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George Loane Tucker


George Loane Tucker

George Loane Tucker
Born (1880-06-12)June 12, 1880
Chicago, Illinois,
United States
Died June 20, 1921(1921-06-20) (aged 41)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Occupation Film director, screenwriter

George Loane Tucker (12 June 1880 – 20 June 1921) was an American film director and screenwriter. He directed 69 films between 1911 and 1921, including Joan of Plattsburg featuring Mabel Normand in 1918, which he scripted. Tucker had been an actor before moving to directing. In 1913 he directed Traffic in Souls, which concerned the topic of white slavery. The film remains an early influential example of realism in early cinema. Tucker continued working in feature productions. He made several films with actress Jane Gail. In 1919 he made what would probably be his most famous and financially successful film, The Miracle Man. This film featured Lon Chaney in a breakout role as a fake cripple. Tucker made one more film after The Miracle Man.

Tucker was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA and died in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Elisabeth Risdon.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • portrait of Tucker on lantern slide of the film Ladies Must Live

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