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Thomas H. Ince (1882–1924)

Thomas H. Ince was born into a family of stage actors. He appeared on the stage at age six and then worked with a number of stock companies. He made his Broadway debut when he was 15. Vaudeville offered work for him, but the work was inconsistent, so he was a lifeguard, a promoter and part-time actor. His stage career was a failure and he was ... See full bio »

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 1925 Percy (producer)
 1924 A Tour of the Thomas Ince Studio (Documentary short) (supervising producer)
 1924 Those Who Dance (executive producer)
 1923 Anna Christie (executive producer)
 1923 Soul of the Beast (producer)
 1922 The Hottentot (producer)
 1922 Lorna Doone (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Hail the Woman (producer)
 1921 The Cup of Life (producer)
 1921 The Bronze Bell (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Mother o' Mine (supervising producer)
 1921 The Home Stretch (producer)
 1921 Beau Revel (producer - uncredited)
 1921 Chickens (supervising producer)
 1921 Lying Lips (producer)
 1920 Silk Hosiery (producer)
 1920 The Rookie's Return (producer)
 1920 An Old Fashioned Boy (supervising producer)
 1920 The Leopard Woman (producer)
 1920 Homespun Folks (producer)
 1920 Hairpins (producer)
 1920 Let's Be Fashionable (producer)
 1920 Black Is White (producer)
 1920 Mary's Ankle (producer)
 1919 Behind the Door (producer)
 1919 Dangerous Hours (producer)
 1919 23 1/2 Hours' Leave (producer)
 1919 The Egg Crate Wallop (producer)
 1919 Stepping Out (producer)
 1919 The Market of Souls (producer)
 1919 Wagon Tracks (producer)
 1919 Hay Foot, Straw Foot (producer)
 1919 The Haunted Bedroom (producer)
 1919 The Busher (producer - uncredited)
 1919 The Lady of Red Butte (executive producer)
 1919 The Homebreaker (producer)
 1919 The Sheriff's Son (executive producer)
 1919 The Poppy Girl's Husband (supervising producer)
 1919 Hard Boiled (producer)
 1918 Fresh Faces (producer)
 1918 Staking His Life (producer)
 1918 The Lion of the Hills (producer)
 1918 The Midnight Patrol (producer)
 1918 String Beans (producer)
 1918 Branding Broadway (producer)
 1918 Fuss and Feathers (producer)
 1918 When Do We Eat? (producer)
 1918 The Border Wireless (producer)
 1918 Riddle Gawne (producer)
 1918 A Nine O'Clock Town (producer)
 1918 The Vamp (producer)
 1918 The Kaiser's Shadow (producer)
 1918 Shark Monroe (producer)
 1918 The Mating of Marcella (supervising producer)
 1918 Selfish Yates (producer)
 1918 The Tiger Man (producer)
 1918 Free and Equal (producer)
 1918 'Blue Blazes' Rawden (producer)
 1917 The Gown of Destiny (producer - uncredited)
 1917 The Narrow Trail (producer)
 1917 Those Who Pay (producer)
 1917 The Son of His Father (producer)
 1917 Sudden Jim (producer)
 1917 The Sawdust Ring (producer)
 1917 Time Locks and Diamonds (producer)
 1917 The Flame of the Yukon (producer)
 1917 Bawbs o' the Blue Ridge (producer)
 1917 The Millionaire Vagrant (producer)
 1917 Wolf Lowry (producer)
 1917 The Pinch Hitter (producer)
 1917 The Last of the Ingrams (producer)
 1917 The Weaker Sex (producer)
 1917 Truthful Tulliver (producer)
 1916 Three of Many (producer)
 1916 A Gamble in Souls (producer)
 1916 The Criminal (producer)
 1916 The Devil's Double (Short) (producer)
 1916 The Honorable Algy (producer)
 1916 Somewhere in France (producer)
 1916 The Vagabond Prince (producer)
 1916 The Return of Draw Egan (producer)
 1916 Plain Jane (producer)
 1916 The Dawn Maker (producer)
 1916 The Wolf Woman (producer)
 1916/II The Thoroughbred (producer)
 1916 The Patriot (producer)
 1916 Shell 43 (producer)
 1916 Honor Thy Name (producer)
 1916 Home (producer)
 1916 The Captive God (producer)
 1916 Eye of the Night (producer)
 1916 The Deserter (producer)
 1916 The Apostle of Vengeance (producer)
 1916 The Sorrows of Love (producer)
 1916 The Primal Lure (producer)
 1916 Civilization (producer)
 1916 The Stepping Stone (producer)
 1916 The Aryan (producer)
 1916 Hell's Hinges (producer)
 1916 Bullets and Brown Eyes (producer)
 1915 Aloha Oe (producer)
 1915 City of the Dead (Short) (producer)
 1915 Between Men (producer)
 1915 Matrimony (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Disciple (producer)
 1915/I The Coward (producer)
 1915 The Iron Strain (producer)
 1915/II Never Again (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Man from Oregon (producer)
 1915 Shorty's Ranch (Short) (producer)
 1915 Keno Bates, Liar (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Living Wage (Short) (producer)
 1915 Pinto Ben (Short) (producer)
 1915 Knight of the Trail (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Lighthouse Keeper's Son (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Girl from the East (Short) (producer)
 1915 Over Secret Wires (Short) (producer)
 1915 The $100,000 Bill (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty Inherits a Harem (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Heart of Jabez Flint (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Promoter (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Golden Trail (Short) (producer)
 1915 When the Tide Came In (Short) (producer)
 1915 When Love Leads (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Phantom Extra (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Play of the Season (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Man Who Went Out (Short) (producer)
