Ching Ling Foo’s Greatest Feats (1902)

USA,
33.53 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

An American fantasy film.

Plot Summary

A magician places a Chinese lantern over a woman, and it gradually shrinks and the woman disappears. He then waves a fan in the air conjuring up another large lamp surrounded by several smaller ones. He makes them rise into the air trailing silk behind them which he guides into a large vase. With a wave of his hand, he makes the woman reappear from the vase but she transforms into an ugly man when he places a rug over her.