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Construire un feu

A Short film by Claude Autant-Lara

Production year : 1928

    Actors (3)


    Construire un feu ("Build a fire", 1929) is the most ambitious of Autant-Lara's early shorts, an adaptation of the Jack London novel about a gold prospector which used a revolutionary camera lens and projection system, a fore-runner of Cinemascope.  The film was withdrawn when the owners of other cinemas complained that it created an unfair competitive advantage.  This was to be the first in a long series of set backs and disappointments which would hamper Autant-Lara’s career and poison his life.

    Full credits (3)

    Author of original work :

    Jack London

    Directors of Photography :

    Henri Barreyre, Maurice Guillemin

    Producer :

    Renée Meyer-See

    Technical details

    Short film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    22 min

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    Black & White

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