Perret, Director and Actor

441-Perret-l'automne

L’automne du coeur
R: Léonce Perret. D: Yvette Andréyor, Léonce Perret. P: Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont. Fr 1911
French, Russ. and Engl. titles
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442-Perret

Sur la voie (Sur les rails)
R: Léonce Perret. P: Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont. Fr 1913
French, Russ. and Engl. titles
Film temporarily not available

“Versatile early French filmmaker Léonce Perret started out acting on the stage. In 1907, he worked for Gaumont and appeared in several German-made French films. From there, Perret worked in the films of Louis Feuillade. He made his directorial debut in 1908 and went on to make nearly 200 short films and features that include a series of Léonce comic shorts made between 1910 and 1912. In 1916, Perret went to work for Pathé in Hollywood. He remained a few years and then returned to France where his output became sporadic. In addition to directing, Perret also occasionally produced and wrote the screenplays for his films. Perret died in 1935 while making Keonigsmark. Later, Maurice Tourneur took the script and completed the film.”
Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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“Perret was second only to Feuillade at Gaumont, and he performed as a fine comedian as well. His shorts are charming, and his longer works, like L’enfant de Paris (1913), remain remarkable for their complex staging and cutting. After a thriving career in France, Perret came to make films in America, including Twin Pawns (1919), a lively Wilkie Collins adaptation.”
David Bordwell’s Observations on film art

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