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Troubles in a Tenement House (1901)

La maison tranquille (original title)
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This picture shows the ground floor and also the first floor front of a modern lodging house. In the lower room the landlord and his lady are having dinner, while above them four young men ... See full summary »

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This picture shows the ground floor and also the first floor front of a modern lodging house. In the lower room the landlord and his lady are having dinner, while above them four young men lodgers are competing as to who can make the most noise. Tiring of this amusement, they bore through the floor and let down an enormous spider, which upsets the dinner party. One of the lodgers falls through the ceiling and upsets the place and drives the landlady into hysterics by very cleverly simulating an elephant by means of a tablecloth and two broomsticks. Finally a policeman appears on the scene, but getting under the hole in the ceiling, is completely overwhelmed with furniture. Written by Anonymous

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What is Home Without the Boarder
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

What Is Home Without the Boarder (1901)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka La Maison tranquille

Mildly entertaining film from director Melies has the action taking place on a two story set. The floor falls in and the people on the second floor start to terrorize those below them. There's really nothing too special about this film, although it remains mildly amusing throughout. There are several planks played on the people on the first floor but none of it really struck me as being funny.

This was recently released by Flicker Alley as part of their Meiles box set, which features five discs and 173 different films.


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