Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema Volume One

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Card Party
Une Partie De Cartes : Card Party
A Terrible Night
Une Nuit Terrible : A Terrible Night
The Vanishing Lady
Escamotage d'une dame chez Robert-Houdin : The Vanishing Lady
A Nightmare
Le Cauchemar : A Nightmare
The Haunted Castle
Le Chateau Hante : The Haunted Castle
The Surrender Of Tournavos
La Prise de Tournavos : The Surrender Of Tournavos
Between Calais And Dover
Entre Calais et Douvres : Between Calais And Dover
The Bewitched Inn
L'Auberge ensorcelee : The Bewitched Inn
After The Ball
Apres Le Bal : After The Ball
Divers At Work On The Wreck Of The "Maine"
Visite sous-marine du Maine : Divers At Work On The Wreck Of The "Maine"
Panorama From Top Of A Moving Train
Panorama Pris D'un Train En Marche : Panorama From Top Of A Moving Train
The Magician
Le Magicien : The Magician
The Famous Box Trick
Illusions Fantasmagoriques : The Famous Box Trick
Adventures Of William Tell
Guillaume Tell Et Le Clown : Adventures Of William Tell
The Astronomer's Dream
La Lune a un metre : The Astronomer's Dream
The Four Troublesome Heads
Un Homme de tete : The Four Troublesome Heads
The Temptation Of Saint Anthony
Tentation de Saint Antoine : The Temptation Of Saint Anthony
The Conjurer
L'illusionniste fin de siecle : The Conjurer
The Devil In A Convent
Le Diable au couvent : The Devil In A Convent
The Pillar Of Fire
La Danse du feu : The Pillar Of Fire
The Mysterious Portrait
Le Portrait mysterieux : The Mysterious Portrait
Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus
L'Affaire Dreyfus, La dictee du bordereau : Dreyfus Court Martial - Arrest Of Dreyfus
Devil's Island - Within The Palisade
L'Affaire Dreyfus, A l'ile du diable : Devil's Island - Within The Palisade
Dreyfus Put In Irons
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Mise aux fers de Dreyfus : Dreyfus Put In Irons
Suicide Of Colonel Henry
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Suicide du Colonel Henry : Suicide Of Colonel Henry
Landing Of Dreyfus At Quiberon
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Debarquement a Quiberon : Landing Of Dreyfus At Quiberon
Dreyfus Meets His Wife At Rennes
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Entrevue de Dreyfus et de sa femme a Rennes : Dreyfus Meets His Wife At Rennes
The Attempt Against The Life Of Maitre Labori
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Attentat contre maitre Labori : The Attempt Against The Life Of Maitre Labori
The Fight Of Reporters
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Bagarre entre journalistes : The Fight Of Reporters
The Court Martial At Rennes
L'Affaire Dreyfus, Le Conseil de guerre en seance a Rennes Cendrillon : The Court Martial At Rennes
Cinderella
Le Chevalier mystere : Cinderella
The Cook's Revenge
La Vengeance du gate-sauce : The Cook's Revenge
The Misfortunes Of An Explorer
Les Infortunes d'un explorateur ou les momies recalcitrantes L'Homme orchestre : The Misfortunes Of An Explorer
Joan Of Arc
Jeanne d'Arc : Joan Of Arc

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