Mary Jane's Mishap

Mary Jane's Mishap

Mary Jane's Mishap; or, Don't Fool with the Paraffin, a 'trick' film directed by the 'Brighton School' pioneer G.A. Smith is an example of his interest in cinematic effects - including, here, the use of superimposition to suggest ghosts.

Mary Jane lights the fire with paraffin, with disastrous results.

UK 1903 Dir G.A. Smith
c.4 mins. Black and white
Starring Laura Bayley

Keywords: early special effects, accident, ghost, servant, explosion, grave

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Last Updated: 05 Jun 2008