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  African American Registry: Rex Ingram, symbol of twentieth century acting.
Ingram claimed that he headed for California in 1919, where he sailed for 18 months as a crewman on a windjammer.
Ingram was denied many roles during his career because of racism, yet he was one of the few actors to serve on the board of directors of the studio actor’s guild.
Ingram became an international star when in 1940 he was chosen to play the role of the Genie of the Lamp in the British film The Thief of Baghdad.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/1684/Rex_Ingram_symbol_of_twentieth_century_acting   (709 words)

  Rex Ingram - Films as director:, Other films:
Rex Ingram's work has tended to be overlooked and forgotten as a result of his retirement from films in the early 1930s, an era when sound had taken over the world of cinema.
Ingram sold his studios in Nice, where he had reigned as an uncrowned king; as the Victorine Studios they were to become an important element in French film production.
Ingram was the supreme pictorialist of the screen, a great director of actors, a perfectionist whose influence was felt not least in the films of David Lean and Michael Powell.
www.filmreference.com /Directors-Ha-Ji/Ingram-Rex.html   (1094 words)

 Rex Ingram (II)
Rex Ingram started film career as a set designer and painter.
Snatched from a Burning Death (1915) (as Rex Hitchcock)....
The Spirit and the Clay (1914) (as Rex Hitchcock)....
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 Alice Terry
Her real chance came when Rex Ingram began casting for his production of "Hearts Are Trumps." He had seen her in the role of an "extra" in one of his other pictures, and realizing that she possessed that indefinable something which is a screen requisite, he selected her for an important role.
Ingram had persuaded her to let him cast her, she worried for fear she might spoil the picture for him.
Ingram said he had made pictures for two reasons; first, because he needed the money and then because he had always liked photography, and there was something about picturing an idea that appealed to him.
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 Rex Ingram Biography
Rex Ingram (October 20, 1895 - September 19, 1969) was an American film and stage actor.
Rex Ingram (January 12, 1893 - July 21, 1950) was a film director, producer, writer and actor.
He was born Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock in Dublin, Ireland, the son of a clergyman.
www.biographybase.com /biography/Ingram_Rex.html   (341 words)

 Ingram-Terry Love Affair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whether Ingram requested her or not is unknown, but Alice received a call to do extra work in a picture he was directing.
Ingram's respect for her contributions is evidenced by the fact that Terry is listed as co-director on his last film, "Baroud" (1932).
The Ingram's lifestyle led to some assumptions in a British magazine that Ingram was leaving filmmaking because of his "revulsion" for Hollywood, he and Terry were having marital difficulties, and that he had converted to Islam, none of which was true.
www.silentsaregolden.com /articles/ingramterryarticle.html   (2708 words)

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Ingram was one of the most artistic directors of the silent era.
Dubbed the "Latin Lover," the matinee idol symbolized the forbidden and mysterious eroticism denied to American women in the 1920s in such films as The Sheik (1921), Camille (1921), the successful Blood and Sand (1922), The Eagle (1925), and The Sheik's popular sequel The Son of the Sheik (1926).
Rex Ingram was not born in Offaly but he lived at Kinnitty with his father who was rector in a house which still stands and is occupied - opposite the Church of Ireland.
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 The Murder of Ramon Novarro by J.J. Maloney
Rex Ingram came upon Novarro and cast him as "Rupert of Hentzau" in The Prisoner of Zenda.
Ingram rechristened him, helped him and gave him the chance that was later going to get him many offers from film companies.
"Rex Ingram is a wonderful director," said Ramon in a voice that should be worth his fortune if Spanish accents are being used this year.
crimemagazine.com /Celebrities/ramonnov.htm   (1631 words)

 Scaramouche   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rex Ingram was one of the few silent era directors who exerted complete artistic control over his films, and in the twenties was considered an equal of Griffith and von Stroheim.
Ingram was Novarro's mentor, and the films they made together paved his path to stardom.
Ingram was both producer and director, collaborating closely with the scenario writer and cinematographer as well as the editor and composer of the score..
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDScaramouche.htm   (1384 words)

 What A Character!
Among Rex Ingram?s best known roles were ?De Lawd?
Born on a Mississippi riverboat, Ingram earned a medical degree, but instead of medicine, he went into acting in his early twenties.
His credits should not be confused with Rex Ingram, the silent film director and actor, whose real name was Reginald Hitchcock.
www.what-a-character.com /cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=982803420   (130 words)

 BOL | Suchergebnisse: rex ingram
Ihre Suche nach «rex ingram» führte zu insgesamt 2 Ergebnissen.
Der Dieb von Bagdad (1940) — von Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, William Cameron Menzies, mit Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Mary Morris.
The Green Pastures — mit Oscar Polk, Rex Ingram, Oscar Polk.
www.bol.de /shop/home/mehr-von/film/fqfd/rex_ingram.html   (92 words)

