Saturday, July 7, 2012

Le Savant et le Chimpanzé - 1900

Country: France
Director: Georges Méliès
Also known as: The Doctor and the Monkey (USA)
Production Co: Star-Film
Plot Keywords: Doctor | Monkey
Genres: Short | Comedy
An elderly doctor keeps a monkey in a cage. When he briefly pops out, the monkey breaks free, leaps onto a nearby table and begins to systematically wreck the doctor’s study. After overturning a cupboard, he climbs up the stairs to the doctor’s bedroom. The doctor grabs it by the tail, which comes off. While the monkey trashes the bedroom, the doctor is attempting to tame the tail, which has developed a life of its own. The tail affixes itself to his face, to the horror of the doctor’s maid, who comes in to assist, eventually pulling it off. While they attack the tail with various implements, the monkey smashes a hole through the bedroom floor and jumps through it into the study. The monkey then attacks the doctor, and then the maid, ripping off her skirt and leaving her in her petticoat. -

1 comment:

  1. hola, no se de donde sacas tan magníficos cortos,
    pero lo cierto es que cada vez que te visito me sorprendes gratamente. Por lo que no me cansaré de visitarte y agradecerte tus publicaciones.
    Un abrazo.