Arnaud, Etienne
(September 4, 1879, Villeneuve-Les-Béziers, Hérault, France - March 19, 1955, Paris, France)
   A former cabaret artist, he befriended Louis Feuillade and Alice Guy and was hired as director by Gaumont. In 191I, he became production director of the Éclair studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Replaced by Emile Chautard in 1912, he carried on his directing career until 1914. More than twenty years later, he wrote a couple of screenplays (1937 La Fille de la Madelon, Jean Mugeli, Georges Pallu; Les Chevaliers de la Cloche / Ridders en Clochards, René Le Hénaff, France / Belgium; 1938 Ceux de Demain, Adelqui Millar, Georges Pallu) before fading into obscurity.
 Filmography
1908 ◘ Amoureux de Cocotte (short)
        ◘ Les Aventures du Roi Fregolo (short)
        ◘ La Baguette de la Fée (short)
        ◘ La Blouse neuve (short)
        ◘ Le Bonheur de la Maison (short)
        ◘ Les Bons Joujoux (short)
        ◘ Le Brasero (short)
        ◘ La Brouette (short)
        ◘ Canapé dernier Modèle (short)
        ◘ La Course aux Potirons (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ Le Crime du Braconnier (short)
        ◘ Les Deux Fées (short)
        ◘ Le Dévouement d'un Interne (short)
        ◘ Le Diabolo (short)
        ◘ Les Epées (short)
        ◘ L'Eventail animé / UK: Magic Fan / USA: Historical Fan (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ La Fille du Garde-Pêche (short)
        ◘ L faut aller chercher le Père (short)
        ◘ L gèle (short)
        ◘ Incognito (short)
        ◘ Le Korrigan (short)
        ◘ Les Lapins inoculés (short)
        ◘ Little Tich malgré lui (short)
        ◘ Marquisette et Bergerette (short)
        ◘ Le Mauvais Lait (short)
        ◘ Le Miracle des Roses (short)
        ◘ Le Mouton enragé (short)
        ◘ La Neige (short)
        ◘ L'Omelette fantastique / USA: Magic Eggs (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ Le Palmier de l'Oncle (short)
        ◘ Lasse-Partout (short)
        ◘ La Petite Bouquetière (short)
        ◘ La Petite Voleuse de Fleurs (short)
        ◘ La Potion (short)
        ◘ Le Prince Azur (short)
        ◘ La Purge de Lily (short)
        ◘ Le Raseur (short)
        ◘ Le Revenant (short)
        ◘ Le Sauveteur (short)
        ◘ Le Secret du Glacier (short)
        ◘ Le Ski (short)
        ◘ Soyons donc sportifs / USA: A Sportive Puppet (short)
        ◘ Le Talisman du Bonheur (short)
   Le Traître (short)
        ◘ La Valise diplomatique / La Bourse / UK: The Am­bassador's Despatch / USA: The Ambassador's Dispatch Case (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ Le Violoniste / Violon et Agent / L'Agent et le Vio-lonise (short)
        ◘ Toto connaît le Jiu-Jitsu (short)
1909 ◘ L'Amateur de Souvenirs (short)
        ◘ La Bascule automatique (short)
        ◘ Bernard Palissy (short)
        ◘ Bourreaux d'Enfants (short)
        ◘ C'était un Rêve / Le Rêve d'une vieille Fille (short)
        ◘ Le Célibataire endurci (short)
        ◘ Le Chapeau Coffre-fort (short)
        ◘ Clair de Lune espagnol / UK: The Moon-Struck Matador / USA: The Man in the Moon (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ Le Collier de la Reine (short)
        ◘ Derniers Désirs d'un Condamné (short)
        ◘ Les Deux Devoirs (short)
        ◘ Dévouement filial (short)
        ◘ La Fiancée du Pion (short)
        ◘ Le Fils du Magistrat (short)
        ◘ Fra Vencenti (short)
        ◘ Le Génie des Ruines de Fréjus (short)
        ◘ Histoire de Puces (short)
        ◘ Homme du Monde quand même (short)
        ◘ L'Agent 324 a du Chagrin (short)
        ◘ La Mendicité est interdite (short)
        ◘ Le Médecin de Campagne (short)
        ◘ Moderne Ecole (short; co-director with Emile Cohl)
        ◘ La Mort de Cambyse (short; Etienne Arnaud or Louis Feuillade)
        ◘ Mousse (short)
        ◘ Nounou chez les Sauvages (short)
        ◘ L'Opiniâtre Mendigot (short)
        ◘ L'Opium (short)
        ◘ Le Parfum enivrant (short)
        ◘ Le Petit Tambour de 92 (short)
