L’omnibus des toqués blancs et noirs (1901)

France, 1901
1m
35mm film, black and white
silent

A French short fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

Clowns riding on a wagon drawn by a skeletal, steam-powered mechanical horse magically don blackface, turn into white costumed clowns, and then back into their original guises.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Georges Méliès
Star-Film

Alternative Titles

The Darktown Comedians’ Trip to Paris -USA
Off to Bedlam – UK
Off to Bloomingdale Asylum – USA
Беглецы из Шарантона – Russia

Extracts included in
The Extraordinary Voyage (2011)

References

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.22