The Mechanical Statue and the Ingenious Servant
Also known as The Mechanical Statues in the USA : [The Mechanical Statue]
B&W : [?] Split-reel? / 450 feet
Directed by (unknown)
The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by The Vitagraph Company of America. / © 17 January 1907 by The Vitagraph Company of America [H89462]. Released 19 January 1907. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.
Reviews: [Variety, 26 January 1907, page ?] This is a posed picture, showing the workshop of a sculptor. A customer purchases a rather good piece of handiwork, a statue which dances when wound up. Removing it to his home, a servant starts it moving and runs away. After powdering his face from a flour barrel the servant takes position upon the pedestal in an attempt to deceive the master of the house. The discovery of the deception is the finale, bringing to a close a moderately funny series, with a deal of the humor lacking through the obvious employment of forced comedy. — Sime.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 11 August 2008.
References: Slide-BigV p. 175 : Variety-19070126 : Website-AFI.