The Mystic Swing (1900)

USA,
18.29 metres
black and white
silent

An American fantasy film directed by Edwin S. Porter.

Plot Summary

A professor and Mephisto show off their respective powers using a young woman in a swing as their subject. The woman vanishes, is duplicated and is finally joined on the swing by a skeleton.

Credits

Crew
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Edison

Extracts included in
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)

References

Books

  • Edison Motion Pictures 1890-1900: An Annotated Filmography by Charles Musser pp.584-585 – illustrated note
  • Horror in Silent Films: A Filmography, 1896-1929 by Roy Kinnard p.13
  • Motion Pictures from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection 1894-1912 by Kemp R. Niver, edited by Bebe Bergsten p.348
  • by Walt Lee p.326 – credits