The Shadow Girl (1902)

THE SHADOW GIRL (1902)
aka La clownesse fantome
Article 4259 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-4-2013
Directed by Georges Melies
Cast unknown
Country: France
What it is: Melies trick film

A magician and his clown assistant make a woman appear, change into a man, and then back to a woman.

It’s another one of Melies’s magician shorts, and like most of them, there’s no real plot; it’s just a series of tricks. The print isn’t in the best of condition, but some of the tricks are handled quite smoothly here. Nevertheless, there’s nothing really special about this one and is a pretty minor entry into his oeuvre.

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