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Revenge Is Sweet (1903)

Le sorcier (original title)
Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his ... See full summary »

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Georges Méliès (uncredited)
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Georges Méliès ... Sorcerer (uncredited)
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Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his practice of witchcraft. He begs the king to permit him just one hour of liberty, assuring the king that he will create, thanks to his power, a charming woman, worthy of becoming the king's consort. The king, after a moment of hesitation, agrees. The sorcerer asks the king to remove the guards. The king commands them to retire, but not to go far away so as to be within easy call. The sorcerer evokes a spirit. A demon emerges from the floor, and at the command of the sorcerer goes and finds a palanquin, which is brought in by beautiful pages. In this palanquin which the sorcerer shows, at first, to be empty, three lovely Greek goddesses slowly appear. The king is charmed, but he remarks to the sorcerer that the Greek costumes do not please him. But they are quickly transformed, under the spell of the ... Written by Lubin Catalog

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Short | Fantasy

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Release Date:

25 July 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge Is Sweet See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The King Pays the Price
14 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

What appears to be a wizard begs the King for his life. It doesn't look good until the King realizes he can use this guy for his own purposes. He gets the wizard to concoct a stage where three women appear. The King chooses one. And then all hell breaks loose with a series of table turnings. The King should have left well enough alone. The tricks done here are very good and creative. Check out the business with the chair.


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