This film is part of Free
Does Your Wife Know?
A vicar gets railroaded on the cheap in this silent cinema ad for Southern Railways.
Does ‘er indoors know if you err outdoors? The indiscretion in this silent cinema ad, involving a vicar and a lanky brunette, is not a romantic one (sorry Fleabag). The guilty omission is in not informing his wife of the cheap-day return tickets to London that are on offer. The film also points out that any money saved would be well spent on tickets to the cinema!
Advert 1902 1 mins Silent
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Advert 1925 3 mins Silent
Deceptively simple early animated ad for Shell petrol
Advert 1926 10 mins Silent Location: York
There's no need to renew your socks with the Trojan Utility Car - you simply can't afford not to have one!
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest films showing off a brand: three women pack Vinolia soap into boxes
Advert 1900 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest surviving British adverts
Advert 1922 5 mins Silent
Pretty in Pink 1920s style: an innovatively hand-coloured cinema advert for Twink dye.
Amateur film 1960 6 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Series of sketches by the Kingston & District Cine Club which offer an amusing twist on historical events
Amateur film 1950 3 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
The changing face of streets and industry is examined by a cine club member in this vivid portrait of Kingston
Amateur film 1951 8 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
This polished tour of Kingston takes in sites of local interest such as churches, technical college, and the well-known dept store Bentalls
Amateur film 1950 15 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames
From war drama to slapstick fun by the Thames, Script Night demonstrates the imagination and self deprecating humour of the club members
Amateur film 1953 2 mins Silent Location: Kingston Upon Thames
Live music and dancing, party games and more are enjoyed by members of the cine club. For one fellow a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe!
Amateur film 1976 9 mins Location: Kingston Upon Thames
An amatuer filmmaker takes a critical and somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the changing face of Kingston upon Thames
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.