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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Primarily the director must know life, but he must know too how to project life, not in narrative form, but by selected dramatic moments, each of which builds toward a definite crisis or climax that will bring a burst of emotional response from the audience... He is the personification of every character in his drama as he directs each scene, carrying the story development so closely in his ...
After the death of Wallace Reid
from drugs, Ince capitalized on the incident by casting Reid's widow in the anti-drug film Human Wreckage
(1923), one of the first films to use psychedelic sets.