Canards Parisiens (1903)

Canards Parisiens (1903)
Article 5509 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-24-2017
Director unknown
Cast unknown
Country: France
What it is: A little piece of strangeness

A little boy gets sick from eating a duck egg and turns into an egg-laying duck. Other events occur.

This short found on YouTube was directed to me by Doctor Kiss; it doesn’t have a listing on IMDB and I have very little information about it. However, it is one strange little short; it’s mostly a series of trick effects surrounding ducks, eggs, nests and various individuals. It’s quite unlike most of the other early surreal shorts, though I think it’s a little closer in style to Segundo De Chomon then Georges Melies. It will make you think twice about eating raw duck eggs, though.

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