Thursday, October 20, 2011

Le bonnet à poil - 1907

Country: France
Director: Alice Guy
Genres: Short
Also known as: The Fur Hat
Production Co: Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont
This is one of several films on a DVD of Alice Guy's films that was recently released by Kino that IMDb claims was directed by Louis Feuillade. My assumption is that Kino is correct here, as they already recently corrected one of Guy's films to show that she, and not Feuillade, was the director.
The film looks to be set around the early part of the 19th century. A maid asks a soldier in for a bit to eat. However, soon her mistress comes and so the maid hides the man--apparently she was not to have brought him there. However, the plume from his hat sticks up from the hiding place and the mistress (in a funny bit) discovers him--and falls into the cabinet with him. In the meantime, her husband arrives with some OTHER woman and begins making advances towards her--at which point the wife pops out with the soldier and a lot of finger pointing results.

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