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The Miller and Chimney Sweep (1897)

The Miller and the Sweep (original title)
In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but ... See full summary »
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In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but when it breaks open, it's clearly something else. Well into the havoc, spectators gather and give chase to the flour-covered sweep and the "well-sooted" miller. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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January 1903 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A routine comedy that was often used in comic strips and on the stage. See more »

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Remade as Fight Between a Miller and a Sweep (1899) See more »

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The Miller and the Sweep
21 September 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Miller and the Sweep (1897)

The camera is perfectly set up to capture a large flour mill in the background as we then see a man walking towards the camera with a bag of flour. He bumps into another man carrying flour and pretty soon the two of them are hitting each other. There's no doubt that by the end of the decade filmmakers were staging material to sell it to the public and there's no doubt that this film has staged events happening. With that being said, i thought what is here was actually pretty fun as the two men take some good shots at each other before being chased off by another group of people hanging to the side of the camera view.


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