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The Cook's Revenge (1900)

La vengeance du gâte-sauce (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 1903 (USA)
To escape the manager's wrath, a naughty cook who caused a small disaster with his amorous advances to a delicious waitress, hides in a wooden cupboard and suffers an immediate and unforeseen punishment. But, is this truly the end?

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... The Cook--ou le Gâte-sauce (uncredited)
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In the heart of a busy and immaculate kitchen, the amorous advances of a lascivious cook to a deliciously fresh waitress cause a small disaster, as the startled woman drops the entire stack of porcelain dishes she was carrying onto the floor. To escape the manager's wrath, the naughty cook hides in a wooden cupboard; however, when he unwisely sticks his head out, a forceful and loud push against the door leads to an immediate and unforeseen punishment. But, is this truly the end? Written by Nick Riganas

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

France

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1903 (USA) See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent
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The Cook's Revenge
28 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cook's Revenge, The (1900)

*** (out of 4)

aka La Vengeance du gate-sauce

Delightful film from Melies has a cook's assistant dropping a pan, which sets off the owner. The owner accidentally cuts off the cook's head and is in a mad dash to hide it but the head keeps coming back. This is another classic from the director as the special effects are top notch and the overall story is quite good. There are several decapitations shown and the highlight has to be the cook's revenge when he goes crazy and throws the owner's body around the shop. There are plenty of laughs throughout.


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