Aboard the futuristic flying machine of his own invention, Professor Mabouloff and his team of intercultural explorers set off on yet another impossible expedition to North Pole's vast landscapes. What wonders await the bold adventurers?
The Bourrichon Family is in debt and must go on a journey to escape their creditors. But these creditors are persistent and pursue the family wherever they go, until the family must finally... See full summary »
In this hand-colored short, a magician and his assistant do a series of magic tricks, including making potted plants appear, among others. Melies played the magician, and the actor Manuel played his assistant.
Based on an early 13th century myth, this short film tells the story of a Jew who is forced to walk throughout eternity having refused water to Christ on his way to Calvary. He falls asleep... See full summary »
Two thieves, Robert Macaire and Bertrand, are eating at an outdoor restaurant, when they find themselves left alone. So, spying their chance, they make off with everything on the table. The... See full summary »
A scientist pours water into a tub. Flames rise up, then the scientist takes out some dresses, which are draped upon statues. The statues change into a bevy of dancing girls who perform a dance routine.
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 ... See full summary »
Once again, this fixation with the dark world. Here, a princess has been kidnapped by the Devil. He takes her away to his lair somewhere. The prince has to find her and release her. Satan is helped by an evil man whom he intimidates into helping him. This film had more devils than normal, coming in all sizes and shapes. What these films always suffer from is a clarity of direction of the plot, sacrificing story for spectacle. I suppose this is justified by giving audiences visuals they may have never seen before. Still, I wonder if their level of sophistication was heightened and these presentations became old hat. There are some fun things in this movie. After watching Melies play the Devil so many time, I still get a kick out of his emotive being.
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