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The Perfect Woman
In a bid to improve on nature, a scientist creates a robot female. But the experiment doesn't quite turn out as planned...
Comedy 1949 87 mins
That age-old male fantasy of the ultimate remote-control woman gets a high-tech satirical twist in this screwball-style, battle-of-the-sexes comedy. Roger Cavendish gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to act as escort for the 'perfect' robot woman. The riotous climactic scene in a bridal suite is a delight, and glamorous star Patricia Roc has a ball running rings around the hapless men.
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The Missing Link
Comedy 1917 2 mins Silent
British comic Lupino Lane stars in this surviving fragment from one of his earliest films, a slapstick school romp
Pimple Has One
Comedy 1915 6 mins Silent
The mischievous Pimple takes to the bottle in this entertaining comedy
Comedy 1916 19 mins Silent
Lupino Lane comedy filmed in London before he became a Hollywood legend
A La Carte
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Colchester
Messy slapstick comedy featuring an ineptitude waiter, presented by Colchester Cine Club and starring an ensemble cast of club members.
Kate Plus Ten
Crime 1938 80 mins
Laughs and thrills come thick and fast in this Edgar Wallace comedy-thriller with a hair-raising car versus train chase.
Comedy 1967 8 mins
Surreal comedy for a post-apocalyptic landscape
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.