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 »
In this trickery extravaganza, Excelsior, the wizard of illusion, enters the stage accompanied by his faithful assistant. Without delay, the maestro of deception pulls out a handkerchief from his pocket, and out of thin air, a glass container appears which is filled with water sprouting from his helper, the human fountain. After that, everything is possible in this rare and spectacular show.Written by
Some of the tried and true works here. Melies plays both the magician and his partner. The best scene is where he places a large goblet on a table and pumps the man's arm, causing water to shoot from his mouth, into the goblet. He then does a tired trick with a big sheet which when removed reveals a lobster. He does it again and it turns into a woman. There are a few other things. It's basically a magic show.
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