

Life Events

Photo Collections

Adventure in Manhattan - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are several photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Columbia Pictures' Adventure in Manhattan (1936), starring Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea.
That Certain Age - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Universal Pictures' That Certain Age (1938), starring Deanna Durbin, Jackie Cooper, and Melvyn Douglas.

Videos

Movie Clip

Black Scorpion, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Prayers Of Mexico's Peasants Interesting mix of news footage and some apparently staged wreckage, bulletins as prologue before the credits, from the mutated-creature thriller The Black Scorpion, 1957, shot largely in Mexico, then the introduction of surprisingly cheery geologists Richard Denning and Carlos Rivas.
Black Scorpion, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) What's The Tequila For? American Scott (Richard Denning) and local Ramos (Carlos Rivas) summoned to the lab of rural Mexican scientist Velazco (Carlos Muzquiz), with theories on the death of the policeman whose body they found, plus jokes, in the Warner Bros. monster-thriller release The Black Scorpion, 1957.
Black Scorpion, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) This Little Monster Mexican geologist Ramos (Carlos Rivas) shows Scott (Richard Denning) and their hostess, rancher Teresa (Mara Corday), what he found in the obsidian rock from the incident scene, then a call from the telephone linemen, effects by Willis O’Brien and Peter Peterson, in The Black Scorpion, 1957.
Old Man Rhythm (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Boys Will Be Boys Their motivation sufficient for a lightweight RKO college musical, co-eds Betty Grable, Evelyn Poe, Joy Hodges and Grace Bradley serenade some boys with an original by Lewis E. Gensler and Johnny Mercer (who also co-starred) , early in Old Man Rhythm, 1935.
Old Man Rhythm (1935) -- (Movie Clip) Comes The Revolution Another musical interlude this time evidently at the campus diner, Johnny Mercer, in one of his two movie appearances, his own lyrics set to Lewis E. Gensler's music, with Evelyn Poe, then Betty Grable in a novelty tap bit, in RKO's Old Man Rhythm, 1935.
Fighting Seabees, The -- (Movie Clip) Crazy Fools! Big bang boom as Commander Yarrow (Dennis O'Keefe) is about to ambush Japanese attackers until Donovan (John Wayne) and his civilian crew intervene in The Fighting Seabees, 1944.
Fighting Seabees, The -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits Rousing opening credits with a tip of the hat to the Construction Battalions, the C-B's, from Republic Pictures' 1944 propaganda hit The Fighting Seabees, starring John Wayne and Dennis O'Keefe.

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