Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.
In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »
Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »
Scenes. 1. The Route to the Depths of Perdition (a Dazzingly Sensational New Effect.) 2. The Fantastical Ride. 3. The Gloomy Pass. 4. The Stream. 5. The Entrance to the Lower Regions. 6. ... See full summary »
A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has ... See full summary »
As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of ... See full summary »
A monk brings in a woman and charges her with witchcraft. She is bound to a post and ignited. She burns so thoroughly that all that is left is the post. The evil monk falls asleep satisfied that he has done well. She comes back as an angel and he now becomes the object of the inquisition. This is good storytelling. The pyrotechnics come off quite well and he gets his just desserts.
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