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The Christmas Dream (1901)

Le rêve de Noël (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 23 November 1901 (USA)
The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... Beggar
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The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. Before lying down they hang up their stockings on the edge of the bed. The picture changes and night appears. We see the housetops of the town and angels are flying about depositing packages in each of the chimneys. Santa Claus is also busy and furnishes our little friends with numerous presents. Again a change in the picture and we see the corridor of the old village church. The sexton, an old grey haired man, stands by, while a number of lusty boys pull the rope attached to the great bell in the belfry. The bell tolling in the steeple bursts into view, after which the interior of the church is seen with the full choir accompanied by the organist and choir boys singing the Christmas hymn. Another change and the boudoir is again before us and the children are looking over their presents while their ... Written by Edison Catalog

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Short | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

France

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23 November 1901 (USA) See more »

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The Christmas Dream See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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During the opening dance scene, one of the dancers accidentally loses his show as it is left in the frame for the remainder of the scene. See more »

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Disjointed
11 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While all the vignettes are interesting to a degree, other than this supposedly being a child's dream, each item has nothing to do with the next. There are huge toys. There are people going to eat and hypocritically ignoring the poor outside the restaurant. There are a number of dance scenes. We also have a hodgepodge of angels and other Christmas figures coming through. While it is visually stunning in places, as a movie, it doesn't really go anywhere.


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