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

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1 min | Short (France)

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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?

Director
Georges Méliès
Stars
Jeanne d'Alcy Georges Méliès

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