Alice Guy (I) (1873–1968)


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The world's first motion picture director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business in 1896 as a secretary at Gaumont, a manufacturer of movie cameras and projectors who had purchased the invention from the Lumiere brothers. The next year Gaumont became the world's first motion picture production company when they switched to creating ... See full bio »

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(age 94) in Wayne, New Jersey, USA

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(1914)
My Madonna Director
(1915)
Beneath the Czar Director
(1914)

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 2017 Early Women Filmmakers (as Alice Guy Blaché)
 1920 Tarnished Reputations (as Alice Blaché)
 1918 The Great Adventure (as Alice Blaché)
 1917 Behind the Mask (as Alice Blaché)
 1917 When You and I Were Young (as Alice Blaché)
 1917 House of Cards (as Alice Blaché)
 1917 A Man and the Woman (as Alice Blaché)
 1917 The Empress (as Alice Blaché)
 1917/II The Adventurer
 1916 The Ocean Waif (Short)
 1915 My Madonna (as Alice Blaché)
 1915 The Song of the Wage Slave (as Alice Blaché)
 1915 The Vampire (as Alice Blaché)
 1915 Vampire (as Alice Blaché)
 1915 The Heart of a Painted Woman (as Alice Blaché)
 1914 The Tigress (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Lure
 1914 The Woman of Mystery (as Alice Blaché)
 1914 The Dream Woman (Short) (as Alice Blaché)
 1914 The Monster and the Girl (as Alice Blaché)
 1914 Beneath the Czar (as Alice Blaché)
 1913 Cousins of Sherlocko (Short)
 1913 Shadows of the Moulin Rouge (as Alice Blaché)
 1913 The Rogues of Paris (Short) (as Alice Blaché)
 1913 The Little Hunchback (Short)
 1913 A Terrible Night (Short)
 1913 The Pit and the Pendulum (Short)
 1913 Matrimony's Speed Limit (Short) (uncredited)
 1913 Blood and Water (Short)
 1913/I A House Divided (Short) (uncredited)
 1913 A Severe Test (Short) (as Alice Blaché)
 1913 Dick Whittington and his Cat (unconfirmed)
 1913 Burstup Homes (Short)
 1913 The Coming of Sunbeam (Short)
 1912 The Woman Behind the Man (Short)
 1912 The Finger Prints (Short)
 1912 Hearts Unknown (Short)
 1912 The Girl in the Arm-Chair (Short)
 1912/I The Face at the Window (Short)
 1912 Making an American Citizen (Short) (uncredited)
 1912/III The High Cost of Living (Short)
 1912 A Fool and His Money (Short)
 1912 Canned Harmony (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Love of the Flag (Short)
 1912 Treasures on the Wing (Short)
 1912 Playing Trumps (Short)
 1912 His Double (Short)
 1912 Phantom Paradise (Short)
 1912 The Strike (Short)
 1912 The Blood Stain (Short)
 1912 The Pink Garters (Short)
 1912 Two Little Rangers (Short) (as Alice Blaché, unconfirmed)
 1912 Fra Diavolo (Short)
 1912 Micky's Pal (Short) (uncredited)
 1912 In the Year 2000 (Short)
 1912 Souls in the Shadow (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Wooing of Alice (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 The Reformation of Mary (Short)
 1912 The Detective's Dog (Short)
 1912 Child of the Tenements (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Falling Leaves (Short) (uncredited)
 1912 The Animated Bathtub (Short)
 1912 Blighted Lives (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Algie, the Miner (Short)
 1912 God Disposes (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Hubby Does the Washing (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 A Terrible Lesson (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Mrs. Cranston's Jewels (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912/I Mignon (Short)
 1912 A Solax Celebration (Short) (as Madame Alice Blaché)
 1912 His Musical Soul (Short)
