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Unfaithful Wife (c.1900)
A faithless wife, with a penchant for men in uniform, entertains a sailor before her policeman husband comes home.
Drama 1900 1 mins Silent
As was typical of short comedies in the first few years of cinema, this simple scene encapsulates a story in much the same way that a strip cartoon does. Consciously or not, filmmakers often copied cartoons from the illustrated papers, lantern slides or postcards. The wife is played by a man in drag, while the uniformed men conform to familiar comedy 'types': soldiers are amorous, police are dim.
Comedy 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Glasgow
Young scamps launch a snowball attack on a hapless bobby.
First X-ray Cinematograph Film Ever Taken
Frogs legs on film: trailblazing Victorian medical research
Drama 1899 1 mins Silent
The first ever Shakespearean film - once thought to be lost - with Herbert Beerbohm Tree in the title role.
A Woman Undressing
Pornography 1896 1 mins Silent
A treat for Victorian voyeurs - and Britain's oldest erotic film?
Mr Moon (1901)
Comedy 1901 3 mins Silent
Rare production footage of an early 'trick' film with a famous music hall performer.
Sporting Colliers and the Bobby (c.1901)
Comedy 1901 2 mins Silent
A policeman breaks up a gambling den, but is caught pocketing the proceeds.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Liberty Foundations Commercial
Advert 1956 2 mins Location: Market Harborough
Liberté, égalité and fraternité in corsets, girdles and bras.
Local Trader's Gazette
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent Location: East Sussex
This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past