Jean Durand

Int.: Clément Mégé (Calino); Prod.: Gaumont 35mm. L.: 150 m. D.: 8’ a 18 f/s.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

When the four-year-long Calino series ended with Calino prend le train du plaisir (December 12 1913), Mégé’s career also came to an end, and not only in the cinema. The actor, who before Bébé, Léonce or Bout-de-Zan, was the Maison Gaumont’s main star, disappeared completely from the screen, the music halls and the circus. Henri Fescourt commented: “At the end of every adventure, his smiling face, framed in a ring, would flash up on the screen and wink at the public one last time”. An evaluation, or rather an endorsement, that was not even bestowed upon the “real” Maison comedians, René Navarre and Renée Carl.
Francis Lacassin, À la recherche de Jean Durand, Cineteca di Bologna/Le Mani 2004

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