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The Electric Hotel

  • The Electric Hotel © EFE

    The Electric Hotel © EFE

  

Category

Short film

Original title

El hotel eléctrico

Year

1908

This entertaining short is the best know film by Segundo de Chomón, one of the pioneers of silent cinema. Its tricks and special effects were very advanced for the period. 
 

A married couple arrives at a revolutionary new hotel, where everything is done automatically. At the touch of a button cases enter the lift on their own, shirts are put into wardrobes, shoes are cleaned… However, things start to go wrong when the hotel employee in charge of controlling the mechanical devices has a few too many drinks. Suddenly, the hotel becomes a chaotic place where objects move by themselves. 
 

Technical specifications

Actors
Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu

Format
Black and white. Silent film

Duration
8 minutes

  

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