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The Runaway Horse (1908)

Le cheval emballé (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Action, Comedy | 8 February 1908 (USA)
A laundry man parks his horse-drawn cart to make a delivery. While he is inside, his horse sees a bag of oats and starts to eat them. By the time the man comes back outside, the horse has ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis J. Gasnier

Writer:

André Heuzé
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A laundry man parks his horse-drawn cart to make a delivery. While he is inside, his horse sees a bag of oats and starts to eat them. By the time the man comes back outside, the horse has eaten a whole bag of oats, and has so much energy that he begins to race out of control. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Action | Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 February 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Runaway Horse See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The horse at the beginning and end of the movie has four white socks, but in the section beginning with the horse backing up, only one. See more »

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Remade as The Curtain Pole (1909) See more »

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Amusing Slapstick, If A Bit Over-The-Top
4 April 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

The slapstick gets a little over-the-top at times, but this is an amusing little feature, and parts of it were carefully constructed, too. There isn't much of a story, and what there is serves only as a setup for the slapstick. The horse gets all the best moments, and his antics are the source of the best gags. But a couple of the gags were rather involved, and probably had to be set up with a lot of care so that the horse and props worked the right way. There are also a couple of trick shots that work all right. Once this gets going, it's rather amusing and worth watching.


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