 1911 Five O'Clock Tea (unconfirmed)
 1911 Road Leads Home (unconfirmed)
 1911 The Cure (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 His Mother's Hymn (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Greater Love Hath No Man (Short)
 1911 Cupid and the Comet (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1911 Across the Mexican Line (Short) (as Alice Blaché)
 1911 Tramp Strategy (Short)
 1911 Rose of the Circus (Short) (as Alice Blaché)
 1911 A Midnight Visitor (Short)
 1911 Put Out (Short)
 1911 Out of the Arctic (Short)
 1911 A Costly Pledge (Short)
 1911 Love's Test (Short)
 1911 Corinne in Dollyland (Short)
 1911 Mixed Pets (Short)
 1911 Ring of Love (Short)
 1911 His Best Friend (Short)
 1911 A Reporter's Romance (Short)
 1911 The Girl and the Burglar (Short)
 1911 The Nightcap (Short)
 1910 Mrs. Richard Dare (Short)
 1910 The Pawnshop (Short)
 1910 Two Suits (Short)
 1910 Lady Betty's Strategy (Short)
 1910 What Is to Be, Will Be (Short)
 1910 One Touch of Nature (Short)
 1910 Her Father's Sin (Short)
 1910 A Widow and Her Child (Short)
 1910 A Fateful Gift (Short)
 1910 The Sergeant's Daughter (Short)
 1910 A Child's Sacrifice (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1907 Course à la saucisse (Short)
 1907 Fanfan la Tulipe (Short)
 1907 L'enfant de la barricade (Short)
 1907 Le frotteur (Short)
 1907 Madame's Cravings (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1907 The Glue (Short)
 1907 The Rolling Bed (Short)
 1907 A Four-Year-Old Heroine (Short)
 1907 The Irresistible Piano (Short)
 1907 Saharet, boléro (Short)
 1907 Reformation (Short)
 1906 Conscience de prêtre (Short)
 1906 Course de taureaux à Nîmes (Short) (co-director)
 1906 Effets de mer (Short)
 1906 L'honneur du corse (Short)
 1906 La chaussette (Short)
 1906 La conquête de Trottin (Short)
 1906 La femme du masque (Short)
 1906 La messe de minuit (Short)
 1906 La pègre de Paris (Short)
 1906 La régiment moderne (Short)
 1906 La vie du marin (Short)
 1906 Le cochon de lait (Short)
 1906 Le fantassin Guignard (Short)
 1906 Le fils du garde-chasse (Short)
 1906 Les dragons de Villars (Short)
 1906 Les Druides (Short)
 1906 Le songe du pêcheur (Short)
 1906 Mireille (Short) (co-director)
 1906 Pauvre pompier (Short)
 1906 The Stepmother (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1906 Un cas de divorce (Short)
 1906 Une course d'obstacle (Short)
 1906 Une histoire roulante (Short)
 1906 Un soulier pour un jambon (Short)
 1906 Voyage en Espagne (Short)
 1906 The Drunken Mattress (Short)
 1906 Le ballon dirigeable 'Le patrie' (Documentary short)
 1906 A Sticky Woman (Short)
 1906 La crinoline (Short)
 1906 La voiture cellulaire (Short)
 1906 Medor douche son maître (Short)
 1906 Sealed Lips (Short)
 1906 The Spring Fairy (Short)
 1906 Questions indiscrètes (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1905 À la cabane bambou (Short)
 1905 Allumeur-Marche (Short)
 1905 Au poulailler! (Short)
 1905 C'est une ingénue (Short)
 1905 Cake-walk nègre (Short)
 1905 Chez le dentiste (Short)
 1905 Chien jouant à la balle (Short)
 1905 Clown, chien et ballon (Short)
 1905 Comment on dort à Paris! (Short)
 1905 Cucurbitacée (Short)
 1905 Esmeralda (Short)
 1905 Espagne (Documentary short)
 1905 Être légume (Short)
 1905 Five O'Clock Tea (Short)
 1905 Jeune homme et le trottin (Short)
 1905 L'enfant du cordonnier (Short)
 1905 La fifille à sa mère (Short)
 1905 La mattchiche (Short)
 1905 La paimpolaise (Short)
 1905 La polka des trottins (Short)
 1905 La statue (Short)
 1905 Le bébé embarrassant (Short)
 1905 Le boléro cosmopolite (Short)
 1905 Le Cake-walk du Nouveau Cirque (Documentary short)
 1905 Le képi (Short)
 1905 Le lorgnon accusateur (Short)
 1905 Le pantalon coupé (Short)
 1905 Le pavé (Short)
