5.0/10
749
8 user 1 critic

Monkeyshines, No. 2 (1890)

In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

"A little while ago there was a great convention of women's clubs of America. Mrs. Edison is interested in women's clubs and their work and she decided to entertain the Presidents of the ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Stars: William K.L. Dickson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around.

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Stars: Charles Kayser, John Ott
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An athlete swings Indian clubs.

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge
Stars: Gilbert Domm, Sallie Gardner
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A very brief film of a man playing the accordion.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Stars: Adolphe Le Prince
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Stars: Annie Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One night, Arlequin come to see his lover Colombine. But then Pierrot knocks at the door and Colombine and Arlequin hide. Pierrot starts singing but Arlequin scares him and the poor man goes away.

Director: Émile Reynaud
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Series of photographs of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun in 1874.

Director: P.J.C. Janssen
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A shot of Trafalgar Square.

Directors: William Carr Crofts, Wordsworth Donisthorpe
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A frame sequence featuring a man walking around a corner.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson
Stars: William K.L. Dickson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Giuseppe Sacco Albanese Giuseppe Sacco Albanese ... (as G. Sacco Albanese)
Edit

Storyline

In an experiment that follows up on the results of 'Monkeyshines, No. 1', an Edison company worker again moves around in front of the motion picture camera.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 November 1890 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csínytevések 2. See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An experimental film, never released to the public. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better than the original
21 February 2014 | by kobe1413See all my reviews

The second film of the three shot by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise for the Edison Laboratories, again featuring G. Sacco Albanese. Here he is shown stretching and failing his arms in exaggerated movement, so that they new invention would be able to pick me up better. You can also see Albanese take off his hat towards the end.

There is a slight improvement upon the first Monkeyshines, but of course the quality is still very poor. Again not much of a film, but of important value to the history of film.

Again, it rates as a 2 out of 10, with its historical significance being its only redeeming quality.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed