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Director: Georges Méliès
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This lost film presumably features a person watering flowers to comedic effect. This film is believed to have imitated the Louis and Auguste Lumière film "L'arroseur arrose", which survives.

Director: Georges Méliès
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A steam train of mixed carriages (freight and passenger) arrives at a station and we see the beginnings of passengers leaving then entering the train.

Director: Georges Méliès
A Nightmare (1896)
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon
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Little is known about this lost film, other than its comedic intent.

Director: Georges Méliès
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A man dressed in red is ushered into an antechamber in a Castle and offered a seat. When he tried to sit down the chair moves to the other side of the room causing the man to fall on the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Horror
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With the help of a magic cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a variety of supernatural characters.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Jules-Eugène Legris, Georges Méliès
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Director: Georges Méliès
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Director: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey through the Alps to the Sun which finishes under the sea.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Fernande Albany, Jeanne d'Alcy
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
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The Blacksmith
22 December 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Les forgerons (1896)

The IMDb credits the director as Georges Melies but this here is actually another actuality film from the Lumiere Brothers. The translated title on the page is correct as this film shows a blacksmith at work. If you're a fan of Lumiere and their actuality movies then you're bound to enjoy this as it at least gives you a chance to see an actual blacksmith doing his job back in 1896. For that alone this here is worth watching. The cinematography is good for the era and there's no doubt that fans should enjoy it. How this was mistaken as Melies film is anyone's guess.


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