Chautard, Émile

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Chautard, Émile Gender: M
Émile Pierre Joseph Chautard
born on 7 September 1864 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Paris Arrondissement 15, France, 48n5029, 2e1801
Timezone LMT m2e1801 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°49' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°06 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°13'

Émile Chautard (1919)


French-American film director, actor, and screenwriter, most active in the silent era. He directed 107 films between 1910 and 1924. He also appeared in 66 films between 1911 and 1934.

After a significant career beginning as a stage actor at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe and moving up to the head of film production at Éclair Films' Paris studio in 1913, Chautard emigrated to the United States around 1914. From 1914 to about 1918, Chautard worked for the World Film Company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

At World, along with a group of other French-speaking film technicians including Maurice Tourneur, Léonce Perret, George Archainbaud, Albert Capellani and Lucien Andriot, he developed such films as the 1915 version of Camille, and taught a young apprentice film cutter at the World studio: Josef von Sternberg. In 1919 Chautard hired von Sternberg as his assistant director for the film version of The Mystery of the Yellow Room, for his own short-lived production company.

Choosing Hollywood over a return to France, Chautard went to work for Famous Players-Lasky and other studios. After 1924 Chautard did not direct again, but continued to make film appearances, in the von Sternberg film Blonde Venus (1932), where he appears for his former protege as "Night club owner Chautard".

Chautard died in Los Angeles, California on 24 April 1934, aged 69.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate quoted in Michaël Mandl's CINÉMA MUET collection.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage and film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)