~Ralph Ince~

Born: January 16, 1887 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 10, 1937 in London, England, UK
~Biography~
The youngest of the three filmmaking Ince brothers, he was a child actor in theater and became a
cartoonist at Vitagraph in 1906. He soon began acting in films and became a director in 1912.
Continuing as an actor, Ince had a penchant for impersonating Abraham Lincoln, for other directors
as well as in his own mid-teens films Lincoln the Lover and The Highest Law. He helmed numerous
films in the '20s, several of which he also acted in, including Bigger Than Barnum's, The Sea Wolf
(appearing as Jack London's Wolf Larsen) and Chicago After Midnight. Ince found few directing
opportunities in Hollywood after the advent of sound, although he continued to act in others' films,
including Little Caesar and Law and Order. He relocated to England in 1934 and helmed numerous
features there until his untimely death in an auto accident in 1937.

Biography from Allmovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
~Director~

Hardboiled (1929)
The Singapore Mutiny (1928)
Danger Street (1928)
Hit of the Show (1928)
Chicago After Midnight (1928)
Coney Island (1928)
South Sea Love (1927)
Shanghaied (1927)
Not for Publication (1927)
Moulders of Men (1927)
Wandering Girls (1927)
Home Struck (1927)
The Better Way (1926)
Breed of the Sea (1926)
The Lone Wolf Returns (1926)
The Sea Wolf (1926)
Bigger Than Barnum's (1926) ... Movie Still Code: B.T.B.-X
Lady Robinhood (1925)
Smooth as Satin (1925)
Alias Mary Flynn (1925)
Playing with Souls (1925)
The Chorus Lady (1924)
The House of Youth (1924)
Dynamite Smith (1924)
The Moral Sinner (1924)
The Uninvited Guest (1924)
Homeward Bound (1923)
Counterfeit Love (1923)
Success (1923)
The Referee (1922)
Channing of the Northwest (1922)
Reckless Youth (1922)
A Wide Open Town (1922)
A Man's Home (1921)
Tropical Love (1921)
After Midnight (1921)
Remorseless Love (1921)
Wet Gold (1921)
The Highest Law (1921)
Red Foam (1920)
Out of the Snows (1920)
His Wife's Money (1920)
Out Yonder (1919)
Sealed Hearts (1919)
The Perfect Lover (1919)
Shadows of the Past (1919)
The Painted World (1919)
Too Many Crooks (1919)
A Stitch in Time (1919)
Two Women (1919)
Virtuous Men (1919)
Five Thousand an Hour (1918) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Panther Woman (1918)
Her Man (1918) (as Ralph W. Ince)
... aka "The Woman Eternal" - USA (alternative title)
Our Mrs. McChesney (1918)
The Eleventh Commandment (1918) (as Ralph W. Ince)
Tempered Steel (1918)
Fields of Honor (1918) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Co-respondent (1917)
To-Day (1917) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Argyle Case (1917) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Ninety and Nine (1916) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Combat (1916)
His Wife's Good Name (1916)
The Conflict (1916/I) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Destroyers (1916) (as Ralph W. Ince)
My Lady's Slipper (1916)
Count 'Em (1915)
The Awakening (1915)
The Goddess (1915)
The Sort-of-Girl-Who-Came-From-Heaven (1915)
His Phantom Sweetheart (1915)
The Juggernaut (1915) (as Ralph W. Ince)
Some White Hope? (1915)
From Headquarters (1915)
The Right Girl? (1915)
The Sins of the Mothers (1914)
Two Women (1914)
Fatty's Sweetheart (1914)
'Midst Woodland Shadows (1914)
Four Thirteen (1914)
He Danced Himself to Death (1914)
The Painted World (1914)
Uncle Bill (1914)
Shadows of the Past (1914)
... aka "The Shadow of the Past" - USA (copyright title)
Wife Wanted (1914)
He Never Knew (1914)
The Girl from Prosperity (1914)
Fatty on the Job (1914)
Back to Broadway (1914)
A Million Bid (1914) (as Ralph W. Ince)
Lincoln, the Lover (1914)
The Lucky Elopement (1914)
The Right and the Wrong of It (1914)
Diana's Dress Reform (1914)
His Second Wife (1913)
The Swan Girl (1913)
The Wreck (1913)
Why I Am Here (1913)
His Last Fight (1913)
Fatty's Affair of Honor (1913)
Peggy's Burglar (1913)
Master Fixit (1913)
The Treasure of Desert Isle (1913)
The Lost Millionaire (1913)
The Call (1913/I)
Bingles' Nightmare; or, If It Had Only Been True (1913)
The Prince of Evil (1913)
The Moulding (1913)
A Sweet Deception (1913)
Song Bird of the North (1913)
A Regiment of Two (1913)
The Forgotten Latchkey (1913)
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd (1913)
A Fighting Chance (1913)
The Web (1913)
Love Laughs at Locksmiths; or, Love Finds a Way (1913)
Brother Bill (1913)
The Strength of Men (1913)
Red and White Roses (1913) (unconfirmed)
A Heart of the Forest (1913)
Papa Puts One Over (1913)
The Classmate's Frolic (1913)
How Fatty Made Good (1913)
His Wife's Relatives (1913)
The Bringing Out of Papa (1913)
Off the Road (1913)
The Delayed Letter (1913)
Sue Simpkins' Ambition (1912)
The Finger of Suspicion (1912)
Song of the Shell (1912)
The Curio Hunters (1912)
The Wood Violet (1912)
Una of the Sierras (1912)
The Professor and the Lady (1912)
The Mills of the Gods (1912/I)
The Godmother (1912)
Her Choice (1912)
The Counts (1912)
A Double Danger (1912)
The Serpents (1912)
The Cave Man (1912)
... aka "The Cave Man; or, Before a Book Was Written" - USA (alternative title)
The Ninety and Nine (1911)
The Peace Offering; or, The Absconding Bridget (1911)
Troublesome Secretaries (1911)
... aka "The Troublesome Secretaries; or, How Betty Outwitted Her Father" - USA (alternative title)

