Program 3: Mass Destruction

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Friday, March 23, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Le bateau de Léontine
1911. France. Directed by Romeo Bosetti. A Comica production. With Sarah Duhamel. Left at home alone, a little girl determined to play with her father’s toy yacht floods an apartment building. 5 min.

Polycarpe commis d’architect
1913. France. Directed by Ernest Servaes. An Eclipse production. With Edouard Pinto. Accident-prone Polycarpe wreaks havoc on a construction site—a popular location for so many early film comedies. 6 min.

Singe de Pétronille (aka De aap van Petronella)
1913. France. Directed by Romeo Bosetti. An Éclair production. With Sarah Duhamel. A robust housekeeper loses control of her new pet monkey, and it quickly trashes her middle-class employer’s home. 7 min.

Zigoto et la locomotive
1912. France. Directed by Jean Durand. A Gaumont production. With Lucien Bataille, Ernest Bourbon, Alphonse Foucher. When the train workers go on strike, Zigoto terrorizes the town in a hijacked locomotive. 6 min.

Willy roi des concierges
1912. France. Director unknown. An Éclair production. With Willy Sanders. A little boy, left in charge of a Parisian apartment building, goes on a murderous rampage. 5 min.

Gavroch e et Casimir s’entrainent
1913. France. Directed by Romeo Bossetti. An Éclair production. With Paul Bertho, Lucien Bataille. Over-stimulated by boxing lessons, Gavroche brings a lion home to spar with, triggering an all-out assault on public order. 7 min.

Eugénie redresse toi
1911. France. Directed by Jean Durand. A Gaumont production. A large man in drag performs as an awkward young girl whose parents’ attempts to make her more ladylike lead to violent resistance—and the acquisition of a suitor half her size whom she carries away under her arm. 4 min.

Program approx. 40 min.

In the Film exhibition Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute, The Netherlands

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