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His First Job (1908)

Amour et mélasse (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | August 1908 (USA)
A gentleman enters a grocery store and asks the owner to hire his nephew as a his assistant. The grocer agrees but little does he know the mistake he is making. For the young guy proves an ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès
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A gentleman enters a grocery store and asks the owner to hire his nephew as a his assistant. The grocer agrees but little does he know the mistake he is making. For the young guy proves an awfully awkward Tomfool who wreaks havoc in the whole store... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France

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French

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August 1908 (USA) See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Not Very Good at It
24 November 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A well-dressed man comes into a busy grocery store and gets a young man a job: his nephew perhaps. Now low man on the totem pole, he finds himself the subject of abuse in this slapstick comedy from Georges Melies.

With Pathe and Gaumont doing magic-based films to take away his markets, Melies decided to counter-attack by invading their territory with simple slapstick films. However, despite some interesting photography in which the protagonist approaches very close to the camera to produce as close to a close-up as he ever got, the simple one-scene, one-take slapstick lacks much in variety to distinguish it.


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