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1. Une partie de cartes (1896)

1 min | Short, Biography

5.1
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In what is considered to be the first remake in the history of cinema, the grand French director, Georges Méliès, directs his very first short film, influenced by the Lumière Brothers' original story in "Partie d'écarté (1896)".

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Octavie Huvier, Gaston Méliès, Georges Méliès, Georgette Méliès

Votes: 659

Playing Cards (1896) (aka Une partie de cartes) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

2. Une nuit terrible (1896)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 745

A Terrible Night (1896) (aka Une nuit terrible) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

3. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.3
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As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,107

The Vanishing Lady (1896) (aka Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin aka The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

4. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.6
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In this fantastic scene, a man who is eager to retire has a difficult time finding peace, as his nocturnal illusions come to life out of thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 902

A Nightmare (1896) (aka Le cauchemar) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

5. The Devil's Castle (1897)

3 min | Short, Horror

6.4
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Released under different titles in France--and not surprisingly, often confused with its analogous 1896 movie, "Le Manoir du Diable (1896)"--Georges Méliès' Haunted Castle is considered, by all means, a remake.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 643

The Haunted Castle (1897) (aka Le château hanté aka The Devil's Castle) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

6. La prise de Tournavos (1897)

1 min | Short, War

5.4
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In one of his numerous reconstructed newsreels, the indefatigable French director, Georges Méliès, reenacts a fictional scene taking place in a fort at Tyrnavos during the Greco-Turkish War of 1897.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 324

The Surrender Of Tournavos (1897) (aka La prise de Tournavos) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

7. Entre Calais et Douvres (1897)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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Using the same rocking effect previously employed in "Combat naval en Grèce (1897)", the director Georges Méliès recreates the illusion of a small ship in a tempest.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Joseph Grapinet, Georges Méliès, Georgette Méliès

Votes: 349

Between Calais And Dover (1897) (aka Entre Calais et Douvres) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

8. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.5
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At a solitary cheap inn, a distant traveller overcome with fatigue has a close encounter with the supernatural.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 554

The Bewitch Inn (1897) (aka L'auberge ensorcelée aka The Bewitched Inn) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

9. After the Ball, the Bath (1897)

1 min | Short

5.3
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The first film to ever show a nudity scene on screen is a simple presentation of a servant preparing a bath for another woman.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jeanne Brady, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 888

After The Ball (1897) (aka Après le bal aka After the Ball, the Bath) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

10. Visite sous-marine du Maine (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama, News

6.0
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The battleship Maine is blown up in Havana harbour during the Spanish-American War.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 341

Divers At Work On The Wreck Of The "Maine" (1898)[/url] (aka Visite sous-marine du Maine) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

11. Panorama pris d'un train en marche (1898)

1 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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With the cameraman atop a moving train car the viewer is given a one minute glimpse of a French urban area.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 357

Panorama From Top Of A Moving Train (1898) (aka Panorama pris d'un train en marche) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

12. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 510

The Magician (1898) (aka Le magicien aka Black Magic) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

13. The Famous Box Trick (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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From the depths of a plain wooden box, a skilful conjurer materializes a lively boy in a clown suit. Next, he takes a heavy battle-axe. What are his intentions?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 346

The Famous Box Trick (1898) (aka Illusions fantasmagoriques) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

14. Adventures of William Tell (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Atop a wonderful central pedestal, a happy clown puts the finishing touches on a William Tell's incomplete model, assembling the mannequin limb by limb with the intention of shooting a target off of its head with a potent crossbow.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 342

Adventures Of William Tell (1898) (aka Guillaume Tell et le clown aka The Statue of William Tell) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

15. The Astronomer's Dream; or, The Man in the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,359

The Astronomer’s Dream (1898) (aka La lune à un mètre aka A Trip to the Moon aka The Man in the Moon aka The Moon at Arm's Length aka The Moon at One Meter) Note: This is an earlier Trip to the Moon, not Méliès' later, more famous film. On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

16. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.6
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Much to our amazement, an elegant and masterful illusionist detaches his own head effortlessly from his shoulders for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 2,324

The Four Troublesome Heads (1898) (aka Un homme de tête aka Four Heads Are Better Than One) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

17. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama

6.0
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The pious St. Anthony is tormented by visions of seductive women.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 527

The Temptation Of Saint Anthony (1898) (aka La tentation de Saint-Antoine) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

18. A Turn of the Century Illusionist (1899)

1 min | Short

6.5
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A magician and his assistant perform numerous magic acts.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 754

The Conjurer (1899) (aka L'impressionniste fin de siècle aka A Turn of the Century Illusionist aka The Conjuror aka An Up-to-Date Conjuror) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

19. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Satan appears in a convent and takes the guise of a priest. Before long he is causing all manner of perturbation and despair.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 604

The Devil In A Convent (1899) (aka Le diable au convent aka The Sin of the Cross) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

20. Haggard's She: The Pillar of Fire (1899)

1 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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A devil conjures up a dancing woman from a mystical flame.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 368

The Pillar Of Fire (1899) (aka La colonne de feu aka Haggard's She) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

21. A Mysterious Portrait (1899)

1 min | Short

6.1
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A magician has a picture frame set up. He then proceeds to make a second version of himself appear inside it.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 330

The Mysterious Portrait (1899) (aka Le portrait mystérieux) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

22. La dictée du bordereau (1899)

1 min | Short

4.9
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Dictation of the statement of Captain Dreyfus in reference to the Dreyfus Affair, a political scandal that rocked France from 1894 to 1906.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 121

Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus (1899) (aka La dictée du bordereau) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

23. The Devil's Island (1899)

1 min | Short

5.1
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Former Captain Alfred Dreyfus paces in his prison, in a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 141

Devil’s Island - Within The Palisade (1899) (aka L'île du diable aka Dreyfus at Devil's Island) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

24. Mise aux fers de Dreyfus (1899)

1 min | Short, Biography

5.1
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Captain Dreyfus is placed in leg irons as a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 138

Dreyfus Put In Irons (1899) (aka Mise aux fers de Dreyfus aka Inside a Cell at Devil's Island) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

25. Suicide du Colonel Henry (1899)

1 min | Short

5.4
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Major Hubert-Joseph Henry commits suicide, in a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 157

Suicide Of Colonel Henry (1899) (aka Suicide du Colonel Henry) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

26. Disembarking at Quiberon (1899)

1 min | Short

5.4
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Captain Dreyfus gets off the ship at Quiberon during the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 142

Landing Of Dreyfus At Quiberon (1899) (aka Débarquement à Quiberon aka Disembarking at Quiberon) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

27. Entretien de Dreyfus et de sa femme à Rennes (1899)

1 min | Short

5.2
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Captain Dreyfus is reunited with his wife after being falsely imprisoned.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 146

Dreyfus Meets His Wife At Rennes (1899) (aka Entretien de Dreyfus et de sa femme à Rennes) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

28. Attentat contre Maître Labori (1899)

1 min | Short

5.5
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A dramatization of a real event, in which Fernand Labori, defense lawyer for Captain Dreyfus in the Dreyfus Affair, was shot and wounded in the back by an unknown assailant who escaped.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 136

The Attempt Against The Life Of Maitre Labori (1899) (aka Attentat contre Me Labori ) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

29. Bagarre entre journalistes (1899)

1 min | Short

5.3
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A fight breaks out between reporters, as a dramatization of the events surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, an actual historic event.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 142

The Fight Of Reporters (1899) (aka Bagarre entre journalistes aka The Fight of Journalists at the Lycée) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

30. Conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes (1899)

2 min | Short

4.9
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In this, the 10th episodes of The Dreyfus Affair docudrama, court-martial proceedings continue. Cross-questioning occurs, and Captain Dreyfus argues with the judges.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 136

The Court Martial At Rennes (1899) (aka Conseil de guerre en séance à Rennes) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

31. Cinderella (1899)

6 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A fairy godmother magically turns Cinderella's rags to a beautiful dress, and a pumpkin into a coach. Cinderella goes to the ball, where she meets the Prince - but will she remember to leave before the magic runs out?

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle Barral, Bleuette Bernon, Carmelli, Jehanne d'Alcy

Votes: 1,027

Cinderella (1899) (aka Cendrillon) On Georges éliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

32. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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The conjurer appears at a blackboard and shows the head of a knight on it. He seizes the picture of the head, removes it from the blackboard, and it turns into life and bows and smiles ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 320

The Mysterious Knight (1899) (aka Le chevalier mystère aka The Mysterious Blackboard) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

33. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

1 min | Short

5.9
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A man attempts to sit on a stool, only to find a woman has magically appear to steal his place. This happens again and again. Soon, more amazing transformations occur.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jeanne Mareyla

Votes: 238

Addition And Substraction (1900) (aka Tom Whisky ou L'illusioniste toqué) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

34. The Cook's Revenge (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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Showing the interior of a kitchen, with the cook trying to embrance and kiss the maid, who drops the dishes and runs away as she hears the proprietor approaching. The cook hides in a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 243

The Cook’s Revenge (1900) (aka La vengeance du gâte-sauce) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

35. Les infortunes d'un explorateur (1900)

1 min | Short

4.2
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A movie fragment depicting an archaeological explorer entering a standing sarcophagus.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 150

The Misfortunes Of An Explorer (1900) (aka Les infortunes d'un explorateur) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

36. The One-Man Band (1900)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,644

The One-Man Band (1900) (aka L'homme orchestre aka The One Man Band) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

37. Joan of Arc (1900)

10 min | Short, Drama, History

6.7
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A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Jeanne Calvière

Votes: 650

Joan Of Arc (1900) (aka Jeanne d'Arc) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

38. Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream (1900)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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The picture opens with the Sultan lying down to rest on his luxurious cushioned couch. The scene changes to the grounds around the palace. An odd-looking tree appears in the foreground and ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 224

The Rajah's Dream (1900) (aka Le rêve du radjah ou La forêt enchantée aka Oh! What a Night; or, The Sultan's Dream aka The Rajah's Dream or The Bewitched Wood) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

39. The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900)

2 min | Short

5.5
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A prince visits a wizard, and asks him to conjure up a fiancee to be his wife. But the wizard plays several tricks on the prince, who is infuriated, when the wizard's magic then turns him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 204

The Wizard, The Prince And The Good Fairy (1900) (aka Le sorcier, le prince et le bon génie) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

40. The Magic Book (1900)

3 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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When this picture opens, you see a large book mounted on an easel. An old student is seen poring over old manuscripts when he advances toward the book, and by the aid of some mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 270

The Magic Book (1900) (aka Le livre magique) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

41. Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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In this subject a "comique eccentric" enters the drawing room inhabited by spirits. He tries to take off his coat and hat, but these garments return to his head and shoulders as soon as he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 206

Up-To-Date Spiritualism (1900) (aka Spiritisme abracadabrant) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

42. The Triple Conjurer and the Living Head (1900)

1 min | Short

6.3
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A man comes onto the stage through the fireplace, divides himself, and sits on stools on either side of a table. He places a woman's head on the table and a hat on her head. She speaks to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 320

The Triple Conjurer And The Living Head (1900) (aka L'illusioniste double et la tête vivante) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

43. The Christmas Dream (1901)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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The entire story of Christmastide is here depicted. The scene opens in a large boudoir of an apparently wealthy man's home. His children, assisted by their governess, are about to retire. ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 237

The Christmas Dream (1900) (aka Le rêve de Noël) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

44. The Fat and the Lean Wrestling Match (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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Right in front of our very eyes, two attractive and feminine women metamorphose into two professional wrestlers who begin a no-holds-barred wrestling match.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 694

Fat And Lean Wrestling Match (1900) (aka Nouvelles luttes extravagantes) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

45. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

2 min | Short

6.1
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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 218

A Fantastical Meal (1900) (aka Le repas fantastique) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

46. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

6.8
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As if by magic, a weary traveller trying to undress, is foiled by his mutinous clothes as they teleport and multiply before his eyes, refusing to stay on the clothing rack.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 429

Going To Bed Under Difficulties (1900) (aka Le déshabillage impossible) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

47. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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Dainaid demonstrates that he can fit 8 women into a magic barrel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 180

ght Girls In A Barrel (1900) (aka Le tonneau des danaïdes aka The Dainaid's Barrel) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

48. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A doctor's monkey escapes from its cage, and causes mayhem about the office.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 199

The Doctor And The Monkey (1900) (aka Le savant et le chimpanze) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

49. How He Missed His Train (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.9
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A man wishing to catch a train, and having left himself none too much time to do so, rises from his couch and proceeds to don his garments. These, however, change in a most fearful manner, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 211

How He Missed His Train (1900) (aka Le réveil d'un monsieur pressé) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

50. Troubles in a Tenement House (1901)

2 min | Short

5.5
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This picture shows the ground floor and also the first floor front of a modern lodging house. In the lower room the landlord and his lady are having dinner, while above them four young men ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 165

What Is Home Without The Boarder (1901) (aka La maison tranquille aka Troubles in a Tenement House) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

51. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.1
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A Brahmin comes upon a giant caterpillar, which turns into a cross between a butterfly and a girl: the Brahmin finally turns into a caterpillar.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 266

The Brahmin And The Butterfly (1901) (aka La chrysalide et le papillon d'or) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

52. An Extraordinary Dislocation (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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The funniest of all mystical pictures yet produced. Several body parts of a dancing clown float away from his body and come back again.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: André Deed

Votes: 270

Extraordinary Illusions (1901) (aka Dislocations mystérieuses aka An Extraordinary Dislocation aka The Clown with the Portable Body) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

