Post No Bills (1896 film)

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Post No Bills
PostNoBills.jpg
Screenshot from the film
Directed by Georges Méliès
Release date(s) 1896
Country France
Language Silent

Post No Bills (French: Défense d'afficher) is a 1896 French short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring two bill posters squabbling over a poorly guarded wall. The film, long thought lost, was recovered in 2004. It is number 15 on the Star Films catalog. It is approximately 70 seconds long.

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A sentry marches past a wall, upon which is painted Défense d'afficher (Post No Bills). A bill poster waits for him to pass and pastes up an advertising bill. A second bill poster covers the first ad with a larger poster. The two bill posters squabble, and then flee at the approach of the sentry. The sentry is then reprimanded by his commander for the defacing of the wall.

References[edit]

  • Frazer, John (1979). Artificially arranged scenes : the films of Georges Méliès. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall. p. 241. ISBN 978-0816183685. 

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