A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... 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 »
Decent magic film from Melies has him playing a warlock like character who turns flames into a woman and then back into flames again. This one here will probably be for fans of the director only as there's not that typical magic that comes along with many of the master's best work. There's a few impressive tricks here but those new to the director would certainly want to watch one of his great works before this one. I did like the effects of the fire turning into the woman and I'm sure this trick really knocked people for a loop back in 1904. The films runs just under three-minutes and is a decent time killer but that's about it.
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