Betty and Jane at the Theatre

Rosalie et Léontine vont au théâtre

Betty and Jane at the Theatre

Sarah Duhamels (Artist), Léontine (Artist)

Short film
Finally Back on the Silver Screen

Plump Jane (Sarah Duhamel) and cheeky Betty (anonymous) go to the theatre and behave badly – to the disapproval of other audience members. Two respectable citizens, bald-headed, are sitting beneath them in the stalls, and the two girls start to make fun. They stroke the men‘s bald patches with relish, slap them or wring out wet handkerchiefs over their heads. Until a police officer comes and ends their visit to the theatre.


Roméo Bosetti


Sarah Duhamel, N.N.


Pathé Comica No. 4282


British Film Institute

Sarah Duhamels (Artist)

Sarah Duhamel‘s started as a child performer on stage in Rouen and Paris. Sarah Duhamel first appeared in film as a clown for Gaumont and later joined Pathé Comica where she created, with Roméo Bosetti as director, the successful Rosalie series, with at least 32 films, from 1911 to 1912.

Léontine (Artist)

Léontine – The name and biographical details of this French actress, who was active in film from 1910 to 1916, are not known. Her main character of Léontine, a naughty child in a chequered dress, was the star of a series of over 20 titles made at Pathé Comica from 1910 to 1912. The director was often Roméo Bosetti or Louis Rollini.