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Hadj Cheriff (1894)

Not Rated | | Short | 6 October 1894 (USA)
Hadj Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Edison studio.

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Hadj Cheriff, a performer known for a variety of unusual abilities, demonstrates part of his act in the Thomas Edison studio. He has a large knife in his hand at the opening of the act. He then hurls the knife away and begins a rapid series of dance-like motions, executing numerous cartwheels and whirling movements. Written by Snow Leopard

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High energy act...
28 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson direct this short featuring Hadji Cheriff, an Arabian vaudeville performer. His act, as shown here, consists of several acrobatic moves. He was filmed in Edison's studio, the Black Maria.

This film displays more energy then most of the films from the early Edison era. Cheriff only has limited room in which to maneuver but still displays a good deal of grace and athleticism. Cheriff would also make a short for Heise and Dickson's successor at Edison, James H. White, called "Arabian Gun Twirler".

A 2 out of 10.


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