L'Enfant prodigue (film)

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L'Enfant prodigue
Directed by Michel Carré
Written by Michel Carré
Starring Georges Wague
Henri Gouget
Distributed by Pathé Frères
Release date
  • 20 June 1907 (1907-06-20) (France)
  • 12 October 1907 (1907-10-12) (U.S.)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France

L'Enfant prodigue (French pronunciation: ​[lɑ̃.fɑ̃ pʁɔ.diɡ], French for "The Prodigal Son") was the first feature-length motion picture produced in Europe, running 90 minutes. Directed by Michel Carré, from his own three-act stage pantomime, The Prodigal Son. The film was basically an unmodified filmed record of his play. Filmed at the Gaumont Film Company studios in May 1907.

The movie premiered at the Théâtre des Variétés on the Boulevard Montmartre, in Paris, on June 20, 1907.[1]

Carré directed another film version of L'Enfant prodigue in 1916.

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  1. ^ Patrick Robertson, Film Facts, Watson-Guptill, 2001, p. 9. ISBN 978-0-8230-7943-8.

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