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|Also Known As:||Edward I Ludwig,Edward Luddy,Edward I. Luddy,Edward T. Ludwig||Died:||August 20, 1982|
|Born:||October 7, 1899||Cause of Death:||stroke|
|Birth Place:||Russia||Profession:||Director ... director actor writer|
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.
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