[La Cardeuse de matelas]



[La Cardeuse de matelas]

The Tramp and the Mattress Makers

A party of mattress makers, a man and two women, are shown at work, outdoors, engaged at that trade. After working some time, they get cold and go into a café to get drinks to warm up. While they are inside, a tramp, who happens to pass thee and who also is very cold, sees the mattress and creeps within to warm up. While he is reposing inside, the mattress makers come out and continue their work of sewing up the mattress, which they had left undone. They have completed the work of sewing the mattress on the outside, and proceed to sew the centre part of it. While busily sticking their needles through the center part they unknowingly pierce the tramp, who had been in the mattress. He raises a rumpus while in the mattress and sticks his feet out through an unsewed part. The mattress makers become frightened and run away, people passing by are also frightened and think it is the evil one.

With the mattress over him he walks into a café, where a number of people are drinking. They are all frightened and run out. A policeman tries to arrest him, but he falls down and the tramp gets out of the mattress, covers the policeman with it and piles on tables, chairs and partitions. He then appropriates several bottles of good liquor and is seen drinking to his delight.-This film will make a horse laught!

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 818-820  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1906 75m/246ft
4 France  


14/07/1906 États-UnisNew York
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