Philemon and Baucis (1911)

Philémon et Baucis (original title)
When they ask for a place to sleep for the night, Jupiter and Mercury, who travel disguised as mortals, are rejected by all except Philemon and Baucis, a poor pious couple. To punish the ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Denola

Writers:

Daniel Riche, Jean de La Fontaine (fable)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Romuald Joubé ... Philémon
Jeanne Delvair Jeanne Delvair ... Baucis
René Alexandre ... Jupiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Acheray Acheray
Berley Berley
Fernande Bernard Fernande Bernard
Henri Bosc ... Mercure
Caillet Caillet
Calvin Calvin
Cerlita Cerlita
Gabrielle Chalon Gabrielle Chalon
May Chartrette May Chartrette
Paul Chartrettes Paul Chartrettes
Consolan Consolan
Debry Debry
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Storyline

When they ask for a place to sleep for the night, Jupiter and Mercury, who travel disguised as mortals, are rejected by all except Philemon and Baucis, a poor pious couple. To punish the townspeople Jupiter burns their town to the ground whereas he turns his hosts' modest cottage into an ornate temple. He also grants the couple's two wishes, allowing them to become the guardians of the new temple and, when their time comes, to die together. Once their mortal lives are over, Philemon and Baucis are changed into an intertwining pair of trees, an oak and a lime-tree. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 February 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (135m in color)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary Hunting Marabout in Abyssinia (1912). See more »

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