L'impressioniste Fin de Siecle, 1899, 0m57s Star Film Catalogue No. 183
A stage magician props up a female dummy on a table and lets it fall back before grabbing it and transforming it into a live ballerina. He helps her down and she performs some ballet steps before sitting in a chair. The magician places a large tube on the table and covers her with a cloth. She vanishes, and reappears inside the tube. The magician helps her down again, and picks her up in his arms. She dissolves into a shower of confetti. He places the tube on the table again, stands over the confetti and drapes the cloth over himself. He vanishes and reappears in the tube. Jumping down from the table, he turns into the ballerina. She climbs back onto the table, jumps down, and turns back into the magician. He takes a step back and vanishes, re-emerging on the left-hand side of the stage. He gets on the table, sits cross-legged, and disappears in a puff of smoke.
Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Language: None Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) Release Date: 1899 (USA) Also Known As: The Conjuror Also Known As: A Turn of the Century Illusionist Also Known As: An Up-to-Date Conjuror Production Co: Star-Film