The Flying House is a short initially acredited to Robert McCay, son of Winsor McCay, though historians are fairly certain the eldist must have been involved. The short depicts a rapidly urbanizing America, were one man, in an attempt to escape eviction, rigs his home to take flight. The entire short is a dream being experienced by a woman who has eaten a Welsh rarebit.



A 1921 New York Times review found the film "interesting because of its excellent workmanship and fantastic character" though it was "not as brightly humorous" as it could be. Film critic Richard Eder contrasted the film's realistic nightmarishness with the more innocent qualities that came to be associated with American cartoons.

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Dream of a Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House (Silent, English Intitles)


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