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The Devilish Plank (1904)

La planche du diable (original title)
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A magic trick is performed with a long plank with two pots built into it, both with holes in the bottom. Pretty girls are part of the magic.

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Devilish Plank
24 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Devilish Plank, The (1904)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka La Planche du diable

French director Melies plays a magician here who creates a plank with two large holes it it that allows women to float up through them. This is a fairly interesting film but even at just under two-minutes the thing drags in spots. The trick of having the women float through the hole looked pretty good and the effects hold up well but it's rather tame compared to other film's the director did and nothing here really stands out on its own.


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