Escamotage d’une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin (1896)

France, 1896
1m 15s
hand coloured

A short French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

A man makes a woman disappear into thin air.


Directed by: Georges Méliès
Théâtre Robert-Houdin

Jeanne d’Alcy (woman)
Georges Méliès (magician)

Alternative Titles

The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin – USA
O Desaparecimento de uma Dama no Teatro Robert Houdin – Brazil
Egy hölgy eltunése – Hungary
The Vanishing Lady
Znikajaca kobieta
– Poland



  • Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer pp.60-61 – credits, notes
  • Georges Méliès by Georges Sadoul p.173 – note
  • Horror in Silent Films by Roy Kinnard pp.8-9
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.520 – credits