Émile Chautard (director)

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Émile Chautard (born September 7, 1864 in Paris , † April 24, 1934 in Los Angeles , USA ) was a French actor , director and screenwriter during the silent era .


Chautard began as a stage actor at the Théâtre de l'Odéon in Paris . He worked for the film production company Éclair , where he was director and director of the theater school in 1910 . In 1915, Chautard and his colleague Maurice Tourneur were sent to the United States by Éclair. For Chautard this began a successful career as a director in the awakening American film business. Between 1910 and 1924 he directed 107 films and took part in 66 films between 1911 and 1934, including in Morocco (1930) and the Shanghai Express (1932) by Josef von Sternberg .

Chautard was married to Alice Archainbaud, daughter of the French film director George Archainbaud, until 1920.

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  1. Other sources also mention 1881: According to LCCN . The IMDb names "1864" in "Paris". Other sources mention 1864 or 1881 in Paris or Avignon. However, 1864 is probably the year of birth of the typographer and book of the same name about the "Argot". See BNF