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Ferdinand Zecca (1864–1947)

Was a cafe concert entertainer before Charles Pathe noticed him during the Universal Exhibition, where Zecca had been assigned to Pathe's stand. After a few daysPathe asked Zecca if he would like to work in cinematography. Zecca immediately accepted the offer and rapidly became Pathe's right hand man and head of production. See full bio »


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Known For

La lutte pour la vie
The Gambler's Crime
King of the Air
King of the Air Director
The Star of Genius


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 1919 Le calvaire d'une reine (co-director)
 1919 Les larmes du pardon (co-director)
 1915 Le Noël d'un vagabond (Short) (co-director)
 1915 Le vieux cabotin (Short) (co-director)
 1914 The Star of Genius (co-director)
 1914 The Constancy of Jeanne (Short) (co-director)
 1914 While Fire Raged (Short) (co-director)
 1914 La lutte pour la vie (co-director)
 1913 La leçon du gouffre (co-director)
 1913 King of the Air (Short) (co-director)
 1913 The Black Countess (Short) (co-director)
 1913 When Paris Loves (Short) (co-director)
 1912 La fièvre de l'or (co-director)
 1912 Le mariage de Dranem (Short)
 1912 Scènes de la vie cruelle (Short) (co-director)
 1910 Le caprice du vainqueur (Short) (co-director)
 1910 Slippery Jim (Short)
 1910 1812 (Short) (co-director)
 1910 Cleopatra (Short) (co-director)
 1909 The Invisible Thief (Short)
 1908 Les souliers de Dranem (Short)
 1908 The Merry Widow Waltz (Short)
 1908 The Policeman's Vision (Short)
 1908 Latest Style Airship (Short)
 1908 The Dreyfus Affair (Short) (co-director)
 1908 Samson and Delilah (Short) (co-director)
 1908 The Man with Calf's Head (Short)
 1908 A Diabolical Itching (Short)
 1907 L'homme Protée (Short)
 1907 Métempsycose (Short) (co-director)
 1907 Petite Lisie héroïque (Short)
 1907 Un drame à la mine (Short)
 1907 Wonderful Mirrors (Short)
 1907 The Pearl Fisher (Short)
 1907 The Red Spectre (Short) (co-director)
 1907 Distress (Short)
 1907 From Jealousy to Madness (Short)
 1906 Les exécutions capitales (Short)
 1906 Venetian Tragedy (Short)
 1906 Fun After the Wedding (Short)
 1906 Bird's Eye View of Paris (Short)
 1906 Conquering the Skies (Short)
 1906 Dranem's Dream (Short)
 1906 Motorcar and Cripple (Short)
 1906 Remorse (Short)
 1906 Whence Does He Come? (Short)
 1905 La caverne infernale (Short)
 1905 Scenes of Convict Life (Short)
 1905 The Hooligans of Paris (Short)
 1905 Modern Brigandage (Short)
 1905 Avenged (Short)
 1905 Ten Wives for One Husband (Short) (co-director)
 1905 Down in the Coal Mines (Short) (co-director)
 1905 The Moon Lover (Short) (co-director)
 1905 A Father's Honor (Short)
 1905 The Incendiary (Short) (co-director)
 1904 Le portrait (Short)
 1904 Kissing in a Tunnel (Short)
 1904 La douche imprévue (Short)
 1904 Mistake in the Door (Short)
 1904 Scenes from My Balcony (Documentary short)
 1904 The Clever Baker (Short)
 1904 The Devil's Seven Castles (Short)
 1904 The Strike (Short)
 1904 Annie's Love Story (Short)
 1904 A Disagreeable Remedy (Short)
 1903 Apothéose (Short)
 1903 Jésus devant Pilate (Short)
 1903 Jésus et la samaritaine (Short)
 1903 Jésus parmi les docteurs (Short)
 1903 L'adoration des mages (Short)
 1903 L'annonciation (Short)
 1903 L'entrée au Jérusalem (Short)
 1903 L'étoile mystérieuse (Short)
 1903 La cène (Short)
 1903 La flagellation (Short)
 1903 La fuite en Égypte (Short)
 1903 La mise au tombeau (Short)
 1903 La résurrection (Short)
 1903 La sainte famille (Short)
 1903 Le couronnement d'épines (Short)
 1903 Le crucifiement (Short)
 1903 Le descente de croix (Short)
 1903 Les noces de Cana (Short)
 1903 Love at Each Floor (Short)
 1903 Ma tante (Short)
 1903 Peinture animée (Short)
 1903 The Death of Christ (Short)
 1903 Puss in Boots (Short) (co-director)
 1903 Don Quichotte (Short) (co-director)
 1903 Avènement de Pie X (Documentary short)
 1903 Sleeping Beauty (Short) (co-director)
 1903 The Passion Play (Short) (co-director)
 1903 The Gambler's Crime (Short)
 1903 Ingenious Soubrette (Short)
 1902 A Bad Rich Man (Short)
 1902 Alcohol and Its Victims (Short)
 1902 Cadet's First Smoke (Short)
 1902 Chez le photographe (Short)
 1902 Dance of the Sylphs (Short)
 1902 L'assommoir (Short)
 1902 La belle au Bois-Dormant (Short)
 1902 La machine volante (Short)
 1902 La maison à l'envers (Short)
 1902 La vie dangereuse (Short)
 1902 Le conférencier distrait (Short)
 1902 Le supplice de Tantale (Short)
 1902 Martinique Disaster (Documentary short)
 1902 Samson and Delilah (Short)
 1902 The Dreyfus Affair (Short)
 1902 The Resourceful Waiter (Short)
 1902 Un conte de Noël (Short)
 1902 A Horrible Nightmare (Short)
 1902 The Magical Hen (Short)
 1901 Bullet vs. Whiskey (Short)
 1901 Chez le dentiste (Short)
 1901 Grandma's Glass (Short)
 1901 L'agent plongeur (Short)
 1901 La soupière merveilleuse (Short)
 1901 Plongeur fantastique (Short)
 1901 Quo Vadis? (Short)
 1901 Rêve et réalité (Short)
 1901 The Illusionist (Short)
 1901 The Infernal Meal (Short)
 1901 The Prodigal Son (Short)
 1901 Un duel abracadabrant (Short)
 1901 Un duel comique (Short)
 1901 Une discussion politique (Short)
 1901 History of a Crime (Short)
 1899 Le muet mélomane (Short)
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Show Show Writer (12 credits)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Set decorator (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Brother of writer Louis Z. Rollini.

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