 Rex Ingram (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Mare Nostrum feature 2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ingram was as much a "stickler" for authenticity as the infamous Erich von Stroheim, and the sets appear that way - stark, dim and many times dingy.
It was a success when it was released, and it still succeeds today, because anyone viewing the film will come away moved by it and commiserating on the many "what if's" that would have taken the story in a different direction.
"It is nothing new to report that Rex Ingram has produced a beautiful film; this is expected of him by his admirers and he still persists in not disappointing them.
www.silentsaregolden.com /featurefolder/marenostrumfeature2.html   (1143 words)

 Rex Ingram @ Filmbug
Rex Ingram (January 12, 1893-1950) was a film director born Reginald Hitchcock to a clergyman in Dublin, Ireland.
Ingram studied sculpture at the Yale School of Fine Art, but soon moved into film.
The film was a commercial flop; after its disappointing performance Ingram left the film business, returning to Los Angeles to work as a sculptor and writer.
www.filmbug.com /db/289315   (175 words)

 The Missing Link features actor John George   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to Liam O'Leary's exhaustive research into the life of director Rex Ingram, John George left his native country in 1911 and arrived in the United States by "devious means" to search for his mother and sisters who had settled somewhere in Nashville, Tennessee.
John George's first assignment was for Rex Ingram in Black Orchids (1916), a lively melodrama filled with gothic trappings that include a castle, a dungeon, poison, duels and the occult.
Ingram eventually earned himself a reputation for the bizarre and frequently cast dwarves and hunchbacks in his films.
www.missinglinkclassichorror.co.uk /george.htm   (1206 words)

 Offaly Writers contribution to Irish Literature - Offaly History, Famous Offaly People, Archaeology, Offaly Towns, ...
Tired of the regimentation of Hollywood, Ingram turned to North Africa and Europe for backgrounds to his films and founded the Victorine Studios of Nice.
Ingram retired from film making in 1933 to devote himself to sculpture, writing and travel.
In his study of Rex Ingram, Liam O'Leary (Dublin, 1980), stated that the family moved to Kinnitty in 1903 when Rex was 11 years of age - Kinnitty was to be his home until his departure to the U.S.A. seven years later.
www.offalyhistory.com /content/reading_resources/famous_people/literature_irish.htm   (7104 words)

 INGRAM Rex , Nice France Guide, Tourism in Nice France
Rex Ingram, of his true name Reginald Fitchcock, son of a minister, left Ireland for the United States in 1911 and, engaged by the MGM company, he became one of the most famous film directors of silent movies.
In 1924, Ingram, suspicious towards the leaders of the Metro, whom he considered too keen on financial concerns to the detriment of art, came to Nice to film Mare nostrum.
Converted to Islam, Ingram stayed a time in Egypt, then he went back to the United States where he did not film any more.
www.nicerendezvous.com /EN/BD_histo_EN.php?debut=22   (364 words)

 © Alice Terry - Silent Film Star, Biography, Photos, goldensilents.com
However, she didn't have much success, and her confidence was nil until she met handsome Irish director Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock (Rex Ingram) on the set of a movie in 1917.
Rex thought she photographed so well with it that she continued to wear it for the rest of her career.
Another Rex Ingram silent film of note for Alice was "The Garden of Allah" (1927), which still exists (TCM has a copy in 35 mm and needs to get it scored and broadcast it), and was remade in the 1930's with Marlene Dietrich.
www.goldensilents.com /stars/aliceterry.html   (736 words)

Irish-born director Rex Ingram had an eye for talent.
Stars Ramon Novarro and Alice Terry (Ingram's wife) both shot to stardom in Ingram films, Terry in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), and Novarro in The Prisoner of Zenda (1922).
Working with his favorite cinematographer, John Seitz, Ingram showed great visual style, skill in handling crowds, and meticulous attention to detail.
www.tcm.com /thismonth/article.jsp?cid=28079&mainArticleId=93564   (454 words)

 Siffblog: "The world's greatest director." - Individual   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The son of an Irish minister, born in 1893, Rex Ingram immigrated to America in 1911 and attended Yale School of the Fine Arts.
On a weekend break in the shooting schedule, Ingram and Terry drove to Pasadena, were married on Saturday, spent the day watching movies on Sunday and were back to work on the set Monday morning.
Highly regarded by his peers, von Stroheim entrusted Ingram with the first substantial edit of Greed (1924) cutting the film from a monsterous length of 42 reels down to 18.
www.siffblog.com /reviews/the_worlds_greatest_director_003420.html   (652 words)

 Greed Stroheim - 1924 Silent Movie Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
MGM director Rex Ingram quit the studio when Mayer didn't assign Ben-Hur to him, and Von Stroheim embarrassed Mayer in the press when he called Ingram "the world's greatest director." Though Ingram didn't get the film, he later returned to the studio, but now, Mayer knew exactly where Von Stroheim's loyalty laid.
In the fall of 1924 film writer Harry Carr, director Rex Ingram, journalist Idwal Jones and Von Stroheim watched all 40 reels of Greed, for nearly eight bone numbing hours.
Ingram and his editor Grant Wheelock edited Greed down to 18 reels, and at that time they all felt that the ax was falling close to the bone.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Boulevard/4456/six6.htm   (578 words)

