LE SORCIER ARABE (1906)
aka An Arabian Magician
Article 4028 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Segundo de Chomon
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.