Can you identify this 1920s director?


Can you identify this 1920s director?




Does anyone recognize this man?

He is reportedly a director from the 1920s.




A Hollywoodland reader sent the photo below.

Do you think it’s him?

The director is named Graham Cutts.

Thanks Melissa.






21 Responses to “Can you identify this 1920s director?”

  1. Rory says:

    William Desmond Taylor?

    Second guess might be D.W. Griffith

  2. Diane says:

    William Desmond Taylor

  3. Jim says:

    I think this is John Barrymore

  4. ELLEN KAYE says:

    No, this is definitely NOT Barrymore.

  5. ELLEN KAYE says:

    I found a similar photo of Taylor with a similar hat, where he looks a little older, but with a very strong resemblence. So I would say yes, this is he.

  6. Jim says:

    second guess – Rex Ingram

  7. Barry Lane says:

    William Desmond Taylor

  8. Barry Lane says:

    Revised Thought: Rex Ingram

  9. Ronda says:

    I’m youngest woman from 60’s so I still don’t know who he was the director. Please you tell me, what his real full name that he was the Director.

  10. Remy says:

    Is it F. W. Murnau?

  11. Karen says:

    I disagree that it’s William Desmond Taylor. This man is too young and his lips are fuller than Taylor’s. He was 50 in 1922, unless this photo was taken in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

  12. Remy says:

    When do we find out the answer? I think I’m right.
    The man in the picture looks like his in his thirty’s to early forty’s.
    William Desmond Taylor died in 1922 at the age of 49.
    F. W. Murnau died in 1931 at 42.
    And Murnau was a very prolific director during the 1920’s.

  13. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Sorry I don’t know the answer. The point was to see if someone out there did. I posted this for a friend who is trying to find out. I don’t believe it’s any of the people that have been mentioned so far.

  14. Diane says:

    I still think it’s WDT. He has the same attached earlobe, side pointed nostril, thin upper lip and jaw line. Wish you could post a side by side image of him Allan.

  15. Melissa says:

    Possibly Graham Cutts, kinda/sorta/maybe; director of White Shadows (with a little help from Hitchcock). I’m emailing a pix to your AOL address. If you’re not there anymore, please update.

  16. Melissa says:

    Ooops…The White Shadow. Only one shadow, not multiples.

  17. Jim says:

    I’ve emailed you a photo of Rex Ingram – he was noted for being a big fan of pipe smoking.

  18. Melissa says:

    You’re more than welcome, Allan!

  19. Karen says:

    I don’t think any one has successfully identified the man. Graham Cutts’ nose s too bulbous. The nose of the man you’re trying to identify is very pointed and distinctive. Still trying to figure out.

  20. Caroline says:

    Thomas Ince who was father of the cowboy movie, died mysteriously on a Hearst yacht on his birthday!

  21. Anne says:

    I have been looking thru some of my vintage movie magazines in order to find this man’s identity to no avail . Will continue to look……………

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