- Catelain, Jaque
- (Jacques Guérin-Catelain / February 9, l897, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France - March 5, l965, Paris, France)A former student of the Académie Jullian, he was the pupil of Paul Mounet at the Conservatoire. From l9l7 (Le Torrent, René Hervil, Louis Mercanton) to l959 (Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier / UK and USA: Experiment in Evil / USA: The Doctor's Horrible Experiment, originally shot for TV), he played in about fifty movies. In 1918, he became the favorite collaborator of Marcel L'Herbier, performing in most of the director's films from 1918 (Rose-France, also production designer) to l948 (Les Derniers Jours de Pompéi / Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei / USA: Sins of Pompeii / The Last Days of Pompeii, France / Italy). Other credits (as editor): l920 L'Homme du Large (also actor, Marcel L'Herbier); (as cinematographer): 1932 Direct au Coeur (Arnaudy, Roger Lion); (as assistant director): l936 La Porte du Large / USA: The Great Temptation (Marcel L'Herbier); l939 Terre de Feu / Terra di fuoco (Marcel L'Herbier, France / Italy). He authored a monograph on L'Herbier: l950 Jaque Catelain présente Marcel L'Herbier (J. Vautrain).Filmography1923 ◘ Le Marchand de plaisirs (supervised by Marcel L'Herbier; also screenwriter)1924 ◘ La Galerie des monstres / La barraca de los mon-struos (France / Spain)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.