The Waif and the Wizard

The Waif and the Wizard, also entitled The Home Made Happy, is a 1901 British short silent comedy film, directed by Walter R. Booth, featuring a magician using his magic to aid an ailing girl at the request of her brother. The film, "is rather less elaborate in terms of special effects than the other films that W.R. Booth and R.W. Paul made the same year," but according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "provides an excellent illustration of how effects used sparingly can often have more impact, especially when set in a suitable emotional context."[1]

The Waif and the Wizard
Directed byWalter R. Booth
Produced byRobert W. Paul
Paul's Animatograph Works
Release date
  • September 1901 (1901-09)
Running time
1 minute 15 secs
CountryUnited Kingdom


  1. ^ Brooke, Michael. "The Waif and the Wizard". BFI Screenonline Database. Retrieved 24 April 2011.

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