L’Oeuf du sorcier ou L’oeuf magique prolifique (1902)

France, 1902
41.15 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

A French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès.

Plot Summary

A skeleton comes to life and transforms into a magician who performs tricks. He draws a crude human face on an egg which grows to the size of a real head and turns into a young woman. A hobgoblin subsequently appears, the egg reverts to its normal size and the magician is once again turned into a skeleton.


Directed by: Georges Méliès
Star Film

Alternative Titles

Jajo czarnoksieznika – Polish title
The Magical Egg – US title
Prolific Magic Egg – US title
The Prolific Magical Egg – US title


Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.384 – credits