This film is part of Free
Jack Spratt's Parrot Gets His Own Back
Parrot takes umbrage at ticking off and exacts revenge by being super annoying
Comedy 1916 12 mins
Croydon-based production company Clarendon made some great, slightly surreal comedies. A short series of films starring Jack Spratt's parrot is no exception. A neighbour, disturbed by his squawking, regrets her complaints when the parrot causes chaos by playing knock down ginger while she's trying to read. To make matters worse, he then climbs the chimney flue and spreads soot all over the maid, leading the mistress of the house to accuse the sweep of "taking advantage". The bird is a natural.
1916 on Film
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins
A humble scrub is all it takes to get these French troops in a lather.
Non-Fiction 1916 14 mins Location: Walney Island
The maiden flight of Britain's first successful rigid airship – just don’t call it a zeppelin…
Comedy 1916 12 mins
A tramp steals the clothes from a scarecrow, but when he realises two couples are using its pockets to pass messages, he sees an opportunity.
Comedy 1916 11 mins
Newlywed Tubby fancies another man's typewriter and ends up in hot water with his new wife
1916 8 mins
Preston North End play Liverpool (probably) in a regional football competition during WWI.
Interest film 1916 7 mins
Goat farming, salmon farming and copper mining all feature in this enlightening oddity.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.