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ONE WEEK (1920)  Starring: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts Directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton Produced by Joseph M. Schenck William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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Topics: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts, Edward Cline, silent film
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1928 directed by Tod Browning starring Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Warner Baxter and Jacqueline Gadsden with Mary Nolan, Tiny Ward, Kalla Pasha and Curtis Nero. Crippled during a fight with his wife’s lover and as a result becoming seedy, plotting and vengeful, a professional magician plots a horrible revenge on both the man and his daughter. Soundtrack contains two brief clips of classical music easily recognized and two pieces by Bull of Heaven: "Night's Great Perimeter" and...
Topics: West of Zanzibar, Lon Chaney, Tod Browning, Warner Baxter, Mary Nolan, Jacqueline Gasden, Roscoe...
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The original French title is Le Thaumaturge chinois .
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The original French title for the print fragment is Les aventures de Robinson Crusoé . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Le dirigeable fantastique ou le cauchemar d’un inventeur .
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The original French title is Les Affiches en goguette . IMDb Page
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Hand-Coloured
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A Terrible Night Une Nuit terrible, 1896, 1m08s Star Film Catalogue No. 26 A bearded man in a nightdress and nightcap extinguishes his cigarette and bedside candle and lies back in bed. A gigantic beetle climbs up the bed, skitters across his prone body and heads up the wall, covered by a curtain. He leaps up as though electrified, grabs a broom, swats the insect onto the bed, and stamps on it. He then picks up its corpse and deposits it in the chamber pot that he keeps in the cupboard by the...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Comedy
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MALE AND FEMALE (1919)  Starring: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Theodore Roberts, Bebe Daniels,  Raymond Hatton  Produced and Directed by Cecil B. DeMille Famous Players William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meighan, Lila Lee, Bebe Daniels, silent film
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Le Savant et le chimpanzé, 1900, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 317 An elderly doctor keeps a monkey in a cage. When he briefly pops out, the monkey breaks free, leaps onto a nearby table and begins to systematically wreck the doctor’s study. After overturning a cupboard, he climbs up the stairs to the doctor’s bedroom. The doctor grabs it by the tail, which comes off. While the monkey trashes the bedroom, the doctor is attempting to tame the tail, which has developed a life of its own. The...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Comedy
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The original French title is Éruption volcanique à la Martinique . IMDb Page
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A marching band appears, and the band-leader prepares to give them the music for the song he wants them to play. He has prepared a large staff above their heads, and he now creates notes by making duplicates of his own head, placing them on the staff, and completing the notes with sticks and other implements taken from the band members. When he has finished, the players attempt to perform the music that has been written in such an unusual fashion. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Music
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With godly entrapment, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Country: France Release Date: 7 November 1903 (USA) Also Known As (AKA) Le...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Mythology
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1925 directed by Clarence Brown starring Rudolph Valentino as Drubovsky, Vilma Banky as Mascha, Louise Dresser as the Czarina, Albert Conti as Kuschka and James A. Marcus as Kryilla. After witnessing the daring rescue of a runaway carriage by the dashing, young Lieutenant Dubrovski, (Valentino), a smitten Czarina orders him to attend a private dinner. After a few drinks, the middle aged Czarina begins feeling a little lusty and exits to change into something more comfortable. The young...
Topics: Eagle, Rudolph Valentino, Valentino, Clarence Brown, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti,...
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1963 directed by Giorgio Simonelli starring Ed Fury, Luciana Gilli, Adriano Micantoni, Claudia Mori,Nando Tamberlani and Guiseppe Addobbati. Hamilan, a cruel and ambitious general,(and all around seedy individual) murders his king and places himself on the throne with the former king's sinister niece as his queen. Ursus to the rescue!
Topics: Ursus in the Land of Fire, Ursus, Sword and Sandal, Giorgio Simonelli, Ed Fury, Luciana Gilli,...
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The original French title is Les Cartes vivantes . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Eclipse de soleil en pleine lune . IMDb Page This short can also be found here .
