Edward Ludwig

Edward Irving Ludwig (October 7, 1899[1] August 20, 1982) was a Russian-born American film director and writer. He directed nearly 100 films between 1921 and 1963 (some under the names Edward I. Luddy and Charles Fuhr).

Edward Ludwig
On the set of Big Jim McLain, 1952
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(1899-10-07)October 7, 1899
DiedAugust 20, 1982(1982-08-20) (aged 82)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1921-1963

Ludwig was also one of the directors of John Payne's NBC western series The Restless Gun (1957-1959). Ludwig and Erle C. Kenton were the principal directors of the CBS television series, The Texan (1958-1960), starring Rory Calhoun as a "Robin Hood of the West" who drifts through the region helping persons in need. The Texan in its first season ran opposite The Restless Gun in its second and last season.[2]

Ludwig was born in the Ukraine, then part od the Russian Empire, entered the United States from Canada on March 6, 1911, became a naturalized citizen December 23, 1932, and died in Santa Monica, California.

Partial filmography


  1. According to his 1931 petition for citizenship
  2. Billy Hathorn, "Roy Bean, Temple Houston, Bill Longley, Ranald Mackenzie, Buffalo Bill, Jr., and the Texas Rangers: Depictions of West Texans in Series Television, 1955 to 1967", West Texas Historical Review, Vol. 89 (2013), p. 111
  3. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 282. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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