Arthur Berthelet

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Arthur Berthelet (1879–1949) was an American film director who went from directing stage plays (several on Broadway) to directing silent movies.

Berthelet is remembered particularly for having directed William Gillette – noted as the definitive early Sherlock Holmes – in his only filmed performance as the great detective (1916), and controversial feminist Mary MacLane in her silent movie Men Who Have Made Love to Me (1918), the first serious cinematic work to break the fourth wall[1] and the first to unite writer, narrator, subject, and star.

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  1. ^ "Mary MacLane – Women Film Pioneers Project".

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