Edgar Selwyn


Director, Producer

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Skyscraper Souls - Make Up For Lost Time Opening shot confirms that the tower in our story dwarfs the Empire State Building, gregarious Tom (Norman Foster) meets heroine Lynn (Maureen O'Sullivan) who then joins dressmaker Vinmont (Gregory Ratoff), in Skyscraper Souls, 1932.
Skyscraper Souls - Top Of The World Greedy banker Dwight (Warren William) toying with investors led by Brewster (Purnell B. Pratt), who then receives merger candidate Hamilton (Arnold Lucy), early in MGM's Skyscraper Souls, 1932.
Chained (1934) - So You're The Hero? Aroused Johnnie (Stuart Erwin) seeks suave pal Mike (Clark Gable) for help in wooing a babe (Joan Crawford) he's just met in the ship's bar, early in Clarence Brown's Chained, 1934.
Barbarian, The (1933) - Is Everyone In Egypt A Shriner? Hustling interpreter-for-hire Jamil (Ramon Novarro) is working the Cairo train station when his head is turned by Diana (Myrna Loy), arriving with her assistant (Louise Closser Hale), greeted by her uncle (C. Aubrey Smith), then fiance` Gerald (Reginald Denny), early in The Barbarian, 1933.
Barbarian, The (1933) - I Am Also A Prince Full marks to director Sam Wood for getting his leading lady (Myrna Loy, as "Diana") undressed, unaware she's being watched in her Cairo hotel by obsequious servant and guide Jamil (Ramon Novarro), her fiance` Gerald (Reginald Denny) soon breaking things up, in The Barbarian, 1933.
Men Must Fight (1933) - Four Leaf Clover First World War somewhere in France, flier Jeff (Robert Young) and his new lover nurse Laura (Diana Wynyard), some sense of foreboding, opening MGM's near-future anti-war drama Men Must Fight, 1933.
Men Must Fight (1933) - We'll Stop Making Men! Diana Wynyard as Laura, wife of the Secretary of State, with a radical anti-war speech to women, taking place in near-future 1940, with fancy tech to match, in MGM's Men Must Fight, 1940.
Men Must Fight (1933) - Our Son Will Never Take Part New York, end of the first World War, Laura (Diana Wynyard) with husband Ned (Lewis Stone), big diplomat and adoptive father of her son, who grows up to be Phillips Holmes, in near-future 1940, with Peggy (Ruth Selwyn) on a steamer, in Men Must Fight, 1933.
Possessed (1931) - Are You Rich? Big shots Whitney (Clark Gable) and Travers (Frank Conroy) have just arrived when small town visitor Marian (Joan Crawford), sent packing by host Wally (Skeets Gallagher), sneaks back in claiming a lost hat, in Possessed, 1931.
Possessed (1931) - You Turnip! Factory girl Marian (Joan Crawford), fresh from an unlikely meeting at the train depot, comes home to mother (Clara Blandick) and oppressive boyfriend Al (Wallace Ford), early in MGM's Possessed, 1931.
Bridal Suite (1939) - Opposite Of Amnesia American playboy Neil (Robert Young), in Switzerland aiming to be diagnosed with amnesia, gets grabby with innkeeper Luise (Annabella), a musical interlude in MGM's Bridal Suite, 1939.
Bridal Suite (1939) - Probably The Altitude Arriving in Switzerland intending to have him diagnosed as an amnesiac, playboy Neil (Robert Young) and mother (Billie Burke) are greeted by innkeeper Luise (Annabella), in MGM's Bridal Suite, 1939.

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Ruth Wilcox Selwyn
Wife
Actor. Born 1905, died 1954.

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