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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.
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Comedy 1911 2 mins Silent
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Comedy 1948 80 mins
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Comedy 1973 22 mins
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Comedy 1979 33 mins
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Travelogue 1920 16 mins Silent Location: Westminster
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Public Information Filler 1974 36 mins Location: Merton
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Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1968 16 mins Location: Chislehurst
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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
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Non-Governmental Organisations sponsored film 1969 22 mins Location: Camden
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Documentary 1922 13 mins Silent Location: Westminster
Short film celebrating several London libraries, from the grand British Museum reading room to children’s reading hours at smaller local libraries.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
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Documentary 1905 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
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Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
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1912 5 mins Silent
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