MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 88,188 this week

Hat of Many Surprises (1901)
"Le chapeau à surprises" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 123 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 612 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 371 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 173 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 543 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 280 titles
created 20 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

Hat of Many Surprises (1901) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hat of Many Surprises.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cinderella (1899)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmely
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table. He places a woman's head on the table and a hat on her head. She speaks to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

One of the greatest of black art pictures. The conjurer appears before the audience, with his head in its proper place. He then removes his head, and throwing it in the air, it appears on ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The magician appears upon the stage with his assistant. Taking a handkerchief from his pocket, he causes an empty jar to suddenly appear under it. He places the empty jar upon the table and... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Edit

Storyline

The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense proportions. Prior to increasing the size of the hat, he takes from it a table cloth, napkins, knives and forks, and a few dishes. Then the hat is increased in size and he takes therefrom several chairs, after which the guests are produced from the same hat, consisting of two men and two women. They seat themselves at the table and proceed to eat of the good things provided, when the conjurer jumps backward on the table, and in the excitement everything disappears, leaving him as he was before with the original high hat. The scene is so funny that the pictures on the wall assume life and appear to enjoy the situation to such an extent that they almost fall down. After everything is righted the magician bows himself out of the picture. Written by Lubin Catalog

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

January 1903 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hat of Many Surprises  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hat With Many Surprises, The
1 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Hat With Many Surprises, The (1901)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Chapeau à surprise

Mildly entertaining film has a magician (once again played by Melies) needing to set a table so he uses his magic hat. We start off with some small things being pulled out but we then move onto the chairs and eventually people. There's nothing overly special about this film as we've seen this type of thing from the director before but even with that said the movie remains watchable due to the nice work from Melies. The special effects are pretty good even though you can see the editing during a few of them and the movie ends with a nice laugh.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hat of Many Surprises (1901) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page