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The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Feather

A Short film by Maurice Tourneur

Produced by Eclair

Production year : 1913

    Synopsis

    Adapted from a one-act Grand Guignol play based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story 'The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether', the film portrays a visitor to an insane asylum where it becomes clear that the inmates have taken control. Telling the visitor that a cure for insanity has been found by cutting out an eye of the patient and then slitting his throat, the "director" hurries into another room, reemerges with blood all over his hands and, as blood seeps from beneath the door, incites other inmates who now surround the visitor.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Eclair

    French distribution :

    Eclair

    Full credits (2)

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    André de Lorde

    Authors of original work :

    Edgar Allan Poe, André de Lorde

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Literary adaptation

    Production language :

    Silent

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1913

    Runtime :

    15 min

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Silent