Rap-a-tap, rap-a-tap-tap, the village drummer summons the country folk to hear a proclamation of a most interesting character. Professor Bunbar, the world-renowned hypnotist, has decided to... See full summary »

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(as Mathilde Caumont)
Émile Matrat
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Rap-a-tap, rap-a-tap-tap, the village drummer summons the country folk to hear a proclamation of a most interesting character. Professor Bunbar, the world-renowned hypnotist, has decided to honor the little old town with his presence. When they hear the news the good people clap their hands with joy and decide one and all to take in the show. They start out in an ancient looking vehicle, smiling and happy as children. Professor Bunbar at first fails to impress them with his wise look and airs, and they laugh heartily at his high-sounding speeches, but at the same time watch him with interest as he hypnotizes the lady who assists him. Big, jolly Nell, one of the most popular matrons in the village, sits with a mocking smile on her lips as the Professor makes mysterious passes over the woman's head. Soon a change comes over Nell, however, and her neighbors notice that her eyes have closed and that she is breathing heavily as if in a deep sleep. They all clamor for the Professor, who ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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24 November 1909 (USA)  »

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The Sleeper  »

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Released in the US as a split reel along with A Convenient Lamp-Post (1909). See more »

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