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The Oracle of Delphi (1903)

L'oracle de Delphes (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy | 15 August 1903 (USA)
A thief attempts to steal treasure from the tomb of Delphi when a spirit appears. He brings two statues come to life, who in turn transform to thief's head into that of a donkey.

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Georges Méliès
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A thief attempts to steal treasure from the tomb of Delphi when a spirit appears. He brings two statues come to life, who in turn transform to thief's head into that of a donkey.

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Short | Fantasy

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Release Date:

15 August 1903 (USA) See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Don't Mess With the Gods
14 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In this brief film, a man waits until an official leaves the building housing the Oracle. He goes in an tries to steal it and is immediately held in place by a figure appearing in the entrance. He begs and begs for forgiveness and give the oracle back. It's too late. He pays a dear price which is remindful of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Shakespeare. Well done with a couple of neat special effects.


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