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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 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.