The Prophetess of Thebes (1907)

aka La Prophetesse de Thebes
Article 2541 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-20-2008
Posting Date: 7-27-2008
Directed by Georges Melies
Cast unknown
Country: France

A king visits a prophetess and sees a vision of his own assassination. This makes him a rather disagreeable customer when it comes time for him to pay for her services.

One good thing about being a prophetess is that you can know in advance which of your customers are going to give you trouble, so she keeps a couple of demons around as well as a really big guy to help out in such a case. She makes sure to check the bag of money at the end, which is good; I’m sure she’d hate to end up with a bagful of sand like the ill-fated witch from THE WITCH. But then, being a prophetess, she probably knew the money would be good as well.

I guess the lesson of this one is “Be Prepared”.

P.S. I only realized after having written this review that the footage I saw was not the complete movie, but only a fragment. This explains why there really isn’t much of a plot to this one.



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