Louis Feuillade was Gaumont's jack-of-all-trades director for about fifteen years, during which he directed classics like LES VAMPIRE. But in directing an estimated 800 films, he did a lot of quickies; his short comedies tended to be one-joke bits, told, in this period, on a sound stage, with a lot of people in a constricted space, relying on a lot of violence.
In this one, a colonel tells a dinner party about a battle, destroying the dining room in the process. Once the joke is begun, there is little variation on it and the net result is not very good. Well, his films would get better....
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