Alfred Machin (20 April 1877 – 16 June 1929) was a French actor and film director. He is remembered to have been one of the few French film directors whose films expressed progressive tendencies before World War I. He was also a pioneer of aerial filming. After 1920 Alfred Machin devoted himself to films of animals. Machin started his career as a press photographer for the magazine L'illustration. He was then recruited by the film production company Pathé which sent him in 1907 to Africa where he realised in particular a large number of short films on wild animals.

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  • Alfred Machin (20 April 1877 – 16 June 1929) was a French actor and film director. He is remembered to have been one of the few French film directors whose films expressed progressive tendencies before World War I. He was also a pioneer of aerial filming. After 1920 Alfred Machin devoted himself to films of animals. Machin started his career as a press photographer for the magazine L'illustration. He was then recruited by the film production company Pathé which sent him in 1907 to Africa where he realised in particular a large number of short films on wild animals. Machin was sent in 1909 by Pathé to The Netherlands to film scenes of Dutch life. In 1912, he was sent to Belgium where he took part in the creation of Pathé foreign subsidiary Belge Cinéma Film and directed a number of films including Belgium's first feature film Le Diamant noir (:fr) and the anti-war film Maudite soit la guerre. During World War I, Machin took part in the foundation of the Photographic Service of the French Army while continuing working for Pathé which produced films for this service. He shot some scenes of the French trenches which were used by D.W. Griffith in Hearts of the World He only directed one horror film, The Manor House of Fear in 1927, which is thought to have been theatrically shown in the United States by Universal Pictures. After the war, Machin created a Film studio in Nice, to which a small zoo was attached where he kept wild animals used in his productions. He died in 1929 as a result of an injury inflicted by a panther during the shooting of a film. Machin directed 156 films, of which 32 are preserved. (en)
  • Alfred Machin, né le 20 avril 1877 à Blendecques (Pas-de-Calais) et mort le 16 juin 1929 à Nice, est un acteur et réalisateur français. Il est l'un des rares cinéastes français dont les films manifestent des tendances progressistes avant la Première Guerre mondiale, entre autres le court-métrage Au ravissement des dames et le mélodrame Maudite soit la guerre. Il a également tourné de nombreux films de chasse en Afrique. Après 1920, Alfred Machin se consacre notamment aux comédies animalières. (fr)
  • Eugène Alfred Jean Baptiste Machin (Blendecques, 20 april 1877 – Nice, 16 juni 1929) was een Frans cineast uit de beginperiode van de film. Niet alleen was hij bijzonder productief, maar zijn werk uit de jaren 10 getuigt ook van een vooruitstrevende visie. Georges Sadoul noemde hem de "eerste Europese cineast". Hij stond onder meer bekend om de wilde en andere dieren die hij in zijn films liet optreden. (nl)
  • Альфред Машен (фр. Alfred Machin, 20 апреля 1877, — 16 июня 1929, Ницца) — режиссёр Франции, Бельгии и Нидерландов. (ru)
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  • Alfred Machin, né le 20 avril 1877 à Blendecques (Pas-de-Calais) et mort le 16 juin 1929 à Nice, est un acteur et réalisateur français. Il est l'un des rares cinéastes français dont les films manifestent des tendances progressistes avant la Première Guerre mondiale, entre autres le court-métrage Au ravissement des dames et le mélodrame Maudite soit la guerre. Il a également tourné de nombreux films de chasse en Afrique. Après 1920, Alfred Machin se consacre notamment aux comédies animalières. (fr)
  • Eugène Alfred Jean Baptiste Machin (Blendecques, 20 april 1877 – Nice, 16 juni 1929) was een Frans cineast uit de beginperiode van de film. Niet alleen was hij bijzonder productief, maar zijn werk uit de jaren 10 getuigt ook van een vooruitstrevende visie. Georges Sadoul noemde hem de "eerste Europese cineast". Hij stond onder meer bekend om de wilde en andere dieren die hij in zijn films liet optreden. (nl)
  • Альфред Машен (фр. Alfred Machin, 20 апреля 1877, — 16 июня 1929, Ницца) — режиссёр Франции, Бельгии и Нидерландов. (ru)
  • Alfred Machin (20 April 1877 – 16 June 1929) was a French actor and film director. He is remembered to have been one of the few French film directors whose films expressed progressive tendencies before World War I. He was also a pioneer of aerial filming. After 1920 Alfred Machin devoted himself to films of animals. Machin started his career as a press photographer for the magazine L'illustration. He was then recruited by the film production company Pathé which sent him in 1907 to Africa where he realised in particular a large number of short films on wild animals. (en)
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