The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Old Maid's Valentine
Old Maid's Valentine

Old Maid's Valentine 1900

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

Old Maid's Valentine 1900

1 mins United Kingdom Director. G.A. Smith

The eponymous old maid in this early comic film, seated in the parlour with her cat, receives an envelope addressed to Miss Pimple. A calendar on the wall tells us it's February 14th. Could it be a valentine? Love at last? Her expression indicates that she thinks it is, until the note is opened to reveal a picture of a baby and the legend "just like Mama". Oh dear.

Directed by

G.A. Smith

Featuring

Eva Bayley

Genres

Comedy

Tags

Valentine's day Greetings cards

Released

1900

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later