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The original French title is Le vitrail diabolique . IMDb Page
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"A Mesmerian Experiment" was originally titled "Le Baquet de Mesmer" in French and it's another short from Georges Méliès. However, despite the title, it really has nothing to do with hypnosis (i.e., 'mesmerism'--named after the early hypnotist, Anton Mesmer). Like so many of Méliès' films, this one finds him playing the role of a magician--a common thing since in real life he was a stage magician. Here he's heavily disguised with fake hair and a HUGE beard and a period...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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Move over, Mad Men, THIS is how you run an advertising campaign - An entire wall of posters comes to life! Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release Date: France 1906 Also Known As (AKA) Les affiches en goguette France (original title) A vidám plakátok Hungary The Hilarious Posters USA
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It is interesting that the Catholic -- but pro-Dreyfus -- Méliès would make this allegorical film about a symbolic Jew, played by Méliès himself, wandering throughout the ages, plagued for eternity by his complicity in the death of Christ. On the surface, the film isn't anti-Semitic so much as it is illustrative of a tenet in the Catholic faith going back to the Medieval period, still very much in force at the end of the 19th century. This dogma did led to widespread persecution of Jews in...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, History
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Panorama Pris d'un Train En Marche, 1898, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 151 Synopsis: From the top of one of the carriages of a moving train, looking straight ahead over the roofs of the other carriages and over the steam engine pulling them, the viewer travels along a suburban Paris line, under bridges, past assorted buildings and through a station. For those tracking Georges Georges Méliès surviving films from the start, it has already become clear that for all his undoubted originality, he...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Train
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The original French title is Deux cent milles sous les mers ou le cauchemar du pêcheur .
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The original French title is Le Diable noir . IMDb Page
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1935 directed by Denison Clift for The Guaranteed Pictures Corporation, starring Bela Lugosi, Arthur Margetston, Shirley Grey, Edmund Willard, Dennis Hoey, Clifford McLaglen, Ben Welden, Bruce Gordon, George Mozart, Gunnar Moir and Johnnie Schofield.   The Marie Celeste sets sail with a crew of old scalawags and a young bride aboard.   And one of them is a murderer...picture and audio improved.
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Topics: Phantom Ship, Bela Lugosi, Lugosi, Denison Clift, Dennis Hoey, clifford McLaglen, Marie Celeste
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Escamotage d’une dame chez Robert-Houdin, 1896, 1m15s Star Film Catalogue No. 70 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy (Woman) and Georges Georges Méliès (Magician) Country: France Also Known As: Egy hölgy eltűnése Production Co: Théâtre Robert-Houdin Runtime: 1 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Featured in The Magic of Méliès (1997) A magician enters a room and bows to an unseen audience. He opens the same door and invites a woman to join him. He unfolds a...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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A man in a silk top hat stands in front of an empty aquarium. He pours water into his hat and goes fishing, hooking a small one. He becomes a hobo and catches more and more fish from the hat. Then he starts pulling out rabbits. The backdrop becomes the sea, and a mermaid appears. She flirts and beguiles us. The mermaid becomes a woman who leaves the sea and joins the magician, who becomes Neptune. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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1896 Georges Méliès Le Château Hantée (The Haunted Castle) Le Château Hantée, 1897, 0m44s Star Film Catalogue No. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213033/ A man defies warnings from his friend and prepares to spend the light in a haunted castle. He sits nonchalantly down in a chair - which vanishes and reappears on the other side of the room, causing him to fall to the ground. He gets up, looks around indignantly, walks over to the chair, reaches out to move it back, but is alarmed by the...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror
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Star Film Catalogue no. 110 Combat Naval en Grèce (Naval Combat in Greece) Director: Georges Méliès Production Co: Star-Film Country: France Release Date: 1897 Length: 1' 6" This is a very quaint film from Georges Méliès. Seen today, you'll probably laugh at how antiquated it looks. However, keep in mind that this film is still way ahead of the norm for the era, as back in the late 1890s, most films were amazingly mundane--such as showing trains arriving at stations and people playing...
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The original French title is Le Merveilleux éventail vivant . IMDb Page
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X MARKS THE SPOT (1931) Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton Directed by Erle C. Kenton Tiffany Productions William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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Topics: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton, silent film
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A stage magician produces a dove from his sleeve, kisses it and puts it in a large wooden box that is mounted on a small table. He then throws in various items of clothing and makes a symbolic gesture. A small child emerges from the box, and the magician carries him out, placing him on a small plinth. He then produces a large axe and cuts the boy down the middle, producing two identical children. They begin to fight each other, and the magician picks one up and turns him upside down. The boy is...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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HAROLD LLOYD'S WORLD OF COMEDY (1962)   A Harold Lloyd compilation, and (as it were) primer, put out by Art Ross and Lloyd himself in 1962. No substitute for watching the full length, original films, of course, but useful as an introduction. William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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Topics: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, Jobyna Ralston, silent film
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Scenes from WINGS (1927)  Starring: Clara Bow, Buddy Rodgers, Richard Arlen Directed by William A. Wellman Organ by Gaylord Carter William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Clara Bow, Buddy Rodgers, Richard Arlen, silent film
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The Dreyfus Affair (2) The Devil Island Released in 1899, that is to say only 5 years after the start of the Dreyfus affair in a political context in which France is divided into two camps, the film reconstructs openly Dreyfusard sequentially in chronological order and the facts of the time. After the military judgment, silent images show Dreyfus in jail where he is tied to his bed at night. Then we see the suicide of Colonel Henry followed the return of Dreyfus in France by a stormy night....
