||Erik Satie (left) and Francis Picabia.
Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Two reels / 583 metres
Directed by René Clair
Cast: Jean Börlin [the hunter; and the magician], Francis Picabia [the shirtsleeve man with the cannon; and the assassin], Erik Satie [the behatted man with the cannon], Marcel Duchamp [a chess player], Man Ray [a chess player], Inge Fries [the bearded ballet dancer]
Rolf de Maré production. / Scenario by Picabia (Francis Picabia) and René Clair. Cinematography by Jimmy Berliet. Original music score by Erik Satie. / Premiered 4 December 1924. General release, 21 January 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was originally intended as an interlude for Satie’s score for the ballet Relâche, presented by the Swedish Ballet at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in 1924.
Survival status: Print exists in the Cinémathèque française film archive [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 3 October 2009.
References: Bardèche-History pp. 242-244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 329, 331, 332, 376; Bohn-Light pp. 162, 193; Geduld-Birth p. 39; Sinyard-Silent p. 168.
Home video: DVD.