The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy (1900)

THE WIZARD, THE PRINCE AND THE GOOD FAIRY (1900)
aka Le Sorcier, le prince et le bon genie
Article 2548 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-27-2008
Posting Date: 8-3-2008
Directed by Goerges Melies
Cast unknown
Country: France

A prince pays good money to a wizard, who makes a beautiful woman appear. The prince becomes angry when the beautiful woman disappears, so the wizard torments him. Who will save the prince? (Hint: Notice that one of the title characters hasn’t been mentioned yet).

Melies must have had it in for practitioners of the black arts; both the wizard in this one and the witch in the aptly named THE WITCH get the fuzzy end of the lollipop. At least the wizard here deserved his fate; anyone who conjures up a mob of big-nosed women with pointed sticks to do his vengeance isn’t a nice guy. It’s the usual Melies special effects shenanigans here.

 

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