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Does Your Wife Know?
A vicar gets railroaded on the cheap in this silent cinema ad for Southern Railways.
Documentary 1930 4 mins Silent
Does ‘er indoors know if you err outdoors? The indiscretion in this silent cinema ad, involving a vicar and a lanky brunette, is not a romantic one (sorry Fleabag). The guilty omission is in not informing his wife of the cheap-day return tickets to London that are on offer. The film also points out that any money saved would be well spent on tickets to the cinema!
Pioneers of Screen Advertising
Advert 1902 1 mins Silent
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Advert 1925 3 mins Silent
Deceptively simple early animated ad for Shell petrol
Advert 1926 10 mins Silent Location: York
There's no need to renew your socks with the Trojan Utility Car - you simply can't afford not to have one!
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest films showing off a brand: three women pack Vinolia soap into boxes
Advert 1900 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest surviving British adverts
Advert 1922 5 mins Silent
Pretty in Pink 1920s style: an innovatively hand-coloured cinema advert for Twink dye.
Kingston Upon Thames
Amateur film 1976 9 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames
An amatuer filmmaker takes a critical and somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the changing face of Kingston upon Thames
Amateur film 1950 3 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
The changing face of streets and industry is examined by a cine club member in this vivid portrait of Kingston
Amateur film 1951 8 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
This polished tour of Kingston takes in sites of local interest such as churches, technical college, and the well-known dept store Bentalls
Amateur film 1950 15 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames
From war drama to slapstick fun by the Thames, Script Night demonstrates the imagination and self deprecating humour of the club members
Amateur film 1960 6 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Series of sketches by the Kingston & District Cine Club which offer an amusing twist on historical events
Amateur film 1953 2 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Live music and dancing, party games and more are enjoyed by members of the cine club. For one fellow a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe!
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
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.