Rigadin

Les timidités de Rigadin
R: Georges Monca. B: Georges Monca. D: Charles Prince, Mistinguett, Carlos Avril. P: Pathé Frères. Fr 1910

Rigadin et la doctoresse
R: Georges Monca. D: Charles Prince. P: Pathé Frères. Fr 1911

Le champagne de Rigadin
R: Georges Monca. D: Charles Prince. P: Pathé Frères. Fr 1915

“Charles Prince (1872-1933) appeared in Pathé films as Rigadin, whose character was generally that of a bashful lover. He already enjoyed some fame as a theatre performer before joining Pathé in 1908, and he went on to appear in over 200 Rigadin films up to 1920, writing the senarios for many of them. In Britain and America he was known as Whiffles. Rigadin’s most interesting films were those that took on contemporay themes, such as Rigadin Peintre Cubiste (1912), where he mocked modern art by appearing as an angular figure, and Rigadin aux Balkans (1912) where he plays a war cameraman who gleefully fakes scenes for the camera in France rather than travel to the Balkan War. He ended his film career playing small roles throughout the 1920s and 30s.”
The Bioscope

TRAUM UND EXZESS, p. 234 ff.