Beside the 1896, Alice Guy did three versions of the same film, later on 1900 and 1902. They are all based in a very old popular French fairy tale which believes that baby girls come from roses and baby boys come from. Although it can be seen as a kind of a childish myth, we can't avoid the creepy performance of the scene, where an actress takes the babies from their cribs and places them over the floor.
3.5 stars. The 1890s films I love show how infantile I am at heart! Bringing a creepy folk tale to life would have been one of my first impulses in the early days of moving pictures, too! I will hang my head and admit to being amused by the cavalier way in which the dead cabbage baby is chucked aside!! Guy-Blaché definitely deserves more recognition - if only for the creation of Cabbage Patch Kids alone!