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The Passing of the Third Floor Back
The diverse tenants of a London boarding house find their lives transformed by a mysterious and kindly stranger.
Drama 1936 90 mins
Conrad Veidt's arrival at his down-at-heel London digs in this film echoes the dramatic first appearance of Ivor Novello in Hitchcock's The Lodger, made nine years earlier. This is no doubt due to the fact that one of this feature's co-writers was Mrs Hitchcock herself, Alma Reville. The film's female characters are particularly well-observed and, as well as being a terrific story (from the play by Jerome K. Jerome), the film beautifully evokes lower-middle-class life in the 1930s.
Science Fiction 1929 68 mins
Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power blocs at loggerheads.
Science Fiction 1929 75 mins
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.
Science Fiction 1936 93 mins
The construction of a transatlantic tunnel linking Britain and America hits trouble in an entertaining slice of speculative fiction.
Comedy 1934 87 mins
Husbands lock up their wives when the renowned Romeo returns to Seville; but the man wooing the city’s ladies is not what he seems.
Science Fiction 1913 60 mins Location: London
Britain's first full-length science fiction feature has been restored by the BFI National Archive and given a new score by composer Matthew Herbert, commissioned by the BFI and the BBC.
War 1992 115 mins Location: Trawsfynydd
The stirring story of poet Ellis Evans-Hedd Wyn, the Welsh poet posthumously awarded the Eisteddfod chair at Birkenhead in 1917 after failing to return from 1st World War trenches.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1993 18 mins
A saxophonist assembles her instrument while a woman eats oysters and removes tidal debris from her body in artist Jayne Parker's short film.
Industry sponsored film 1954 37 mins
A promotional film documenting the design, assembly and maintenance of a conveyor system in a West Yorkshire coal mine.
Comedy 1919 67 mins Silent
A single girl, goaded by her fellow boarding-house residents, pretends to be engaged to a charming officer.
Comedy 1922 39 mins Silent
The story of a young man's embarrassing encounter with a young lady's woollen undergarment at the theatre.
Comedy 1924 30 mins
Delightful adaptation of a sailor’s yarn starring the irrepressible Florence Turner and pre-John Ford Victor McLaglen, with novel illustrated inter-titles.
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.