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La guirlande merveilleuse (1903)

A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... Musketeer
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A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope he makes a hoop. The two pages stretch out a large sheet of white paper. The musketeer puts the hoop through the paper, and instantly the hoop is all covered with paper like those used by performers in the circus. The pages hold up the hoop; the paper bursts, only to let out a hideous clown, who goes and sits in the corner to see what is going to happen. Then the musketeer breaks the hoop, takes out of his hat a lot of flowers, which he throws on the pieces of the hoop, and by his act he makes a lovely wreath, from which appears a beautiful woman. This woman is then substituted by an immense and grinning face, into which the clown jumps. Then an explosion is heard and nothing is left of the clown nor the head. The musketeer takes the pages on his soldiers, one after the other, and they are changed ... Written by Méliès Catalog

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Country:

France

Release Date:

13 June 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marvelous Wreath See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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Black and White | Color (hand-colored)
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It Is a Marvelous Wreath
13 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The wreath is actually a hula hoop (although that term didn't exist) that evolves from a rope. No real plot. Things simply appear inside the wreath. The big star is a kind of devil who holds forth for some time. He has a very large head and little horns. There is a sort of offspring as well, and the usual group of young women. It just left me a little cold because I have seen so much more from this guy. But a couple tricks will please most people.


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