George Loane Tucker

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George Loane Tucker
George Loane Tucker 1920.jpg
In 1920, photographed by Witzel.
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
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Risdon

George Loane Tucker (12 June 1880 – 20 June 1921) was an American film director and screenwriter.


Tucker directed 69 films between 1911 and 1921, including Their First Misunderstanding (1911) with Mary Pickford, and Joan of Plattsburg (1918) with Mabel Normand. For both films, he also wrote the screenplay.

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.

Personal life[edit]

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

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