Ruth Barton – Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen (2014)

Series: Screen Classics
Ebook: 328 pages
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky (October 13, 2014)
Language: English
eISBN: 978-0-8131-4711-6

Noted for his charisma, talent, and striking good looks, director Rex Ingram (1893−1950) is ranked alongside D. W. Griffith, Marshall Neilan, and Erich von Stroheim as one of the greatest artists of the silent cinema. Ingram briefly studied sculpture at the Yale University School of Art after emigrating from Ireland to the United States in 1911; but he was soon seduced by the new medium of moving pictures and abandoned his studies for a series of jobs in the film industry. Over the next decade, he became one of the most popular directors in Hollywood, directing smash hits such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), and Scaramouche (1923). Continue reading