The Waif and the Wizard; or, the Home Made Happy (1901)

UK, 1901
black and white

A British fantasy film directed by Walter R. Booth.

Plot Summary

A young boy asks a stage conjuror to visit his sick sister at home. The magician transforms the boy into an umbrella which he uses to magically transport them to his sister’s bedside. He turns the umbrella back into the boy again, magics up a bunch of flowers for the little girl and a waiter who serves her a much-needed supper.


Director: Walter R. Booth
Paul’s Animatograph Works
Producer: R.W. Paul


Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.528 – credits