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A hen-pecked inventor plots murder while he leads a bizarre double life as a bewigged playboy who runs a dating agency
Comedy 1969 101 mins
Donald Pleasance is excellent as a nervous, bald, hen-pecked - and murderous - inventor leading a strange double life as a hirsute playboy running an introductions agency in this strange and often bewildering late 1960s comedy. Terry-Thomas also excels as a charming con-man, enlivening this piquant forgotten 1969 period piece - never released in UK cinemas - based on a novel by Julian Symons.
The marvellously mad machines Pleasance tinkers with here were actually made by that supremely eccentric robot-maker Bruce Lacey, briefly glimpsed as a man of the cloth in this crackpot comedy.
Comedy 1949 87 mins
In a bid to improve on nature, a scientist creates a robot female. But the experiment doesn't quite turn out as planned...
1912 3 mins
A jaunty song with a pantomime air is matched to its original audio recording in this Vivaphone film from Cecil Hepworth.
Crime 1938 80 mins
Laughs and thrills come thick and fast in this Edgar Wallace comedy-thriller with a hair-raising car versus train chase.
Comedy 1967 8 mins
Surreal comedy for a post-apocalyptic landscape
Comedy 1931 39 mins
Surviving footage of the first sound version of Arnold Ridley's famous railway station comedy thriller
Comedy 1920 80 mins Silent
The first film adaptation of Harold Brighouse's Salford-set play, humorously depicting the travails of a dipsomaniac cobbler.
Travelogue 1920 16 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Take a gentle tour of central London landmarks in this travelogue made shortly after WWI.
Public Information Filler 1974 36 mins Location: Merton
Interesting look at two of London’s largest comprehensive schools in the 1970s, as children tackle a wide range of subjects.
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1968 16 mins Location: Chislehurst
From stone-laying to royal opening, this film shows the construction of new retirement homes for Masons in Chislehurst in the 1960s.
Kench Family Films: 1966, Redbridge and West End (1966) Kench Family Films: 1966, Redbridge and West End (1966)
Home movie 1966 17 mins Silent Location: Ilford
Ilford parades, Post Office Tower views as well as weddings, birthdays and Christmas all feature on this fantastic home movie from Redbridge in 1966.
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1969 22 mins Location: Camden
From Croydon centenarians to widows in Warwickshire, this absorbing film celebrates the works of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution in the 1950s.
Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1966 22 mins Location: Bushey
Neal Arden – actor and host of “Housewives’ Choice” – narrates this informative, thoughtful look at the Masonic boys’ school in Bushey.
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance
Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk