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The Perfect Woman
In a bid to improve on nature, a scientist creates a robot female. But the experiment doesn't quite turn out as planned...
Comedy 1949 87 mins
That age-old male fantasy of the ultimate remote-control woman gets a high-tech satirical twist in this screwball-style, battle-of-the-sexes comedy. Roger Cavendish gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to act as escort for the 'perfect' robot woman. The riotous climactic scene in a bridal suite is a delight, and glamorous star Patricia Roc has a ball running rings around the hapless men.
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The Missing Link
Comedy 1917 2 mins Silent
British comic Lupino Lane stars in this surviving fragment from one of his earliest films, a slapstick school romp
Pimple Has One
Comedy 1915 6 mins Silent
The mischievous Pimple takes to the bottle in this entertaining comedy
Comedy 1916 19 mins Silent
Lupino Lane comedy filmed in London before he became a Hollywood legend
A La Carte
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Colchester
Messy slapstick comedy featuring an ineptitude waiter, presented by Colchester Cine Club and starring an ensemble cast of club members.
Kate Plus Ten
Crime 1938 80 mins
Laughs and thrills come thick and fast in this Edgar Wallace comedy-thriller with a hair-raising car versus train chase.
Comedy 1967 8 mins
Surreal comedy for a post-apocalyptic landscape
Hovis: Boy on the Bike
Advert 1974 1 mins Location: Shaftesbury
A classic slice of British advertising history, though that hill's not as Northern as it looks...
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Rotherham
Edwardian workers react to the camera at one of Rotherham's major employers.
Workforce of Ormerod's Mill, Great Moor Street, Bolton (1900)
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Silent Location: Great Moor St, Bolton
Eager youngsters burst out of the gates of a Victorian cotton mill.
The Henley Regatta
Sport 1901 1 mins Silent Location: Henley-on-Thames
It's the first weekend of July 1901, and high society are on the Thames
Advert 1898 1 mins Silent Location: St Pancras
An unusual farewell in this charming early film
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins
The magic of a real solar eclipse filmed by a famous magician