The Bewildering Cabinet (1907)

Le placard infernal (original title)
A magic cabinet turns two young girls into hideous beasts.


Georges Méliès


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A hat, trousers and coat are placed on a chair, and they come to life with a man in them; he makes a cabinet of four slabs and places his hat inside, when it pops out again; he puts it back and again this occurs, but the third time it comes out bringing with it about twenty other hats, which come shooting out like cannon balls. The man makes several disappearances when suddenly, on opening the cabinet, he finds two pretty girls cuddled in it. He calls his assistant and helps them out but when they attempt to embrace them they find themselves fondling two ugly ogres. The film concludes with a number of ingeniously arranged quick changes from ogres to girls, the manipulator of the cabinet being the sufferer by these. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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cabinet | magic spell | See All (2) »


Short | Fantasy





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