At the royal court, a prince is presenting the princess whom he is pledged to marry, when a witch suddenly appears. Though driven off, the witch soon returns, summons some of her servants, ... See full summary »
"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 »
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 »
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »
This is a moving picture that moves. Positively the greatest magical picture ever offered. A Hindoo magician appears and dances for the entertainment of six pretty maidens. Then, to the ... See full summary »
Fun comedy from Melies has a soldier standing guard over a door but when he falls asleep on the job another man comes along and decides to play a trick on him by removing his gun and putting a water hose in his hands instead. There's some nice slapstick going on here, which wasn't seen too much in these early days. Overall the film doesn't quite work because there aren't enough laughs but Melies eye for comedy is certainly better here than in some of his previous comedies. The best scene has a big man getting sprayed by the hose only to get revenge by blasting anyone he can see.
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