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Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram (January 12, 1893-1950) was a film director born Reginald Hitchcock to a clergyman in Dublin, Ireland. His family emigrated to the US in 1911.

Ingram studied sculpture at the Yale School of Fine Art, but soon moved into film. He worked for Fox, Vitagraph, Edison and then MGM, directing mainly action or supernatural films. He left MGM and America in 1925 to set up his own studio in Nice, Victorine, with Alice Terry. Unimpressed with sound, he made only one 'talkie', Baroud, filmed in Morocco. 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.

His films were considered by many comtempory directors to be artistic and skillful, with a an imaginative and bold visual style.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Rex Ingram Facts

OccupationDirector, Writer, Actor
BirthdayOctober 20, 1895
BirthplaceCairo, Illinois, USA
Date of deathSeptember 19, 1969 (age 73)

Selected Filmography

Not available.