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How He Missed His Train (1900)

Le réveil d'un monsieur pressé (original title)
A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

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A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, trousers becoming a coat, a coat a waistcoat, etc., etc. After a manful struggle he comes to the conclusion that his clothes are one too many for him, and goes back to bed again, to think the matter over. Written by Méliès Catalog

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How He Missed His Train
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

How He Missed His Train (1900)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Reveil d'un monsiur presse

Hilarious film has George Melies getting out of bed in his pajamas and he must rush to catch a train. As he's getting dressed all of his clothes start to take the form of something else, which causes a problem. We've seen plenty of films from the director that deal with clothes taking different shapes but the jokes here are wonderfully done. He will go to but on his jacket but it'll turn into his hat. He'll go to put his hat on but it'll turn into his boot. He'll go to put his pants on but it'll turn into his jacket. Melies is so relaxed and comfortable on the screen that he pulls these jokes off very well. Truly a delightful film.


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