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The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head (1900)

L'illusioniste double et la tête vivante (original title)
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 »

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Triple Conjurer and the Living Head
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Triple Conjurer And The Living Head, The (1900)

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aka L'illusionniste double et la tete vivante

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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