For any good comedy, you generally need at least two things to set the story in motion. In this case, you have a dog and you have a sausage. The dog wants the sausage. Others want to keep ... See full summary »
Legendary French director Louis Feuillade does what he does best in THE COLONEL'S ACCOUNT. What begins as the simple telling of a story erupts into chaos as the tale becomes reality. One ... See full summary »
This is the story of a pot of glue and the over interfering boy. Finding a pot of glue, the lad immediately proceeds to apply it to everything in sight. Accordingly, the stairway, lawn seat... See full summary »
The library of a modern home is shown, husband, wife and child each occupied in their particular diversions. The maid is called in, who dresses the child in street garments, and the two ... See full summary »
The first scene is that of a music teacher, with the aid of two men, moving his worldly belongings into a new apartment. No sooner is the piano rolled into the room than he sits down to ... See full summary »
The maid announces the cleaning man and the master leaves the study. The man proceeds to clean the place with such energy that the furniture is all smashed, the floor is covered with suds so slippery that everyone who enters falls down and the people eating in the apartment a floor below must flee because plaster from the ceiling pelts them.
It's a typical Gaumont half-reel farce for the year and the only point of interest is to wonder which of two possible directors is responsible: Alice Guy or Louis Feuillade? There are several items on the recent Gaumont sets in which the shorts are attributed to one, while the IMDB attributes them to t'other. I'll take a whack at the controversy, split the difference and opine that Madame Guy was probably operating as what we would call a producer today, and Feuillade was the guy looking over the cameraman's shoulder and giving the orders when Madame wasn't there to overrule him.
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