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His First Job (1908)

Amour et mélasse (original title)
A gentleman enters a grocery store and asks the owner to hire his nephew as a his assistant. The grocer agrees but little does he know the mistake he is making. For the young guy proves an ... See full summary »

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A gentleman enters a grocery store and asks the owner to hire his nephew as a his assistant. The grocer agrees but little does he know the mistake he is making. For the young guy proves an awfully awkward Tomfool who wreaks havoc in the whole store... Written by Guy Bellinger

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August 1908 (USA)  »

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No Laughs to Be Found
19 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

His First Job (1908)

** (out of 4)

aka Amour et mélasse

Georges Melies' film has a new guy showing up in a store on his first day and he obviously just doesn't fit in as he makes one mistake after another. This was clearly the French filmmakers attempt to tell a "normal" film with normal "laughs" but it doesn't work. This thing is far from a bad movie and if it had come from any other director you really wouldn't give it a second thought but since this is Melies you can't help but say that this clearly wasn't his type of movie to make. The plat falls that the new guy goes through simply aren't funny as there's really no comic timing and I'd even say that everything that does happen to him just seems more forced than anything else. This isn't a horrible movie but it's clearly one just for Melies fans who must see everything that's available.


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