The Barber’s Queer Customer (1900)

102.72 metres
68mm film, black and white, 1.36:1

An American fantasy film.

Plot Summary

A barber shop customer undergoes a series of strange , turning into an Irishman, an Italian, a monkey, a skeleton and a black man.


American Mutoscope and Biograph
Photography: Arthur Marvin
Studio: New York City, New York, USA



  • AFI Catalogue 1893-1910 p.71 – credits
  • Biograph Bulletins 1896-1908 p.70 – credits
  • Early Motion Pictures: The Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress by Kemp R. Niver p.23 (1985) – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.36 – credits
  • The Illustrated Werewolf Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.12 – credits, review
  • Motion Pictures from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection, 1894-1912 by Kemp R. Niver (1967) p.13 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.25 – credits
  • Treasures from the Film Archives: A Catalog of Short Silent Fiction Films Held by FIAF Archives p.240 compiled and edited by Ronald S. Magliozzi (1988) – credits

Other sources

  • American Mutoscope & Biograph Picture Company Catalogue November 1902 p.70 – credits
  • Biograph Production Log pp. 70-71 – credits