~Actor~

The Singapore Mutiny (1928) .... Kelsey
Chicago After Midnight (1928) .... Jim Boyd
Shanghaied (1927) .... Hurrican Haley
Not for Publication (1927) .... 'Big Dick' Wellman
The Better Way (1926) .... Billie
Breed of the Sea (1926) .... Tod Pembroke, aka Captain Blaze Devine/Tom Pembroke
The Sea Wolf (1926) .... 'Wolf' Larsen
Bigger Than Barnum's (1926) .... Carl Ravelle
Yellow Fingers (1926) .... Brute Shane
Channing of the Northwest (1922)
After Midnight (1921)
Wet Gold (1921) .... John Cromwell
The Last Door (1921)
The Highest Law (1921) .... Abraham Lincoln
Out of the Snows (1920) .... Robert Holliday
The Land of Opportunity (1920) .... Abraham Lincoln
The Bringers (1920)
The Sins of the Mothers (1914) (as Ralph W. Ince) .... Mr. Raymond
Fatty's Sweetheart (1914)
He Danced Himself to Death (1914) .... Herman Underdunk
Wife Wanted (1914) .... Henry
Lincoln, the Lover (1914) .... Abraham Lincoln
The Lucky Elopement (1914) .... Gerald
The Swan Girl (1913)
Why I Am Here (1913)
His Last Fight (1913)
The Treasure of Desert Isle (1913)
The Call (1913/I) .... A Friend of Ed's
A Sweet Deception (1913)
Song Bird of the North (1913) .... President Lincoln
A Regiment of Two (1913) .... Lord Dudley
Una of the Sierras (1912)
The Higher Mercy (1912) .... Abraham Lincoln
She Wanted a Boarder (1912) .... The Friend
The Bond of Music (1912) .... A German General
... aka "The Bond of Music; or, The Old Musician" - USA (alternative title)
The Bogus Napoleon (1912)
The Heart of Esmeralda (1912) .... Ben Holt
The Money Kings (1912) .... The Aviator
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1912) .... Abraham Lincoln
Yellow Bird (1912)
Mockery (1912) .... Prince Dionio
The Lady of the Lake (1912) .... Douglas, Earl of Angus
Love in the Ghetto (1912) .... The Father
The Serpents (1912) .... Eric
The Cave Man (1912) .... Eric
... aka "The Cave Man; or, Before a Book Was Written" - USA (alternative title)
The Seventh Son (1912) .... Abraham Lincoln
In the Clutches of a Vapor Bath (1911) .... The Thief
Testing His Courage (1911)
The Ventriloquist's Trunk (1911)
The Freshet (1911) .... The Blacksmith
Heroes of the Mutiny (1911)
Who's Who (1911)
Carr's Regeneration (1911)
Beyond the Law (1911)
... aka "The Code of the Hills" - USA (alternative title)
How Millie Became an Actress (1911) .... The Stage Manager
One Flag at Last (1911) .... Abraham Lincoln
The Child Crusoes (1911)
How Betty Won the School (1911)
Man to Man (1911)
Billy the Kid (1911)
The Battle of Bunker Hill (1911)
... aka "United States History Series #3: The Battle of Bunker Hill" - USA (series title)
The One Hundred Dollar Bill (1911)
The Lure of Vanity (1911)
The Geranium (1911)
In the Arctic Night (1911)
The Woes of a Wealthy Widow (1911)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1911) .... Abraham Lincoln
The Star Spangled Banner (1911)
... aka "United States History Series #1: The Star Spangled Banner" - USA (series title)
The Derelict Reporter (1911)
The Peace Offering; or, The Absconding Bridget (1911) .... The Husband
Troublesome Secretaries (1911) .... Ralph - The Successful Suitor
... aka "The Troublesome Secretaries; or, How Betty Outwitted Her Father" - USA (alternative title)
A Tale of Two Cities (1911)
Drumsticks (1910) .... The Father
Auld Robin Gray (1910)
Saved by the Flag (1910)
Othello (1908/I) (uncredited) .... Soldier
... aka "Jealousy" - USA (alternative title)
Athletic American Girls (1907)

