The Films of William Wellman

Friday, February 10, 2012

William Wellman, Jr., discusses the work of his father, filmmaker William Wellman, who directed the silent epic Wings (1927), the very first Best Picture Oscar winner, as well as The Public Enemy, the original A Star is Born, and the Western The Ox-Bow Incident. A retrospective of his work is running at Film Forum from February 10 through March 1.


William Wellman, Jr.
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [2]

Bobby G from East Village

I just had to comment that the musical intro to this segment, the whistling theme from the movie, "The High and Mighty," gave me chills. This is the first movie I ever saw, in the back seat of my parent's car, at a drive-in, in my pajamas. The memory of this movie is so vivid. I will never forget it. Thank you.

Feb. 10 2012 12:32 PM
kevin from Somerset, NJ

Woburn is actually pronounced "Woo-burn".

Feb. 10 2012 12:29 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.