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13 Aug 1924 - The Story of Alice Terry

The story of Alice Terry has the same fairy tale quality as Valentino’s own. Like him, who had worked hard as an extra for many years and the hard work had resulted in little recognition. 581 more words

Scaramouche (1923) - reviewed by George

I don’t know what Rafael Sabatini’s novel “Scaramouche” is about, but Rex Ingram’s movie of the same name is about the French Revolution. As the story begins the Marquis de la Tour has ordered poachers on his extensive lands killed, and a man from the starving village just outside the huge estate has been shot and his body is being delivered to his wife and child by the Marquis and his attendants. 409 more words


Tim Brayton on Rex Ingram's "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"

“Even as an anti-war film, [The Four Horsemen of the Apocalpyse] has a certain reputation that it doesn’t earn. There’s still a tang of heaving melodrama to the proceedings, particularly as concerns the German characters; so soon after the war, the German people were still viewed as outright villains of the worst sort by the Americans, and regardless of whether this was an appropriate attitude or not (the history of 1934-’45 would tend to suggest, to me, that a modicum of forgiveness couldn’t have hurt), it harms the film’s polemic. 91 more words

Silent Film

Rex Ingram

In the March 2015 issue of Sight & Sound magazine, I reviewed Ruth Barton’s wonderful new biography of the idiosyncratic silent era director Rex Ingram.


1940: A Year In Review (IV)

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! Today continues our series of posts on Broadway musicals of 1940. While my initial intention was to highlight shows that opened in 1939 (since this is the 75th anniversary of that marvelously entertaining year), I realized that 1940 has been represented less frequently on this site — almost criminally so. 630 more words


Rex Ingram: Glamorous Director of the Silent Era

Ingram came to America to study sculpture at the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1911. But he soon became fascinated by filmmaking. His great movies included “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, “Prisoner of Zenda” and “Scaramouche”.   50 more words