May Days of Melies – What is Home Without the Boarder? [La maison tranquille] (1901)

A film by many names: La maison tranquille (the original French), The Peaceful House (literal translation), What is Home Without the Boarder (most common English name), and Troubles in a Tenement House (as listed by IMDB and Wikipedia). It utilizes the 2-story, split-level set previously featured in The Doctor and the Monkey. The action is pure anarchy…and it is glorious. A Méliès movie by any name is still a Méliès. 

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3 Responses to “May Days of Melies – What is Home Without the Boarder? [La maison tranquille] (1901)”

  1. AndyWatchesMovies Says:

    I just wrote a blog about a film I saw at Ebertfest called Wild and Weird which is a series of short films with accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. I think they would be right up your alley, you should check them out.

    • chrisgiddens Says:

      Excellent blog entry! From that Wild and Weird set, Artheme Swallows His Clarinet is the only one I haven’t seen. However, being that I have a personal goal to see every surviving movie made before 1920, that was a critical find! I can’t say enough how much I appreciate you bringing that to my attention.

      • AndyWatchesMovies Says:

        You’re quite welcome and I hope you achieve that goal! I love that the Alloy Orchestra is “spicing up” some of these forgotten silents, so I hope to see much more of them.


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