The Madness of Dr. Tube (1915)

THE MADNESS OF DR. TUBE (1915)
aka LA FOLIE DU DOCTEUR TUBE
Article 2066 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 11-10-2006
Posting Date: 4-9-2007
Directed by Abel Gance
Featuring Albert Dieudonne

A mad scientist develops a powder that distorts everything around him. He uses it on a dog, his assistant, himself, and two pairs of young lovers.

How mad is he? After a few minutes of his eye-rolling, you won’t be making bets on his sanity. Basically, it’s a one-note joke – most of the movie looks like it was shot through a fun house mirror – but it’s a fun and visually interesting one, rather similar to Abel Gance’s later AU SECOURS! in technique, though the latter has a better story.

 

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