 1905 Le petit Grégoire (Short)
 1905 Le petit panier (Short)
 1905 Le plateau (Short)
 1905 Le rire du nègre (Short)
 1905 Les maçons (Short)
 1905 Les p'tits pois (Short)
 1905 Le tango (Short)
 1905 Lilas blanc (Short)
 1905 My Quay's Hole (Short)
 1905 Peintre et ivrogne (Short)
 1905 Roméo pris au piège (Short)
 1905 Si ça t'va (Short)
 1905 V'la le rétameur (Short)
 1905 Valsons
 1905 Viens, poupoule (Short)
 1905 Villa dévalisée (Short)
 1905 La valise enchantée (Short)
 1904 Après la fête (Short)
 1904 Cambrioleur et agent (Short)
 1904 Cible humaine (Short)
 1904 Clown en sac (Short)
 1904 Concours de bébés (Short)
 1904 Culture Intensive (Short)
 1904 Départ pour les vacances (Short)
 1904 Duel tragique (Short)
 1904 Électrocutée (Short)
 1904 Erreur de poivrot (Short)
 1904 Gage d'amour (Short)
 1904 L'attaque d'une diligence (Short)
 1904 L'oiseau envolé (Short)
 1904 La gavotte de la reine (Short)
 1904 La leçon de pipeau (Short)
 1904 La rêve du chasseur (Short)
 1904 Le jour du terme (Short)
 1904 Le monolutteur (Short)
 1904 Le pompon malencontreux (Short)
 1904 Le reveil du jardinier (Short)
 1904 Les cambrioleurs de Paris (Short)
 1904 Les deux rivaux (Short)
 1904 Les enfants du miracle (Short)
 1904 Le testament de Pierrot (Short)
 1904 Lui (Short)
 1904 Magie noire (Short)
 1904 Mauvais coeur puni (Short)
 1904 Militaire et nourrice (Short)
 1904 Paris la nuit (Short)
 1904 Pâtissier et ramoneur (Short)
 1904 Rafle de chiens (Short)
 1904 Scènes directoire (Short)
 1904 The Enchanted Bean (Short)
 1904 Transformations (Short)
 1904 Vieilles estampes (Short)
 1904 La première cigarette (Short)
 1904 Pierrot, Murderer (Short)
 1903 Cake-walk de la pendule (Short)
 1903 Illusionniste renversant (Short)
 1903 Jocko musicien (Short)
 1903 La chasse au cambrioleur (Short)
 1903 La mouche (Short)
 1903 La poule fantaisiste (Short)
 1903 Le fiancé ensorcelé (Short)
 1903 Le liqueur du couvent (Short)
 1903 Les apaches pas veinards (Short)
 1903 Les braconniers (Short)
 1903 Le voleur sacrilège (Short)
 1903 Lutteurs américains (Short)
 1903 Modelage express (Short)
 1903 Ne bougeons plus (Short)
 1903 Nos bons étudiants (Short)
 1903 Potage indigeste (Short)
 1903 Secours aux naufragés (Short)
 1903 Service précipité (Short)
 1902 A Peculiar Cabinet (Short)
 1902 Bonsoir m'sieurs dames (Short)
 1902 Danse excentrique (Short)
 1902 Danse fantaisiste (Short)
 1902 Danse mauresque (Short)
 1902 En faction (Short)
 1902 Farces de cuisinière (Short)
 1902 Fruits de saison (Short)
 1902 L'équilibriste (Short)
 1902 La cour des miracles (Short)
 1902 La dent récalcitrante (Short)
 1902 La fiole enchantée (Short)
 1902 La gavotte (Short)
 1902 La gigue (Short)
 1902 La première gamelle (Short)
 1902 Le lion savant (Short)
 1902 Le marchand de ballons (Short)
 1902 Le pommier (Short)
 1902 Les chiens savants (Documentary short)
 1902 Les clowns (Short)
 1902 Les malabares, acrobats (Documentary short)
 1902 Pour secouer la salade (Short)
 1902 Quadrille réaliste (Short)
 1902 Trompé mais content (Short)
 1901 Charmant froufrou (Short)
 1901 Danses basques (Short)
 1901 Folies masquées (Short)
 1901 Frivolité (Short)
 1901 Hussards et grisettes (Short)
 1901 Lavatory moderne (Short)
 1901 Lecture quotidienne (Short)
 1901 Les vagues (Short)
 1901 Pas de colombine (Short)
 1901 Scène d'amour (Short)
 1901 Scène d'ivresse (Short)
 1901 Vendetta (Short)
 1900 Arrivée d'Arléquin (Short)
 1900 Au bal de Flore (Short)
 1900 Avenue de l'opéra (Short)
 1900 Badinage (Short)
 1900 Ballet japonais (Short)
 1900 Bataille d'oreillers (Short)
 1900 Chez le Maréchal-Ferrant (Short)
 1900 Chez le photographe (Short)
 1900 Chirurgie fin de siècle (Short)
 1900 Coucher d'une Parisienne (Short)
 1900 Dance de l'ivresse (Short)
 1900 Danse des saisons (Short)
