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Subub Surprises the Burglar (1903)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  August 1903 (USA)
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Shows a bedroom and a man asleep in bed. A burglar cautiously raises the window, climbs in, and proceeds to go through the man's clothes. The man awakes, pulls a lever, which closes him up ... See full summary »

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Shows a bedroom and a man asleep in bed. A burglar cautiously raises the window, climbs in, and proceeds to go through the man's clothes. The man awakes, pulls a lever, which closes him up in a folding bed, the bottom of which is iron-clad and fitted with guns and portholes. The burglar is dumbfounded and cannot move. Subbubs turns his battery loose, blowing the burglar to pieces. He then raises an American flag on a staff on top of the bed as a signal of victory. The bed opens up again and Subbubs goes to sleep. Written by Edison Catalog

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Rather silly..and violent!
30 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Like most films from the early days of movies, this one is very short-- just a little over a minute in length. Because it's so short, I am not going to bother giving this one a numerical score--as there just isn't enough to score.

The film begins with a burglar coming in a window and searching for valuables--right as the man of the house sleeps away in the bed just a few feet away. However, this bold burglar is in for more than he bargained for--as the film gets very weird and violent. I won't say more, as I don't want to spoil the joke.

While this is an easy film to skip, it is reasonably funny even when seen today--and a bit morbid. Not brilliant but quite watchable.


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