In Search of William Beaudine

For too many years, filmmaker William Beaudine’s reputation was maligned with false stories of sloppy work and a “one-shot” approach to shooting. In reality, Beaudine was a talented and versatile creative artist who began his career with D.W. Griffith, directed such icons as Mary Pickford, Jean Harlow and W.C. Fields, and worked in the British film industry and for Walt Disney.

In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian James L. Neibaur, who is at work on a Beaudine biography, considers the filmmaker’s legacy and prolific body of work.

The episode can be heard here.