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, L'Affaire Dreyfus, The Dreyfus Affair, Biography, Short Film, Silent Film,...
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1934 directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer starring Mikhail Yanshin, Boris Gorin-Goryainov, Nina Shaternikova, Sofiya Magarill, Erast Garin and Mikhail Rostovtsev.  A truly odd, Soviet-era comedy from a story by Yuri Tynyanov.  A lady of the palace and an attendant of the Czar meet for love during the Czar's royal nap and accidentally awake him with their love-play. An enraged Czar demands to know who the culprit is and the incident is blamed on one Lieutenant Kizhe, who only exists as an...
Topics: Lieutenant Kizhe, alexandr faintsimmer, russian movies, soviet-era, Yuri Tynyanov, Mikhail Yanshin,...
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The film begins with a grandmother reading a story to a small child before tucking him or her into bed (it's a bit difficult to tell which the tot is). No sooner has the mite fallen asleep than s/he begins dreaming of an angel standing over his/her bed and whisking him/her off to a land of giant toys. The kid wanders around for a bit before being led away by a lady who takes him/her to a jungle or forest where other young ladies dressed as butterflies dance around a bit.. - 16 August 2010 | by...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
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1896 Georges Méliès Le Château Hanté (The Haunted Castle) the tinted version. Le Château Hanté, 1897, 0m44s Star Film Catalogue No. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213033/ A man defies warnings from his friend and prepares to spend the light in a haunted castle. He sits nonchalantly down in a chair - which vanishes and reappears on the other side of the room, causing him to fall to the ground. He gets up, looks around indignantly, walks over to the chair, reaches out to move it back, but...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror
Silent Films
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IN THE DOUGH (1932) Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Shemp Howard, Lionel Stander directed by Ray McCarey Vitaphone, Warner Bros.
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Topics: Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle, Shemp Howard, Lionel Stander, silent film
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Les cartes vivantes Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA (1905) French B&W : Short film Directed by Georges Méliès A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive. The king removes his costume, and there's something very...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Drama, Fantasy
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The original French title is Sorcellerie culinaire . IMDb Page
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FROM HAND TO MOUTH (1919) - Starring: Harold Lloyd, Mildred David, Snub Pollard Directed by Alf Goulding Produced by Hal Roach Pathe Distributors This two reeler is noteworthy in antedating Buster Keaton's "Cops" (1922);  and which it obviously may well have influenced. William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Harold Lloyd, Mildred David, Snub Pollard, Alf Goulding, silent film
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Long before Fred Astaire or Lionel Richie danced on the ceiling, there was Georges Méliès as "The Human Fly" in L'homme Mouche. 'Nuff said. L'homme Mouche, 1902, 1m46s Star Film Catalogue No. 415-416 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Sound Mix: Silent Color: Color (hand colored) Release Date: February 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Also Known As (AKA) L'homme mouche France (original title) A légy-ember Hungary The Human Fly USA
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Star Film Catalogue No. 284 L'Artiste et le Mannequin (The Artist and the Dummy) Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: April 1903 (USA) AKA: The Artist and the Dummy Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist, this one-minute film could have been made by almost anyone at this point of time - and it was made, in varying forms, by several...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Comedy
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The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch...
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A human skeleton is placed upon a table by an attendant. When the attendant leaves the room the skeleton begins kicking his legs and throwing his arms about and suddenly turns into a magician. The magician produces an egg, performing several sleight-of-hand tricks, and places it upon the table with the small end downward. He then crudely draws a human face upon the shell, and the egg immediately begins growing larger and larger until it reaches the size of a normal head. The form of the egg...
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LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1923)  Starring: Marion Davies,  Harrison Ford, Sam Hardy, Andrew Dillon,  Courtenay Foote, Mahlon Hamilton, Stephen Carr, J.M. Kerrigan, Louis  Wolheim, Frank Coghlan Jr. Directed by Sidney Olcott Produced by William Randolph Hearst  William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
Topics: Marion Davies, Sidney Olcottt, William Randolph Hearst, silent film
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Release Date: 1899 Country: France Written and Directed by Georges Méliès AKA "Summoning the Spirits" AKA "Invoking the Spirits" Évocation Spirite is a simple trick film from Georges Méliès. In it he plays a magician who presents us with a wreath. From within this a woman's head appears. This in turn transforms into the head of the devil and then into Méliès himself. It's a basic set up and is only really a showcase for one visual bit of trickery. It's nicely done...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
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This is a five minute short film from Georges Méliès. Like most of his films, Méliès himself appears in the movie--as the jester. He bounces about and tries to entertain the king. However, Francois appears bored by all this. But, when the jester brings out a pretty lady (in 1907 clothing, by the way), the king takes notice! Then, the jester goes about doing the usual Méliès stuff--magic (as he was a stage magician before turning to films).Sadly, the final portion of the film is degraded...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Comedy
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On the Roof (French: Sur les Toits; Star Film Catalogue no. 100) is a 1897 French short black-and-white silent comedy film, directed by Georges Méliès, featuring the director as a bumbling policeman attempting to apprehend two criminals on the roof of an apartment building. "Every second of this," "highly successfully staged" "minute of film," according to Europa Film Treasues, "is used to construct the character's action and movements" and "made...
