|Title ID||8448||Collection ID||1196|
|Title||Upside Down; or, The Human Flies|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Play Interiors Entertainment Performing Arts|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A group become the subjects of a man's magic trick in this Robert Paul production of the late 1890s, featuring the animation techniques of Walter Booth.
Three men and two women are gathered around a small table in parlor. One man lifts the table up to show there are not strings attached. He begins to make it levitate, waving his hands in the air. He disappears before the four men and women are suddenly turned upside down. They start leaping and dancing around on the ceiling.
Walter Booth produced trick films for Robert Paul from 1899 to 1906, when he moved to the Charles Urban Trading Company.