Alice Guy pokes fun at the hip and stylish beverage of her day: absinthe. Despite its druggy reputation, the gag of this short film is that the customer drinks the extremely concentrated beverage undiluted.
Alice Guy directs an espionage romance set and made during the start of the Mexican Revolution. Frances Gibson plays a Mexican woman sent to spy on an American military officer. Will love conquer politics?
Alice Guy variation on a theme by O. Henry is the story of a small child who tries to save her older sister’s life by prolonging autumn. A lyrical tearjerker and a rare example of Guy’s work from her Solax period.
It’s 1899. Absinthe is the rage in France and pioneering director Alice Guy has a bit of fun with the then-stylish beverage. And a bottle of seltzer. It’s proto-slapstick!