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 »
The scene opens in an artist's studio where the unfinished statue of William Tell stands upon a pedestal. A clown appears and sticks a clay arm and clay head on the statue, thus completing ... 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 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 »
Hilarious film from Melies has him playing a magician who morphs people into others. There are many highlights here including one scene where he takes three skiny women and combines them into one large woman. Another funny sequence is when the large woman is smashed down into a little boy. The magic tricks here are all done very well and they are highly well done. The print on this film is in pretty rough shape but it's better than being lost. I think this would be a good film to show someone not familiar with the director because it contains all his classic moves.
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