Tables Turned on the Gardener  (1896)

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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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First fully staged fictional film projected in public.

A gardener was played by Francois Clair, gardener of manor Lumière in La Ciotat, and very young hooligan is a son of one of servants of Benoit Duval.

A film was plugged in the program of the first requiring payment cinema show from ten films in Paris in basement "Grain-cafe" on boulevard of Capuchins of December, 28, 1895.

Fragments from this film entered a soviet film "Man from boulevard of Capuchins", history of the early cinema is ironically reflected in that.

Short films with the same story several times removes many enthusiasts of the early years of cinema.

A film was shown during cinematographic sessions in Russia, what the certificates of the press were saved about.


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Release Date: 28 Dec 1895 (France) See more

Also Known As: BR See more