[Le Cauchemar du pêcheur]


[Le Cauchemar du pêcheur ou L'Escarpolette fantastique]

The Angler's Nightmare, or, a Policeman's Troubles

A fisherman has taken a comfortable position on the bank of a river; he has thrown his line into the water to see what good fortune awaits him. But the heat is so intense that he becomes drowsy, and finally he is lulled to sleep by the murmur of the gently flowing current of the stream. His rest is disturbed by strange dreams, and as a result of a sudden movement he pitches into the water. A policeman who happens to be passing at this moment rushes to his aid, but the angler has already gained the shore before assistance reaches him, and the latter immediately starts to return to his house to change his clothes. During that time, the policeman, who has jumped into the river, is overtaken by two officers, who arrest him, thinking that he has been bathing in a place where it is forbidden. They lead the poor man away to the station-house without concerning themselves about the fact that he is a representative of the public force.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 776-779  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1905 85m/290ft
4 France  


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