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Winky's Ruse
Winky's Ruse

Winky's Ruse 1914


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Winky's Ruse 1914

6 mins United Kingdom Director. Cecil Birch

This daft comic short sees light-fingered tramp Winky doing his best to get one over on the local innkeeper: will the precious booze be his? The creation of music hall star Reggie Switz, Winky appeared in around 40 films produced by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth, Yorkshire - one of the Victorian pioneers of early British cinema - during a brief filmmaking revival in the mid-1910s.

Directed by

Cecil Birch


Reggie Switz

A.C. Birch




1914 on Film




United Kingdom



Production company

Bamforth Company

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