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Summary

As a sorcerer captures a beetle and casts it into his cauldron, it transforms into a glorious woman wearing golden beetle wings and soon turns the tables by casting her own delightful spells. Filled with poetic trick cinematography and optical effects, Segundo de Chomon's THE GOLDEN BEETLE is a beautiful example of early hand-tinting. Though this innovative director was born in Spain, much of his filmmaking was completed in France (which has occasionally resulted in a number of his films being misattributed to Georges Méliès).

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