Appeared (Broadway debut) in "At The Old Cross Roads" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by Hal Reid
. Grand Opera House: 12 May 1902-unknown Cast (as known): Thomas H. Ince
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My first picture contained 53 scenes, and it was freely predicted that I would be fired for wasting so much time and film. Around the studio I was generally designated as "one of those New York guys that know all about the picture business". My salutatory was a comedy. I believe it was three days in the making.
There are no known surviving prints of his first feature, The Battle of Gettysburg
(1913), released as a five-reeler in December 1913 by Mutual, although a very detailed script still exists. It is notable for its inclusion of specific dialogue, directions for actors' facial expressions and camera directions for the eight cameras that were used to film the epic. Although he would go on to produce ...