5.2/10
223
4 user

The Firefall (1904)

La cascade de feu (original title)
Not Rated | | Short
A short film from Georges Méliès in which two servants are arguing when suddenly the devil makes an appearance.

Director:

Georges Méliès
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Alone in his room at an inn, a lustful old man is haunted by spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

With a brand-new deck of playing cards in his hand, an elegantly-attired thaumaturge, by fire and the pure power of illusion, transforms a plain nine of spades card into a full-size Queen of Hearts.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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, Jehanne d'Alcy
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Fantasy | Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne Calvière, Georges Méliès
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

King Edward VII of England and the President of the French Republic, Armand Fallières, envision tunnelling the English Channel; nevertheless, only a maiden voyage can determine whether this is a triumphant aspiration or an acrid nightmare.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on. A Juggler enters, dressed in promenade costume, with an overcoat hanging over his arm, a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Georges Méliès ... Satan
Edit

Storyline

A short film from Georges Méliès in which two servants are arguing when suddenly the devil makes an appearance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Also Known As:

The Firefall See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Star-Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Get Back to Work!
16 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The devil is back again. This starts out with a couple lazy servants, goofing around rather than doing their jobs. The man of the house scolds them, but when he leaves they're back messing around. Soon, good old Satan pops up and turns the two goof-offs into flames (seems a bit harsh to be condemned to eternal damnation for not doing your job). From here on hardly anything makes any sense. It primarily takes place in the underworld, just to show off some of the special effects. It's a typical Melies film which makes it fun.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed