Irene Morra

by Kristen Hatch

Irene Morra worked as a negative cutter at D. W. Griffith’s Los Angeles studios before becoming a cutter for Jackie Coogan Productions and Fox Films. She worked as an editor until her retirement in 1958.

See alsoHettie Grey BakerAnne BauchensMargaret BoothWinifred DunnKatherine HillikerViola LawrenceJane LoringBlanche SewellRose Smith

Bibliography

The bibliography for this essay is included in the “Cutting Women: Margaret Booth and Hollywood’s Pioneering Female Film Editors” overview essay.

Filmography

A. Archival Filmography: Extant Film Titles:

1. Irene Morra as Editor

My Boy. Dir.: Victor Heerman, sc.: Max Abramson, Victor Heerman, Shirley Vance Martin, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1921) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Claude Gillingwater, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée [FRB], Library of Congress [USW], EYE Filmmuseum [NLA], Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research [USC], Fondazione Cineteca Italiana [ITC], Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique [BEB], UCLA Film and Television Archive [USL], Academy Film Archive [USF], UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive [USB], Filmoteca Española [ESM], George Eastman Museum [USR], Filmoteca de Catalunya [ESB], Cinémathèque Française [FRC], Lobster Films [FRL].

Oliver Twist. Dir.: Frank Lloyd, adp.: Frank Lloyd, Walter Anthony, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1922) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Lon Chaney, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: Cineteca del Friuli [ITG], Gosfilmofond of Russia [RUR], Library of Congress [USW], UCLA Film and Television Archive [USL], Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive [ILS]BFI National Archive [GBB], National Film and Sound Archive of Australia [AUC], Cinémathèque Québécoise [CAQ].

Trouble. Dir.: Albert Austin, sc.: Max Abraham, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1922) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Wallace Beery, si, b&w. Archive: Gosfilmofond of Russia [RUR], EYE Filmmuseum [NLA].

Circus Days. Dir.: Edward F. Cline, sc.: Edward F. Cline, Harry Weil, James Otis Kaler, Eve Unsell, ed.: Irene Morra (Sol Lesser US 1921) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Barbara Tennant, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée [FRB], Gosfilmofond of Russia [RUR], Filmoteca Española [ESM], Filmoteca de Catalunya [ESB], Lobster Films [FRL].

Daddy. Dir.: E. Mason Hopper, sc.: Jack Coogan, Mrs. Jack Coogan, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1923) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Arthur Edmund Carew, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: UCLA Film and Television Archive [USL], Cineteca Nazionale [ITN].

A Boy of Flanders. Dir.: Victor Schertzinger, sc.: Walter Anthony, Marion Jackson, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1924) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Nigel De Brulier, si, b&w. Archive: Gosfilmofond of Russia [RUR].

Little Robinson Crusoe. Dir.: Edward F. Cline, sc.: Willard Mack, ed.: Irene Morra (Jackie Coogan Productions US 1924) cas.: Jackie Coogan, Daniel J. O’Brien, si, b&w. Archive: Gosfilmofond of Russia [RUR].

One of the Bravest. Dir.: Frank O’Connor, sc.: James J. Tynan, ed.: Irene Morra ( Gotham Productions US 1925) cas.: Ralph Lewis, Edward Hearn, si, b&w. Archive: Library of Congress [USW].

The Phantom of the Forest. Dir.: Henry McCarthy, sc.: James J. Tynan, ed.: Irene Morra (Gotham Productions US 1926) cas.: Edward G. Phillips, Betty Francisco, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: Library of Congress [USW], BFI National Archive [GBB].

B. Filmography: Non-Extant Film Titles:

1. Irene Morra as Editor

The Rag Man, 1925; Prep and Pep, 1928; The News Parade, 1928; Win That Girl, 1928.

Citation

Hatch, Kristen. "Irene Morra." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013.  <https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-t4f1-vf36>

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