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Le cheval emballé
R: Louis J. Gasnier. P: Pathé. Fr 1907/08

“Hired at Pathé Frères in 1905, Gasnier (1882-1963) specialized in comic films such as Le cheval emballé (1908) and directed several installments in the Boireau series as well as the first films featuring Max Linder. Beginning in 1909, he helped Charles Pathé establish foreign subsidiaries, including Film d’Arte Italiana and, more important, Pathé American, whose new studio was located in Bound Brook (New Jersey). Gasnier served as artist director of the American company and also made films, most notably the famous serial, The Perils of Pauline (1914). Its success enabled him to create his own company, Astra Film, which supplied Pathé with detective serials well into the 1920s. He then settled in the USA permanently.”
Laurent le Forestier, in: Richard Abel: Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis 2005, p.265

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The Curtain Pole
R: David Wark Griffith, Mack Sennett. D: Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence. P: Biograph. USA 1909