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The Miller and the Sweep
A battle of soot versus flour
Comedy 1897 1 mins Silent
A chimney sweep with a bag of soot bumps into a miller carrying a bag of flour - what could go wrong? This lively comedy, with its beautiful black and white symmetry, was filmed by George Albert Smith against the spinning sails of Race Hill Mill near Brighton. The miller and the sweep beat 50 shades of grey out of each other till a crowd we have not hitherto seen come and chase them both away.
Films For Fives and Under
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The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale, made just 37 years after the novel’s publication and eight years after the birth of cinema.
Nature and Science programme 1954 14 mins Silent Location: Headingley
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Advert 1935 4 mins
Part experimental cinema, part advert for the parcel post service, always joyful.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1961 2 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1910 3 mins
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Drama 2019 26 mins
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National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
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2003 1 mins
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Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
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