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Decapitation in Turkey (1904)

Le bourreau turc (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 9 January 1904 (USA)
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès
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In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come running into the place a lot of Turkish men and women preceding some Turkish policemen, who drag along four prisoners in chains. The policemen shut up the four prisoners in the pillory. Their four heads stick up through the huge plank, which is provided with four openings. One of the policemen urges the executioner to decapitate the prisoners. He accordingly seizes a mighty sabre and cuts off by a single stroke the four heads, which roll upon the ground. After having placed the heads in a cask, he resumes eating his meal. Immediately the four heads pop out of the cask one at a time to see what the executioner is doing, and in due order each one seeks its body. The four executed prisoners thus reunited throw themselves upon the headsman and in spite of his resistance one of them picks up the sabre ... Written by Lubin Catalog

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France

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9 January 1904 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Hilarious Beheading Movie
14 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Four Turks are brought in as prisoners. They are put in a kind of pillory with their heads sticking out. An executioner takes out this enormous saber and whacks off their heads, putting them in a barrel. Of course, the heads come to life and get back on their bodies. The then exact their revenge. Although there have been heads removed before, this one had a bit of elan to it.


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