The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901)

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    United Kingdom

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    Fantasy Trick film

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TRICK. An old curio dealer watches as a cupboard opens and the top half of a lady crosses the room followed by the bottom half. Just as the old man tries to put his arm around her waist she changes into a negress. He shuts her back into the cupboard. On opening the cupboard again he is confronted by an Egyptian mummy, which in turn dissolves into a skeleton. Three gnomes appear and after doing a dance they become one. This last one is pushed into a jar whereupon a cloud of smoke arises obscuring everything. Through this smoke a head (Paul's?) seems to come nearer and nearer, causing the old man to flee in terror (131ft).

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