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The immortal Leonard Rossiter makes flatulence a fine art in this short, poignant comedy-drama from Hancock writers Galton and Simpson
Comedy 1979 33 mins
Leonard Rossiter is excellent here playing Joseph Pujol, a 19th century French music hall artist who made a fine art of farting, so the story goes, in this strangely effective short comedy biopic, piquantly penned by Hancock scripters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Galton and Simpson’s great skill at wringing emotion and sentiment from the most curious and unlikely of raw material – oft demonstrated in their perennially popular comedies Hancock’s Half Hour and Steptoe and Son - is writ large here, in this oddly affecting tragicomic biopic.
Comedy 1949 87 mins
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Comedy 1911 2 mins Silent
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Comedy 1948 80 mins
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Comedy 1969 101 mins Location: Camden
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Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
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Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
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Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
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Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
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