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"I am only a craftsman working in a very big industry that in a third of a century conquered the markets, caught up the oldest and most important human activities like metallurgy or motor-engineering and may be compared with press for its social influence and its power in spreading ideas".
Stage actor from 1912. Wrote and directed short features for Gaumont from 1916. Front-line military service during World War I. Directed
, shot on location in the Sahara, followed by another big success,
two years later. Briefly with MGM in Hollywood, 1928-32, but did not enjoy the experience and returned to France...