A Funny Mahometan

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A Funny Mahometan
Starring Georges Méliès
Release date
Running time
20 meters
Country France
Language Silent

A Funny Mahometan (French: Le Musulman rigolo) was an 1897 short silent comedy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was released by Méliès's Star Film Company and numbered 94 in its catalogues, where it was advertised as a scène comique.[1]

The film was shot outside in the garden of Méliès's property in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, with painted scenery. Méliès himself played the Muslim of the title.[1] A Funny Mahometan, with its presumably Algerian Muslim, is the first known film on an Algerian topic in cinema history.[2]

The film is currently presumed lost.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Malthête, Jacques; Mannoni, Laurent (2008), L'oeuvre de Georges Méliès, Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, p. 91, ISBN 9782732437323 
  2. ^ Eljerary, Abdallah Taher (1981), The Design of a Mass Media Training Program: The Formulation of a Paradigm for the Developing Nations with Particular Application to the Libyan Example (dissertation), University of Wisconsin–Madison, p. 115 

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