With Société Française des Films Éclair (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. In Search of the Castaways (1914)

55 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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As Lord Glenarvan and his wife, Lady Helena, are cruising in their yacht, "Duncan," off the coast of their native land, Scotland, the crew harpoons an immense whale which discloses when it ... See full summary »

Directors: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset, Henry Roussel, Joseph Faivre | Stars: Josette Andriot, Denise Maural, Michel Gilbert, Pierre Delmonde

Votes: 30

2. The Dragonad (1909)

Short

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Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Star: Germaine Dermoz

3. Zigomar the Eelskin (1911)

Short

6.0
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A sensational detective story, founded on the romance of Leon Sazie. The noted criminal who terrorized all Europe is shown in these three Zigomar reels in a dramatic and intense struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Charles Krauss, Alexandre Arquillière, André Liabel, Attilio Maffei

Votes: 9

4. Protéa (1913)

50 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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Protea, the best spy of Messinia, is sent on a dangerous mission with The Eel, her partner in crime, to retrieve a secret document in a neighboring country.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Josette Andriot, Lucien Bataille, Charles Krauss, Henri Gouget

Votes: 107

5. Mothers of France (1917)

73 min | Drama, War

5.8
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A mother loses first her son and then her husband in the trenches of France during the First World War. She devotes herself to the French cause and to helping those wounded in the war.

Directors: René Hervil, Louis Mercanton | Stars: Sarah Bernhardt, Gabriel Signoret, Georges Deneubourg, Jean Angelo

Votes: 41

6. The Copper Beeches (1912)

25 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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An adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story about a father trying to gain control of his daughter's inheritance does not include Watson.

Director: Adrien Caillard | Star: Georges Tréville

Votes: 73

7. Monsieur Lecoq (1914)

30 min | Short, Mystery

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The Duke of Sairmuse weds Blanche Courtleigh. Shortly alter she is blackmailed for money by a band of ruffians, who threaten to inform the Duke that her brother is a hardened convict. Wild ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Harry Baur, Maurice de Féraudy, Charles Krauss, Jules Mondos

8. La bergère d'Ivry (1913)

27 min | Short, Drama

6.2
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When her parents died, Aimée, the little shepherdess, was greeted by a neighbor. A few years later, during a visit to the Count of Granval, a country lord, was seduced by Hortense. Aimée is worried that the latter's husband will not notice

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Albert Decoeur, Paulette Noizeux, Henry Roussel, Renée Sylvaire

Votes: 37

9. Macbeth (1915)

104 min

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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Stars: Séverin-Mars, Georgette Leblanc

10. Zigomar contre Nick Carter (1912)

48 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Nick Carter, the famous detective, is ordered to prosecute the gang of Zigomar. Carter gets into various thorny situations but manages to escape every time, helped by Olga, a former girlfriend of Zigomar.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Alexandre Arquillière, Charles Krauss, André Liabel, Josette Andriot

Votes: 42

11. Funnicus at Luna Park (1912)

7 min | Short, Comedy

4.2
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Funnicus has made a futile endeavor all day to be cheerful, but conditions will not permit. Seeking forgetfulness, he took his despondent way towards Luna Park, and started to "do" the ... See full summary »

Director: Romeo Bosetti | Star: Paul Bertho

Votes: 11

12. Silver Blaze (1912)

Short, Mystery

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Silver Blaze was the favorite. And a beautiful piece of horseflesh she was. Colonel Ross was expecting a lot from this wonderful animal on Derby Day. And then came despair. Early in the ... See full summary »

Director: Adrien Caillard | Stars: Georges Tréville, Mr. Moyse

13. The Musgrave Ritual (1912)

18 min | Short, Mystery

5.2
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The strained expression on the face of one maid servant in a group of six, gives to the mind of Sherlock Holmes, the master of all detectives, the clue to the unraveling of this remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Tréville | Stars: Georges Tréville, Mr. Moyse

Votes: 52

14. Willy and the Parisians (1913)

Short, Comedy

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Another gorgeously beautiful hand-colored production in which Willie, the phenomenal child artist, a "kiddie" of three years old, concurs with his parents at their displeasure on receiving ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Faivre | Star: William Sanders

15. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1913)

Crime

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A reminiscence of her act ten years ago, recalling how she had secretly married Jean Roussel, flashes through the mind of Mathilda, daughter of Professor Stangerson, when her father asks ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Jean Garat, Laurence Duluc, Paul Escoffier, Marcel Simon

16. The Serum of Reason (1914)

Drama, Thriller

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A doctor discovers a new serum, which when used right by any physician, is a preventative of madness.

