Capellani arrived in Pathé, at the time the premiere film producing company in the world, around 1905. Very quickly he became an important member of the company, showing a visual and dramatic sense ahead of its time. By 1907, Charles Pathé introduced the rental of prints, creating the modern system of exhibition. Capellani was ambitious, and Pathé promoted him to supervisor of its new subsidiary company, the SCAGL.
Keywords: Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, The Pathé Company, Max Linder