The Bachelor’s Paradise (1901)

aka Chez la sorciere
Article 4033 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-16-2012
Directed by Georges Melies
Cast unknown
Country: France
What is it: Trick short

A man pays a witch to provide him with a beautiful woman. After taking his choice from a magically-conjured assortment, he proceeds to romance her. However, witches are notorious pranksters, and…

When dealing with witches, always read the fine print and get a money back guarantee, or else you’ll make an ass of yourself… or the witch will. This is the type of short Melies could have made in his sleep by this time. It’s mildly amusing, but far from his best work.


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