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Irving Cummings (1888–1959)

New York-born Irving Cummings began his career as an actor on the Broadway stage in his late teens, and appeared with the legendary Lillian Russell's company. He entered films in 1909 as an actor, and became a very popular leading man in the early 1920s. He began directing at around that time, turning out mostly action films and an occasional ... See full bio »

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Known For

Curly Top Director
In Old Arizona Director
The Man from Hell's River Pierre de Barre


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 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1936 Girls' Dormitory
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 3 (Short)
 1925 As Man Desires
Major Singh
 1923 Rupert of Hentzau
Von Bernenstein
 1922 The Eternal Flame
Count de Marsay
 1922 The Man from Hell's River
Pierre de Barre
 1922 The Avenger (Short)
 1922 Campbell of the Mounted (Short)
 1922 Valley of the Missing (Short)
 1922 Jules of the River (Short)
 1922 Trapped (Short)
 1921 Cameron of the Royal Mounted
Dick Raven
 1921 The False Trail (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1921 The Rope's End (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1921 The Blasphemer
Chinese Opium Den Operator
 1921 Corporal Jim's Ward (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1921 Patsy's Jim (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1921 Tricked (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1921 On the Trail (Short)
Cpl. Jim Campbell, N.W.M.P.
 1920 Beautifully Trimmed
Count Bonzi
 1920 Old Dad
Sheridan Kaire
 1920 The Round-up
Dick Lane
 1920 The Saphead
Mark Turner
 1920 Harriet and the Piper
Anthony Pope
 1920 The Ladder of Lies
Ralph Brent
 1920 Sex
Dave Wallace
 1920 The Tree of Knowledge
Loftus Roupelle
 1920 The 13th Commandment
Thomas Warwick Duane
 1919 Everywoman
 1919 What Every Woman Learns
Dick Gaylord
 1919 The Better Wife
Comte de Cheveral
 1919 Men, Women, and Money
Julian Chadwick
 1919 Secret Service
Benton Arrelsford
 1919 Some Bride
Henry Morley
 1919 The Scar
George Reynolds
 1919 Her Code of Honor
 1919 The Unveiling Hand
Philip Bellamy
 1919 Mandarin's Gold
Blair Cardon
 1919 Don't Change Your Husband
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1919 The Bluffer
Richard Vaughan
 1919 Auction of Souls
 1918 The Woman Who Gave
Adrien Walcott
 1918 Merely Players
Rodney Gale
 1918 The Heart of a Girl
Brandon Kent
 1918 The Interloper
Paul Whitney
 1918 Toys of Fate
 1918 The Struggle Everlasting
Soul / Dean
 1918 The Debt of Honor
Chester Holbrooke
 1917 An American Widow
Jasper Mallory
 1917 A Man's Law
Jules La Clerc
 1917 Rasputin, the Black Monk
Prince Felix
 1917 Wrath of Love
Bob Lawson
 1917 A Royal Romance
Emperor Maximilian
 1917 The Whip
Herbert Brancaster
 1917 Sister Against Sister
 1916 The Hidden Scar
Dale Overton
 1916 The Gilded Cage
Prince Boris
 1916 The Feud Girl
Dave Bassett / Dave Rand
 1916 The Saleslady
 1915 A Polar Romance (Short)
Andrea Jennessen
 1915 The Lure of the Mask
Prince Monte Bionca
 1915 Dreams Realized (Short)
The Old Actor
 1915 The Diamond from the Sky
Arthur Stanley, II alias John Powell
 1915 The Once Over (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1915 The First Stone (Short)
John Steel
 1915 When the Fire Bell Rang (Short)
Joe King - the Fireman
 1915 In the Mansion of Loneliness (Short)
Mr. Lane
 1915 The Doctor's Strategy (Short)
Jack Bedford
 1915 The Haunting Memory (Short)
Roderigo Perragini aka Nicholas Celia
