The Duke's Good Joke (1908)

The Duke is a jolly fellow, and when, coming into the public square with his royal train, he espies a comical-looking man, he hits upon a merry idea. The helpless man is put into the royal ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Méliès

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

The Duke is a jolly fellow, and when, coming into the public square with his royal train, he espies a comical-looking man, he hits upon a merry idea. The helpless man is put into the royal litter and taken to the palace, where he is first robed as befits blue blood. He is seated in the official throne, and here follows a funny scene as he receives the courtiers and fair ladies, who enter into the jest with a vim, A grand feast is spread for him, but the Duke's sorcerers cause it to disappear when he attempts to help himself. His befuddled brain wrestles with the situation, but presently abandons all attempts at eating and calls for drink. A bottle which is placed before him, however, assumes gigantic proportions as he reaches for it, and finally it vanishes. Then the servants bring in a huge funnel, and he is filled with liquor until his abdominal proportions resemble a balloon. In this condition he is taken to a bed chamber, where he is worked upon by the Duke's doctors, and he comes... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 October 1908 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Original French title undetermined. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed