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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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Comedy 1917 2 mins Silent
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Comedy 1915 6 mins Silent
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Comedy 1916 19 mins Silent
Lupino Lane comedy filmed in London before he became a Hollywood legend
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Colchester
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Crime 1938 80 mins
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Comedy 1967 8 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
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Documentary 1973 15 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
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Documentary 1952 30 mins
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Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
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Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
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