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Misfortune Never Comes Alone (1903)

Un malheur n'arrive jamais seul (original title)
The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

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Another good one from Melies.
26 May 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

Another lively and inventive little film from French wizard Georges Melies which shows that his talents weren't limited to special effects extravaganzas. The story is filled with slapstick comedy involving, by its' final scene, around a dozen characters. It's very well done with something going on in various parts of the screen at all times so that, despite it being a one-scene film, you need to watch it a couple of times to catch everything that happens. Actually, it isn't quite one scene: there is a hidden cut shortly after three men have climbed onto a narrow veranda to enter an upper storey window. The veranda breaks under their weight but, once they are all inside the building, is suddenly intact again.


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