~Writer~

The Singapore Mutiny (1928) (titles)
The Last Door (1921) (story)
The Eleventh Commandment (1918) (as Ralph W. Ince) (story)
To-Day (1917) (scenario) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Argyle Case (1917) (writer) (as Ralph W. Ince)
The Thorn and the Rose (1916) (scenario)
Freddy Versus Hamlet (1916) (story)
Count 'Em (1915) (writer)
The Awakening (1915) (writer)
The Juggernaut (1915) (story) (as Ralph W. Ince)
Some White Hope? (1915) (scenario)
The Right Girl? (1915) (writer)
Two Women (1914) (writer)
Fatty's Sweetheart (1914) (scenario)
'Midst Woodland Shadows (1914) (writer)
Back to Broadway (1914) (writer)
A Million Bid (1914) (writer)
Lincoln, the Lover (1914) (writer)
The Swan Girl (1913) (writer)
Why I Am Here (1913) (writer)
His Last Fight (1913) (writer)
Fatty's Affair of Honor (1913) (scenario)
Master Fixit (1913) (scenario)
The Treasure of Desert Isle (1913) (writer)
The Lost Millionaire (1913) (scenario)
The Call (1913/I) (story)
Song Bird of the North (1913) (writer)
A Fighting Chance (1913) (scenario)
The Web (1913) (scenario)
Love Laughs at Locksmiths; or, Love Finds a Way (1913) (scenario)
Brother Bill (1913) (writer)
Papa Puts One Over (1913) (writer)
The Classmate's Frolic (1913) (writer)
How Fatty Made Good (1913) (scenario)
Song of the Shell (1912) (writer)
The Wood Violet (1912) (writer)
Her Choice (1912) (writer)
The Counts (1912) (scenario)
The Serpents (1912) (scenario)
Drumsticks (1910) (scenario)

~Producer~

Shanghaied (1927) (producer)
Not for Publication (1927) (producer)
Her Man (1918) (producer) (as Ralph W. Ince)
... aka "The Woman Eternal" - USA (alternative title)

~Supervisor~

The Highest Law (1921) (supervisor)
The Tiger (1913) (supervisor)

~Editor~

The Great Shadow (1920)
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