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  • Jonathan Switcher is a young artist. He just doesn't seem to last in any job he does. But when he builds a mannequin, he makes it so perfect, he falls in love with it. It is the first thing he has made that makes him feel like a real artist. The mannequin ends up in the window of a big department store. When he saves the life of an old lady who happens to be the owner of that store, he is rewarded by getting a job at the store as stock boy. Later the mannequin comes to life as Emmy, who was an ancient Egyptian living in the year 2514BC. The two redesign the window display to make it most eye catching in town. The store competitors are not happy and will do anything to stop them!

    - Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>
  • In Edfu, in the ancient Egypt, the young Ema "Emmy" Hesire is a woman ahead of time. When her mother tries to force her to marry a manure dealer, she wishes to go to the future and vanishes. In the present days, in Pennsylvania, Jonathan Switcher is an idealistic young artist that builds a mannequin. However, he is inefficient and can not keep his jobs and his ambitious girlfriend Roxie leaves him. But Jonathan sees his mannequin in the window of the Prince and Company Department Store. On the next morning, he saves the life of Ms. Claire Timkin, who owns the Prince & Co., and she asks the corrupt manager Richards to give the position in the stock to Jonathan. The Prince & Co. is near bankruptcy and the Illustra Company intends to but it, using Richards to sabotage the Department Store. Emmy comes back to life for Jonathan and they arrange wonderful windows. Jonathan is promoted to window dresser, working with the gay Hollywood Montrose that becomes his friend. Soon Jonathan becomes a successful designer, leveraging the Prince & Co and is promoted to VP. But Illustra's General Manager, Roxie and Richards want to force Jonathan to work for Illustra and kidnap Emmy.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A young artist, Jonathan Switcher, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect that he falls in love with it. When he finds the mannequin in a department store window and gets a job at that store, his creation, Emmy, comes to life.

    - Written by J P Hammond
  • A young artist makes a perfect mannequin and takes a particular interest in his creation. He coincidentally gets a job at a store that displays this mannequin in its store window and when no one is around the mannequin comes to life only in his presence.

    - Written by Andrew D
  • A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

    - Written by J P Hammond


The film begins in ancient Egypt, with a girl named Ema 'Emmy' Hesire (Kim Cattrall) and her mother (Phyllis Newman)...

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