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The Sign of the Cross (1899)
"Le diable au couvent" (original title)

 -  Short | Fantasy  -  30 June 1900 (USA)
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The Devil in a Convent
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Devil in a Convent, The (1899)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Diable au couvent

Very entertaining film from director Melies has the devil entertaining a convent where he disguises himself as a Priest to take advantage of some nuns. The special effects here are very good as the devil slowly removes all the religious stuff from the convent and turns it into his home full of devilish statues. This is a very interesting approach to a religious film as well as we see the devil take over but soon the religious people come together to try and fight him and send him back to Hell. There are a few brief laughs but for the most part the film takes itself pretty seriously. This is certainly one of the director's better films.


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