Le sorcier arabe (1906)

LE SORCIER ARABE (1906)
aka An Arabian Magician
Article 4028 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-10-2012
Directed by Segundo de Chomon
Cast unknown
Country: France
What it is: Standard trick film

An Arabian magician makes women appear and disappear.

What we have here is your typical Melies-style trick film in which a magician performs the usual cinematic tricks. There’s not much to this one, though the hand-drawn coloring adds a touch of pizzazz, and a few of the tricks are done quite smoothly. Otherwise, this is pretty standard issue.

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