Dislocations mystérieuse (1901)

France, 1901
2m, 39.62 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

A clown’s arms detach from his body, followed by his head which floats off to a candle to light his pipe. His legs then fall to the floor and eventually all his limbs are loose and dancing around inside his cave.


Director: Georges Méliès
Star Film

André Deed (Pierrot)

Alternative Titles

The Clown with the Portable Body – US title
Dislocation Extraordinary – alternative title
An Extraordinary Dislocation – US title
Pierrot With Detached Limbs – alternative title


Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer pp.87-88 – notes
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.128 – credits