Short Friday: Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909)

Directed by J. Stuart Blackton and starring the wonderfully-named Paul Panzer, the version below has music and sound effects added by Matthew Hawes. You might think that sound is one of the rare cases of something that's so bad it's good, or you might prefer to turn the volume down, though for those in the latter group, there is a silent version online that has better picture quality.

Let me warn our younger readers in particular, though, that nicotine isn't nearly as psychoactive as the film suggests. If you absolutely must get addicted to a drug, at least choose one that does something for you!

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