Le Sorcier (1903)

France, 1903
2m 10s, 94 feet/29 metres
16mm, black and white, 1.33:1

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

A sorcerer, condemned to death for practising witchcraft, pleads for his life by promising the king that he will conjure up a beautiful consort. But instead he uses his powers to summon demons and cause mischief in the court.


Director: Georges Méliès
Star Film

Georges Méliès (sorceror)

Alternative Titles

Revenge Is Sweet – US title
The Sorcerer’s Revenge – UK title
La Vengeance du sorcier – French title
The Witch’s Revenge – US title

Extracts included in
Kingdom of Shadows (1998)



  • Artificially Arranged Scenes: The Films of Georges Méliès by John Frazer pp.110-111 – notes
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.18 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.545 – credits