The old granny reads to a little girl from a book, and between paragraphs she tells the child of the wonders of Fairyland. Then, the child tiring, she places it affectionately in bed, and ... 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 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 bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes ... See full summary »
The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch... 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 »
This Georges Melies film will probably offend some with its racial jokes but I must admit that I found it to be rather funny. The setting, as the title says, is in a barber shop as a black man comes in to get a haircut at the same time as a white woman who doesn't appreciate him coming close to her. The barbers go to work on them and when a beautiful woman catches their eye they end up messing up their work and this turns the black man white and the white woman black. Yes, say what you will about the "joke" but it was certainly something I hadn't seen before and I watch over a thousand films a year. Again, I'm sure many might be offended at the humor but this was 1908. I'm not sure I'd really label this as a trick film but there's no question Melies was going for laughs and for the most part he gets them. This isn't a fall on the floor funny film but I think what happens and how it happens was pretty funny.
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