A live-action adaptation of Winsor McCay’s trippy comic strip about the perils of consuming too much cheese toast. Director Edwin S. Porter pulls out every trick in his bag to create a mad little short that proved to be a smash hit for Edison.
Wacky, weird and thoroughly American, this film is a great example of the sort of popular entertainment that audiences ate up in the early 1900s. They had good taste back then.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Well, the title rather gives it away but it was all a dream.
If it were a dessert it would be: Flaming Hot Cheetos Tequila. The modern equivalent to the Fiend’s cheese toast and beer feast, I think.
Availability: Released on DVD.
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