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 »
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 »
The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »
When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »
Another lively and inventive little film from French wizard Georges Melies which shows that his talents weren't limited to special effects extravaganzas. The story is filled with slapstick comedy involving, by its' final scene, around a dozen characters. It's very well done with something going on in various parts of the screen at all times so that, despite it being a one-scene film, you need to watch it a couple of times to catch everything that happens. Actually, it isn't quite one scene: there is a hidden cut shortly after three men have climbed onto a narrow veranda to enter an upper storey window. The veranda breaks under their weight but, once they are all inside the building, is suddenly intact again.
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