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Robert Macaire et Bertrand (1907)

Two thieves, Robert Macaire and Bertrand, are eating at an outdoor restaurant, when they find themselves left alone. So, spying their chance, they make off with everything on the table. The... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès
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Two thieves, Robert Macaire and Bertrand, are eating at an outdoor restaurant, when they find themselves left alone. So, spying their chance, they make off with everything on the table. The waitress, discovering the theft, gives the alarm and four policemen begin following the thieves. Robert Macaire and Bertrand meanwhile rob a bank and steal several costumes to disguise themselves as tourists. They leave their clothes in a garden and embark onto a train, the police behind them. They get off at the station, and an attendant tells the police which way they when the police arrive. Entering a town, an earthquake hits and the thieves fly through the air. They land and the police are again on their trail. To hide themselves Macaire and Bertrand must disclose themselves in a barn. The police soon discover their abode and shoot the thieves down, but Robert Macaire and Bertrand get up and escape after the police turn their backs. And, jumping into a hot air balloon, they float away, making ... Written by Tornado_Sam

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France

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23 January 1907 (Denmark) See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Mostly Slapstick
18 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

We have a couple of ne'er do wells who steal food and run and then a poorly guarded bank. They take off on a train. Their adversaries are the French version of the Keystone Kops. The do all manner of shenanigans, causing damage and hurting people and mugging their way along. They end up in a balloon as the police continue to make fools of themselves. They are not the least bit heroic. The film is pretty well crafted, however, and maintains some interest.


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