[L'Illusionniste double et la Tête vivante]



[L'Illusionniste double et la Tête vivante]

The Triple Conjuror and the Living Head

(excellent subject)

In this extraordinary film a conjurer divides himself into two similar persons. Then the two conjurers place a cardboard head on a table, the head comes to life, and one of the conjurers passes under the table, to show that there is nothing underneath. The body of a lady gradually appears under the head, thereby completing the figure. The two conjurers try to kiss her, but Mephistopheles appears behind one of them and the lady disappears gradually leaving the two operators facing each other. The conjurers, seeing the Devil, run away, but the Devil at this stage dispenses with his disguise, and is then recognized as the original conjurers as at the beginning.

MEL 1905-A


1 Méliès 294  
2 Georges Méliès   
3 1900 20m/85ft
4 France