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Old Maid's Valentine
Early comedy in which a cruel joke is played on an old maid
Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent
The eponymous old maid in this early comic film, seated in the parlour with her cat, receives an envelope addressed to Miss Pimple. A calendar on the wall tells us it's February 14th. Could it be a valentine? Love at last? Her expression indicates that she thinks it is, until the note is opened to reveal a picture of a baby and the legend "just like Mama". Oh dear.
Comedy 1901 2 mins Silent
A policeman breaks up a gambling den, but is caught pocketing the proceeds.
Frogs legs on film: trailblazing Victorian medical research
Drama 1899 1 mins Silent
The first ever Shakespearean film - once thought to be lost - with Herbert Beerbohm Tree in the title role.
Pornography 1896 1 mins Silent
A treat for Victorian voyeurs - and Britain's oldest erotic film?
Drama 1900 1 mins Silent
A faithless wife, with a penchant for men in uniform, entertains a sailor before her policeman husband comes home.
Comedy 1901 3 mins Silent
Rare production footage of an early 'trick' film with a famous music hall performer.
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.