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The Devilish Tenant (1909)

Le locataire diabolique (original title)
A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Uncredited cast:
Charles Claudel Charles Claudel ... Male Janitor (uncredited)
Octavie Huvier Octavie Huvier ... Female Janitor (uncredited)
François Lallement François Lallement ... The Soldier (uncredited)
André Méliès André Méliès ... The Son of the Devilish Tenant (uncredited)
Georges Méliès ... Le Locataire diabolique (uncredited)
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In need of a room to spend the night, a weary traveller arrives at a hotel and asks the helpful concierge for a temporary accommodation. Luckily, there is still one room available, however, it is completely unfurnished, let alone, decorated. Normally, this would be a serious problem, not for our extraordinary resident though, whose peculiar handbag contains everything but the kitchen sink. As if by magic, the mysterious lodger will put the finishing touches on his new cosy space, nevertheless, is the landlord's wife happy with the fiendish tenant? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy

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26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Devilish Tenant, The (1909)

aka Locataire diabolique, Le

*** (out of 4)

Georges Melies film about a man who rents an apartment and furnishes the entire thing with one box. It's easy to see how the trickery was done in this film but that doesn't take away from the fun. The real highlight is the wonderful ending of how the man finally gets rid of everything.

In early 2008 a box set with over 170 Meiles films will be released and it's certainly long overdue.


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Country:

France

Language:

None | French

Release Date:

1 January 1909 (France) See more »

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The Devilish Tenant See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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Color (hand-tinted)
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