Stars: Raymond Fabre, Renée Sylvaire, Henri Gouget, Emile Tramont

17. Balaoo the Demon Baboon (1913)

24 min | Short, Horror

5.6
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An ape, turned near human by Dr. Coriolis and given the name 'Balaoo', is smitten by the beauty of Coriolis' niece, Madeleine. Being inquisitive, though, he runs off, getting into mischief,... See full summary »

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Lucien Bataille, Camille Bardou, Henri Gouget, Madeleine Grandjean

Votes: 41

18. Trompe-la-Mort (1914)

Crime, Drama

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Jacques Collin, a convict at the penitentiary of La Rochelle, known to his associates as the King, succeeds, despite a strict watch, to escape. A boat, manned by his accomplices and hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Krauss | Stars: Alexandre Arquillière, Paul Guidé, Henri Gouget, Renée Sylvaire

19. Le dernier pardon (1913)

Comedy

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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Maurice de Féraudy, Charles Krauss, Fernande Petit, Polaire

20. Nick Carter, le roi des détectives - Épisode 1: Guêt-apens (1908)

Short, Crime

7.5
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With a US pulp magazine hero and episodes improvised outdoors in Paris's suburbs, Eclair director Jasset began the crime series cycle.The export success of the installments would bring the main star letters from admirers around the world.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Star: Pierre Bressol

Votes: 11

21. Chicot the Jester (I) (1913)

5.3
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Henri is surrounded by fawning courtiers, who hide behind their smiles a deadly intent to do away with him at the first opportunity in favor of his brother. Duc d'Anjou. There is but one ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Marie-Louise Derval, Henri Bosc, Paul Guidé, Victor Perny

Votes: 11

23. Dans la cave (1912)

10 min | Short

5.8
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Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Star: Josette Andriot

Votes: 13

24. The Beryl Coronet (1912)

26 min | Short, Mystery

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A torn piece of cloth hanging on a nail proved the undoing of Moriarty. Sherlock Holmes' keen methods and his daring actions, when convinced that he is on the right trail, have unraveled ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Tréville | Stars: Georges Tréville, Mr. Moyse

25. The Great Mine Disaster (1912)

30 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Charles Maucourt and Roger Joris, two mine workers, battle for the love of Claire Lenoir. Their rivalry will be put to the test when they find themselves buried alive in the mine after an explosion.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Charles Krauss, André Liabel, Marcel Vibert, Cécile Guyon

Votes: 16

26. The Little Blind Girl (1910)

Short, Drama

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Aunt Luzanne, after her sister's death, has taken care of her little niece, a poor blind girl; in fact, she has become a second mother to the stricken child. Good-hearted Luzanne secretly ... See full summary »

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Maria Fromet, Renée Pré, Émile Keppens, Henri Gouget

27. Rouletabille II: La dernière incarnation de Larsan (1914)

Short

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The cub journalist comes to the aid of a recently remarried woman, whose late criminal husband turns out to be still alive.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Fernande van Doren, Jacques de Féraudy, Jean Garat, Devalence

28. The Black Sheep (II) (1913)

Short, Drama

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Adhering to the promise made to her husband on his deathbed not to remarry. Mrs. Julia Brendon, nevertheless, falls deeply in love with a fascinating young army officer. Some time later she... See full summary »

29. Honest John, the Coachman (1909)

Short, Drama

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John, the coachman, one day finds a pocketbook left behind by one of his fares, and having formed an idea as to the owner is soon on his way to restore the valuable piece of property. In ... See full summary »

