5.2/10
108
3 user 1 critic

The Genii of Fire (1908)

Le génie du feu (original title)
Not Rated | | Short | March 1908 (USA)
Two lovers are blinded by the sacred fire when they intrude upon the Genii's lair. They get their vision restored later after an old man takes pity on them and heals their eyes.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The scene opens in the bar of a saloon, showing the various stages of intoxication of its patrons. One of the manufactured articles is much further soused than his fellows and it requires ... See full summary »

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

An actor, late for his production, struggles to make it.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Emile Gajean, Gallois, Henri Vilbert
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The opium fiend is seen in a den, puffing on this terrible narcotic. He then falls fast asleep and dreams that he is at home with his wife. He asks for something to drink and he is given ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Several people have a photographer take their picture. A mischievous boy sticks a hose in the camera lens and turns on the water, causing chaos and utter confusion.

Director: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A black man and a white woman enter a barbershop. The man tries embracing the woman, who pushes him away. They sit down, the woman to have her hair dyed, the man to have his face shaved. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

One of the kings of ancient Thebes enters the abode of an astrologer and demands that he be told his future. The former utterly refuses to forecast the coming events of his sovereign, even ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

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

A magician has a picture frame set up. He then proceeds to make a second version of himself appear inside it.

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

An eccentric photographer demonstrates the wonders of technology to a couple who want to be photographed by his innovative wireless procedure that accents one's inner personality. Are they prepared for the harsh truth of the camera's eye?

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Georges Méliès
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A rich lord is led by a gypsy to a cave, where a spirit makes him poor and the two poor men that accompanied him are made rich. Later the lord is spared and turned back to his former rich self.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Mlle. Bodson, Georges Méliès
The Miser (1908)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Georges Méliès presents his version of Molière's classic play "L'avare" (The Miser). The brief fragments presents a greedy old man who keep turning down several people who come to him in ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

At a carnival several comic wrestling matches are displayed, ending with one match where an inexperienced man surprisingly beats a stronger wrestler.

Director: Georges Méliès
Edit

Storyline

Two lovers are blinded by the sacred fire when they intrude upon the Genii's lair. They get their vision restored later after an old man takes pity on them and heals their eyes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

March 1908 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Genii of Fire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Decent Trick Film from Melies
17 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Genii Of Fire (1908)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le génie du feu

A couple people come to visit a genie in his lair and soon he begins to do tricks. The first is making a fire appear out of no where and then he turns this fire into a man before bringing forward a spirit. THE GENII OF FIRE is another trick film from Georges Melies and while it's entertaining from start to finish there's still no question that this is miles from the director's best work. The special effects here are actually pretty good and even though you can still tell how they were done, they're charming enough in their own way to where you can still enjoy them. The biggest problem is that we've seen so many great trick films from Melies that when you see something like this it just has a familiar tone to it and there's no question that nothing new is being done here. Still, fans of the director will want to check it out but those new to Melies will probably want to start somewhere else.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

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

Start your free trial