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The Boy and the Convict
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directed by Dave Aylott, fl. 1909; produced by Williamson Kinematograph Company (London, England: British Film Institute, 1909), 12 mins
This silent film, directed by David Aylott and adapted from a novel by Charles Dickens, is about how a convict’s life changes after meeting a boy in a graveyard.
directed by Dave Aylott, fl. 1909; produced by Williamson Kinematograph Company (London, England: British Film Institute, 1909), 12 mins
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Congregation Leaving St Patrick's Church in Cork
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produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 1 min
Congregation emerging and standing around on steps of St Patrick's Church, Cork: dull weather.
produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 1 min
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Daring Daylight Burglary
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directed by Frank S. Mottershaw, 1882-1932 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1903), 4 mins
A burglar throws a policeman off a roof and is chased across country, river and cliffs but escapes on a train. the police wire ahead and catch him at the next station.
directed by Frank S. Mottershaw, 1882-1932 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1903), 4 mins
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Dream of a Rarebit Fiend
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directed by Wallace McCutcheon, 1858- and Edwin S. Porter, 1870-1941; performed by Jack Brawn, 1869-1943 (Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 1906), 8 mins
This early silent film short by Wallace McCutcheon and Edwin S. Porter is about the wild nightmares experienced by a man who has eaten too much rarebit before bedtime.
directed by Wallace McCutcheon, 1858- and Edwin S. Porter, 1870-1941; performed by Jack Brawn, 1869-1943 (Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 1906), 8 mins
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Electric Tram Rides from Forster Square, Bradford
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produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 2 mins
M&K 167: Ride from the city centre, along Manningham Lane to the gates of Lister Park and beyond.
produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 2 mins
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Explosion of a Motor Car
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directed by Cecil M. Hepworth, 1873-1953; performed by Henry Lawley, fl. 1900-1901 and Cecil M. Hepworth, 1873-1953 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1900), 2 mins
This short, silent trick film directed by Cecil M. Hepworth uses a stationary camera in the middle of a country road. An automobile with four passengers approaches and suddenly explodes into a heap. A policeman rushes to the scene and watches as the shattered remains of the passengers slowly float down from the sk...
directed by Cecil M. Hepworth, 1873-1953; performed by Henry Lawley, fl. 1900-1901 and Cecil M. Hepworth, 1873-1953 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1900), 2 mins
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The Gay Shoe Clerk
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produced by Edwin S. Porter, 1870-1941; performed by Edward Boulden, 1879- (London, England: British Film Institute, 1903), 1 min
This silent film, produced by Edwin S. Porter, is about a shoe clerk who takes too much time fitting a woman’s shoe, once she has exposed her ankle.
produced by Edwin S. Porter, 1870-1941; performed by Edward Boulden, 1879- (London, England: British Film Institute, 1903), 1 min
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Hull Fair
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produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 3 mins
Scenes at the annual Hull fair.
produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2016), 3 mins
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Infantry at Pretoria
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produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1900), 3 mins

Mitchell and Kenyon filmed numerous military parades, returning troops and fictional accounts of the conflict in South Africa. But this footage remains an anomaly. We know that M&K didn't travel to Pretoria (and these grainy pictures, shot from a distance, bear none of their stylistic hallmarks). Did they buy the...

produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1900), 3 mins
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Lady Mostyn Discharging Grain at Irvine
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produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1902), 2 mins
The job of an Edwardian stevedore was back-breaking, as this film, showing cargo ship Lady Mostyn unloading at Irvine docks, makes clear. A winch loads the grain into sacks, but they are carried down a gang plank to the waiting carts on broad shoulders. It's hard not to be impressed at this physical feat: the sack...
produced by Sagar Mitchell, 1866-1952 and James Kenyon, 1850-1925, Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1902), 2 mins
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