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The Temptation Of Saint Anthony (1898)

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Facts
Director Georges Méliès
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) La tentation de Saint-Antoine
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Categories
Angels Anthony the Great Bible Black and White Crusifix Monk Prayer Saint Satirical Short Silent Film Temptation Trick Film
Description

One of the first religious-themed films by Méliès, about the pious St. Anthony who is tormented by visions of seductive women while reading in his cave.

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Cast
Jehanne d'Alcy - Seductive Woman Who Appears on the Cross
Georges Méliès - St. Anthony
Crew
Georges Méliès - Director
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Quite a treat

I found this early trick film by Melies quite a fascinating early production. It is one scene only, but very effective usage of the scene and the one minute the film lasts. St. Anthony is tempted by women while reading and in prayer, and even Jesus is the cross is turned into a temptress. In the end, an angel appears and everything turns back to normal showing us that Anthony overcame the temptation.