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Director, William Beaudine, was born William Washington Beaudine on Jan 15, 1892 in New York City, NY. Beaudine died at the age of 78 on Mar 18, 1970 in Canoga Park, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943, )

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About two minutes after I finished watching Mystery of the 13th Guest, I realized no one ever solves the titular mystery. There’s a mysterious thirteenth guest in the first scene; the guest is absent and his or her identity is never revealed. Tim Ryan’s police lieutenant is supposed to b... Read full article

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Brother of director Harold Beaudine.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences' Special Collections houses the William Beaudine Collection. The collection, which covers Beaudine's career from 1912 to 1973, encompasses 5.8 linear feet of documents and other items, including scripts (motion picture, television, and unproduced); scrapbooks and loose clippings; correspondence; contracts; photographs; and books and periodicals. There are scripts for 54 of Beaudine's feature films and 27 of his television episodes. Items of particular interest include two original caricature sketches of Beaudine; several files of his directing contracts from 1916 through 1934; "Bill Beaudine's Box Score," a nine-page typed list prepared by Beaudine of his directing credits from 1915 through 1969; two issues of "Film Follies" (the Christie Film Company house organ), five issues of the "Kalem Kalendar", and five "Biograph Bulletins" from 1912 and 1914. The collection was donated to AMPAS by William Beaudine Jr. and Lucille Beaudine Warden in February 1992.

In 1947 Beaudine was hired to direct a religious-themed film for the Protestant Film Commission. It was successful and they were so impressed with his work they hired him on a regular basis, and from 1947 to 1955 he directed 10 more films for the organization--an evangelical Christian group--all of which were designed to spread the word of God and try to convert non-believers to Christianity. Ironically, Beaudine himself was an atheist.

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