Three marauders are plotting to raid a little family, and eventually they are seen lurking around the house. The young daughter is alone and they pounce upon her, binding and gagging her ... See full summary »
A gentleman enters a grocery store and asks the owner to hire his nephew as a his assistant. The grocer agrees but little does he know the mistake he is making. For the young guy proves an ... See full summary »
We are introduced to the interior of a vast cave and the Bogie Man, who commences to prepare a meal, first blowing his fire with large bellows. Then preparing an enormous frying-pan, he ... See full summary »
Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor explains the equipment and gives them a demonstration: he starts machines whirring... See full summary »
A black man and a white woman enter a barbershop. The man tries embracing the woman, who pushes him away. They sit down, the woman to have her hair dyed, the man to have his face shaved. ... See full summary »
A car appears at the station and a number of passengers are seen leaving it. A painter comes to the station and enters the car. He tries to deceive the train conductor as to the number of ... See full summary »
The opium fiend is seen in a den, puffing on this terrible narcotic. He then falls fast asleep and dreams that he is at home with his wife. He asks for something to drink and he is given ... See full summary »
Georges Melies returns to his roots of trick films with this one here clocking in just under five-minutes. A sorcerer turns a small egg into a bigger one and keeps repeating this trick until the egg is large enough to do other things including delivering children. AN Indian SORCERER is mildly entertaining but at the same time there's no getting around the fact that it's pretty much the same old song and dance that we had seen for nearly ten years. Melies seems to be in fine shape as he runs around the stage doing his tricks but there's just something missing when you watch it. I think the best of the director's work features a fantasy and magic element, which is simply not here. Yes, the tricks are entertaining and the editing is so much better than in previous films but that magic is still gone.
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