        ◘ Le Petit Trou pas cher (short)
        ◘ Les Pieds sensibles (short)
        ◘ La Princesse d'Ys (short; directed by Etienne
        ◘ Arnaud or Louis Feuillade)
        ◘ Le Récit d'un Rescapé (short)
        ◘ Le Rêve d'Amour (short)
        ◘ Le Rêve du Cheval de Fiacre (short)
        ◘ Robert le Diable / USA: Robert the Devil (short)
        ◘ Le Savetier et le Financier (short)
        ◘ Trait de Bonté de Napoléon 1er (short)
        ◘ Un Brave Agent (short)
        ◘ Un Monsieur indécis (short)
        ◘ La Vengeance posthume du Docteur William
        ◘ (short; directed by Etienne Arnaud or Louis Feuillade)
        ◘ Les Vieilles Monnaies (short)
   Le Violon brisé (short)
   Vive la Grève (short)
        ◘ Le Voile des Nymphes (short; directed by Eti­enne Arnaud or Louis Feuillade)
1910 ◘ A bas les Hommes (short)
        ◘ Amphitryon (short)
        ◘ André Chénier (short)
        ◘ Benvenuto Cellini (short)
        ◘ Ce doit être Caruso (short)
        ◘ Christophe Colomb (short)
        ◘ La Colombe (short)
        ◘ Conte tchèque (short)
        ◘ Le Coup réserve (short)
        ◘ Le Demi-Solde (short)
        ◘ Le Dernier Rôle (short)
        ◘ Les Deux Amis (short)
        ◘ Les Deux Mousquetaires (short)
        ◘ La Dot de la Forêt (short)
        ◘ Le Doute (short)
        ◘ L'Entente cordiale (short)
        ◘ Etienne Marcel (short)
        ◘ Frégoli aquatique (short)
        ◘ Hippomène et Atalante (short)
        ◘ L'Honneur (short)
        ◘ fm Plick Plock (short)
        ◘ L'Amiral est toujours en Mer (short)
        ◘ Mademoiselle de Sombreuil (short)
        ◘ La Main noire (short)
        ◘ La Martyre / Le Martyre d'une Femme (short)
        ◘ Mensonges nécessaires (short)
        ◘ Monsieur Tâtillon prête des Meubles (short)
        ◘ La Mort de Camoens (short)
        ◘ La Mort de Mozart (short)
        ◘ Laris-Côte d'Azur (short)
        ◘ Le Petit Roi (short)
        ◘ La Poupée (short)
        ◘ Lour être Caissier (short)
        ◘ La Rivale de l'Empereur (short)
        ◘ Le Roi aveugle (short)
        ◘ Le Roi de Thulé / USA: Lured by a Phantom or The King of Thule (short)
        ◘ Le Roi Frégolo (short)
        ◘ Les Signes de Vagabond (documentary; short)
        ◘ Totor et Nénesse (short)
        ◘ Un Mariage à l'Américaine (short)
        ◘ Une Aventure de Paganini (short)
        ◘ La Fin de Paganini (short)
        ◘ Laquelle des Trois? (short)
        ◘ Le Lien du Crime (short)
        ◘ Lulli (short)
        ◘ La Marseillaise (short)
        ◘ Bridge (short; USA)
        ◘ Caprices of Fortune (short; USA)
        ◘ Chamber of Forgetfulness (short; USA)
        ◘ Filial Love (short; USA)
        ◘ Little Hands (short; also screenwriter; USA)
        ◘ Oh, You Ragtime (short; also screenwriter; USA)
        ◘ Revenge of the Silk Masks (short; also screenwriter; USA)
        ◘ Robin Hood (short; USA)
        ◘ Saved from the Titanic / UK: A Survivor of the
        ◘ Titanic (short; unconfirmed; USA)
        ◘ The Guardian Angel (short; USA)
        ◘ The High Cost of Living (short; USA)
        ◘ The Holy City (short; USA)
        ◘ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (short; USA)
        ◘ The Letter with the Black Seals (short; also
        ◘ screenwriter; USA)
        ◘ The White Aprons (short; USA)
        ◘ 1913A Tammany Boarder (short; also screenwriter;
        ◘ USA)
        ◘ Apply to Janitor (short; USA)
        ◘ Loaded (short; USA)
        ◘ Oh! You Rubber! (short; USA)
        ◘ Roaring Bill (short; USA)
        ◘ The Spectre Bridgeroom (short; USA)
        ◘ Trouble on the Stage (short; USA)
        ◘ 1914An Enchanted Voice (short; USA)
        ◘ Cue and Miss Cue (short; USA)
        ◘ Duty (short; USA)
        ◘ The Dancer and the King (short; USA)
        ◘ The Electric Girl (short; USA)
        ◘ The Snake Charmer (short; USA)
        ◘ Valentine's Day (short; USA)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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