Le courant electrique (1906)

LE COURANT ELECTRIQUE (1906)
aka The Electric Current

Article 3597 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-5-2011
Posting Date: 6-20-2011
Directed by Segundo de Chomon
Cast unknown
Country: France
What it is: Comic silent short

A grocer electrifies his goods to prevent thieves from running off with his ware. Unfortunately, the current can’t tell the difference between thieves and other people…

Here’s another Segundo de Chomon movie that I could have covered during my Chomon-o-thon, but it wasn’t until this morning that I was able to match the English title under which it entered my list (THE ELECTRIC CURRENT) with the French title. In fact, IMDB didn’t even have the English title listed under their entry, and it wasn’t until I checked CITWF that I connected the two titles and realized that not only was it listed on IMDB, but I had a copy of the movie. That’s a lot of explanation going towards a movie that barely runs over a minute; it’s mostly a short comic bit where we get to see a bunch of people jumping around spasmodically to electric shocks. I do like the ending twist, though.

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