53. The House of Mystery (1901)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.2
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In a mysterious cavern, a magician performs a magic show that includes a dancing skeleton and a woman who is levitated.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 187

The Magician’s Cavern (1901) (aka L'antre des esprits aka The House of Mystery) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

54. The Bachelor's Paradise (1901)

2 min | Short

5.6
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A bachelor meets with a magician to conjure the perfect mate.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 178

The Bachelor’s Paradise (1901) (aka Chez la sorcière) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

55. The Magician and the Human Pump (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.6
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In this trickery extravaganza, Excelsior, the wizard of illusion, pulls out a handkerchief from his pocket, and after that, everything is possible in his rare and spectacular show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 360

The Prince Of Magicians (1901) (aka Excelsior! aka The Magician and the Human Pump) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

56. Bluebeard (1901)

12 min | Short, Horror

7.1
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A young woman becomes the eighth wife of the wealthy Bluebeard, whose first seven wives have died under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jehanne d'Alcy, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 1,167

Blue Beard (1901) (aka Barbe-bleue aka Bluebeard) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

57. Hat of Many Surprises (1901)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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The picture opens showing a gentleman in full evening dress costume. Removing his opera hat and cloak, he leaves the hat on the table and by a few passes causes it to assume immense ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 182

The Hat With Many Surprises (1901) (aka Le chapeau à surprises aka Hat of Many Surprises aka What Was Found in a High Hat) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

58. L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc (1901)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,937

The Man With The Rubber Head (1901) (aka L'homme à la tête en caoutchouc aka The India Rubber Head) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

59. The Devil and the Statue (1901)

2 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A magnificent Venetian oratory. On the left a large bay window through which may be seen the Grand Canal of the city of Venice. In the centre a colonnade and a hemicycle; to the right is a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 405

The Devil And The Statue (1901) (aka Le diable géant ou Le miracle de la madonne aka The Gigantic Devil) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

60. The Dwarf and the Giant (1901)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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Georges Méliès plays the main character, as he splits into two versions of himself, and changes size.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 199

The Dwarf And The Giant (1901) (aka Nain et géant aka The Long and Short of It) On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

61. Le grand Méliès (1952)

31 min | Short, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A biography of the pioneer film director Georges Méliès, featuring his son André playing Georges, and with shots of his second wife, aged 90.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, André Méliès, Marie-Georges Méliès, François Lallement

Votes: 208

Note: This is a narrative short film ABOUT Georges Méliès, not a film directed by him. On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 1

62. La douche du colonel (1902)

1 min | Short, Comedy

4.4
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Two painters are working just above a group of soldiers, just as the commanding officer enters. One little slip with a paint bucket, and hilarity ensues.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 239

aka: The Colonel's Shower Bath On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

63. Marvellous Egg Production (1902)

3 min | Short

5.6
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This is an absolutely new and extraordinary subject. A juggler takes in succession about a dozen eggs out of his servant's mouth. He breaks all the eggs into a hat, and after having beaten ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 170

aka: The Dancing Midget On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

64. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,738

aka: Voyage to the Moon On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

65. The Magician and the Imp (1902)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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The magician appears upon the stage with an imp as his assistant. The imp holds a piece of cloth in his hand. At the command of the magician the cloth is suddenly transformed into a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 158

aka: The Shadow-Girl On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

66. Mephistopheles' School of Magic (1902)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old chateau in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the chateau... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 251

aka: The Treasures Of Satan On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

67. An Impossible Balancing Feat (1902)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

6.1
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An ancient tower, in which is seated the magician, occupies the centre of the stage. On either side of the tower is a statue. The magician waves his hands and the tower and both statues ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 178

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

68. Gulliver's Travels (1902)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

6.6
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Of all the beautiful stories ever told none are more interesting than Gulliver's Travels. How Gulliver set out on a journey and was shipwrecked on an island, where he found strange people, ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 581

aka: Gulliver’s Travels Among The Lilliputians And The Giants On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

69. Reproduction, Coronation Ceremonies: King Edward VII (1902)

4 min | Short, History

5.2
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A re-enactment using actors of the recent coronation of Britain's King Edward VII.

