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 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?
The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »
The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing ... See full summary »
In this scene is shown a magician behind an ordinary table, upon which he suddenly and mysteriously causes to appear a large box, into which he leaps. The sides of the box fall to the ... See full summary »
Melies once again plays a magician who brings a portrait to life. This is certainly one of the director's gimmick films as he plays the picture in the middle of the floor while he stands to the side and makes the images come to life. One of the best sequences is when Melies puts himself in the picture while, at the same time, he stands outside and gives orders. The special effects are noticeable here but the film remains fun throughout its short running time. This isn't one of the director's greatest films but it is a cute one.
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