The Devil's Laboratory (1897)


Original Title: Le cabinet de Méphistophélès
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Horror
Runtime: 1 Minute
Release Date: n/A
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Georges Méliès
Stars: 
n/A  




Description

"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear shortly as a ghost, whose head comes off and floats...




Plot

"The picture shows the Devil working at a fire. Two cavaliers appear, and the Devil takes the form of a seer, old, bent and wrinkled. Then he disappears in a cloud of smoke, to reappear shortly as a ghost, whose head comes off and floats around the room. Suddenly the table gets up of itself, and flies up the chimney. All sorts of wonderful things happen. A cannon takes the place occupied by the table, and belches forth flame and smoke. A large cage appears mysteriously in the center of the room, through the bars of which the Devil passes as if it were an open door. By his magic, he makes the cavalier pass through the bars in the same wonderful fashion. Everything is so weird and fantastic, that such a small trifle as a man turning into a donkey excites but passing notice." Written by Edison Catalog





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Devil's Laboratory (United States)
    The Cabinet of Mephistopheles (World-wide, English title)
    The Laboratory of Mephistopheles (United States)

  • Company

    Star-Film

  • Country

    France





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Silent