Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema Film List

by Tornado_Sam | created - 23 Aug 2017 | updated - 23 Aug 2017 | Public

This is a list of the films included on Flicker Alley's "Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema" set (also includes the documentary at the beginning of Disc 1).

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1. Le grand Méliès (1952)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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: 238

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Documentary.

2. Card Party (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Biography

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: 826

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Actuality.

3. A Terrible Night (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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: 1,003

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Comedy

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

1 min | Short, Horror

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: 1,442

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

5. A Nightmare (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Horror

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: 1,242

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

6. The Devil's Castle (1897)

3 min | Short, Horror

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: 871

Included on Disc 1 (Color). Genre: Trick Film.

7. The Surrender of Tournavos (1897)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, War

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: 418

Included on Disc 1.Genre: Drama.

8. Between Calais and Dover (1897)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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: 445

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Comedy.

9. The Bewitched Inn (1897)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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: 780

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

10. After the Ball, the Bath (1897)

1 min | Short

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: 1,117

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Erotic Film.

11. Divers at Work on the Wreck of the 'Maine' (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Drama, News

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

Director: Georges Méliès

Votes: 454

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Actuality.

12. Panorama from Top of a Moving Train (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

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: 461

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Documentary.

13. The Magician (1898)

1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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: 685

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

14. The Famous Box Trick (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 461

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

15. Adventures of William Tell (1898)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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: 437

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film/Comedy.

16. A Trip to the Moon (1898)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 3,108

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

17. Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

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: 2,716

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

18. The Temptation of St. Anthony (1898)

1 min | Short, Drama

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

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

Votes: 681

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

19. A Turn of the Century Illusionist (1899)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

A magician and his assistant perform numerous magic acts.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 870

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

20. The Sign of the Cross (1899)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

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: 829

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

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

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

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

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

Votes: 515

Included on Disc 1 (Color). Genre: Trick Film/Dance.

22. L'affaire Dreyfus (1899)

13 min | Short, Biography, Drama

Dramatized re-enactments of the events of the Dreyfus-affair from 1894 to 1899.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 469

Included on Disc 1 (series of nine short films). Genre: Drama.

23. Cinderella (1899)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama, Family

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: 1,252

Included on Disc 1 (Small Portion Colored). Genre: Drama.

24. Le chevalier mystère (1899)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 400

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

25. Addition and Subtraction (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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: 299

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

26. The Cook's Revenge (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

To escape the manager's wrath, a naughty cook who caused a small disaster with his amorous advances to a delicious waitress, hides in a wooden cupboard and suffers an immediate and unforeseen punishment. But, is this truly the end?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 318

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film/Comedy.

27. Les infortunes d'un explorateur (1900)

1 min | Short

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 182

Included on Disc 1 (Fragment). Genre: Trick Film.

28. The One-Man Band (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

A band-leader assembles an orchestra by mystifying means.

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,925

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

29. Joan of Arc (1900)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 827

Included on Disc 1 (Color, with narration). Genre: Drama.

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

3 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 281

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

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

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

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: 253

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

32. The Magic Book (1900)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Comedy

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: 352

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

33. Up-to-Date Spiritualism (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Falling into the same perplexing predicament that doomed the hapless travellers in Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900), and The Bewitched Inn (1897), an unsuspecting man is harassed by an annoying poltergeist. Can he outsmart it?

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 263

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

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

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

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: 396

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

35. The Christmas Dream (1901)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 317

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Fantasy.

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

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy

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: 850

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film/Comedy.

37. A Fantastical Meal (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short

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 | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 277

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film

38. Going to Bed Under Difficulties (1900)

Not Rated | 2 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

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: 553

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film/Comedy.

39. The Dainaid's Barrel (1900)

1 min | Short, Fantasy

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 216

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

40. The Doctor and the Monkey (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy

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

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 254

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Comedy.

41. How He Missed His Train (1900)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 268

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film/Comedy.

42. Troubles in a Tenement House (1901)

2 min | Short

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: 209

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Comedy.

43. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901)

Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 343

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

44. The Clown with the Portable Body (1901)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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: 351

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.

45. The House of Mystery (1901)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short, Fantasy

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: 245

Included on Disc 1. Genre: Trick Film.