 1900 Danse du papillon (Documentary short)
 1900 Danse du voile (Short)
 1900 Danses (Short)
 1900 Dans les coulisses (Short)
 1900 Déclaration d'amour (Short)
 1900 Gavotte directoire (Short)
 1900/I Guillaume Tell (Short)
 1900 L'angélus (Short)
 1900 L'arléquine (Short)
 1900 L'écossaise (Short)
 1900 L'Habanera (Short)
 1900 La concierge (Short)
 1900 La danse du ventre (Short)
 1900 La paysanne (Short)
 1900 La petite magicienne (Short)
 1900 La poupée noire (Short)
 1900 La reine des jouets (Short)
 1900 La source (Short)
 1900 La tarentelle (Short)
 1900 Le bébé (Short)
 1900 Leçon de danse (Short)
 1900 Le lapin (Short)
 1900 Le marchand de coco (Short)
 1900 Le matelot (Short)
 1900 Le Polichinelle (Short)
 1900 Marché à la volaille (Short)
 1900 Mort d'Adonis (Short)
 1900 Pas de grâce (Short)
 1900 Pas des éventails (Short)
 1900 Pas du poignard (Short)
 1900 Pas Japonais (Short)
 1900 Retour des champs (Documentary short)
 1900 Suite de la danse (Short)
 1900 Sydney's joujoux (Short)
 1900 Une rage de dents (Short)
 1900 Valse directoire (Short)
 1900 Valse lente (Short)
 1900 Vénus et Adonis (Short)
 1900 Danse serpentine (Documentary short)
 1899 Au cabaret (Short)
 1899 Courte échelle (Short)
 1899 Entrée et sortie de la mine (Documentary short)
 1899 Erreur judiciaire (Short)
 1899 L'aveugle (Short)
 1899 La bonne absinthe (Short)
 1899/I La descente de croix (Short)
 1899 La mauvaise soupe (Short)
 1899/I La résurrection (Short)
 1899 Le chiffonnier (Short)
 1899/I Le crucifiement (Short)
 1899 Le déjeuner des enfants (Short)
 1899 Le tondeur de chiens (Short)
 1899 Le tonnelier (Short)
 1899 Monnaie de lapin (Short)
 1899 Transformations (Short)
 1899 Un lunch (Short)
 1898 Jésus devant Pilate (Short)
 1898 Je vous y prrrrends! (Short)
 1898 L'aveugle fin de siècle (Short)
 1898 L'entrée à Jérusalem (Short)
 1898 L'utilité des rayons x (Short)
 1898 La cène (Short)
 1898 La crèche à Bethléem (Short)
 1898 La flagellation (Short)
 1898 La fuite en Égypte (Short)
 1898 La vie du christ (Short)
 1898 Le chemin de croix (Short)
 1898 Leçons de boxe (Short)
 1898 Le jardin des oliviers (Short)
 1898 Les farces de Jocko (Short)
 1898 Scène d'escamotage (Short)
 1897 Au réfectoire (Short)
 1897 Baignade dans le torrent (Short)
 1897 Ballet libella (Documentary short)
 1897 Chez le magnétiseur (Short)
 1897 En classe (Short)
 1897 Idylle (Short)
 1897 Idylle interrompue (Short)
 1897 L'aveugle (Short)
 1897 Leçon de danse (Short)
 1897 Le Coucher d'Yvette (Short)
 1897 Le planton du colonel (Short)
 1897 Les cambrioleurs (Short)
 1897 Une nuit agitée (Short)
 1897 France et Russie (Short)
 1897 Danse fleur de lotus (Documentary short)
 1896 Chez le barbier (Short)
 1896 L'indiscret (Short)
 1896 Le chapeau de Tabarin (Short)
 1896 Le clubmen (Short)
 1896 Les concierges (Short)
 1896 Les démolisseurs (Short)
 1896 La fée aux choux (Short)
 1895 The Waterer Watered (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(February 23 to May 1, 1975) Her play, "Dick Whittington and His Cat," was adapted by Pat Hume in an Apprentice/Intern Company production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. D. Dorsey was musical director. Marilee Hebert-Slater was director. Jon Jory was artistic director.

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 18 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Alice Guy Blaché | Alice Blaché | Madame Alice Blaché

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My youth, my lack of experience, my sex all conspired against me.

Trivia:

The world's first female filmmaker. She and husband Herbert Blaché established the Solax Film Co. (1910-14). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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