Maurice Bertel

The Lincoln-Cass photographer, Maurice Bertel, was one of the most competent in the industry. Born in France in 1871, he came to Australia in 1890 and learnt his trade with local film companies. In 1907, when Pathé Freres established a laboratory and film production service in Melbourne, he was appointed to supervise their weekly newsreel, the Pathe Gazette, and scenic films under contract to the Australian government. When Pathe's local operation merged with Australasian Films in 1913, Bertel worked on their newsreel for some months before joining Lincoln-Cass. He subsequently worked on the films produced by J C Williamson, and when that venture also failed he joined Herschell's in Melbourne as technical adviser to their production service, and remained there, sponsoring many other cameramen and film technicians, until his death in May 1930. Pike & Cooper: 41.

Transported (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Sick Stockrider, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) Lincoln-Cass Films, from the poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon, dp Maurice Bertel; George Bryant (the stockrider) Godfrey Cass (his mate) Roy Redgrave, Tom Cannam; 1200 ft; earliest film to survive virtually complete

Road To Ruin, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Reprieve, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; 28 min.

Remittance Man, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; reformed thief

Crisis, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Moondyne (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

For Australia (Monte Luke, 1915) dp Maurice Bertel

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Geroge M. Cohan based on a story by George Randolph Chester, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Henry Carson Clarke, Enid Bennett; 4 reels

Officer 666 (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Augustin McHugh, adapted by George M. Cohan, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Enid Bennett, Mation Marcus Clarke, Sydney Stirling; 4 reels

Within The Law (Monte Luke, 1916) J. C. Williamson, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Bayard Veiller, dp Maurice Bertel; Muriel Starr; 4 reels


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