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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Opens with a magician compressing something white in his hands. It transforms into a living dove. which is quickly deposited into a box sitting on a table behind the magician. In short ... See full summary »
"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 »
The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... 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 both men, turning her head as she talks. One man crawls under the table to demonstrate that no body is hidden there. The second conjurer produces the rest of her and both men seek her affections. A Mephistophelian figure enters and dispatches the woman in to thin air. The first two conjurers leave, and the devil removes his disguise, bows, and exits. Written by
A conjurer enters his room and makes a double of himself and then puts a fake head on a table only to bring it to life. When the head then turns into a beautiful woman the two conjurers battle over her but there's a third one who wants a part of the action. All three conjurers are played by Melies of course and he does another very good job at bringing charm and laughs to the film. the special effects are once again very good and the tricks are done well enough to where you don't even notice the edits. The devil, one of Meiles' favorite characters, makes an appearance as well.
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