 Rex Ingram, Hollywood Director - Ancestral Research, Family History, Laois, Offaly, Genealogy
Regarded as "undistinguished" in his schooling, he obtained a post at the Edison Film Studios in New York in 1913 and first directed for the United Film Company three years later.
He once did a sculpture of Christ asleep in the arms of the Buddha.
Rex Ingram, the discoverer of Rudolph Valentino and Ramon Navarro appears to have converted to Islam later in life, and signed his name Bin Alia Nasr El-din, but he was buried according to Anglican rites in Los Angeles in 1950.
www.irishmidlandsancestry.com /content/offaly/people/ingram_rex.htm   (232 words)

 Stairway to the Stars - Details   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rex Ingram (1893-1950), the great silent film director, actor and writer also attended the Yale School of Art and was a gifted artist.
His drawings and sketches, for his films or given as gifts, are rare enough themselves, but his sculpture work has been unknown and unseen, since the few pieces he produced remained with his widow, Alice Terry, until her death in 1987.
We are pleased to have found, and kept together, three known statues Ingram made, shown in rare photo images taken of him in his studio in the 1940's
www.stairstars.com /rex_bronze.html   (363 words)

 Powell & Pressburger Images - Garden of Allah (1926)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alice Terry, co-featured with Ivan Petrovich, and Kada, Rex Ingram's Arabic protege in Algiers, where they went to film Robert Hichen's The Garden of Allah.
Features Rex Ingram and a gentlemen in a barrel that is about to be rooled down a hill by Ingram's foot.
A sight for sufferers from the Volstead Act to delight in an enormous whiskey barrel used as a prop in the Garden of Allah.
www.powell-pressburger.org /Images/27_Garden   (244 words)

 ingram - Ask.com Web Search
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 Romantic's Return | TIME   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Meanwhile Rex Ingram turned down many a good job in Hollywood, determined not to go back until he finds a story "I know, understand, believe in." His own novel is out of the question, he declares: the censors would make mincemeat of it.
Still handsome at 45, tall, fl-haired, brogueish, magnetic Rex Ingram prefers tequila to Scotch, smokes pipes and cigars, hates to ride in airplanes, says he needs very little money to get along on.
To people who ask him if he doesn't get bored with so little work to do, Rex Ingram replies that he only started to work when he quit his job in Hollywood.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,789055,00.html   (524 words)

 Rex Ingram - Britmovie - British Film Forums
Rex was born in Dublin but lived and worked in Hollywood from about 1914.
It was a chance to learn Hollywood techniques without having to go there.
Some Ingram films are still to be found occasionally.
www.britmovie.co.uk /forums/directors-film-crew/1174-rex-ingram.html   (320 words)

 Mini Biography of actor Ramon Novarro   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the early 1920s, Novarro made history by becoming the first Latin American film star, with the release of Rex Ingram’s spectacular The Prisoner of Zenda.
The handsome and wildly eccentric Ingram, Metro’s foremost director and the man who had turned Valentino into a star in the 1921 blockbuster The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, transformed the inexperienced Ramón Samaniego into the charismatic heartthrob Ramon Novarro.
Besides Ingram, Novarro also worked with other first-rank directors, such as Ernst Lubitsch, Clarence Brown, W. Van Dyke, Fred Niblo, and Jacques Feyder.
www.andresoares.com /page3.html   (206 words)

 Rex Ingram
After the struggle across the waters, which probably ground drama deeply into this young man of artistic nature and training, he returned and produced "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," and immediately he was recognized.
Rex Ingram was born in Dublin, Ireland, March 24, 1892, and educated at St. Columha's College and entered Trinity College, but was injured in a football accident and was forced to quit.
At seventeen he ran away from home and came to the United States.
silentgents.com /DIngram.html   (336 words)

 dOc DVD Review: The Green Pastures (1936)
De Lawd (Rex Ingram) is seen in a Heaven that is full of fish fries, straw hats, and picnics.
He also repents of his creation, and instructs Noah (Eddie Anderson) to collect various animals (especially aardvarks) onto his ark. The story of Moses (Frank Wilson) is rendered with a literal burning bush, while the Pharaoh (Ernest Whitman) and his court seem like something out of a nightclub or a lodge meeting.
Several cast members are particulary memorable, foremost being Rex Ingram, who has three roles.
www.digitallyobsessed.com /showreview.php3?ID=8270   (1255 words)

 Stairway to the Stars - Details   (Site not responding. Last check: )
REX INGRAM BRONZE SCULPTURES Rex Ingram (1893-1950), the great silent film director, actor and writer also attended the Yale School of Art and was a gifted artist.
This training made him a leading producer, along with von Stroheim, a close friend, of stunning visual images in his films, that are, in some cases, more memorable than the plots themselves.
We are pleased to have found three known statues Ingram made, shown in rare photo images taken of him in his studio, in the 1940's Each work is cast in bronze.
www.stairstars.com /dyn/detail.php?listingid=60   (371 words)

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