Le Cake-walk infernal (1903)

4m 40s, 36.9 metres
35mm film, hand coloured black and white

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld, has learned how to the dance on a visit to Earth and takes two dancers with him to to give a display of their skills. A strange creature tries to join in but his limbs dance off on their own. Others join in, angering who appears in a blaze of fire.


Director: Georges Méliès
Star Film

Georges Méliès (The Devil)

Alternative Titles

The Cake-Walk Infernal – USA
Pokoli Cake-walk – Hungary



  • Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer pp.105-106 – illustrated notes
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.139 – credits
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.17
  • by Walt Lee p.53 – credits