At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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