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21 Ratings

The Mysterious Retort

Alchimiste Parafaragaramus ou La cornue infernale

Directed by Georges Méliès
France, 1906
Mystery, Short, Fantasy


A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps.

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The Mysterious Retort Directed by Georges Méliès