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The Magic Glass
The Magic Glass

The Magic Glass 1914


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The Magic Glass 1914

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Hay Plumb

An X-ray magnifying glass? What could possibly go wrong? This story - one of numerous early films to make comic hay with mad inventions - relies on a common cinematic trick. A vignette shows the view through the magnifying glass in a 'door' or 'wall', so the inventor spies his son stealing food from the cupboard or the maid helping herself to the brandy. Inevitably the tables soon turn...

This comedy from the studio of Cecil Hepworth was one of many directed in the early 1910s by Hay Plumb with the same cast and crew.

Directed by

Hay Plumb


Reginald Sheffield


Science Fiction Comedy


1914 on Film




United Kingdom



Production company

Hepworth Manufacturing Company

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