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The Devil's Money Bags (1902)

Les trésors de satan (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | February 1903 (USA)
The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... The Blonde Miser / Thief
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The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out. He gathers them up and puts them back into the coffer. When he opens it again he finds that they have been transformed into seven young girls, who rush out and chase after him, beating him unmercifully. They shut him up in the coffer from which his gold has vanished. The miser pushes open the lid of the coffer, and to his profound despair finds that both young girls and money have disappeared. (This view is most sensational in its mysterious scenes.) Written by Star Film Catalog

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Country:

France

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February 1903 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Melies Commentary on Greed
13 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Once again our old buddy Satan shows up. When a miser hold on to his wealth he has been put in the devil's pocket. A man who tries to steal the money is trying to steal from Satan. This premise leads to loads of magic tricks and loots of devils. Melies really seemed to like women because they always seemed to be the instruments of revenge for his less desirable characters. This is a very enjoyable, though scary offering.


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