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Film, Video La poule aux œufs d'or. [Part] 4, Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose Châtiment de l'avare apothéose / English release title: Hen with the golden eggs / English language part title: Miser's punishment / Alternate English release title: Hen that laid the golden eggs / Alternate English release title: Hen and golden eggs / Inventory title: Dance film / Title on AFI transfer memo: Unidentified Pathe 1905 film / Hen with the golden eggs / Miser's punishment / Hen that laid the golden eggs / Hen and golden eggs / Dance film / Unidentified Pathe 1905 film

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Title

  • La poule aux œufs d'or. [Part] 4, Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose

Other Title

  • Châtiment de l'avare apothéose
  • English release title: Hen with the golden eggs
  • English language part title: Miser's punishment
  • Alternate English release title: Hen that laid the golden eggs
  • Alternate English release title: Hen and golden eggs
  • Inventory title: Dance film
  • Title on AFI transfer memo: Unidentified Pathe 1905 film
  • Hen with the golden eggs
  • Miser's punishment
  • Hen that laid the golden eggs
  • Hen and golden eggs
  • Dance film
  • Unidentified Pathe 1905 film

Summary

  • Beset by remorse, a man is about to slaughter a hen when the devil appears. When he takes his knife to the hen, an egg appears. It turns into a witch, casting a spell which causes the man to wake surrounded by giant hens laying giant eggs big enough for women to emerge from. Some of the women dance. The devil appears inset in an egg, regurgitating gold coins. The dancers go to the man's hut, rearrange some items, then adjourn to fairyland. Dancing there causes more eggs to appear, these the size of potatoes, which are placed in his hut.

Names

  • Velle, Gaston, direction
  • Chomón, Segundo de, 1871-1929, camera, special effects provider
  • Mathieu, Julienne, cast
  • La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695
  • Pathé frères (France)
  • AFI/Vermont Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • France : Pathé frères, 1905.

Headings

  • -  Avarice--Drama
  • -  Punishment--Drama
  • -  Remorse--Drama

Genre

  • Fantasy films
  • Trick films
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films

Notes

  • -  Inspired by the fable by Jean de La Fontaine.
  • -  Original French title from Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1896 à 1907, pp. 916-917 and AFI STAR database record no. 1240.
  • -  Original English language title from AFI STAR database record no. 1240 and American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.06609.
  • -  Julienne Mathieu.
  • -  Photography and special effects, Segundo de Chomón.
  • -  Released in the U.S. in 1905 by Pathé Frères and S. Lubin.
  • -  Incomplete; small parts of picture lacking.
  • -  Copy 1 viewing print (FEB 9943) is too dark for projection.
  • -  La poule aux œufs d'or originally consisted of four parts with a total of twelve tableaux. Part 4 contains the final two tableau, no. 11, La misère, and no. 12, La fée de l'or.
  • -  Pathé no. 1311.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Original nitrate was stencil-colored.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Digital files viewed.
  • -  Sources used: Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1896 à 1907, pp. 916-917; AFI STAR database record no. 1240; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.06609; American Film Institute online catalog, Nov. 6, 2006.
  • -  35 mm interneg renumbered: CPA 0275 to FPF 9773.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (194 ft.) : si., col. ; 35 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (194 ft.) : si., col. ; 35 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (194 ft.) : si., col. ; 35 mm.
  • non-viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (194 ft.) : si., col. ; 35 mm.
  • interneg 1 film reel of 1 (inc.) (194 ft.) : si., col. ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEB 9943 (viewing print)
  • CEA 0371 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • CEA 0372 (non-viewing print)
  • CEA 1661 (non-viewing print, copy 2)
  • FPF 9773 (interneg)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2006641958

Online Format

  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Chomón, Segundo De, Camera, Special Effects Provider, Julienne Mathieu, Jean De La Fontaine, Pathé Frères, and Afi/Vermont Historical Society Collection. La poule aux œufs d'or. Part 4, Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose. directeds by Velle, Gastonection France: Pathé frères, 1905. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2006641958/.

APA citation style:

Chomón, S. D., Mathieu, J., La Fontaine, J. D., Pathé Frères & Afi/Vermont Historical Society Collection. (1905) La poule aux œufs d'or. Part 4, Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose. Velle, G., dir France: Pathé frères. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2006641958/.

MLA citation style:

Chomón, Segundo De, Camera, Special Effects Provider, et al. La poule aux œufs d'or. Part 4, Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose. dir by Velle, Gastonection France: Pathé frères, 1905. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2006641958/>.