Help!

Part 3 of Abel Gance’s AU SECOURS! See previous posts for parts 1 and 2.

Silent comedy was never like this! I like the “threatening man” who reminds me of Oddbod Jnr., the reanimated neanderthal in CARRY ON SCREAMING. Linder’s disintegration here is genuinely upsetting, but then it all winds up in a comically over-explained ending that anticipates PSYCHO (wait, that ending was meant to be serious?).

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2 Responses to “Help!”

  1. Altogether quite charming.

  2. Isn’t it? And quite odd.

    It’s an extra on the Lucrezia Borgia DVD, and it’s the main reason to buy it, even with a full-frontal Edwige Feuillere.

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