An alchemist owns a pharmacy for the rich. His assistants play a trick on him and put a drug in his medicine, leading to ghostly visions experienced by the alchemist, who goes to a wizard ...
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In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.
An alchemist owns a pharmacy for the rich. His assistants play a trick on him and put a drug in his medicine, leading to ghostly visions experienced by the alchemist, who goes to a wizard for help. The wizard brings forth a fairy who transforms the pharmacy to a candy shop for the poor.Written by
The correct French title does not appear at the beginning of the film. So it made it hard to find a place to write a comment. This is a very strange film. An alchemist runs a drug producing business. He seems intent on only selling his products to rich clients. When a ragamuffin comes in, he is quickly shown the exit. In what appears to be a practical joke, his assistants put something in his drink, and he begins to have horrible dreams and hallucinations. The special effects are pretty bad with guys running around draped in sheets. The guy goes into utter panic mode and tries to talk to the men. They think this is kind of funny, but he is terrified. Anyway, this is an odd film which would probably speak to modern audiences.
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