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The Manufacture de films pour cinématographes, often known as Star Film, was a French film production company run by the illusionist and film director Georges Méliès. ()

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The Astronomer's Dream(1898)

3min | Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 79 votes)

An astronomer has a terrifying dream.

The Conjurer(1899)

1min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 24 votes)

A film from Méliès has him playing a magician who does a few tricks including making a woman disappear.

The Man with the Rubber Head(1901)

3min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 63 votes)

A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head.

The One-Man Band(1900)

3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

A band-leader has arranged seven chairs for the members of his band. When he sits down in the first chair, a cymbal player appears in the same chair, then rises and sits in the next chair. As the cymbal player sits down, a drummer appears in the second chair, and then likewise moves on to the third chair. In this way, an entire band is soon formed, and is then ready to perform.

A Nightmare(1896)

1min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 43 votes)

A man has a fantastical nightmare involving, among other things, a grinning malevolent moon.

The Black Imp(1905)

4min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

A traveler at an inn is harassed by a mischievous devil in his room.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Mermaid(1904)

4min | Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 24 votes)

A magician conjures up a mermaid while fishing.

Directed by Georges Méliès

A Terrible Night(1896)

1min | Comedy, Horror
2.6/5 (with 36 votes)

A man tries to get a good night's sleep, but is disturbed by a giant spider that leaps onto his bed, and a battle ensues in hilarious comic fashion.

The Monster(1903)

| 2min | Fantasy, Horror
3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx.

Playing Cards(1896)

2.4/5 (with 25 votes)

Three friends are playing cards in a beer garden. One of them orders drinks. The waitress comes back with a bottle of wine and three glasses on a tray. The man serves his friends. They clink glasses and drink. Then the man asks for a newspaper. He reads a funny story in it and the three friends burst out laughing while the waitress merely smiles.

The Temptation of St. Anthony(1898)

1min | Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 22 votes)

St. Anthony is tempted by visions of women, including one that is transformed from the image of Jesus Christ Himself!

The Mysterious Portrait(1899)

1min | Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 16 votes)

A magician produces a living portrait of himself.

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Between Calais and Dover(1897)

1min | Comedy
2.6/5 (with 16 votes)

A rocky sea voyage as reenacted by Georges Méliès.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Prince of Magicians(1901)

2min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

A magician does tricks with the aid of his assistant, the Human Pump.

Directed by Georges Méliès

An Impossible Balancing Feat(1902)

2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

A magician along with three doppelgangers perform an elaborate balancing act.

The Fight of Reporters(1899)

2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

During an interval in the proceedings of the court martial, the journalists enter into an animated discussion, resulting in a dispute between Arthur Meyer of the 'Gaulois', and Mme. Severine of the 'Fronde', resulting in a fight between Dreyfusards and Anti-Dreyfusards, in which canes and chairs are brought down upon the heads of many. The room is finally cleared by the gendarmes.

The Wonderful Living Fan(1904)

3min | Fantasy
2.5/5 (with 11 votes)

As a conjurer awaits an audience, a procession announces the arrival of a royal representative, carried in a sedan chair, to see him. The conjurer then has a large box brought in. It is opened, revealing a very large folding fan. When the fan is spread out, the designs on it begin to change and move. And this is far from the last of the surprises that the conjurer has in store.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Enchanted Well(1903)

2.7/5 (with 13 votes)

A witch curses a town's well.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Magic Book(1900)

2min | Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

Characters from a large magic book come to life.

Dreyfus Meets His Wife at Rennes(1899)

2.5/5 (with 8 votes)

Showing room at the military prison at Rennes in which Dreyfus the accused is confined. He is visited by his counsel, Maître Labori and Demange, with whom he is seen in animated conversation. A visit from his wife is announced, who enters. The meeting of the husband and wife is most pathetic and emotional.

The Firefall(1904)

2.3/5 (with 11 votes)

A magic show.

The Cook's Revenge(1900)

1min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 13 votes)

A decapitated cook wreaks havoc on the restaurant proprietor.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Witch's Revenge(1903)

2.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his practice of witchcraft. He begs the king to permit him just one hour of liberty, assuring the king that he will create, thanks to his power, a charming woman, worthy of becoming the king's consort. The king, after a moment of hesitation, agrees.

Directed by Georges Méliès

A Miracle Under the Inquisition(1904)

2min | Fantasy, Drama
2.8/5 (with 8 votes)

An inquisitor and two of his henchmen burn a woman at the stake. An angel intervenes.

Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer(1904)

3min | Comedy
2.4/5 (with 12 votes)

A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a masked man appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the woman and man have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop.

Directed by Georges Méliès

Alcofribas, The Master Magician(1903)

2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Two men in a cave perform magic.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Palace of the Arabian Nights(1905)

2.9/5 (with 11 votes)

A poor but honest man wins great wealth, and the hand of a beautiful princess, after facing a series of exciting trials in the tunnels and catacombs of ancient Araby. Guided by the mysterious Khalafar, the troupe (alongside him go some cowardly scholars) encounter skeletons, fire-breathing lizards, and mirages on their journey through the lower world.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Mysterious Box(1903)

2min | Fantasy
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

As scene as pleasing as incomprehensible. A juggler summons two chairs, which come to the stage jumping and twirling around. Across the back of these chairs the operator places a sheet of glass on which he lays a box about four inches high. He then takes a table cover, with his servant's help, rolls it up and from the centre emerges a lady, beautifully dressed. At the juggler's order she jumps in the box, in which she completely disappears.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Cook in Trouble(1904)

4min | Comedy, Fantasy
2.6/5 (with 10 votes)

A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen.

Directed by Georges Méliès

The Human Fly(1902)

2min | Fantasy
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

This is a moving picture that moves. Positively the greatest magical picture ever offered. A Hindoo magician appears and dances for the entertainment of six pretty maidens. Then, to the astonishment of all, he runs up the wall, dances and turns handsprings in mid-air, introducing many tricks that are entirely new in animated photography. The most puzzling of all the mystical series. (Star Film Catalog)

Directed by Georges Méliès
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