 1915 The Happier Man (Short)
William Summer
 1914 The Three of Us
Louis Beresford
 1914 Over the Ledge (Short)
 1914 The Diamond of Disaster (Short)
The Englishman
 1914 The Varsity Race (Short)
Jack Stimson aka Frank Irving - the Bow Oar
 1914/II Conscience (Short)
Jack Gleason - Bank Teller
 1914 The Last Volunteer
Prince Ludwig
 1914 Uncle Tom's Cabin
George Harris
 1914 The Messenger of Death (Short)
 1914 The Leaven of Good (Short)
Harry (The Rat), her brother
 1914 For Her Child (Short)
Robert Harper - the Father
 1914 The Man Without Fear (Short)
 1914 From the Shadows (Short)
Hesper Verne
 1914 The Dawn of Romance (Short)
 1914 A Leech of Industry (Short)
Ivan Romanoff
 1914 Broken Lives (Short)
George Davis
 1914/I Jane Eyre (Short)
Edward Rochester
 1914 In the Mesh of Her Hair (Short)
Harry Forbes
 1914 A Sword of Damocles (Short)
Paul Hodgson - the Composer
 1914 The Resurrection (Short)
Bruce - an Artist
 1913 The Finger of Fate (Short)
Dr. Wilbur
 1913 The Missing Ring (Short)
Dr. John Douglas
 1913 The Stolen Woman (Short)
Estien Randolph
 1913 The Glow Worm (Short)
The Hero
 1913 Success (Short)
Allan Brooks
 1913/II The Fight for Right (Short)
John Ward - Mary's Sweetheart
 1913 The Higher Justice (Short)
Allen - the District Attorney - the Poor Son
 1913 A Hospital Romance (Short)
John Gilbert - the Rich Patient
 1913 Her Rosary (Short)
The Boy
 1913 Ashes (Short)
The Old Man
 1913 The Tangled Web (Short)
Hugh Conway
 1913 The Madcap of the Hills (Short)
Phil Carey - Tess's Sweetheart
 1913 Italian Love (Short)
 1913 The Master Cracksman (Short)
Robert Thatcher Jr. - the Master Cracksman
 1913 London Assurance (Short)
 1913 The Big Boss (Short)
Dick - the Reporter
 1913 A Cruel Suspicion (Short)
 1913 The Good Within (Short)
 1913 The Bawlerout (Short)
Dick Lewis - the Bank Clerk
 1913/II Held for Ransom (Short)
Gordon Grant
 1913 For Love of Columbine (Short)
 1913 The Grey Sentinel (Short)
 1913 The Woman Who Knew (Short)
Harry Beecher
 1913 The Judge's Vindication (Short)
The Young Reporter
 1913 The Vengeance of Heaven (Short)
 1913 The Man from Outside (Short)
Burt - the Good Brother / Albert - the Bad Brother (dual role)
 1913 The Birthday Cake (Short)
Jack Gladwin
 1913/I The Bells (Short)
 1913 The Strike Leader (Short)
Larry - the Strike Leader
 1913 The Marked Card (Short)
Harry Wade
 1913 The Open Road (Short)
Tom / Liza in Play
 1913 Duty and the Man (Short)
Philip Steele - the Deputy
 1912 The Fires of Conscience (Short)
Howard Wallis
 1912 The Old Mam'selle's Secret (Short)
John Hellwig
 1912 The Brother of the Bat (Short)
The Bat's Brother
 1912 Don César de Bazan (Short)
Don Cesar De Bazan
 1912 The Faith Healer (Short)
John Morton - the Faith Healer
 1912 Men Who Dare (Short)
Dr. Randolph
 1912 The Peddler's Find (Short)
 1912 Guy Mannering (Short)
Harry Bertram
 1912 Caleb West (Short)
Bill Lacey
 1912 Thelma (Short)
Phillip Erington
 1912 The Poisoners (Short)
Count De Mel
 1912 The Gypsy Bride (Short)
 1912/II Sisters (Short)
Betty's Husband
 1912 Camille (Short)
Armand Du Val
 1912 Mrs. Alden's Awakening (Short)
Young Alden
 1912 The Life of Buffalo Bill (Short)
 1912 For Home and Honor (Short)
Edward Stanton
 1911 At the Window (Short)
 1910 The Maid of Niagara (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1910 His Yankee Girl (Short)
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Ruth Cummings  (his death)  (2 children)

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Directed one Oscar-winning performance: Warner Baxter in In Old Arizona (1928). See more »

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