MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,427 this week

The Devilish Tenant (1909)
"Le locataire diabolique" (original title)

 |  Short, Comedy, Fantasy
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 809 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 04 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 49 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 Nov 2013
 
a list of 850 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Devilish Tenant (1909)

The Devilish Tenant (1909) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Devilish Tenant.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Of all the beautiful stories ever told none are more interesting than Gulliver's Travels. How Gulliver set out on a journey and was shipwrecked on an island, where he found strange people, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. An extremely lean man and an extremely fat man are engaged in a wrestling match. The lean man ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A wall full of advertising posters comes to life.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
A Fantasy (1908)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Comedy | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
The Black Imp (1905)
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

According to the rapid strides that electricity is making in this wonderful age we are not surprised to see in this picture an ideal hotel of the future in which everything is done by ... See full summary »

Director: Segundo de Chomón
Stars: Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
André Méliès ...
Le Concierge
...
Le Locataire diabolique
Edit

Storyline

A man carrying a carpetbag comes to see the concierge of an apartment building, and is shown an unfurnished room that is available. He agrees to rent it, and opens up his bag so that he can begin to move in. The bag contains an astonishing variety of furnishings and decorations, and soon he and his family have settled in. All is well until the day comes when the rent is due. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Also Known As:

The Devilish Tenant  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(hand-tinted)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

More of the same...
2 September 2010 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

I've seen quite a few Melies film over the last couple of years - mostly in roughly chronological order - and watching them in this way drives home just how impossible he found it to adapt to the changing times. Like Emile Reynaud before him, Melies failed to evolve, and essentially ended up repeating the same story over and over by simply varying small details. He could easily have staged this film, in which the devilish tenant of the title produces the furniture for his new dwelling from a carpetbag, as a basic magic show, because there isn't really much of a story. Melies film career would pretty much be dead within another five years, which is a sad thing - had he been able to harness that incredible energy that is evident in every frame of this stencil-coloured film to develop all aspects of his filmmaking talents he might have gone on indefinitely...


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Devilish Tenant (1909) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?