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The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901)

Nouvelles luttes extravagantes (original title)
Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match.

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Jehanne d'Alcy Jehanne d'Alcy ... Shorter Female Wrestler (as Jeanne d'Alcy)
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Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers, one heavyweight and one lightweight competitor, who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match. With a little bit of help from fine dummies, a sprinkle of cinematic magic and some trick photography, the formidable opponents will go to great lengths to win this contest. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

France

Release Date:

December 1901 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent
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Featured in Une séance Méliès (1997) See more »

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Fat and Lean Wrestling Match
28 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fat And Lean Wrestling Match (1900)

*** (out of 4)

aka Nouvelles luttes extravagantes

This here is one of the director's most loved films. The film starts off with a fat woman and a lean woman wrestling but then they morph into a fat man and a lean man (played by Melies). This film is highly enjoyable from start to finish and contains some pretty good special effects. The highlight of the film is a hilarious sequence where one of the men gets decapitated and then ripped to shreds before being brought back to life again. The silly, child like humor throughout this short makes it one of the director's most loved films.


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