Arthème Dupin

“Société Générale des Cinématographes Éclipse (…) ranked number four in its country during the years leading up to the great war. In the beginning, George Hatot of Pathé and Victorin Jasset of Gaumont were recruited (better to drain the competition in order to compete), pushing the overall quality up. By 1908, it absorbed another smaller but ambitious company called Radios (…) and made great use of its elaborate glass studio-house built in Boulogne-sur-Seine, the western end of Paris. One of Éclipse’s biggest hits was The Near-Sighted Cyclist’ [Les mésaventures d’un cycliste myope], (…) making an international star of Madrid-born Marcel Perez. His comic style was a forerunner to both Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton with a lot of physical stunt work involved. Since his association with Éclipse was brief, the staff had to groom others to take his place, among them Ernest and Charles Servaès with such personas as Arthème Dupin and Polycarpe (marketed in the U.K. and U.S. as Sammy) and the Brit-moved-to-France fashion model Aimée ‘Miss’ Campton.”
Jlewis: A Shortie Checklist: Charles Urban
TCM

Arthème opérateur
R: Ernest Servaès. D: Ernest Servaès. P: Éclipse. Fr 1913
Print: EYE (Amsterdam)
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“’Arthème’, or ‘Arthème Dupin’, was played in some 63 films for Eclipse between 1911 and 1916 by Ernest Servaës, who seems also to have been his own director. Little is known about Servaës, though his irrepressible mugging at the audience suggests a music-hall background. The film offers us glimpses of a modest cinema with only a pianist – but a  watchful resident fireman.”
David Robinson
fayllar.org

Arthème sorcier
R: Ernest Servaès. D: Ernest Servaès. P: Éclipse. Fr 1910
Print: EYE (Amsterdam)
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Arthème promène son oncle
R: Ernest Servaès. D: Ernest Servaès. P: Éclipse. Fr 1910
Print: EYE (Amsterdam)
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Arthème Dupin échappe encore
R: Ernest Servaès. D: Ernest Servaès. P: Éclipse. Fr 1912
Print: EYE (Amsterdam)
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