6.2/10
187
3 user 1 critic

Paris to Monte Carlo (1905)

Le Raid Paris-Monte Carlo en deux heures (original title)
A man needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, but finds out that a train will take 17 hours to get there. He decides to go with a man with a special car, who claims that he can get there in just two hours. Complications ensue.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies tells his version of the famous Washington Irving story of a man who takes a nap and wakes up 20 years later.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: André Méliès, Georges Méliès
The Witch (1906)
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A penniless troubadour consults the Fairy Carabosse about his future but offends her by paying with a bag of sand.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A poor but honest young man wins the hand of a beautiful Princess after facing a series of exciting adventures involving apparitions, cartwheeling skeletons, a dragon, and plump dancing girls from the Folies Bergere.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gang of cutthroats set ablaze a farmhouse after killing the farmer and stealing the proceeds of his sales. Captured and tried for his crimes, the pitiless plunderer faces death by guillotine, but first, a night of pure agony awaits.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two travelers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventually experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sound asleep in his comfortable armchair next to a high-pressure retort, a mystic silver-haired alchemist can't even notice the strange manifestations emerging from the vessel's bottom. Is this a dream, or a cornucopia of secreted desires?

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

King Edward VII of England and the President of the French Republic, Armand Fallières, envision tunnelling the English Channel; nevertheless, only a maiden voyage can determine whether this is a triumphant aspiration or an acrid nightmare.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Bluebeard (1901)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Antonich
Blondet
Séverin Cafferra
Victor de Cottens
... King Leopold (as Henry Fragson)
Louis Maurel ... Chauffeur
... Mailman / Octroi Official
Jean Noté
Little Pich
Raiter
... Himself
Jane Yvon
Edit

Storyline

On one of his visits in picturesque Paris, King Leopold II of Belgium decides to break the current land speed record by covering the distance between the Parisian capital and the sunny Monte-Carlo in two hours flat, instead of having to endure the tiresome seventeen-hour journey by an express train. Without delay, the overambitious aristocrat waves off the cheerful and curious crowd of celebrities and music-hall performers gathered in front of the iconic Paris Opera House, zooming off in his four-wheeled bolide to the majestic French Alps, in complete disregard for every law of nature. Is there a limit in man's will? In the end, will Leopold's intrepid chauffeur make it in time to win the bet and save the monarch's reputation? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Farce Comedy in Moving Pictures.

Genres:

Adventure | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

19 August 1905 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Paris to Monte Carlo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (hand-colored)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of My Favorites
17 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

With some of the best sight gags imaginable, a man who needs to get to Monte Carlo from Paris, hitches a ride with a guy in a car. Remember, this automobile was being used in 1905, so what i would look like was pure guesswork. It starts out funny in that the two men are wearing these enormous fur coats. You can barely see them under all that fur. First, they dump gasoline all over the place. They leave with great fanfare, but the driver puts the car in reverse and runs over one of the crowd, literally flattening him. The people use tire pumps to blow him up again. Soon the men are on their way, driving over the tops of the Alps, causing damage all along the way, running over people, knocking over fruit stands, collapsing buildings, blasting through the border guards. One can see the roots of Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, and other physical comedians in these episodes. As bad as some of the animation, the sheer lunacy of this is great.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed