LITTLE MORITZ ENLEVE ROSALIE (1911)
aka Voyage to the Moon
Article 3941 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 5-26-2012
Posting Date: 5-29-2012
Directed by Henri Gambert and/or Romeo Bosetti
Featuring Maurice Schwartz and Sarah Duhamel
What is it: Chase comedy
Little Moritz plans to elope with his girl Rosalie, but complications arise when her father gives chase with a dog.
This movie first entered my hunt list as VOYAGE TO THE MOON with a date of 1906 and having been directed by Romeo Boosetti. Having had no luck in finding it, it ended up on my “ones that got away” list. Here it caught the attention of doctor kiss at the Classic Horror Film Board, who was able to trace the trail of its original (incorrect) listing to this comedy from five years later with a different director. However, since an ad from that period also mentions Bosetti’s name in connection with the movie, I’ve decided to leave the directorial credit to both names. The VOYAGE TO THE MOON title is deceptive; there is a voyage to the moon, but it’s just one of the gags in what is primarily a chase comedy, though I will suggest there may be some even more fantastic content in the design of the bizarre car driven by the main character. The short is mildly amusing, but nothing really special, but I’m glad that the mystery of this movie was solved and I was finally able to catch it.