Wesley Ruggles

Wesley Ruggles

Highest Rated: 100% True Confession (1937)

Lowest Rated: 52% Cimarron (1931)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1889

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

The brother of comic actor Charles Ruggles, Wesley Ruggles briefly followed in his brother's onscreen footsteps before forging a lengthy career as a director for such features as the Oscar-winning "Cimarron" (1931), "I'm No Angel" (1932) and "Arizona" (1940). He began directing in 1917, overseeing dozens of short comedies and melodramas before hitting his stride with the sprawling Western "Cimarron," which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Ruggles would direct some fine Hollywood comedies during the 1930s, including "I'm No Angel" with Mae West, and several vehicles for Carole Lombard, including "No Man of Her Own" (1932). Though prolific, Ruggles' directorial efforts rarely evinced any particular style, save for a talent for maintaining the pace in lighthearted efforts. By the 1940s, his career had run aground, with the 1946 British musical comedy "London Town" serving as the costly epitaph for his tenure behind the camera. Upon his death in 1972, Ruggles was largely regarded as a hard-working if unremarkable filmmaker whose vast body of work included several sparkling high points in the comedy genre.

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet London Town Director,
Writer
- 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet See Here, Private Hargrove Director - 1944
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Director - 1943
No Score Yet 70% Somewhere I'll Find You Director - 1942
No Score Yet 38% You Belong to Me Director,
Producer
- 1941
No Score Yet 56% Arizona Director,
Producer
- 1940
No Score Yet 44% Too Many Husbands Director,
Producer
- 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invitation to Happiness Director,
Producer
- 1939
No Score Yet 56% Sing You Sinners! Director - 1938
No Score Yet 18% I Met Him in Paris Director - 1937
100% 45% True Confession Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie Director - 1936
No Score Yet 75% The Gilded Lily Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride Comes Home Director - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accent on Youth Director - 1935
No Score Yet 50% Bolero Director - 1934
92% 71% I'm No Angel Director - 1933
No Score Yet 62% College Humor Director - 1933
No Score Yet 33% Roar of the Dragon Director - 1932
91% 69% No Man of Her Own Director - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Are These Our Children? Director - 1932
52% 25% Cimarron Director,
Producer
- 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honey Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Bat Director,
Producer
- 1930
No Score Yet 71% Condemned Director - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Girl Director - 1929
No Score Yet 25% The Plastic Age Director - 1926
No Score Yet 89% Police The Crook (Character) - 1916
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Submarine Pirate The Inventor's Accomplice (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet 40% A Night in the Show Second Man in Balcony Front Row (Character) - 1915