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The Missing Link
The Missing Link

The Missing Link 1917


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The Missing Link 1917

2 mins United Kingdom Director. W.P. Kellino

This surviving fragment from one of Lupino Lane's earliest films sees the comedy star play the class bad boy in a slapstick schoolroom romp. There's not much of a plot in what survives - and the missing link is actually missing from this fragment - but Lane plays an adult who is posing as a boy (and that's Lane's character's wife posing as another boy!) While the humour may not be terribly sophisticated, the film is a valuable record of one of Britain's best comics in his nascent years.

The original running time of the film was 36 minutes, so a lot is unfortunately missing from this two-and-a-half-minute fragment.

Directed by

W.P. Kellino


Winifred Delevanti

Lupino Lane




School Boys


1917 on film




United Kingdom



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