One of the most prolific directors in Hollywood history, William Beaudine began his career as an actor in 1909 before he directed his first short movie at the age of 23 in 1915 (the same year The Birth of a Nation – which he worked on as an assistant director – was released). After moving to directing feature length films full time in 1922, he soon earned a reputation for being economical in his films – often out of necessity – and for working in many genres, often for low budget Poverty Row studios. One of the best films that he directed was The Crime of the Century; Kino has licensed the movie from Universal for its home video debut.
The Crime of the Century (1933)
Released: 18 Feb 1933
Runtime: 73 min
Director: William Beaudine
Cast: Jean Hersholt, Wynne Gibson, Stuart Erwin
Writer(s): Walter Maria Espe...