As we are treated with a rare onstage appearance from a genuine master of the miraculous Asian thaumaturgy--in the background--a traditional Chinese gate with a tiled roof and a pair of vermilion-painted beams dwarfs the skilful conjurer. But, what exciting surprises does he have in store for us? Without delay, a fine display of multiplication commences, as an ordinary wooden table duplicates itself and a wild parade of folding fans, beautiful parasols and ornamental lanterns complete the enchantment. However, the best is saved for last, as a serene young geisha materialises in front of our very eyes. What does Tchin-Chao, the Chinese conjurer, have in mind?
30 April 1904 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjuror
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Effects in this film were achieved with a combination of double exposure, theatrical tricks (standard live theatrical illusions), clever make-up and heavy editing techniques (many of the them invented or perfected by Melies). See more
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