That Fatal Sneeze 1907

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    Early Hepworth comedy film - That Fatal Sneeze.

    Dir: Lewin Fitzhamon.

    Boy pours sneezing powder on old man's handkerchief and other articles while the man sleeps. The old man gets up, dresses, blows his nose and starts sneezing. His sneezes wreck the bedroom and in the street (followed by the boy) he wrecks shops and houses with his sneezing which causes an ever increasing number of people to chase him, he eventually vanishes in a puff of smoke after a violent sneeze.

    Cataloguer's Note: Great piece of early cinema - lots of gags and special filming effects - MD.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:39:36:00 / 01:43:23:00
    UN 1 B (G)
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    UN 0001 B (G)
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  • Putting a date to this clip, the film was made in 1907.

    jamied 26th May 2012
  • The two stars of the film are Thurston Harris and Gertie Potter.

    The film's proper title is "That Fatal Sneeze".

    The clip may well be incomplete, as sources indicate the film's original running time was 6 minutes.

    jamied 26th May 2012

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