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The Beggar's Deceit
A copper pursues a cheeky beggar who can't possibly escape justice - or can he?
Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent
This clever single-shot skit combines suspense and slapstick, as a copper slowly approaches a beggar who's coining it in on an upmarket pavement. When the long arm of the law finally catches up with him, he ditches the "cripple" sign that was drawing so much sympathy and cash from well-heeled passersby, and legs it. He's remarkably quick on his feet, but his getaway seems assured when the bobby trips on the scamp's trolley. Depth of field does the storytelling work - it's simple but smart.
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
A museum visitor takes an interest in a nude sculpture - to his wife's annoyance - in a sadly incomplete early film comedy
Trick film 1900 1 mins Silent
A terrifying first-person brush with death at the hands of a dangerous driver
1900 0 mins Silent
Dare you watch this footage of larger-than-life spiders - one of the earliest nature films of its type?
Drama 1900 1 mins Silent
An impressive early film special effect
Comedy 1897 1 mins Silent
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Trick film 1901 2 mins Silent
You'll never guess quite what this chap can hide under his cone...
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
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Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
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Short documentary 2020 19 mins
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Musical 2019 13 mins
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Drama 2021 9 mins
Penny is experiencing post-millennium angst in Manchester. She is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Overweight and on the edge, an ordinary visit to the doctor becomes extraordinary.
Drama 2020 10 mins
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