First Prize for the Cello

First Prize for the Cello is a French silent comedy directed by an anonymous director and released in 1907.


A man walks along with a cello under his arm. He then sits down on a stool and proceeds to play it, very badly, while the neighbors proceed throw all manner of things at him to make him stop. At one point, a couch is thrown at him, but neither this nor any other projectile is a successful deterrent. At the end of the film, a girl comes up to him and gives him some flowers. The man then stops playing and walks off, happy that his talents have been recognized.


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    genre comedy
    keywords cello couch end
    publisher Pathé
    theme short