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Rex IngramVisionary Director of the Silent Screen$
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Ruth Barton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813147093

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.001.0001

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Swashbucklers and Other Romances

Swashbucklers and Other Romances

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(p.99) 6 Swashbucklers and Other Romances
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Rex Ingram
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Ruth Barton

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813147093.003.0007

In this chapter Ingram makes the shift into genre filmmaking, making two swashbucklers, The Prisoner of Zenda (1922), set in mythical Ruritania, and Scaramouche (1923), as well as more intimate romances. He marries Alice Terry and takes on Ramón Novarro to replace Valentino as his films’ new “Latin lover.” The chapter continues to analyze Ingram’s style and the contribution of his cinematographer, John Seitz.

Keywords:   swashbuckler, Ruritania, Ramón Novarro, Latin lover, cinematographer, John Seitz

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