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The Biter Bit
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produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short, silent film comedy from Bamforth Films, a man hiding behind a bush plays a practical trick on a gardener watering a lawn by kinking his hose and then releasing the kink so that the gardener is sprayed with water. The gardener finds the man and chases him.
produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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The Kiss in the Tunnel
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directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959, George Albert Smith Films; performed by Laura Bayley, 1863-1938 and George Albert Smith, 1864-1959 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short, silent film, directed by George Albert Smith, a couple in a train compartment share a kiss as the train goes through a tunnel. This film was remade by Bamforth Films using the same title, also in 1899. Both films have the same story and three scenes but with different actors and settings.
directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959, George Albert Smith Films; performed by Laura Bayley, 1863-1938 and George Albert Smith, 1864-1959 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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The Kiss in the Tunnel, Remake
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produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short silent film, a couple in a train compartment share a kiss as the train goes through a tunnel. This version is a remake by Bamforth Films of the film with the same title directed by George Albert Smith, also in 1899. Both films have the same story and three scenes but with different actors and setting...
produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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Mitchell and Kenyon 004: Kidnapping By Indians, 1899
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produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 2 mins
This appears to be abortive material shot for the film released in 1899 as Kidnapped by Indians. The narrative is baffling as the ethnicity of the costumes is unclear, but seems to concern two girls in a camp who are attacked by 'Red Indians'. The Indians set fire to the camp and a gunfight ensues during which one...
produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 2 mins
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Come Along, Do!
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directed by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943, Robert W. Paul (London, England: British Film Institute, 1898), 1 min
In this 41-second silent film directed by Robert W. Paul, a couple enthusiastically eats lunch on a bench in a museum.
directed by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943, Robert W. Paul (London, England: British Film Institute, 1898), 1 min
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The Miller and the Sweep
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directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1897), 1 min
In front of a windmill, a miller with a bag of flour accidentally bumps into a sweep carrying a bag of soot. The result is a fight in which the miller becomes covered with soot and the sweep with flour
directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1897), 1 min
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The Derby
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directed by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1896), 1 min
In this 41-second silent film directed by Robert W. Paul, a stationary camera records the end of a horse race (the Epsom Derby), after which spectators gather on and cross the track as they leave.
directed by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1896), 1 min
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Rough Sea at Dover
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directed by Birt Acres, 1854-1918; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1895), 1 min
This 33-second silent film produced by Birt Acres presents two different views taken using a stationary camera, the first of heavy waves against a pier at Dover, England, and the second of rough, flowing water in an unknown river.
directed by Birt Acres, 1854-1918; produced by Robert W. Paul, 1869-1943 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1895), 1 min
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Ladies' Skirts Nailed to a Fence
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produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1889), 1 min
In this short silent film comedy, two women in long skirts and with umbrellas talk while standing in front of a fence. Behind the fence, two men sneak up and reach through the fence to nail the women's skirts to the back of the fence. The men run off, leaving the women stuck to the fence.
produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1889), 1 min
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