L’Horloge magique ou La petite fille qui voulait être princesse (1928)

France, 1928
black and white, 1.33:1

A French fantasy film directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz.

Plot Summary

Yolande wants to be a princess. Her father, Bombastus, builds a clock full of animated puppets and in her dreams, Yolande becomes part of the story being acted out by the animated knights that move around the clock each hour.


Directed by: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Les Films Louis Nalpas
Produced by: Léona-Béatrice Martin-Starewitch
Written by: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Director of Photography: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Editor: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Music: Paul Dessau
Costume Designer: Anna Starewicz
Production Designer: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Nina Star (Yolande)
Bogdan Zoubowitch

Alternative Titles

A Csodaóra – Hungary
The Magical Clock, or The Little Girl Who Wanted to Be a Princess – English language title

Extracts included in
Les Contes de l’horloge magique (2003)