Crazy Ray (1923)

Crazy Ray


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The Crazy Ray (Paris qui Dort) was a wild Rene Clair daydream which he deftly translated into his very first directorial effort. Deliberately invoking the early "chase" films which distinguished the French cinema, Clair weaves an improbable tale of a genially looney scientist who utilizes a magic ray (an effect created with stop-motion photography) on the unsuspecting citizens of Paris. The ray causes its victims to freeze in bizarre and often embarrassing positions. Those not affected by the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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All Critics (3)

A rich vein of fantasy and science-fiction thoroughly mined over the years

Full Review… | December 4, 2011

More than a little rushed and incoherent [but] there's no denying how very sweet and inventive and pleasant the film was and remains.

Full Review… | December 7, 2008
Antagony & Ecstasy

Inventive and influential Science Fiction comedy.

Full Review… | August 13, 2005
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