Les Trésors de Satan



The Devil's Money Bags

WAR 1902

Les Trésors de Satan

MEL 1908

Los tesoros del diablo


MEL 1904-A 

The Treasures of Satan

The setting of this fantastic scene represents the hall of an old château in which a miser has locked up seven large bags containing his wealth. Satan, who has made his way into the château, puts the seven bags in a strong box, and makes with his hands some cabalistic motions. The miser comes into the hall and is greatly astonished to find his fortune missing. He opens the coffer and immediately the bags leap out. He gathers them up and puts them back into the coffer. When he opens it again he finds that they have been transformed into seven young girls, who rush out and chase after him, beating him unmercifully. They shut him up in the coffer from which his gold has vanished. The miser pushes open the lid of the coffer, and to his profound despair finds that both young girls and money have disappeared. (This view is most sensational in its mysterious scenes.)

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 413-414 Warwick Trading Co 4413 
2 Georges Méliès   
3 < 04/10/1902 50 m/165 ft
4 France  


04/10/1902 Grande-BretagneLondres The Era The Devil's Money Bags
06/12/1902 EspagneVitoria Farrús
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04/01/1903 Espagne, Barcelone Diorama El tesoro de Satán 
20/04/1903 Cuba, La Havane Costa/Prada
Los tesoros de Satanás (color)
08/10/1903 EspagneVitoria Caumel Los tesoros del diablo
09/08/1904 MexiqueToluca Enrique Rosas Los tesoros de Satanás
07/02/1906 FranceParis G. Méliès  Les trésors de Satan
G. Méliès
Paris, le 7 février 1906
Monsieur Caroli
413-414     Les trésors de Satan
Collection particulière [D.R.]