That Onésime is at it again! Our surreal comedy hero decides to speed up his access to his inheritance by speeding up time for the entire world, as one does. A science-fiction-ish, comedy-ish short.Continue reading “Onésime, Clockmaker (1912) A Silent Film Review”
The anarchic Onésime is back and this time he enters a marriage lottery. Chaos ensued, obviously, with our hero escaping his intended via bicycle.
If I had to pick one silent comedy series that deserves to be brought back to the public eye, my answer would be the Onésime films. Directed by Jean Durand and starring Ernest Bourbon, the series is strange, twisted and surreal.
A violent and surreal (and FUNNY) comedy from director Jean Durand. Forgotten French comedian Ernest Bourbon stars as Onésime, who has managed to create an exact double of himself. When the double’s antics prove troublesome, Onésime decides that drastic measures are called for.
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