Edward Sedgwick


Director
Edward Sedgwick

About

Also Known As
Eduardo Sedgwick
Birth Place
Galveston, Texas, USA
Born
November 07, 1892
Died
May 07, 1953
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Circus and vaudeville performer who entered films as a comic actor in 1915 and graduated to the director's chair in 1921. Sedgwick turned out scores of westerns starring Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson, among others, before switching primarily to comedy. His career crested with MGM in the late 1920s and early 30s, buoyed by a number of collaborations with Buster Keaton; his subsequent output was...

Biography

Circus and vaudeville performer who entered films as a comic actor in 1915 and graduated to the director's chair in 1921. Sedgwick turned out scores of westerns starring Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson, among others, before switching primarily to comedy. His career crested with MGM in the late 1920s and early 30s, buoyed by a number of collaborations with Buster Keaton; his subsequent output was mostly unexceptional.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)
Director
A Southern Yankee (1948)
Director
Air Raid Wardens (1943)
Director
So You Won't Talk (1940)
Director
You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
2nd Unit Director
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
Director
Beware, Spooks! (1939)
Director
The Gladiator (1938)
Director
Riding on Air (1937)
Director
Pick a Star (1937)
Director
Fit for a King (1937)
Director
Mister Cinderella (1936)
Director
The Virginia Judge (1935)
Director
Murder in the Fleet (1935)
Director
Here Comes the Groom (1934)
Director
I'll Tell the World (1934)
Director
The Poor Rich (1934)
Director
Death on the Diamond (1934)
Director
Father Brown, Detective (1934)
Director
Saturday's Millions (1933)
Director
Horseplay (1933)
Director
What--No Beer? (1933)
Director
The Passionate Plumber (1932)
Director
Speak Easily (1932)
Director
A Dangerous Affair (1931)
Director
Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931)
Director
Maker of Men (1931)
Director
¬°De frente, marchen! (1930)
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Remote Control (1930)
Director
Free and Easy (1930)
Director
Doughboys (1930)
Director
Estrellados (1930)
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Spite Marriage (1929)
Director
The Cameraman (1928)
Director
Circus Rookies (1928)
Director
West Point (1928)
Director
The Bugle Call (1927)
Director
Slide, Kelly, Slide (1927)
Director
Spring Fever (1927)
Director
The Flaming Frontier (1926)
Director
Tin Hats (1926)
Director
The Runaway Express (1926)
Director
Under Western Skies (1926)
Director
The Runaway Empress (1926)
Director
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Addl Director
The Hurricane Kid (1925)
Director
Two-Fisted Jones (1925)
Director
The Saddle Hawk (1925)
Director
Lorraine of the Lions (1925)
Director
Let 'Er Buck (1925)
Director
Hook And Ladder (1924)
Director
Broadway or Bust (1924)
Director
The Sawdust Trail (1924)
Director
Ride for Your Life (1924)
Director
40-Horse Hawkins (1924)
Director
The Ridin' Kid From Powder River (1924)
Director
Hit and Run (1924)
Director
Blinky (1923)
Director
Dead Game (1923)
Director
Single Handed (1923)
Director
The Gentleman From America (1923)
Director
Out of Luck (1923)
Director
Shootin' for Love (1923)
Director
The First Degree (1923)
Director
The Ramblin' Kid (1923)
Director
The Thrill Chaser (1923)
Director
Romance Land (1923)
Director
The Bearcat (1922)
Director
Boomerang Justice (1922)
Director
Do and Dare (1922)
Director
The Flaming Hour (1922)
Director
Chasing the Moon (1922)
Director
Bar Nothin' (1921)
Director
Live Wires (1921)
Director
The Rough Diamond (1921)
Director
The Jungle Trail (1919)
Assistant Director

Cast (Feature Film)

40-Horse Hawkins (1924)
Stage manager
The Thrill Chaser (1923)
Sink or Swim (1920)
Robert Gilette
Checkers (1919)
Pete
The Haunted Pajamas (1917)
Jack Billings

Writer (Feature Film)

The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Contr to dial
Burn 'Em Up O'Connor (1939)
Contr to trmt
Mister Cinderella (1936)
Original Story
Murder in the Fleet (1935)
Original Story
Maker of Men (1931)
Story
Circus Rookies (1928)
Story
Under Western Skies (1926)
Story
The Flaming Frontier (1926)
Story
Tin Hats (1926)
Story
The Saddle Hawk (1925)
Scen
Let 'Er Buck (1925)
Scen
Spook Ranch (1925)
Story
Let 'Er Buck (1925)
Story
The Saddle Hawk (1925)
Story
40-Horse Hawkins (1924)
Scen
Hit and Run (1924)
Scen
Broadway or Bust (1924)
Story
40-Horse Hawkins (1924)
Story
Hook And Ladder (1924)
Story
Hit and Run (1924)
Story
Dead Game (1923)
Scen
Blinky (1923)
Scen
Dead Game (1923)
Story
Single Handed (1923)
Story
The Thrill Chaser (1923)
Story
Shootin' for Love (1923)
Story
Out of Luck (1923)
Story
Do and Dare (1922)
Scen
Chasing the Moon (1922)
Story
The Rough Diamond (1921)
Scen
Live Wires (1921)
Story
The Rough Diamond (1921)
Story
The Face at Your Window (1920)
Scen
Sink or Swim (1920)
Story
Bride 13 (1920)
Screenwriter
The Winning Stroke (1919)
Story
Cheating the Public (1918)
Scen
Rough and Ready (1918)
Story
Rough and Ready (1918)
Scen

