Faust (1910)

France, UK, Italy, 1910
500 metres/2 reel
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
synchronised sound

A French/British/Italian fantasy film directed by Henri Andréani, David Barnett and Enrico Guazzoni. Following Arthur Gilbert’s lead, director David Barnett’s Animatophone company teamed with Italian and French producers to make their own Faust with a synchronised gramophone soundtrack, though it failed to match Gilbert’s last such effort in scope and stopped well short of filming the entire Charles Gounod opera.

Credits

Crew
Directors: Henri Andréani, David Barnett, Enrico Guazzoni
Animatophone, Pathé Cinéma, Eclair
Music: Charles P. Müller, Charles Gounod (from the opera Faust)

Cast
Ugo Bazzini
Fernanda Negri Pouget
Alfredo Bracci
Giuseppe Gambardella

References

Periodicals

  • Moving Picture World no.7 pp.47, 144 – note

Books

  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell p.305
  • Dictionnaire du Cinema et de la Television by Maurice Bassy and Jean-Louis Chardans p.88 – credits
  • The Film Index Volume I: Film as Art by Harold Leonard (ed.) p290 – note
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.99
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.135 – credits