Irish Director, But Film Not About Ireland

THE IRISH FILM GUIDE


"Baroud" (circa: 1925: France) Rex Ingram Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin in 1893, died in 1950) -his only sound film. -Rex Ingram retired after making this film. -Rex Ingram never directed a film in his native Ireland.

"Black Orchids" (circa: 1917-1920: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin)

"Chalice of Sorrows" (circa: 1917-1920: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin)

"Company of Wolves" (1984: UK) (95 min) (rated R) Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Sarah Patterson, Brian Glover, Graham Crowden, Stephen Rea, Tusse Silberg Dir: Neil Jordan -A forest village is the setting for fables & mystery in an adult version of Little Red Riding Hood.

"The Conquering Power" (circa: 1920-1923) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin)

"Four Horseman of the Apocalypse" (silent film)(1921) (114 min) Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Alan Hale, Jean Hersholt, Nigel De Brulier, Wallace Beery Dir: Rex Ingram (from Dublin) (discovered Rudolph Valentino) -Film has Valentino's tango scene that propelled him to stardom. -Based upon a novel by Blasco Ibanez. -Brothers end up on opposite sides in WWI.

"Funny Bones" (1994) (128 min) (rated R) Oliver Platt, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Jerry Lewis, Oliver Reed, Ian MacNeice, Ruta Lee, Richard Griffith, George Carl, Freddie Davies Dir: Peter Chelsom (Director of "Hear My Song") -A Jewish comedian flops in Las Vegas and flees back to his childhood home in Blackpool England, where he unexpectedly learns more about his life.

"The Great Problem" (1916: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin) -This is the first film Rex Ingram directed. -Script by Rex Ingram.

"The January Man" (1989) (97 min) (rated R) Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger, Alan Rickman, Faye Grant, Tandy Cronyn. Dir: Pat O'Connor *** Written by John Patrick Shanley -NYC police chief hires his off-beat brother to catch a serial killer.

"Mare Nostrum" (1924: France) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin) -Rex Ingram regarded this film as his finest. -Rex Ingram quit Hollywood to open his own studio in Nice, France.

"Mona Lisa" (1986: UK) (104 min) (rated R) Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie, Zoe Nathenson, Sammi Davis Dir: Neil Jordan -A hood in the British underworld protects a call-girl who is searching for a drug-addicted friend.

"Prisoner of Zenda" (circa: 1922: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin) -Based upon novel by Anthony Hope. -A commoner is forced to substitute for his cousin, the King of Ruritania, and falls in love with a princess.

"Reward of the Faithless" (circa: 1917-1920: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin)

"Scaramouche" (1923: U.S.) (silent film) Dir: Rex Ingram (born in Dublin) -Based upon Sabatini novel -In 18th century France, a cynic sets out to avenge a friend's death.

"We're No Angels" (1989: Canada) (106 min)(rated PG-13) Robert de Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton, Bruno Kirby, Ray McAnally, James Russo, Wallace Shawn, John C. Reilly Dir: Neil Jordan -Two convicts escape and hide out by pretending to be priests.

click here to move to the top

|home||email|film|