The Brahmin's Miracle (1908)
Original title: Le miracle du Brahmane
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(Original) Le miracle du Brahmane
(USA) Pathé Frères
(France) Pathé Frères
(US Import) Pathé Frères
Inside a splendid Brahmanical temple, the high priest sits on his throne while a beautiful fountain flows in the background. An old magician enters and removes a mummy from his casket which he covers with a veil. Immediately, a gorgeous young woman is standing in front of them. She comes before the throne and, after being introduced, she makes a few signs with her hand and conjures up flaming urns. Human heads can be seen in the smoke. With another wave of her hand, she conjures up beautiful flowers slowly growing in the background. Then appear a troupe of beautiful girls who dance a very graceful ballet. Finally, we see a large ensemble on a turntable and the film ends with this magnificent tableau.
Source: Pathe Freres - Translated
In this beautifully colored picture we see the interior of the Brahmin temple in all its ancient grandeur and magnificence. The high priest is seated on his throne, while a beautiful fountain plays in the foreground. An old magician, entering, takes a mummy out of its casket and covers it with a veil. Immediately a transformation takes place and a beautiful maiden stands before us. She comes to the front of the throne and is presented, and with the wave of her hand she causes to appear several flaming urns with human heads distinguishable in the smoke. With another wave of the hand she brings forth the most beautiful flowers, which slowly pass along in the background before our admiring eyes. Next appears, as if by magic, a bevy of beautiful maidens, who dance a very graceful ballet. Finally we see the grand ensemble on a revolving stand, and the picture ends with a beautiful tableaux.
Source: Moving Picture World