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The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

L'arroseur arrosé (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | 1896 (Finland)
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why... See full summary »

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Louis Lumière
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Credited cast:
François Clerc François Clerc ... The Gardener
Benoît Duval Benoît Duval ... The Boy
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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear, and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy runs away, and the gardener continues his watering. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

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1896 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sprinkler Sprinkled See more »

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Lumière See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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First fully staged fictional film projected in public. See more »

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The First Comedy and It Works
21 July 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Sprinkler Sprinkled (1895)

*** (out of 4)

This early film from Louis Lumiere is considered by many to be the first actual comedy ever made. At just 40 seconds we see a gardner watering some plants when another man steps on the hose. For the laugh, the gardner looks straight into the hose to see what's wrong and..... Well, you know what happens. I must admit that this "comedy" actually does work and I'm going to guess it happened by accident by the timing of the two men is actually quite good and especially the gardner. His reaction to being sprayed with water was extremely funny and his chace is also quite funny. Again, there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here other than the fact that it was the first comedy and that it actually works.


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