MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 63,700 this week

The Devil and the Statue (1901)
"Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne" (original title)

 |  Short, Fantasy  |  April 1903 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 299 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2583 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1154 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 126 titles
created 07 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Devil and the Statue (1901)

The Devil and the Statue (1901) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Devil and the Statue.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Of all the beautiful stories ever told none are more interesting than Gulliver's Travels. How Gulliver set out on a journey and was shipwrecked on an island, where he found strange people, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Theodore Roosevelt merrily kills a mountain lion in Colorado while his press agent and photographer record the event for posterity.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"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 »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Comedy | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A traveler puts up at an inn. He hangs his overcoat and hat upon a peg in his room, but he finds, instantly, that his clothes are on his back again. He takes off his coat a second time, but... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Fire! (1901)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it. A second horse-drawn truck joins the first, and they head down the street to a house fire. Inside a man... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

La cella di un condannato a morte. L'uomo sta dormendo e sogna il passato che lo ha portato in prigione : vita frenetica, cattive amicizie, alcolismo, l'assassinio di un cassiere di banca. ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinand Zecca
Stars: Jean Liézer, Bretteau, Ferdinand Zecca
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A winner and sure to please. In front of one of the largest newspaper offices is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air are forced by a blower. Ladies in crossing this shaft ... See full summary »

Directors: George S. Fleming, Edwin S. Porter
Stars: A.C. Abadie, Florence Georgie
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Edit

Storyline

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 statue of the Madonna. At the beginning of the scene Romeo in his gondola sings to Juliet a sentimental song, then goes away. Hardly has he departed when the colonnade falls to pieces, disclosing the devil. Juliet, frightened, runs to the window and calls Romeo. The latter attempts to enter and protect his fiancée, but at a gesture from the devil the window is instantly covered with a grating and Romeo makes frantic efforts to break it. The devil begins to dance a wild dance before Juliet, who is beside herself from terror. The devil gradually becomes the size of a giant (a novel effect). Juliet implores the statue of Madonna, which becomes animated, descends from its pedestal, and stretching out its arms orders the devil to disappear. The devil grows smaller and smaller and finally becomes a tiny ... Written by Méliès Catalog

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

April 1903 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil and the Statue  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Devil And The Statue, The
1 April 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Devil And The Statue, The (1901)

** (out of 4)

aka Le Diable géant ou le miracle de la madone

A woman is alone in her bedroom when a statue blows up and the devil himself pops out. This here is a pretty disappointing film from the director because not much happens throughout it. The devil appears in a pretty good sequence but after that he just chases the girl around with nothing happening. There's no magic on display and there's really very little action and how they get rid of the devil is also pretty standard stuff. This certainly isn't one of the director's high points.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Devil and the Statue (1901) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page