Abel Gance
Date of Birth
Oct 25, 1889
Birth Place:
Abel Perethon, Paris, France


A stage actor at 19, Frenchman Abel Gance appeared in his first film, Moliere, in 1909. Two years later, with La Digue, he was writing and directing as well. He quickly earned distinction both as an innovator, with the distorted-mirror sequence of his 1915 mad-scientist comedy La Folie Du Docteur Tube, and for his romantic dramas of the late teens, Mater Dolorosa and La Dixième Symphonie....