Wallace McCutcheon, Sr.
(1858 - 1910?)

Wallace McCutcheon, Sr. was an experience as a stage directoras who became a pioneer cinematographer and director in the early American motion picture industry, working with the American Mutoscope & Biograph, Edison and American Star Film companies. Worked as a director and a primary scenario writer for Biograph through 1906.

Although McCutcheon remains little known, especially in comparison to such figures as Porter and Griffith, he was responsible for a number of films notable for innovative camerawork, early story-telling vehicles and the first comedy "chase" films.

Credited with buying D.W. Griffith's first script and hired him as an actor for Biograph.

Available Films

Biograph Studio Productions #1