The Old Footlight Favorite (1908)

Trop vieux! (original title)
A once-famous actor is seen applying at a theatrical booking agency for a position. He is informed that he is too old to take part in a show regardless of the fact that in former years he ... See full summary »

Director:

Georges Méliès

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A once-famous actor is seen applying at a theatrical booking agency for a position. He is informed that he is too old to take part in a show regardless of the fact that in former years he was a star of no mean repute. He returns home to his wife and tells her that it is impossible to obtain employment. After he has pawned most of his belongings he and his wife go through the streets begging, where they are met by a leading actor of the day, who at one time was given advice which placed him at the head of his profession. Seeing his old friend in destitute circumstances he offers him his home to spend his remaining years. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

France

Release Date:

October 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Footlight Favorite See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Star-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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