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Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy -- A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box...

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10 August 1909 (USA) See more »
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A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Panzer ... The Smoker

Gladys Hulette ... The Elder Fairy

Directed by
J. Stuart Blackton (uncredited)
 
Produced by
J. Stuart Blackton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"The Smoke Fairy" - USA (short title)
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5 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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One of the 50 films in the 4-disk boxed DVD set called "Treasures from American Film Archives (2000)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. This film was preserved by the Library of Congress.See more »
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Not Much to Judge, 19 January 2016
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievous fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy smoking a cigarette.

Rating a film that is only five minutes long is a bit of a challenge. In this case, the title of the film is longer than the film itself. (Well, not literally.) But for 1909 it really deserves a lot of credit. The illusion of making people look small and interacting with full size people is easy today (2016), but for its time was probably not just a novelty but almost revolutionary. The Germans became the masters of trick cinema in the 1920s, but this clearly predates them...

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