Tables Turned on the Gardener  (1896)

7.2 / 10

A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why...See full summary »

Country France

Genre Short, Comedy

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  • Country: France
  • Runtime: 1min
  • 28 Dec 1895 (France)

Storyline

A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose. The gardener is surprised, and looks into the nozzle to find out why the water has stopped coming. The boy lifts his foot from the hose, whereby the water squirts up in the gardener's face. The gardener chases the boy, grips his ear, and slaps him in his buttocks. The boy runs away, and the gardener continues his watering. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

Keywords: gardener, boy, water, hose, spanking

Genres: Short, Comedy

Cast

Benoît Duval Benoît Duval TheBoy
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière
Louis Lumière Louis Lumière

Critics

Ignore the Early Cinema title, for this compilation should simply be considered as cinema itself. It may only contain films made during the first 15 years of its development, but in encompassing documentaries, comedies, a Western, crime dramas and melodramas it also demonstrates a magnificent range. Indeed, whilst this may result in a less focussed look at film’s formative years than the likes of the BFI’s Silent Shakespeare compilation, their recent Electric Edwardians release (which offered a sample of Mitchell & Kenyon’s efforts) or The Good Old Naughty Days, it also affords the view...

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Release Date: 28 Dec 1895 (France) See more

Also Known As: BR See more