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 »
Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his ... See full summary »
In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes ... See full summary »
A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »
A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has ... See full summary »
Scenes. 1. The Route to the Depths of Perdition (a Dazzingly Sensational New Effect.) 2. The Fantastical Ride. 3. The Gloomy Pass. 4. The Stream. 5. The Entrance to the Lower Regions. 6. ... See full summary »
Middle ground film from Melies has a box of valued jewels being placed inside the tomb of Delphi. A thief breaks into the tomb and steals them but soon the ghost of Delphi appears and puts a curse on the thief. This film just runs 90-seconds and is somewhat entertaining thanks in large part to some great special effects. There's really no wasted time in the film as everything happens very quickly. The special effects include two statues coming to life and another great scene where Delphi places the curse on the thief by turning his head into that of a donkey's head. The mask being worn by the actor is obviously fake but that doesn't take away from any of the charm. A few more tricks might have helped the film but for what's here it isn't bad.
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