- Andréani, Henri
- (Gustave Sarrus / April 10, 1877, La Garde-Freinet, Var, France - April 30, 1936, Paris, France)The son of a cork maker, he entered films as Charles Pathé's secretary before working as assistant director to Ferdinand Zecca and Gaston Velle. He soon shot historical films himself. In 1921, he was assistant director again (1921 Les Trois Mousquetaires, twelve episodes: "L'Auberge de Meung", "Les Mousquetaires de M. de Tréville", "La Lingère du louvre", "Les Ferrets de Diamant", "Pour l'Amour de la Reine", "Le Bal des Echevins", "Le Pavillon d'Estrées", "L'Auberge du Colombier Rouge", "Le Bastion Saint-Gervais", "La Tour de Portsmouth", "Le Couvent de Béthune", "Le Cabane de la Lys"; Henri Diamant-Berger) and four years later a technical collaborator to Abel Gance (1927 Napoléon vu par Abel Gance / USA: Abel Gance's Napoléon / Napoléon (Abel Gance). He never directed a talking picture and died penniless at age fifty-nine.Filmography1908 ◘ Les Rivaux de Harlem◘ Le Secret de l'Acier (co-director with Vanyl)◘ Le Pont fatal (short)1909 ◘ Cléopâtre / UK: Antony and Cleopatra / USA:◘ Cleopatra (co-director with Ferdinand Zecca; also producer)◘ Samson (short; co-director with Ferdinand Zecca)1910 ◘ Le Caprice du Vainqueur (short; co-director with Ferdinand Zecca; also screenwriter)◘ David et Goliath (short)◘ Grandeur d'Ame (short; also screenwriter)◘ Messaline (short; unconfirmed; movie directed by Henri Andréani or Albert Capellani; also screenwriter, adapter)◘ La Rocadora (short)◘ La Tragique Aventure de Robert le Taciturne, Duc d'Aquitaine / USA: A Tragic Adventure (short; co-director with Ferdinand Zecca; also co-screenwriter)1911 ◘ Caïn et Abel / USA: Cain and Abel (short)◘ David et Saul / USA: Saul and David (short)◘ Le Devoir et l'Honneur (short; also screenwriter, actor)◘ Laust (short; co-director with Georges Fagot; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)◘ Laël et Sisera (short)◘ Le Marchand d'Images / USA: The Fairy Bookseller (unconfirmed; movie directed by Henri Andréani or Gaston Velle)◘ Moïse sauvé des Eaux (short; unconfirmed; movie directed by Henri Andréani or Michel Carré)◘ Le Sacrifice d'Abraham / USA: Abraham's Sacrifice (short)◘ Le Siège de Calais (short; also screenwriter)1912 ◘ Absalon (also co-screenwriter)◘ L'Homme qui assassina (short; also screenwriter, adapter)◘ Le Jugement de Salomon (short)◘ Le Martyre de Saint Etienne (short)◘ La Mort de Saul / USA: The Death of Saul (short; also screenwriter)◘ Les Rivaux d'Arnheim (short)◘ Le Sacrifice d'Ismaël (short)◘ Le Tournoi de l'Echarpe d'Or (short; also screenwriter)1913 ◘ Esther (short; also actor)◘ La Fille de Jephté (short; also screenwriter)◘ Le Fils de Lagardère◘ Les Frères ennemis (unconfirmed; co-director with René Leprince / Henri Pouctal)◘ Lacques l'Honneur◘ Joseph, Fils de Jacob (short; also screenwriter)◘ 1870-1871 (short)◘ Rebecca (short)◘ La Reine de Saba (short; co-director with René Leprince)1914 ◘ Les Cinq Sous de Lavarède◘ Le Club des Treize◘ Les Enfants d'Edouard Sème la Mort (short)◘ La France avant tout (short)◘ L'Océan ou les Enfants de la Mer / L'Océan1922 ◘ Ziska, la Danseuse espionne◘ Mimi Trottin1924 ◘ L'Autre Aile◘ Flamenca la Gitane◘ La Pente
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.