A scientist creates a time machine to travel back to ancient Egypt in order to pose as a magician and find the location of a great treasure. He is trapped in the past when his time machine is buried with the Pharaoh.
Joe Cooke [The Great Nero/Merlin the Mystic]; Merlin
An untalented magician who takes the name Merlin is visited by the spirit of the real Merlin in the form of a derelict and offers to teach him some tricks. When the man learns Merlin's last trick of completely disappearing, he stiffs Merlin his fee. Merlin tells him that he'll be sorry and is the last to depart the theater after the magician uses his disappearing trick and is never seen again.
A publicity agent has a large paper mache monster created to promote a new movie but is despondent when his boss criticizes him for public complaints the object is generating. Unknown to anyone on Earth, an alien invasion force is drawing near when its commander orders the viewscreen to display a typical Earth creature so they will know what to expect. When the viewscreen picks up the large monster, the alien commander panics and orders a full retreat.
An exiled gaseous alien criminal named Kraggoom waits in Earth orbit for the first human astronaut in order to enter his body and possess his mind, returning to Earth as a conqueror. However, the first astronaut turns out to be a wealthy cheat who paid a safecracker to obtain the test results from NASA's selection process and altered them so that he would be chosen as the first astronaut. He is unable to cope with space travel and develops amnesia under the stress. Kraggoom, trapped in the human's mind, suffers the same fate as the spacecraft returns to Earth.
A boy who enjoys toy soldiers buys a new civil war figure to place in his prisoner of war stockade. That evening, he and his father are attacked by an invader from the sixth dimension. Suddenly, the lights go out, and when they turn the lights back on, the invader has disappeared. They chalk it up to some sort of unusual shared dream, and go back to sleep. The following morning when the boy wakes up and peers into his model stockade, he sees the invader languishing in the cell guarded over by the toy soldier.