[Le Système du docteur Souflamort]


[Le Système du docteur Souflamort]

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A dispute takes place between some travelling musicians while they are giving a concert in a courtyard. The Janitor of the house, who mixes himself up in the hubbub which follows, gets pushed into a well. One of the tenants rushes to his aid and he is assisted by others. They strive to pull the man out by a rope let down, but the rope break and he falls back to the bottom of the well while his rescuers topple over backwards. They call the firemen to aid the drowning man. There is nothing more comical than the sight of the extraordinary methods employed by these latter for extricating the hapless janitor from his sorry condition Doctor Deathcheater applies a marvelous treatment,-which had remained a profound secret up to that time-to cause the drowned man to eject the water he had swallowed. He is promptly restored to life, happy at having escaped death so cheaply. This is a good comedy, and a yell from start to finish.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 780-783  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1905 90m/304ft
4 France  


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