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Satan in Prison (1907)

Satan en prison (original title)
Satan uses of magical powers to cure his boredom while locked in a prison cell.

Director:

Georges Méliès
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Georges Méliès ... Satan
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Satan uses of magical powers to cure his boredom while locked in a prison cell.

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Country:

France

Release Date:

November 1907 (USA) See more »

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Star-Film See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Yes, that is Georges Méliès under all that makeup and hair!
20 September 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Georges Méliès often cast himself in the lead in his films--and this was apparently always in the case in films where his skills and style as a stage magician were required. Despite the title, the guy in the film doesn't appear to be Satan at all--just some magical guy who uses stop-motion to make things appear and bound upon the walls as he decorates a room and sets up a table. But, once he's finished and about to sit down for a drink, he sees he's alone and conjures up a lady to share it with him. A guard appears and isn't pleased to see the guy (Satan?!) enjoying himself in his formerly empty cell. So, feverishly, the magician makes everything disappear before the guard returns with help.

Other than the title, this is a pretty standard magical sort of film for Georges Méliès. However, if you watch the film, you'll see that just before the end, he DOES change appearance and looks a bit devilish...a bit.


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