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?
"In the opening of this film is seen the astronomer intently poring over his books. Suddenly, in a cloud of smoke, Satan appears and surprises the astronomer. At the command of the Fairy ... 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 »
Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... 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 chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the ... See full summary »
Decent Melies short has a couple thieves crawling through the roof where they take the woman inside and throw her off the side of the building. Then, a cop notices them so he too climbs through the roof in order to capture them. If you've never seen a Melies film before then this here might not be the best place to start as there's none of his now legendary tricks or horror elements. Those who have seen everything else from the director, those known as die-hards, will want to check this out for a couple of reasons. One is the painting skyline that takes up the majority of the set as it actually looks pretty good and is well drawn. Another plus is that you have to admit it's rather brutal considering this is 1897. The scene where the woman is thrown off the roof is of course fake and it's obviously so but still.... it's 1897. The story itself really isn't that special and it appears that the director was going for laughs but sadly there really aren't any.
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