Marcel Perez and Ambrosio

Robinet in bolletta
R: Marcel Perez. D: Marcel Perez, Gigetta Morano, Ercole Vaser. K: Giovanni Vitrotti. P: Società Anonima Ambrosio. It 1911
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L’abito bianco di Robinet
R: Marcel Perez. D: Marcel Perez. P: Società Anonima Ambrosio. It 1911
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“In this play on the symmetry of black and white, Robinet leaves home in his bright new suit for a stroll through a blackening industrial landscape.”
Steve Massa
Cruel and Unusual Comedy

Robinet pescatore
R: Marcel Perez. D: Marcel Perez, Nilde Baracchi, Attilio Pietromarchi. K: Giovanni Vitrotti. P: Società Anonima Ambrosio. It 1914
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“The Societa Anonima Ambrosio was, with Italia and Cines, one of the premier film studios of Italy. Originally founded in 1902 by Arturo Ambrosio as photographic shop, Ambrosio caught the movie bug and spent time in France, England and Germany familiarizing himself with filmmaking. By 1907 a large and modern studio had been built on 30,000 square feet of land. Their first big hit was 1908’s The Last Days of Pompeii, directed by Luigi Maggi, who piloted many of the company’s most prestigious films. Besides historical epics, costume dramas, and literary adaptations of the work of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the studio’s comedy creators included Gigetta Morano (and her director and co-star Eleuterio Rodolfi), Ernesto Vasar as Fricot, and Perez as Robinet. Morano and Perez moved into feature length comedies for the company – Morano in works such as La meridana del convent (The Convent’s Sundial 1916) and Perez with the four episodes of Le avventure straoridnarissne di Saturnino Farandola (The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola 1914). As with the other studios, World War I disrupted film production and killed international distribution. Ambrosio continued some producing during the war, but Arturo Ambrosio left the company in 1917, and the studio ended production in 1922.
Steve Massa
Cruel and Unusual Comedy

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