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?
A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles himself. Producing a cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures, one ... See full summary »
Opens with a magician compressing something white in his hands. It transforms into a living dove. which is quickly deposited into a box sitting on a table behind the magician. In short ... See full summary »
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 »
A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »
This early Georges Melies film in a reenactment of events during naval combat in Greece: sailors come out of the hold and work the guns against enemy forces. By no means a particularly excellent piece, it can best be appreciated in the context of its own period: Melies sets the ship rocking back and forth against the background -- it seems to have been placed on rockers -- in what was, for the time, an unprecedented technique -- which is fairly typical for Melies, who worked as hard at his film illusions as he had on his stage illusions when he was a practicing magician.
For those who wish to see this piece with their own eyes, it can be found on the European Archives site.
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