|Tillers of the Soil
Films Abel Gance
|5 January 1923
Tillers of the Soil (French:L'âtre) is a 1923 French silent drama film directed by Robert Boudrioz and starring Charles Vanel, Jacques de Féraudy and Renée Tandil.
Pierre Batcheff was a French actor of Russian origin. He became a popular film actor from the mid-1920s until the early 1930s, and among his best-known work was the surrealist short film Un chien andalou (1929), made by Luis Buñuel in collaboration with Salvador Dalí. After appearing in about twenty-five films, he died at an early age from a drug overdose.
Education of a Prince is a 1927 French silent comedy film directed by Henri Diamant-Berger and starring Edna Purviance, Pierre Batcheff and Flora le Breton. It was adapted by Henri Diamant-Berger from the 1900 play of the same title by Maurice Donnay. This was Purviance's last film before retiring in the next year. In 1938 Alexander Esway directed a remake Education of a Prince with adaptation and screenplay written by Henri-Georges Clouzot,.
Charles-Marie Vanel was a French actor and director. During his 76-year film career, which began in 1912, he appeared in more than 200 films and worked with many prominent directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel, Jacques Feyder, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as a desperate truck driver in Clouzot's The Wages of Fear for which he received a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
Abused Confidence is a 1938 French drama film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Danielle Darrieux and Charles Vanel.
The Rebel is a 1931 French drama film directed by Adelqui Migliar and starring Suzy Vernon, Thomy Bourdelle and Paule Andral. The film is based on the 1928 play The General by Lajos Zilahy.
Tarakanova is a 1930 French historical drama film directed by Raymond Bernard and starring Édith Jéhanne, Paule Andral and Olaf Fjord. It depicts the life of Princess Tarakanoff the pretender to the throne of Catherine II in Eighteenth Century Russia.
Robert Pierre Frédéric Boudrioz was a French screenwriter and film director.
Eric Barclay was a Swedish film actor. Barclay became a prominent actor in French silent films of the early 1920s, often working with director Jacques de Baroncelli. He also appeared in German and British films, and those of his native Sweden.
Enzo Riccioni was an Italian cinematographer. He worked on more than eighty films in Italy and France during a lengthy career.
Jacques de Féraudy (1886–1971) was a French stage and film actor. He also worked as a screenwriter and directed three films during the silent era.
Anna Lefeuvrier (1888–1954) was a French film actress.
Alexandre Arnoux was a French screenwriter and novelist.
Imperial Violets is a 1924 French silent historical film directed by Henry Roussel and starring Raquel Meller, Suzanne Bianchetti and André Roanne. It was remade by Roussel as a sound film of the same title in 1932.
Paul Portier was a French cinematographer. He worked on around fifty films during his career.
A Gentleman of the Ring is a 1926 French silent sports film directed by Gaston Ravel and starring André Roanne, Olga Day and André Lefaur. It was remade as a sound film in 1932.
Love Songs is a 1930 French-German musical film directed by Robert Florey and starring Yolande Laffon, Piere Bertin and Janine Merrey. A separate German-language film Rendezvous and a Spanish version My Wife's Teacher were also released.
The Saint-Laurent-du-Var Studios were film studios located in Saint-Laurent-du-Var on the French Riviera, in the suburbs of Nice. They were one of two studios in the city along with the nearby Victorine Studio complex.
The Assault is a 1936 French drama film directed by Pierre-Jean Ducis and starring Charles Vanel, Alice Field and Madeleine Robinson. It is based on the 1912 play of the same title by Henri Bernstein.
The Lovers of Midnight is a 1931 French-German crime drama film directed by Augusto Genina and Marc Allégret and starring Danièle Parola, Pierre Batcheff and Josseline Gaël. It is a Multiple-language version with a separate German-language version Mitternachtsliebe also produced. It was the first sound film to be made at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. It was remade as the 1943 film Voyage Without Hope during the Occupation period.
Princess Mandane is a 1928 French silent adventure film directed by Germaine Dulac and starring Edmonde Guy and Mona Goya. It is based on the 1922 novel L'Oublié by Pierre Benoit. The film's sets were designed by the art director César Silvagni.