The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. ... See full summary »
A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table. He places a woman's head on the table and a hat on her head. She speaks to ... 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 »
The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace. An odd-looking tree appears in the foreground and ... See full summary »
Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »
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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 very simple gag film: a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist. This one-minute film could have been made by almost anyone at this point of time -- and it was made, in varying forms, by several people.
Nonetheless, and not simply because it was done by Georges Méliès, it does have a couple of interesting points. One is the later standard silent film trope that because the film is silent, the world inside the frame is likewise silent. The young woman manages to move the mannequin, which is as large as she is and substitute herself in its place without making any noise to alert the object of her practical joke.
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