This film is part of Free

Man by Bed

When the bed itself is tossing and turning, how is a man supposed to get his rest?

Trick film 1901 1 mins Silent


Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Spare a thought for this little guy. Every time he jumps between the covers the bedstead jumps too. Good old-fashioned stage slapstick is ramped up with cinematic special effects to great effect here, culminating in an explosive finale. The main trick here is the 'jump-cut', in which the set is rearranged while the camera is paused, so that objects seem to disappear, appear and move by magic. Can you spot the moment when a dummy is swapped in for the actor?