The Mermaid (La Sirène) 1904


Short 4 min movie

A man in a silk top hat stands in front of an empty aquarium. He pours water into his hat and goes fishing, hooking a small one. He becomes a hobo and catches more and more fish from the hat. Then he starts pulling out rabbits. The backdrop becomes the sea, and a mermaid appears. She flirts and beguiles us. The mermaid becomes a woman who leaves the sea and joins the magician, who becomes Neptune.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Also Known As (AKA)
La Sirène France (original title)
A hableány Hungary
Syrena Poland
The Mermaid USA


Author: Old Boy

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