Alice Guy was not just one of the first women directors, she was one of the first directors period. In Wonderful Absinthe, she also employs the old comedy chestnut of a seltzer in the face.
Another seltzer attack in Mr. Flip. Some claim that the film also contains the first cinematic pie in the face but I kill that myth dead in my review.
I don’t know what the makers of The Magic Cloak of Oz were taking but they really should have gone into the business of selling it.
Of Bug Vaudeville, I can only say one thing. Good night. Sleep tight. Pleasant dreams. (closes door slowly)
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