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset

31. Eugénie Grandet (1910)

10 min | Short

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Eugenie Grandet has discovered where her father, a miserable old miser, keeps his treasure. Eugenie's cousin, Charles, is the bearer of a letter from his father to his uncle, Eugenie's ... See full summary »

Directors: Emile Chautard, Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Suzanne Revonne, Jacques Guilhène, Charles Krauss, Germaine Dermoz

32. The Blind Sculptor (1913)

22 min | Short, Drama

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The story of the play opens in the studio, showing Arden feverishly at work on a large block of marble, still shapeless, whence, however, an adorable woman's head is discerned for which the... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Emile Chautard, Edmond Duquesne

33. The Old Professor (1912)

Short, Drama

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George Dervil, a young medical student, rescues the granddaughter of an old professor of his college from the path of a runaway team. Being most modest, he does not wait to be congratulated... See full summary »

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Star: Charles Krauss

35. Willy and the Old Suitor (1912)

9 min | Short, Comedy

4.4
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Willie loved his mother. Yes, and he was selfish about it, too. He didn't want a new father and when the old Baron Anatole called lo pay attention to Mrs. Darfeuil, Willie made it most ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Faivre | Star: William Sanders

Votes: 9

37. Beethoven (1909)

Short, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Harry Baur, Germaine Dermoz, Charles Krauss, Jean-Marie de l'Isle

Votes: 7

38. The Secret of the Well (1914)

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In France the tale opens. A mystifying murder has occurred. The nephews of the murdered man swear to run down the guilty party. Their search takes them to India, where they run into ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Henry Roussel, Renée Sylvaire, Manzoni, Sohège

39. A Pirate's Honor (1908)

Short, Adventure

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A French sea captain insults the honor of a young pirate's sweetheart. As you may expect, there will be repercussions.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Star: Charles Krauss

40. The Sparrow (1914)

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Mafflu, the old clown, out walking is greatly surprised to see a baby girl, fast asleep, holding in her hand a chunk of bread, at which a large number of sparrows are pecking. Mafflu ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Polaire, Henry Roussel, Renée Sylvaire, Caesar

41. Jack (I) (1913)

56 min | Drama

4.6
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The story of "Jack" is well-known. It is a beautiful story of a natural child. His mother, Ida de Borancy, worships the dear little nameless and fatherless being whom she decides, as he is ... See full summary »

Director: André Liabel | Stars: Villeneuve, Damorès, Olga Demidoff, Renée Sylvaire

Votes: 10

42. Une correction peu méritée (1907)

Short, Comedy

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Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset

43. Funnicus, the Celebrated Artist (1912)

6 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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Director: Romeo Bosetti | Star: Paul Bertho

Votes: 11

44. The Funny Regiment (1913)

32 min | Short

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The Twins, regular bad men of the regiment, have been condemned to the military prison, and it goes much against the grain of the kind-hearted Captain Hurluret to see these poor fellows ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Faivre, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Edmond Duquesne, Henry Roussel, Henri Gouget, Pierre Delmonde

45. Les batailles de la vie - Épisode 1: Aux feux de la rampe (1912)

12 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Josette Andriot, Cécile Guyon, André Liabel

Votes: 9

46. The Buffoon (1909)

Short

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A court jester exacts a lethal revenge for the death of his daughter.

Director: Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset | Stars: Henri Gouget, Édouard Pinto

47. The Little Mother (1910)

Short, Comedy

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The child of a marquis breaks one of her numerous dolls, and is sent with a bank note to buy another. She stops to look at a Punch and Judy show, which is worked by a poor woman whom we ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Marcelle Barry, Mademoiselle Quentin, Bruniere, Renée Pré

48. The Stolen Papers (1912)

Short, Mystery

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The young diplomat Phelps is spending a few days at his fiancée's in the country, when he is suddenly called to London by his Minister to copy some very important documents. Phelps is ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Tréville | Stars: Georges Tréville, Mr. Moyse

50. The Kind Old Man (1912)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Mr. Gordon is a kind old gentleman who loves to see and be with those of youth, those who look at life with a happy smile and whose hearts sing out their gladness in pleasant song. Such was... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: Gilbert Dalleu, Renée Pré, Henri Gouget, Suzanne Revonne


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