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Winky's Ruse

Gregarious tramp Winky tries to get one over on the local innkeeper in this daft silent comic short.

Comedy 1914 6 mins Silent


This daft comic short sees light-fingered tramp Winky doing his best to get one over on the local innkeeper: will the precious booze be his? The creation of music hall star Reggie Switz, Winky appeared in around 40 films produced by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth, Yorkshire - one of the Victorian pioneers of early British cinema - during a brief filmmaking revival in the mid-1910s.