A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train, which is seen coming at some distance. When the train stops at the platform, ... See full summary »
Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »
At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »
Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »
A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »
As a guard marches at his post about 125 kilometers outside of Paris, some billposters get into a fight over who gets to cover the forbidden wall with posters.
This is one of the earliest of Melies' films, listed as #15 in his catalogue and, if he had thought of any of his camera tricks, he didn't use them here. The camera sits, watching events and while this might have been an amusing bit for Melies' show at the Theatre Robert-Houdin, it isn't terribly interesting to the modern eye -- except it is an early Melies, which makes it interesting to enthusiasts like me, newly rediscovered in the past couple of years.
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