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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes after his scholars. A mysterious person who has noticed the old man, by means of a balloon, a handkerchief and a coat, constructs a peculiar figure, doing a lot of tricks at the same time. The professor returns with his class and all prepare for work, when, at the sign of the juggler, the statue comes to life,...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Art
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The original French title is Les apparitions fugitives . IMDb Page
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The original French title is La flamme merveilleuse . IMDb Page
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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...
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The original French title is Hydrothérapie fantastique . IMDb Page
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The original French title is Sur les Toits . IMDb Page
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AMERICA (1924) Starring: Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore, Louis Wolheim Directed by D.W. Griffith D.W. Griffith Productions
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A peddler of "the best glue" sets up his outdoor stall. A crowd gathers for a demonstration. As he gives his pitch, two observant cops decide drive off his customers and close him down, much to his fury. He seeks revenge as they sit on a park bench. Incensed, they give chase to administer frontier justice. The crowd, with a mob's psyche, cheers on whomever is on top. It's a pity because this glue really does work. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Rlease Date: 1907...
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A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a second woman appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the women have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release...
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A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Country: France Release Date: 21 November 1903 Also Known As (AKA) Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible France (original title) Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid USA
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The original French title is Défense d’afficher . IMDb Page
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La Pyramide de Triboulet, 1899, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 218 Georges Méliès, a magician by profession, decided to become a director following the discovery of cinematography. Following its installation at the Studio of Montreuil, his films became truly unique using the magic of trickery to make people and objects appear, disappear and reappear. This earned him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Production Co: Star-Film AKA: The Pyramid of...
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The original French title is Combat naval en Grèce . IMDb Page
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The original French title is L’omnibus des toqués ou Blancs et Noirs . IMDb Page
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The king of France receives a marvelous fan. The fan opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women which then come to life an move in unison as their clothing changes. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release date USA 7 May 1904 Also Known As (AKA) Le merveilleux éventail vivant France (original title) A csodálatos élő legyező Hungary Fantastyczny wachlarz Poland The Marvellous Living Fan International (English title) The Wonderful Living Fan USA
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A dramatic short by Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 26 March 1904 Runtime: 3 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) Un miracle sous l'inquisition France (original title) A Miracle Under the Inquisition USA
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Drama
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1944 directed by William Beaudine starring Shemp Howard, Billy Gilbert, Maxie Rosenbloom, Tim Ryan, Jayne Hazard and Minerva Urecal.  Bumblers run into ghosts and a mad gorilla in an old, dark house. Original title: Crazy Knights.
Topics: Ghost Crazy, Crazy Knights, Shemp Howard, William Beaudine, Billy Gilbert, Minerva Urecal
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
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Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall. When the picture show ends, they open up the lantern to reveal a group of dancing girls inside - and this is only the first of the indications that this lantern really is magical. Director: Georges Méliès Country: France Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) La lanterne magique France (original title) A lámpa Hungary The Magic Lantern USA
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A traveler is shown to a room in an inn. After a brief dispute with the hostess and a porter, he is left to himself. But strange things begin to happen in his room, and before long he has created a disturbance that has everyone running to his room to find out what is going on. Director: Georges Méliès Release dates USA 27 June 1903 Portugal 28 November 2009 (Cinemateca Portuguesa) Also Known As (AKA) L'auberge du bon repos France (original title) The Inn Where No Man Rests USA
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A man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin; they dress her and she suddenly comes alive. The magic continues: footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves; when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes. Then they...
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The original French title is Le mariage de Victorine . IMDb Page
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A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant. The servant brings a low table upon which the juggler throws some magic powder. The powder takes fire and blazes up into a large flame, in the midst of which appears a beautiful female. The flame dies away,...
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THE PHANTOM CHARIOT (1921) Original title: Körkarlen Starring: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm, Concordia Selander, Lisa Lundholm, Tor Weijden, Einar Axelsson Directed by Victor Sjöström William Thomas Sherman, wts@gunjones.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty, most laughable and comical. Country: France Release Date: 13 June 1903 (USA) Un malheur n'arrive jamais seul France (original title) Misfortune Never Comes Alone USA
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