Directors: Georges Méliès, Charles Urban

Votes: 212

aka: The Coronation Of Edward VII On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

70. La guirlande merveilleuse (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.3
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A musketeer bows to the audience and proceeds to hang his hat, coat and vest on the wall in a most amazing manner. Being in need of two pages, he brings them out of his coat, and with rope ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 135

aka: The Marvellous Wreath On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

71. Misfortune Never Comes Alone (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.5
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The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty --most laughable and comical.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 163

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

72. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)

5 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 726

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

73. The Enchanted Box (1903)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

5.5
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As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 135

aka: The Mysterious Box On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

74. The Enchanted Well (1903)

4 min | Fantasy, Drama, Short

6.1
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Denied a handout, a witch exacts vengeance by cursing the village well.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 295

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

75. The Inn Where No Man Rests (1903)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 201

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

76. The Drawing Lesson (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 149

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

77. Revenge Is Sweet (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 113

aka: The Witch’s Revenge On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

78. The Oracle of Delphi (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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A thief attempts to steal treasure from the tomb of Delphi when a spirit appears. He brings two statues come to life, who in turn transform to thief's head into that of a donkey.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 157

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

79. The Spiritualist Photographer (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.8
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A magician transforms a woman into a portrait of herself, then restores her to life.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 253

aka: Spiritualist Photographer On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

80. The Music Lover (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.9
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The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,413

aka: The Melomaniac On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

81. The Monster (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 839

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

82. Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies (1903)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Marguerite Thévenard, Bleuette Bernon

Votes: 836

aka: A Kingdom of Fairies On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

83. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)

2 min | Short, Horror

6.7
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Two demons throw helpless captives into a boiling cauldron, and then try to summon forth their spirits.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 936

aka: The Infernal Caldron On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

84. Jupiter's Thunderballs (1903)

4 min | Short, Fantasy

5.7
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Brief "trick film" in which Zeus and two other gods romp with dancing girls on Olympian clouds.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 298

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

85. Ten Ladies in One Umbrella (1903)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.6
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The scene is similar to that seen at Coney Island, where a number of shows are constantly going on. A Juggler enters, dressed in promenade costume, with an overcoat hanging over his arm, a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 220

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

86. Jack Jaggs and Dum Dum (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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A magician is performing a magic act but is constantly visited by his rival, who tries to steal his show.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 111

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

87. Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid (1903)

2 min | Short, Comedy

4.7
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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 | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 139

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

88. Extraordinary Illusions (1903)

2 min | Short

5.8
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Pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès performs his cine-magic act.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 240

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

89. Jack and Jim (1903)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

4.9
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In a room filled with jugglers' properties of enormous size a prestidigitateur dressed in eccentric costume enters with his assistant. The servant, believing that he would be comfortable in... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 113

aka: Comical Conjuring On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

90. The Magic Lantern (1903)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls.

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 501

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

91. The Ballet Master's Dream (1903)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.3
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A ballet master dreams of ballerinas.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Zizi Papillon

Votes: 143

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

92. Damnation of Faust (1898)

Short, Fantasy

5.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 70

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

93. Decapitation in Turkey (1904)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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In a public place in Constantinople at the corner of a bazaar, the executioner is seated upon a stone and is resting from his daily labors while eating a crust of bread. Suddenly there come... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 310

aka: The Terrible Turkish Executioner On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

94. A Moonlight Serenade; or, The Miser Punished (1904)

3 min | Short

5.6
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Pierrot comes to a miser's house to serenade his lover but he kicks him out. The lady on the moon offers him her hand. He serenades her till the greedy miser comes out and attempts to ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 139

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

95. Tit for Tat (1904)

2 min | Short

5.6
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Melies the magician puts on a magic show by provoking his head with a cloud of smoke. Later the head gets his revenge on the magician.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 129

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

96. Le coffre enchanté (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.0
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A medieval magician performs a magic show involving a long ornate trunk in which he makes his assistants appear, disappear, and transform into other people.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 119

aka: The Bewitched Trunk On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

97. The Untamable Whiskers (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

6.3
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Through a rapid succession of drawings, ingenious disguises and soft dissolves, the director portrays a quick-sketch artist who transforms to various characters according to the static outlines on his chalkboard.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 843

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

98. The Clock Maker's Dream (1904)

2 min | Short, Fantasy

5.4
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A weary clock-maker dozes off in a chair. While he is asleep, three women suddenly appear in the midst of his shop. They proceed to show the sleeping clock-maker some new kinds of clocks that they know how to make.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 138

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

99. The Imperceptible Transmutations (1904)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

5.6
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This shows a prince entering upon the stage of the King's private theatre. He is about to do a few mystifying tricks for the amusement of the court. Taking a large sheet of cardboard, he ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 196

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2

100. A Miracle Under the Inquisition (1904)

3 min | Short

5.9
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An executioner attempts to burn a woman at the stake but his victim comes back as an angel and gives him what he deserves.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 145

On Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema disc 2