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Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

Le déshabillage impossible (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Short, Fantasy | 1903 (USA)
As if by magic, a weary traveller trying to undress, is foiled by his mutinous clothes as they teleport and multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack.

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... The Man (uncredited)
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As if by magic, a weary traveller eager to retire, finds himself up against his mutinous clothes as they teleport and reappear while he struggles to take them off. To be more precise, every time the perplexed man tries to remove his garments, they multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack. What kind of a cruel joke is this? Written by Nick Riganas

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Comedy | Short | Fantasy

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France

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Going to Bed Under Difficulties See more »

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Where Did You Get that Hat?
13 March 2008 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Melies gives his audience another variation of his most popular and imitated -- including by him -- story of L'AUBERGE MYSTERIEUSE, as a man tries to get undressed for bed and new clothing keeps reappearing on him, particularly a long series of most unflattering headgear. Melies' comic agitation as he tries harder and harder to prepare for bed is wonderful.

This is one of the many previously lost or infrequently seen Melies pictures that have been made available by Serge Bromberg, David Shepherd and a myriad of other hands in the newly issued DVD set GEORGES MELIES: FIRST WIZARD OF CINEMA. Required viewing for anyone interested in the history of movies ..... and a lot of fun.


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