Le Voyage Imaginaire (1926)

Stars: Dolly Davis, Jean Börlin and Albert Préjean
Director: René Claire
Runtime: 66 Minutes + short subject
Language: English titles - Music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Extra: The Cartoon Factory
Rating: NR

Price: $16.95

Le Voyage Imaginaire

Directed by René Claire

Dolly Davis ... Lucie
Jean Börlin ... Jean
Albert Préjean ... Albert
Jim Gérald ... Auguste
Paul Ollivier ... The bank director
Maurice Schutz ... The fairy

"Le Voyage Imaginaire" is a really bizarre film that relates the complicated relationship between three bank clerks and their boss for the typist girl that works in the same office. Clair creates a dream world which plunges this group of people into a series of surrealistic and fantasy adventures that will delight and entertain. There are lady fortunetellers, fairies, classic story characters and even modern heroes such as "Charlot" not to mention the "Notre Dame" roofs and the museum "Grévin". That mixed dream world benefits from using all the special effects known at that time combined with simple backgrounds that are perfect for the formal aspect of the story. It all creates an unreal atmosphere, incredible and dumbfounding at times. Clair directed a very special film that is thought-provoking and fascinating. 66 Minutes

Included short subject:

The Cartoon Factory (1924)