This shows a prince entering upon the stage of the King's private theatre. He is about to do a few mystifying tricks for the amusement of the court. Taking a large sheet of cardboard, he ... See full summary »
A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.
Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »
In a room filled with jugglers' properties of enormous size a prestidigitateur dressed in eccentric costume enters with his assistant. The servant, believing that he would be comfortable in... See full summary »
The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on. A Juggler enters, dressed in promenade costume, with an overcoat hanging over his arm, a ... See full summary »
The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch... See full summary »
A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog ... See full summary »
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »
Another trick film from the French master has him playing a magician who wraps up a piece of cardboard and pulls rabbits out of it. He then puts the rabbits into a magical trunk where women then come out. This is a pretty simple and laid back film from the director but the special effects still hold up pretty well, although there are a couple that's easy to spot how they're being done. Nothing here really sticks out as being great or amongst the director's finest work but it's still enjoyable from start to finish.
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