Louis Chaudet

Active - 1917 - 1928  |   Born - Jan 1, 1884   |   Died - May 10, 1965   |   Genres - Western, Action

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A former photographer and vaudeville comic, American silent screen director Louis Chaudet was extremely busy during the early years of California film production, churning out 2-reel comedies by the truckloads for Nestor, the first motion picture company to settle in the sleepy village of Hollywood. Although a fine craftsman, Chaudet failed when it came to character development and mise-en-scene, and his career never progressed beyond routine slapstick and low-budget westerns. He retired at the advent of sound and died all but forgotten at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital.