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An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent
This charming little film was made by Charles Goodwin Norton, who alongside his film business ran a stationery shop in King's Cross, London. Norton here uses his shop as a backdrop for what was presumably a message to end one of his film shows. A child carries a sign saying 'For your kind attention many thanks', while in the background a man sets about putting up the shops shutters, which eventually spell out the words 'Good Night'.
Good Night matches another film, Bill Poster (also available on BFI Player), in which the same shopfront features.
Comedy 1900 1 mins Silent
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Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
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Trick film 1900 1 mins Silent
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1900 0 mins Silent
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Drama 1900 1 mins Silent
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Comedy 1897 1 mins Silent
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Documentary 1965 28 mins Location: St Pancras
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Documentary 1934 23 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
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Travelogue 1960 15 mins
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Romance 1960 31 mins
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Documentary 1912 75 mins
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Travelogue 1960 17 mins
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Sport 1960 29 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
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