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November 1900 (USA) See more »
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Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Georges Méliès knock-off See more (4 total) »

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J. Stuart Blackton 
Albert E. Smith 
 
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Albert E. Smith .... producer
 

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Georges Méliès knock-off, 23 June 2003
Author: plaidpotato from United States

Even as early as 1900, the American filmmakers were stealing from their European contemporaries. This Edison film is very much in the vein of the Georges Méliès trick films popular(?) during that era, including borrowing that sort of medieval fantastical visual style. It lacks something of the creativity and ornateness of the better Méliès films, however. But worth a free download. 6/10

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