MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,511 this week

Decapitation in Turkey (1904)
"Le bourreau turc" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 190 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4347 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 173 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1572 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 195 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Decapitation in Turkey (1904)

Decapitation in Turkey (1904) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Decapitation in Turkey.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Edit

Storyline

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come running into the place a lot of Turkish men and women preceding some Turkish policemen, who drag along four prisoners in chains. The policemen shut up the four prisoners in the pillory. Their four heads stick up through the huge plank, which is provided with four openings. One of the policemen urges the executioner to decapitate the prisoners. He accordingly seizes a mighty sabre and cuts off by a single stroke the four heads, which roll upon the ground. After having placed the heads in a cask, he resumes eating his meal. Immediately the four heads pop out of the cask one at a time to see what the executioner is doing, and in due order each one seeks its body. The four executed prisoners thus reunited throw themselves upon the headsman and in spite of his resistance one of them picks up the sabre ... Written by Lubin Catalog

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

9 January 1904 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Decapitation in Turkey  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Terrible Turkish Executioner
24 July 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Terrible Turkish Executioner, The (1904)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Bourreau turc

Four men are brought to a street corner where the local executioner cuts their heads off and throws them into a barrel. When the executioner begins to drink his wine, the heads get out of the barrel and back onto the dead men's bodies so that they can seek revenge. This is a very funny little film that manages to be rather shocking in its violence but all of it is done with a great sense of humor. Not only do we see the four men get their heads cut off but we also witness the executioner getting cut in half only to have his legs dance around while his top half tries to catch them. It's rather easy to spot how the special effects were done but that doesn't take away from the charm.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Decapitation in Turkey (1904) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page