Rex Ingram

Rex Ingram

Scaramouche (1923) began production on March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) and director Ingram, being a good Irishman, reportedly celebrated by getting drunk and continued celebrating for twelve days, shutting down production before it even began.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 493-499. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

Director, not to be confused with the actor Rex Ingram.

Rex and Alice Terry were married in South Pasadena. They sneaked away for the day from the set of The Prisoner of Zenda (1922) without telling anyone. They married on November 5, 1921 -- a Saturday -- in Adobe Flores, South Passadena. The next day, they saw three movies and went back to work on Monday. When the film was completed, they went to San Francisco for their honeymoon.

Rex quarrelled with Louis B. Mayer soon after he joined MGM. Subsequently he just put "Metro-Goldwyn presents ..." on his pictures with no mention of Mayer.