Un ravalement précipité

A Hasty Renovation

Roméo Bosetti

Silent film

Léontine helps her friend Rosalie to clean the flat of her boss Baron von Hummen, who suddenly announces that he will be coming home earlier than planned with his wife. In a race against the clock, they bring in workers from the neighbouring building site, and all together they completely dismantle the household in an anarchic and activist tour de force. It all ends in nothing but dirt and debris, which unfortunately leads to several blackfacing jokes.

With Sarah Duhamel
Sarah Duhamel (1873-1926) made her stage debut as a child at the Théâtre Lafayette and made a career in the theatre in Paris. In 1908 she moved into film, where she shot films with Louis Feuillade for Gaumont. From 1911, she soon became a star under Roméo Bosetti at the Pathé Comica film studio in Nice, which produced the popular Rosalie comedies. From 1912 she made over 20 short films at Éclair playing the role of Pétronille; the series stopped in 1916. It wasn’t until 1922 that Duhamel appeared on screen again in a supporting role.

Films with Sarah Duhamel (Selection)
Les mystères de Paris 1922 | Casimir et Pétronille au bal de l’ambassade 1916 | Casimir et Pétronille font bon ménage 1913 | Pétronille cherche une situation 1913 | Gavroche et Pétronille au pensionnat 1913 | Je ne veux plus de cuisinière 1912 | Rosalie fait du spiritisme 1912 | Rosalie et Léontine vont au théâtre 1911 | Rosalie et ses meubles fidèles 1911


Romeo Bosetti


Sarah Duhamel (Rosalie), unbekannt (Léontine)


Christina Rusnak, Coco Bender


Pathé Comica


Kino Lorber