|Directed by||George Albert Smith|
|Produced by||George Albert Smith|
|Cinematography||George Albert Smith|
|Distributed by||Warwick Trading Company|
|Running time||44 secs|
The X-Rays (AKA: The X-Ray Fiend) is a 1897 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a courting couple exposed to X-rays. The trick film, according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "contains one of the first British examples of special effects created by means of jump-cuts" Smith employs the jump-cut twice; first to transform his courting couple via "X rays," dramatized by means of the actors donning black body-suits decorated with skeletons, and then to return them back to normal. The couple in question are played Smith's wife Laura Bayley and Tom Green (a Brighton comedian).
- Brooke, Michael. "The X-Rays". BFI Screenonline Database. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
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