Short Friday: Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)

As promised two weeks ago, here's a film about what happens to you when you drink too much, kids! Nine minutes long, Dream of a Rarebit Fiend was apparently more or less a ripoff of a French film called Rêve à la lune, which I haven't seen (I have been unable to determine whether it's lost). Anyway, the first two minutes or so are exposition and not all that interesting, but after that things take off and you can learn where William Friedkin got his ideas for The Exorcist from. Great soundtrack, lots of fun!

1 comment:

brownstudy said...

Thanks for posting these gems -- can't get enough of them. This film was actually based on a popular comic strip of the period by Winsor McKay called "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend." Surreal adventures would happen to the main character (whoever it was) and they'd wake up swearing to never eat rarebit again.