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Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

Le chapeau à surprises (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | January 1903 (USA)
The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

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The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense proportions. Prior to increasing the size of the hat, he takes from it a table cloth, napkins, knives and forks, and a few dishes. Then the hat is increased in size and he takes therefrom several chairs, after which the guests are produced from the same hat, consisting of two men and two women. They seat themselves at the table and proceed to eat of the good things provided, when the conjurer jumps backward on the table, and in the excitement everything disappears, leaving him as he was before with the original high hat. The scene is so funny that the pictures on the wall assume life and appear to enjoy the situation to such an extent that they almost fall down. After everything is righted the magician bows himself out of the picture. Written by Lubin Catalog

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More Magical Transformations
13 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

A man, dressed as a magician, uses his top hat as a source for items for a dinner party. First he takes a scarf and turns it into a table. He then proceeds to fill the table with plate and utensils and so on. Eventually, he transforms the hat into one of huge proportions. Now he begins to pull the guests out of the big hat as well as chairs for them to sit in. It has the usual surprise conclusion.


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