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Marvellous Egg Production (1902)

La danseuse microscopique (original title)
This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

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This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten them up after the manner of a cook, he extracts an egg as large as the hat itself. As soon as he sets this egg on the table there appears a tiny dancing girl, full of life, as big as a baby's doll, and who performs on the table some beautiful stage dances. All of a sudden she increases to the size of a ordinary woman, and jumping on the floor she delights the audience with her turns. The juggler and the dancing girl disappear in the most extraordinary way. Written by Méliès Catalog

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Dancing Midget, The
1 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dancing Midget, The (1902)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka La Danseuse microscopique

A couple magicians (one played by Melies) come on stage and do a few magic tricks but their encore involved taking an egg and turning it into a midget woman and then making the woman normal size. This is a pretty standard film from the legendary director as it has some mild charm but none of the tricks are anything we haven't seen before. The actual dancing that goes on with the midget is mildly amusing as is the way she's brought to life but the effects are standard for the director.


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