Edward Sedgwick was one of the most interesting characters in the screen industry. He had been a vaudeville star, newspaperman, army officer, film comedian, scenarist and director. He developed Hoot Gibson as a western star by mixing comedy with thrills. His 1927 film "Slide, Kelly, Slide," was one of the hits that launched William Haines to stardom.
Sedgwick first found success as a comedian in 1915 and then moved to directing. In the late 1920s, he signed a contract with MGM and went on to direct movies primarily featuring the famed silent film actor Buster Keaton.
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