4m 40s, 36.9 metres
35mm film, hand coloured black and white
A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.
Pluto, the Greek god of the underworld, has learned how to the dance the cakewalk on a visit to Earth and takes two dancers with him to Hell 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 The Devil who appears in a blaze of fire.
Director: Georges Méliès
Georges Méliès (The Devil)
The Cake-Walk Infernal – US title
Pokoli Cake-walk – Hungarian title
- 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
- Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.53 – credits