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Good Glue Sticks (1907)

La colle universelle (original title)
Not Rated | | Short , Comedy
A hawker demonstrates his glue's exceptional qualities; however, a pair of policemen shut him down. Bent on revenge, he goes to extreme lengths for justice, but it's a risky action, and one could easily get a taste of his own medicine.

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Georges Méliès
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At a small and quiet corner of an empty street, an honest and enterprising hawker gives a small demonstration of his amazing universal glue's exceptional qualities, from his rickety stall with the rough wooden sign that simply read "The Best Glue". Soon, a small and willing-to-buy crowd assemble in front of his outdoor business; however, a pair of ever-watchful police officers rush to shut him down, scaring off the customers. Bent on revenge, the wronged vendor will go to extreme lengths for justice, but it's a risky action, and one could easily get a taste of his own medicine. Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy

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France

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Melies Plays with Glue
16 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Good Glue Sticks (1907)

*** (out of 4)

aka La colle universelle

Charming film from Georges Melies has a street vendor selling some very good glue but a couple jerk cops run off all of his customers so he decides to seek revenge when he catches the two sleeping. GOOD GLUE STICKS lives up to its title as being good. Fans of the French master should really enjoy the fast-pacing of this one as it pretty much doesn't stop or slow down once everything gets started and going into action. Some of the best scenes are the mad dash at the end when all sorts of thing start to go wrong and the seller is just trying to get away from it all. The trick shot of what he does to the two cops is rather obvious but it's still charming in its own way. There are a couple funny scenes throughout the six-minute running time so fans of the director will certainly want to check this one out.


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