 1915 Cash Parrish's Pal (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Tide of Fortune (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Burglar's Baby (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Ruse (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Hammer (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Ace of Hearts (Short) (producer)
 1915 Tools of Providence (Short) (producer)
 1915 His Mother's Portrait (Short) (producer)
 1915/II The Failure (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Sea Ghost (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Floating Death (Short) (producer)
 1915 Hearts and Swords (Short) (producer)
 1915/I The Reward (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Shadowgraph Message (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Secret of Lost River (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Soul of Phyra (Short) (producer)
 1915 His Superficial Wife (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Pathway from the Past (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Strike at Centipede Mine (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Tavern Keeper's Son (Short) (producer)
 1915 A Piece of Amber (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Scales of Justice (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Conversion of Frosty Blake (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Darkening Trail (producer)
 1915 Her Easter Hat (Short) (producer)
 1915 Hostage of the North (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty's Troubled Sleep (Short) (producer)
 1915 Bad Buck of Santa Ynez (Short) (producer)
 1915 Her Alibi (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Operator at Big Sandy (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Human Octopus (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Shoal Light (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Affiancéd Wife (Short) (producer)
 1915 Rumpelstiltskin (producer)
 1915 The Kite (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Man from Nowhere (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Spark from the Embers (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Valley of Hate (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Power of the Street (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Renegade (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Cup of Life (producer)
 1915 The Riddle of the Wooden Leg (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Artist's Model (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Disillusionment of Jane (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Taking of Luke McVane (Short) (producer)
 1915 On the Night Stage (producer)
 1915 The Sons of Toil (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty Turns Actor (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Alien (producer)
 1915 The Roughneck (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Winged Messenger (Short) (producer)
 1915 Molly of the Mountains (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Spirit of the Bell (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Devil (producer)
 1915 The Fakir (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty Among the Cannibals (Short) (producer)
 1915/II His Brother's Keeper (Short) (producer)
 1915 Tricked (Short) (producer)
 1915 In the Switch Tower (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Phantom of the Hearth (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Mill by the Zuyder Zee (Short) (producer)
 1915 A Case of Poison (Short) (producer)
 1915/I The Girl Who Might Have Been (Short) (producer)
 1915 Satan McAllister's Heir (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Wells of Paradise (Short) (producer)
 1915 On the High Seas (Short) (producer)
 1915 In the Warden's Garden (Short) (producer)
 1915 Winning Back (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Sheriff's Streak of Yellow (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Man at the Key (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Grudge (Short) (producer)
 1915 Mr. 'Silent' Haskins (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Secret of the Dead (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty's Secret (Short) (producer)
 1915 In the Tennessee Hills (Short) (producer)
 1915 Shorty's Adventures in the City (Short) (producer)
 1915 A Modern Noble (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Famine (Short) (producer)
 1915 Through the Murk (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Gun Fighter (Short) (producer)
 1915 Sergeant Jim's Horse (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Man Who Died (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Still on Sunset Mountain (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Cross of Fire (Short) (producer)
 1915 In the Land of the Otter (Short) (producer)
 1915 Mother Hulda (Short) (producer)
 1915 The Italian (producer)
 1914 The Bargain (producer)
 1914 The Hateful God (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Worth of a Life (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Typhoon (producer)
 1914 The Right to Die (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Death Mask (Short) (producer)
 1914 Test of Flame (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Village 'Neath the Sea (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Gangsters and the Girl (Short) (producer)
