Whimsical Illusions (French: Les Illusions fantaisistes) is a 1909 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.

Méliès appears in the film as the magician, with the actor Manuel as his assistant.[1] Special effects in the film were created using stage machinery and substitution splices.[2]

The film includes magic tricks Méliès had previously performed live on stage at his Paris theatre of illusions, the Théâtre Robert-Houdin: one in which giant playing-cards come from a display stand, and one in which a head comes out of a crate and chases the magician around the stage



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