Friday, October 14, 2011

The Crazy Ray - 1925

Country: France
Language: French
Release Date: 1927 (USA)
Also Known As:
Paris qui dort France (original title)
At 3:25 USA
Le rayon de la mort France (alternative title)
Le rayon invisible France (working title)
Párizs alszik Hungary (imdb display title)
París que duerme Spain
Parigi che dorme Italy
Paris Adormecida Brazil
Paris Asleep International (English title)
Paris Que Dorme Portugal
Parisines nyhtes Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
Paryz spi Poland
The Crazy Ray International (English title)
Production Co: Films Diamant
Director: René Clair
Writer: René Clair
Stars: Henri Rollan, Charles Martinelli and Louis Pré Fils
Early roots of sci-fi magic are given to us in the form of a scientist who invents a ray that makes people caught in its beam fall asleep where they stand. With magical and wonderful shots of a Paris long gone, it is the adventure of a group of unaffected who with their sudden freedoms play the game of mice while the cat is away. With a narrative that sways toward a moralistic stance on the principles of fair play and responsibility, this little science fiction fable can still be poignant today as when the magnificent views were first shot from the dizzy heights of the Eiffel Tower.

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