 1914 Jim Cameron's Wife (Short) (producer)
 1914 Star of the North (Short) (producer)
 1914 His Hour of Manhood (Short) (producer)
 1914 Desert Thieves (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Wrath of the Gods (producer)
 1914 Tennessee (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Latent Spark (Short) (producer)
 1914 Shorty's Trip to Mexico (Short) (producer)
 1914/II The Embezzler (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Ambassador's Envoy (Short) (producer)
 1914 In the Cow Country (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Forest Vampires (Short) (producer)
 1914 Desert Gold (Short) (producer)
 1914 The Raiders (Short) (producer)
 1914 Yellow Flame (Short) (producer)
 1913 Her Legacy (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Witch of Salem (Short) (producer)
 1913 Borrowed Gold (Short) (producer)
 1913 Granddad (Short) (producer)
 1913 In Love and War (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Battle of Gettysburg (executive producer)
 1913 The Drummer of the 8th (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Way of a Mother (Short) (producer)
 1913 A Black Conspiracy (Short) (producer)
 1913 Bread Cast Upon the Waters (Short) (producer)
 1913 Retrogression (Short) (producer)
 1913 A Southern Cinderella (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Grey Sentinel (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Sinews of War (Short) (producer)
 1913 Texas Kelly at Bay (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Iconoclast (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Pride of the South (Short) (producer)
 1913/I The Sins of the Father (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Sergeant's Secret (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Barrier (Short) (producer)
 1913 Lure of the Violin (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Sharpshooter (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Wheels of Destiny (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Favorite Son (Short) (producer)
 1913 When Life Fades (Short) (producer)
 1913/I The Struggle (Short) (producer)
 1913 A Shadow of the Past (Short) (producer)
 1913 A Bluegrass Romance (Short) (producer)
 1913 In the Ranks (Short) (producer)
 1913 The Burning Brand (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Law of the West (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Prospector's Daughter (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Dead Pay (Short) (producer)
 1912 His Sense of Duty (Short) (producer)
 1912 Blood Will Tell (Short) (producer)
 1912 A Double Reward (Short) (producer)
 1912 For the Cause (Short) (producer)
 1912 His Squaw (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Invaders (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Ball Player and the Bandit (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Army Surgeon (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Civilian (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Altar of Death (Short) (producer)
 1912 Mary of the Mines (Short) (producer)
 1912 When Lee Surrenders (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Man They Scorned (Short) (producer)
 1912 On Secret Service (Short) (producer)
 1912 How Shorty Kept His Word (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Story of the Savage Modoc Mine (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Sheriff's Adopted Child (Short) (producer)
 1912 An Indian Legend (Short) (producer)
 1912 Custer's Last Fight (Short) (producer)
 1912 For the Honor of the Seventh (Short) (producer)
 1912 On the Firing Line (Short) (producer)
 1912 His Better Self (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Hidden Trail (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Doctor's Double (Short) (producer)
 1912 Sundered Ties (Short) (producer)
 1912/I The Penalty (Short) (producer)
 1912/II The Fugitive (Short) (producer)
 1912 An Old Tune (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Bandit's Gratitude (Short) (producer)
 1912/I The Reckoning (Short) (producer)
 1912 On the Warpath (Short) (producer)
 1912 The Heart of an Indian (Short) (producer)
 1911 Bar Z's New Cook (Short) (producer)
 1911 The Lover's Signal (Short) (producer)
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Stage: Appeared in "The Bishop" on Broadway (rRevival). Written by John Oliver Hobbs and Murray Carson. Princess Theatre: 12 Feb 1906-Feb 1906 (closing date unknown/8 performances/Played in repertory with "For Love's Sweet Sake"). Cast: M. Alexander, Drina DeWolfe, Genevieve Du Berry, Anton Fredenberg, Louis Bishop Hall, Carrie Lee ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thomas Harper Ince | Thomas Ince

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Personally, I count the years I spent on stage before I became a director and then a producer as the greatest single factor contributing toward whatever measure of success I have achieved. See more »


Seeing a short film with Tsuru Aoki, a Japanese actress living in California, Ince realized the potential to cast Asian players in Hollywood films. This was during a time when white actors wearing eye makeup were portraying Asians, due to the strong anti-Asian sentiment among the American public. This would remain the norm in American film for decades to come. When Aoki met Ince, she introduced ... See more »

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