6.1/10
147
5 user 2 critic

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:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Just as Georges Méliès' A TRIP TO THE MOON imagined a manned moon landing nearly seventy years before it happened, so, too, does he anticipate the opening of the Chunnel in 1994 with this ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Fernande Albany, Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel
Sunrise (1927)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston
Short | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon
Comedy | Fantasy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A one-armed man obtains an artificial limb which he cannot control.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: Paul Panzer
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A beautiful young woman walking home from visiting the shops. Causes more than enough problems for every man she passes, who stop to admire her beauty.

Directors: Romeo Bosetti, Louis Feuillade
Stars: Renée Carl
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The fiend faces the spectacular mind-bending consequences of his free-wheeling rarebit binge.

Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Jack Brawn
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Satan
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

November 1907 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Satan in Prison  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Same Type of Melies Magic
27 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Satan en prison (1907)

*** (out of 4)

aka Satan in Prison

George Melies loved certain subjects and if you go through his filmmography you're going to run across certain stories that the French director did several times. This is one example and is another remake of his film THE HAUNTED CASTLE. This time out, Satan himself winds up in prison where he's put into an empty cell and before long he begins to add pieces such as a table, chairs and eventually a woman. Melies liked making films like this one where he'd simply use his magic to build up a set. He did this type of film quite a bit throughout his career and while this one here takes a while to get started once it does hit its stride it makes for a pretty good entertainment. As in the previous films, the special effects are certainly the highlights and while the trick shots are obviously done through editing, I think the quality had certainly improved by this point in the director's career. The edits were quite simple and not nearly as noticeable as they had been a decade earlier. As usual, Melies brings a lot of charm to the main character and helps get a few nice laughs.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Rent or Buy Popular Movies With Prime Video

Explore popular movies available to rent or buy on Prime Video.

Visit Prime Video to explore more titles