[Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible]



[Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible]

Bob-Kick, el niño terrible

MEL 1904-A

Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid

(An amusing transformation scene.)

Two nurses enter upon the scene, one bearing a nursling, the other leading by the hand Bob Kick, a vaudeville comedian, dressed as a baby in swaddling clothes. The latter toys with a balloon while a soldier makes up to the two nurses and takes them away for some refreshments. Bob Kick perceives a bottle of champagne upon the table evidently forgotten. He puts his balloon down upon the table, drinks the wine, becomes intoxicated and falls asleep. In his dreams he sees the balloon change into the head of a woman, which in turn becomes the head of a grimacing man. He wakes with a start, and, seizing a stick, strikes the head, which bursts into pieces, while the table tumbles over onto him imprisoning him beneath it. The grotesque character to whom the head which has just been seen belongs leaps upon the table, crushing under his weight the unfortunate Bob Kick.
His nurse returns just in time to rescue him and gives him a hoop which she has just bought. Bob uses the hoop as a skipping rope, then he calls the second nurse. He makes the nurses hold the hoop in the air. He leaps through it and disappears.
The nurses hunt around for him and finally continue their quest outside. The soldier returns much disturbed with the baby which one of the nurses has entrusted to him. He rushes to the right and to the left hunting for the nurses, while holding the child in his arms. He makes a false step, falls upon the child and flattens it out. He hustles away as fast as his legs can carry him.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 508-509  
2 Georges Méliès  
3 1903 40m/127ft
4 France   


07/02/1906 FranceParis G. Méliès Bob Kick
G. Méliès
Paris, le 7 février 1906
Monsieur Caroli
510-511     Bob Kick
Collection particulière [D.R.]