The Sign of the Cross (1899)


The Sign of the Cross Poster
Original Title: Le diable au couvent
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Fantasy, Horror
Runtime: 3 Minutes
Release Date: 30 Jun 1900 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Georges Méliès
Writer: 
Georges Méliès
Stars: 
Georges Méliès  




Description

Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.




Plot

As evil incarnates in many forms--from horrible manifestations of pure darkness to light-bearing protectors--this time, the archfiend disguises himself as a righteous vicar to infiltrate a peaceful nunnery. Before long, his little sermon turns to pandemonium, scaring the nuns off the chapel, while attempting to establish his unholy presence in the house of God. However, the enemy is condemned to lose, as the omnipotent Celestial Guardian, the Archangel St. Michael, banishes the malevolent spirits back to the chasms of Hell, in a typical scene depicting the eternal battle between Good and Evil. Written by Nick Riganas





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Sign of the Cross (United States)
    The Devil in a Convent (United States)
    El diablo en el convento (Spain)
    Diabel w klasztorze (Poland)
    Дьявол в монастыре (Russia)

  • Company

    Star-Film

  • Country

    France

  • Certification

    Greece:K-10
    Norway:A (recommended rating)
    United States:Not Rated





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Color (hand-colored)

  • Sound Mix

    Silent