Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema Volume Five

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In The Bogie Man's Cave
La Cuisine de l'ogre : In The Bogie Man's Cave
The Good Luck Of A Souse
Il y a un dieu pour les ivrognes : The Good Luck Of A Souse
Justinian's Human Torches 548 A.D.
Les Torches humaines : Justinian's Human Torches 548 A.D.
The Genii Of Fire
Le Genie du feu : The Genii Of Fire
Why That Actor Was Late
Why That Actor Was Late : Why That Actor Was Late
Dream Of An Opium Fiend
Le Reve d'un fumeur d'opium : Dream Of An Opium Fiend
Long Distance Wireless Photography
La Photographie electrique a distance : Long Distance Wireless Photography
The Prophetess Of Thebes
La Prophetesse de Thebes : The Prophetess Of Thebes
In The Barber Shop
Salon de coiffure : In The Barber Shop
The New Lord Of The Village
Le Nouveau seigneur du village : The New Lord Of The Village
The Miser
L'avare : The Miser
Side Show Wrestlers
Le Conseil du Pipelet / un tour a la foire : Side Show Wrestlers
The Broken Violin
Lully ou le violon brise : The Broken Violin
The Woes of Roller Skates
Les Patineurs : The Woes of Roller Skates
His First Job
Amour et melasse : His First Job
The Mischances Of A Photographer
Les Mesaventures d'un photographe : The Mischances Of A Photographer
Indian Sorcerer An
Le Fakir de Singapour : Indian Sorcerer An
A Tricky Painter's Fate
A Tricky Painter's Fate : A Tricky Painter's Fate
French Cops Learning English
French interpreter policeman : French Cops Learning English
Not Guilty
Anaic ou le balafre : Not Guilty
Buncoed Stage Johnnie
Pour l'etoile S.V.P. : Buncoed Stage Johnnie
A Grandmother's Story
Conte de la grand-mere et reve de l'enfant : A Grandmother's Story
Pharmaceutical Hallucinations
Hallucinations pharmaceutiques ou le truc du potard : Pharmaceutical Hallucinations
The Good Sheperdess And The Evil Princess
La Bonne bergere et la mauvaise princesse : The Good Sheperdess And The Evil Princess
Unidentified film fragment.
The Diabolic Tenant
Le Locataire diabolique : The Diabolic Tenant
Whimsical Illusions
Les Illusions fantaisistes : Whimsical Illusions
Baron Munchausen's Dream
Les Hallucinations du Baron de Munchausen : Baron Munchausen's Dream
The Conquest Of The Pole
A la conquete du pole : The Conquest Of The Pole
The Knight Of The Snow
Le Chevalier des neiges : The Knight Of The Snow
The Voyage Of The Bourrichon Family
Le Voyage de la famille Bourrichon : The Voyage Of The Bourrichon Family
Choreographed by Petipa, Ceccetti, Ivanov (1893)/Music by B. Fitinghof-Schell. This popular ballet was based on Perrault's classic fairy tale and became the cornerstone of the growth and development of The…

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