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The Colonel's Shower Bath (1902)

La douche du colonel (original title)
Two painters are working just above a group of soldiers, just as the commanding officer enters. One little slip with a paint bucket, and hilarity ensues.

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Two painters are working just above a group of soldiers, just as the commanding officer enters. One little slip with a paint bucket, and hilarity ensues.

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Colonel's Shower Bath, The
1 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Colonel's Shower Bath, The (1902)

** (out of 4)

aka Douche du colonel

This film here runs just under a minute and is one of those one-joke films. We see a Colonel show up and start shouting orders to his men but the Colonel gets an unwelcomed shock when a bucket of water is dropped on him. Throughout the early days of cinema there were all sorts of films like this but this one here just didn't work for me. When the actual joke happens it didn't have me laughing so in the end the film was fairly worthless. The sets were the one good thing but this isn't the type of film you want to see from director Melies.


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