The Red Spectre

(Pathé Frères, 1907)

In his infernal lair, a spectral skeleton conjures spells to entrance and capture women. Two he makes vanish, consumed by an ethereal flame. Three he keeps in jars, greatly miniaturized. Still more he has trapped within screens, mirrors, and boxes. A benevolent spirit discovers the skeleton and she pits her magic against his to free the women and defeat him once and for all.

Also known as Le spectre rouge.


Directed by Segundo de Chomón and Ferdinand Zecca




Image quality:



480p SD


8 minutes


Additional content

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.
  • Hand-colored throughout.



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