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.
Rex Ingram Facts
|Occupation||Director, Writer, Actor|
|Birthday||October 20, 1895|
|Birthplace||Cairo, Illinois, USA|
|Date of death||September 19, 1969 (age 73)|