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I Fetch the Bread (France, 1907)

I Fetch the Bread (France, 1907)
Arriving dinner guests find somewhat improbably that the hostess has forgotten the bread; a quick visit to the bakery motivates this accumulation of comic incident, a variation on the chase film formula. I FETCH THE BREAD was filmed in the empty streets of Paris by Pathé Frères in 1907.Original 35mm prints of this film were found both in the USA and in France — the French copy was used for this transfer. An antique dealer who specialized in pre-1939 film memorabilia used to tease us, showing wonderful films he had found while expressing regret because he had already sold them to someone else. One day he decided to purge his "vault" of his unsold material, and offered the film prints to Lobster. In two hours we loaded a truck with all his film treasures, and much more, which he had actually never sold to anyone. Music by Eric Beheim.

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