La Clownesse fantôme (1902)

France,
1m, 30.48 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

A magician appears with his imp assistant, and they transform a piece of cloth into a young woman. She is put into a barrel and emerges as a man who jumps through a paper hoop, transforming back into the woman. The magician then makes the woman levitate by lying her on a table and removing it, leaving her floating in mid-air. Finally, the magician makes a man and the woman disappear.

Credits

Crew
Director: Georges Méliès
Star-Film

Cast
Georges Méliès (the magician)

Alternative Titles

The Magician and the Imp – USA
The Shadow Girl – USA
Twentieth Century Conjuring – USA

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