Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... 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 »
A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »
A weary traveler stops at an inn along the way to get a good night's sleep, but his rest is interrupted by odd happenings when he gets to his room--beds vanishing and re-appearing, candles ... See full summary »
A human skeleton is placed upon a table by an attendant. When the attendant leaves the room the skeleton begins kicking his legs and throwing his arms about and suddenly turns into a ... See full summary »
A magnificent Venetian oratory. On the left a large bay window through which may be seen the Grand Canal of the city of Venice. In the centre a colonnade and a hemicycle; to the right is a ... See full summary »
An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the ... See full summary »
It sure helps if you know the story of "Robinson Crusoe", as this really is NOT a complete or even comprehensible recreation of the story. Instead, Georges Méliès recreates several scenes from the film. However, they really don't have any explanation as to what's occurring, no intertitle cards (they were not yet invented) and is very fragmentary. However, I still give it a relatively high score because there are complex sets (for 1903) and lots of costumes. While today none of this looks very exciting, for 1903, the film maker really outdid himself and this was, believe it or not, a high budget production. Just try watching some other 1903 films and you'll see what I mean. I also wonder if perhaps originally this might have been an longer and less fragmentary film. Who knows?
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