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

The Yellow Cab Man (1950)
Comedy consultant

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Pick a Star (1937)
Company
Fit for a King (1937)
Company
Riding on Air (1937)
Company
Mister Cinderella (1936)
Company
The Cameraman (1928)
Company

Life Events

1915

First screen appearance

1921

Directorial debut "Fantomas"

Videos

Movie Clip

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm - Nothing But Dirt Pa (Percy Kilbride) is electrified (it turns out his pockets are full of uranium) and Billy (Emory Parnell) is duly alarmed, in Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm, 1951.
Doughboys (1930) - I Want My Mama A rare vocal by Buster Keaton, with “Ukelele Ike” Cliff Edwards, who became a lifelong pal after this picture, reeling off an un-credited vaudeville tune, which they often did between takes, chilling in the barracks, in Keaton’s second MGM talkie, Doughboys, 1930.
Doughboys (1930) - You Rolls Royces Once you adjust to Buster Keaton speaking, this is his second of two attempts, as blue-blood "Elmer Stuyvesant," to woo shopgirl Mary (Sally Eilers), his servant Gustave (Arnold Korff) standing by as the chauffeur enlists for the war, in Keaton's second talkie for MGM, Doughboys, 1930.
Doughboys (1930) - Cold Steel Bloody Business Mostly a riff for Edward Brophy as the manic drill sergeant, given this role after a famous bit in Buster Keaton's first talkie The Cameraman, here in Buster's second showing him (as foppish recruit "Elmer" Stuyvesant) how to use a bayonet, in Doughboys, 1930.
Death On The Diamond (1934) - When I Say We Hot-shot rookie pitcher Larry (Robert Young) being introduced by Frances (daughter of the coach), to Dunk (Joe Sawyer), Frank (Robert Livingston), her dad (David Landau) and the premise, in real St. Louis Cardinals gear, in Death On The Diamond, 1934.
Death On The Diamond (1934) - Give It To The Milk Fund Villain Karnes (C. Henry Gordon) aims to stop the streaking Cardinals, whose pitcher Larry (Robert Young) is practicing in a mirror when he gets a bribe, and consults with coach (David Landau), his daughter (Madge Evans) and reporter Downey (Paul Kelly) in MGM's Death On The Diamond, 1934.
Spite Marriage (1929) - Who Is That Man? Opening scenes, actor Lionel (Edward Earle) introducing co-star and girlfriend Trilby (Dorothy Sebastian), who is then pursued by what today would be called a stalker, Elmer (Buster Keaton), a pants-presser, in MGM's Spite Marriage, 1929.
Spite Marriage (1929) - Get Rid Of That Epidemic! Hastily recruited for a walk-on part in a Civil War play starring his beloved Trilby (Dorothy Sebastian), Elmer (Buster Keaton) lacks stagecraft as a Union soldier, in Spite Marriage, 1929.
Spite Marriage (1929) - Trilby Famous scene in which Elmer (Buster Keaton), whom actress Trilby (Dorothy Sebastian) has married to get even with her ex, attempts to put her to bed after a few too many on their wedding night, in Spite Marriage, 1929.
Free And Easy (1930) - Elmer Butts The train station send-off for "Miss Gopher City" (Anita Page), her mother (Trixie Friganza), and Buster Keaton, (as bumbling manager "Elmer"), barely uttering his first on-screen lines, in Free And Easy, 1930.
Free And Easy (1930) - I Broke My Autograph Bumbling manager Elmer (Buster Keaton) has got "Miss Gopher City" (Anita Page) and her "Ma" (Trixie Friganza) to their Hollywood premiere, cameos from MGM's Jackie Coogan and William Haines ensuing, in Keaton's first talkie, Free And Easy, 1930.
Free And Easy (1930) - Don't Act! Small-town talent agent Elmer (Buster Keaton) loose on the movie lot, fouling a stunt scene with Karl Dane and Dorothy Sebastian, then a bedroom clash with John Miljan and Gwen Lee, "directed" by Lionel Barrymore, in Free And Easy, 1930.

Trailer

Family

Josie Sedgwick
Sister
Actor.
Eileen Sedgwick
Sister
Actor.

Bibliography