Roméo Bosetti – 1

Patouillard a une femme jalouse
R: Roméo Bosetti. D: Paul Bertho. P: Lux (= Societé des Phonographes et Cinématographes Lux). Fr 1912
Print: EYE (Jean Desmet Collection)
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Patouillard a une femme qui veux suivre la mode
R: Roméo Bosetti. D: Paul Bertho. P: Lux (= Societé des Phonographes et Cinématographes Lux). Fr 1912
Print: EYE (Jean Desmet Collection)
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Roméo Bosetti (1879 – 1948) was an Italian-born French director, actor and screenwriter. An entertainer from the age of ten, first in the circus (Barnum), then in theaters and dance halls of Paris. 1906 he worked at Pathé, then at Gaumont, as director under Alice Guy, later under Louis Feuillade. At first specialized in chase films, he developed his talent for the burlesque genre in a number of films. As actor he featured the eponymous character Roméo, as director the figure Calino (played by Clément Migé) – both inspired by the popular character Boireau, created by André Deed for Pathé. 1907 he became the director of two classic comedies of the early European cinema: Le Tic (1907) and Une dame vraiment bien (1908, with Louis Feuillade). 1910 he went back to Pathé who gave him the directorship of a special comic division in Nice, the Pathé Comica. Here he developed more comical characters such as Rosalie (played by Sarah Duhamel) and Bigorneau (René Lantini), both starting 1912. Bosetti made more than one hundred films between 1912 and 1916 alone.
(Based on: Dayna Oscherwitz, MaryEllen Higgins: The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press 2009, p. 61-62)

“By 1910 – 1911, every major French company had at least one regular comic series: Lux with Bertho in Patouillard, Éclipse with Servaes in Arthème, Éclaire with Gréhan in Gontran and Tommy Footit in Tommy, and Pathé with Charles Prince in Rigadin as well as Maurice Schwartz in Little Moritz. Morover, Linder‘s series for Pathé was recognized around the world as the best of the lot.”
Richard Abel: The Ciné Goes to Town. French Cinema 1896 – 1914. Updated and Expanded Edition. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London 1998, p. 216

Patouillard paie ses dettes
R: Roméo Bosetti. D: Paul Bertho. P: Lux (= Societé des Phonographes et Cinématographes Lux). Fr 1911
Print: EYE (Jean Desmet Collection)
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