The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)


The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin Poster
Original Title: Escamotage d'une dame au théâtre Robert Houdin
Type: Short
Genre: Short, Horror
Runtime: 1 Minute
Release Date: Oct 1896 (France)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
n/A
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Georges Méliès
Stars: 
Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès  »




Description

As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.




Plot

An elegantly dressed man enters through a stage door onto a set with decorated back screen, a chair and small table. He brings a well-dressed women through the door, spreads a newspaper on the floor, and places the chair on it. She sits and fans herself; he covers her with a diaphanous cloth. She disappears; he tries to conjure her back with incomplete results. Can he go beyond the bare bones of a conjuring trick and succeed in the complete reconstitution of a the lady? Written by





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (United States)
    Egy hölgy eltűnése (Hungary)
    Исчезновение дамы в театре Робера Удена (Russia)
    The Vanishing Lady
    ロベール=ウーダン劇場における婦人の雲隠れ (Japan, Japanese title)

  • Company

    Théâtre Robert-Houdin

  • Country

    France

  • Certification

    Greece:K
    Norway:A (recommended rating)





  • Details (Technical)

  • Color

    Color (hand-colored)

  • Sound Mix

    Silent