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The Skipping Cheese (1907)

Les fromages automobiles (original title)
Not Rated | | Short
A group of passengers are enjoying their ride on a trolley when a cheese-seller climbs aboard. The odor of her wares are so strong it disturbs the passengers, and when they find the source ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Méliès
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A group of passengers are enjoying their ride on a trolley when a cheese-seller climbs aboard. The odor of her wares are so strong it disturbs the passengers, and when they find the source of the smell they have the cheese-seller arrested. She pleads her case; all is failing until the her cheeses show up. They stench the room with their odor, making the officers faint. The cheese-seller then leaves the police station. Written by Tornado_Sam

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Not Rated

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Melies' Cheese
16 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Skipping Cheeses (1907)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Les Fromages automobiles

More charming than entertaining, this short from George Melies is a comedy and not a trick film. The story is pretty simple as a group of people on a streetcar who get upset when a woman enters and stinks the place up with her cheese. The woman is arrested and taken away and soon the cheese is following for some revenge. THE SKIPPING CHEESES isn't a complete success but fans of the director should at least get a smile out of it. I think the biggest problem is the narration, which really doesn't add anything that we couldn't have seen with our own eyes. Another problem is that the comedy early on just doesn't work well enough as I didn't laugh a single time. Now, once the cheese started to go for its revenge is when the movie picked up and I must say that I was shocked that Melies had the courage to do what he did to the policeman. I won't spoil it but it's certainly not what you'd expect.


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France

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1.33 : 1
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