The Four Troublesome Heads (1898)

aka Un homme de tetes
Article 4112 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-22-2012
Directed by Georges Melies
Featuring Georges Melies, and parts of Georges Melies
Country: France
What it is: Early trick short

A magician detaches his own head three times so he can sing a song in four-part harmony. The results leave something to be desired.

Apparently Georges Melies’s still-attached head is one of the four in question, as he only has three disembodied heads to contend with in this early trick short. It’s quick fun, and, at only one minute’s length, efficient. This is one of his most memorable trick shorts.


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