Michel-Antoine Carré or Michel Carré (fils) (7 February 1865, Paris – 11 August 1945, Paris) was a French actor, stage and film director, and writer of opera librettos, stage plays and film scripts.
He was the son of the librettist Michel Carré (père) (1821–1872) and cousin of the theatre director Albert Carré (his father's nephew). His libretto for André Messager's 1894 opera Mirette was never performed in France but was performed in an English adaptation in London at the Savoy Theatre.
He directed or co-directed some fifty silent films from c1907 to the mid 1920s. Many of these were shorts, including Ordre du roy (1909). His longer notable films included L'Enfant prodigue, the first European-made full-length feature film (1907), based on his own stage pantomime of the same name; and The Miracle (1912), the world's first full-colour narrative feature film.
He was one of the main directors at the Société cinématographique des auteurs et gens de lettres (SCAGL), created to protect the rights of authors whose works were used in screenplays.
|1888||Friquette et Blaisot||Albert Millet||Charles Narrey||Opera|
|1890||Hilda||Albert Millet||Charles Narrey||Opera|
|1893||Le bouton d'or||Gabriel Pierné||'Fantaisie lyrique' in four acts|
|1894||Mirette||André Messager||Comic opera. Never performed in French. Translated twice for English productions at the Savoy Theatre: dialogue translated by Harry Greenbank, and a new libretto by Fred. E. Weatherly; and later revised with new lyrics by Adrian Ross|
|1894||Dinah||Edmond Missa||Paul de Choudens|
|1897||L'hôte||Edmond Missa||Paul Hugonnet|
|1903||Muguette||Edmond Missa||Georges Hartmann|
|1922||Le fakir de Bénarès||Léo Manuel|
|1933||Le garçon de chez Prunier||Joseph Szulc||André Barde||Three-act operetta|
|1890||L'enfant prodigue ||Music by André Wormser||Silent drama ( French pantomime) with music, filmed twice by Carré in 1907 & 1916|
|1894||Nos bons chasseurs||Paul Bilhaud, music by Charles Lecocq||French vaudeville (stage comedy with vaudeville songs) in three acts, fp. Nouveau-Théâtre, Paris, 10 April 1894|
|1898||Ma Bru ! (My Daughter-in-Law)||Paul Bilhaud||fp at the Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris, in 1898, and at the Lyceum Theatre, Manhattan, on 26 February 1900|
|1907||L’Âme des héros||Paul Bilhaud||one-act play in verses, created at the Comédie-Française, 6 June 1907|
|1908||La Courtisane de Corinthe||Paul Bilhaud, music by Charles-Gaston Levadé||Produced in 1908 by Sarah Bernhardt, at the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt|
- L'Enfant prodigue (1907) (scriptwriter & director)
- Marie Tudor (1912) (scriptwriter)
- The Miracle (1912) (director)
- Dossier dans l'ordre de la Légion d'honneur de Michel Antoine Carré [archive], base Léonore, Ministère français de la Culture (in French). Retrieved 12 April 2018.
- Carré, Michel-Antoine; Wormser, André; Willette, Adolphe (illus.) (1890). L'Enfant Prodigue, Pantomime en Trois Actes (in French). Paris: E. Biardot.
- Michel-Antoine Carré on imdb