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Comic Faces - Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer
How many faces can one man pull while drinking one glass of beer? Far more than you might think
Comedy 1897 1 mins Silent
Comic actor Tom Green stars in this short 'facial' film directed by GA Smith - an opportunity to blow his face-pulling antics at larger-than-life size on the cinema screen. His theatre audiences wouldn't have been able to enjoy such a good look at his gurning features before, and here he is, impersonating the unmistakably messy effects of a booze-up. The drinker spots a friend in the pub and begins a conversation that veers from friendly to downright rude, all the while slurping his ale.
Inventing Film Language
Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent
A peeping Tom gets a shocking glimpse of stocking in this early take on film voyeurism.
Comedy 1901 0 mins Silent
A country yokel gets a shock in an early example of a 'film within a film'.
Drama 1901 5 mins Silent
A dramatic rescue from a burning building by heroic firemen is one of our most important films
Undressing Extraordinary; Or, The Troubles of a Tired Traveller Undressing Extraordinary; Or, The Troubles of a Tired Traveller
Trick film 1901 2 mins Silent
Entertaining example of early 'special effects'
Trick film 1900 1 mins Silent
A boy examines things through his Grandmother’s magnifying glass, and early film takes a huge step forward.
Comedy 1901 1 mins Silent
A classic early film gag - and a big leap forward for a fast-evolving new art
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
Spoiler alert! The fox is always going to outsmart the hounds in this delightful, balletic cartoon that heads from the countryside into 1930s suburbia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
Carmen get your cartoon opera fix in this (very!) loose version of Bizet’s classic tale of romance and treachery.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
Who does he think he’s kidding? This parodic day-in-the-life portrait of Mr Hitler is one of the very few British examples of comic cartoon propaganda from WW2.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
Remember when Charlie Chaplin went into space? Reality is no obstacle in this endlessly inventive silent cinema cartoon of the 'Little Tramp'
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
1920s canine icon Bonzo the Dog tests the Entente Cordiale to the limit in this silent British cartoon