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The Messers. Lumière at Cards (1896)

Partie d'écarté (original title)
Two men play cards, as a third watches and a waiter brings drinks. The third man pours drinks as the waiter laughs.

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Three men sit around a table at a terrace outside a bistro. Two of them are playing cards, while the third calls the waiter by knocking at the table. The waiter arrives, receives the order, and is swiftly back, carrying a tray with a bottle of wine and three glasses. While the third man fills the glasses with wine, the waiter follows the card game with great interest, applauding and laughing loudly. The three men raise their glasses and toast. The two card players put more money on the table and continue their game. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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All in the family - Lumiere style
28 February 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

During 1895, Louis Lumiere made a number of home movies starring his family and friends. In this film, Louis' father Antoine is playing a game of cards with a family friend, Felicien Trewey (a vaudeville performer). Another unidentified man is involved in the game as a waiter serves drinks and seems grotesquely intrusive. That's about it for this film. It can be noted that Trewey acted in: "The Transformation of Hats"(1895) where he does a comedy sketch; and "The Photograph"(1895)- where he appears with Lois' brother Auguste. These films were probably made at the same time as "Partie d'ecarte". Trewey also helped establish a Lumiere Theatre in Lyon during 1896 and set up a presentation of the Cinematograph at the Royal Polytechnic Institute in London during February 1896.


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