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Ten Ladies in One Umbrella (1903)

Le parapluie fantastique (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Fantasy | 7 November 1903 (USA)
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 »

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Georges Méliès
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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 silk hat on his head and carrying a cane. Laying down his coat and cane, he uses his hat for some of his juggling feats. Throwing the hat to the ground, it suddenly becomes a balloon, which he catches and balances on the end of the cane. The balloon turns into a piece of cloth, which in turn becomes an umbrella cover on the end of the cane. Concealing himself behind the umbrella for a moment, he suddenly comes forth clothed in the costume of a young Greek. He draws out of the umbrella a beautiful woman in Algerian costume. One after the other, he takes from the umbrella a Swiss, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Holland, Swedish and Gypsy Maiden, and, as a finish, a beautiful Fairy appears, the latter dropping out of a bunch of roses as they fall from the umbrella. Thus there have been produced by... Written by Lubin Catalog

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Short | Comedy | Fantasy

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France

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7 November 1903 (USA) See more »

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Ten Ladies in One Umbrella See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Ten Ladies in One Umbrella
25 June 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Ten Ladies in One Umbrella (1903)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Parapluie fantastique, La

Taking place in what appears to be meant as a circus sideshow, this film has Melies playing a magician who magically makes ten women appear out of an umbrella. This isn't one of the director's best films and it's not even that original since he has done previous films dealing with this subject matter but in the end it's still a pleasant enough little movie. The special effects are still very good and the magic tricks appear very fresh today even though these here are easy to spot on how they are being done. Melies himself is very energetic here and is a true delight to watch. Another added bonus is that the ten women are wearing clothing from different parts of the world, which also makes this a good time travel piece.


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