Yes, it's Friday! Time for Postcard Friendship Friday. Today we have a French star from the Silent Film era for you. During the early 1910’s handsome French actor Castillan starred in several short films by Pathé Frères, the pioneers of the French cinema.
French postcard by Pathé Frères. Photo: Félix.
Charles Jules Flasshoen Castillan was usually billed as Castillan or M. (Monsieur) Castillan. He started his short film career in silent films like L’autre mère/The Other Mother (1910, Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset) by Société Française des Films Éclair. From 1911 on he worked mostly for another pioneering film company, Pathé Frères, in such shorts as Le roman d’une pauvre fille/The Novel of a Poor Girl (1911, Gérard Bourgeois), Un mariage sous Louis XV/A Wedding Under Louis XV (1912, Camille de Morlhon), Les martyrs de la vie/The Martyrs of Life (1912, René Leprince), La pipe d’opium/The Opium Pipe (1912, René Leprince), L’infidèle/The Infidel (1912, René Leprince), and Coeur de femme/A Woman's Heart (1913, René Leprince, Ferdinand Zecca). Among his leading ladies were forgotten actresses like Stacia Napierkowska and Berthe Bovy.
Sources: The Complete Index To World Film since 1895, and IMDb.