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

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

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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

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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Devilish Tenant, The (1909)

aka Locataire diabolique, Le

*** (out of 4)

Georges Melies film about a man who rents an apartment and furnishes the entire thing with one box. It's easy to see how the trickery was done in this film but that doesn't take away from the fun. The real highlight is the wonderful ending of how the man finally gets rid of everything.

In early 2008 a box set with over 170 Meiles films will be released and it's certainly long overdue.


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