Wesley Ruggles

Director, Actor
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) ... Read more »
Born: 06/11/1889 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Director (20)

London Town 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Too Many Husbands 1939 (Movie)

(Director)

Valiant Is the Word For Carrie 1935 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gilded Lily 1934 (Movie)

(Director)

I'm No Angel 1932 (Movie)

(Director)

Cimarron 1930 (Movie)

(Director)

Accent on Youth (Movie)

(Director)

Arizona (Movie)

(Director)

College Humor (Movie)

(Director)

Condemned (Movie)

(Director)

I Met Him in Paris (Movie)

(Director)

No Man of Her Own (Movie)

(Director)

See Here, Private Hargrove (Movie)

(Director)

Sing You Sinners (Movie)

(Director)

Slightly Dangerous (Movie)

(Director)

The Bride Comes Home (Movie)

(Director)

The Monkey's Paw (Movie)

(Director)

The Plastic Age (Movie)

(Director)

True Confession (Movie)

(Director)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (7)

London Town 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Too Many Husbands 1939 (Movie)

(Producer)

Arizona (Movie)

(Producer)

I Met Him in Paris (Movie)

(Producer)

Sing You Sinners (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bride Comes Home (Movie)

(Producer)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

A Submarine Pirate 1915 (Movie)

Inventor's Accomplice / Sub Officer (Actor)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Arline Judge

Wife
married 1931, divorced 1937

Charles Ruggles

Brother

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