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The Cook in Trouble (1904)
"Sorcellerie culinaire" (original title)

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A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen.

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Nothing seems to be going right for the busy cook. He has several helpers, but they are mostly talking and laughing and doing little, so, when an old beggar asks for a hand out, the harried cook boots him out. The beggar returns in his true aspect, he's a wizard, and all Hell breaks loose. An imp ruins the soup with too much spice, and the cook blames his helpers. The wizard conjures more imps, and various chases and tricks ensue as the imps pop in and out of the cook's large oven. Havoc reigns. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cook In Trouble
24 July 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cook In Trouble, The (1904)

*** (out of 4)

aka Sorcellerie culinaire

One of Melies' better films, this one has a mean cook throwing out an old, homeless man asking for food but it turns out this man is really a sorcerer. The sorcerer unleashes some little devil-like creatures to cause the cook to go crazy. There's some early examples of slapstick on display here and these scenes are the real highlight of the movie as the creatures run around from one side of the shop to the next just making the cook chase them. The special effects hold up pretty well as we see things appear and disappear.


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