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COMIC BOXING

Comic Boxing

Two clowns on stage wearing large gloves, performing a comic boxing act.

KINELAUGHS

Kinelaughs (1926)

Jokes written in intertitles - in retrospect not very funny!

HOOTS MON

Hoots Mon (1934)

Nice story about Barn Owls with dubbed sound.

THE RUNAWAY HORSE

The Runaway Horse

Early French comedy film - horse drawn chase scenes create havoc in the...

RUNAWAY CYCLIST

Runaway Cyclist

Early French comedy film - The Runaway Cyclist.

CHASING THE MOTH

Chasing The Moth

Early film - Chasing The Moth. Two men create havoc trying to catch a moth in a...

THE VILLAGE FIRE

The Village Fire (1909)

Early comedy film - The Village Fire. A volunteer fire brigade find they aren't...

PEA PUSHING CONTEST

Pea Pushing Contest (1968)

Quirky item showing a man pushing pea, bending nails and lifting another man...

COMMENTARY - CHARLES AUSTIN on sleeve as COMENTRY C. AUSTIN

Commentary - Charles Austin On Sleeve As Comentry C. Austin (1931)

Comedian Charles Austin...

EYELASHES WHILE YOU WAIT

Eyelashes While You Wait (1930)

Technique for applying false eyelashes is demonstrated.

AUNTY IN THE DRAWING ROOM

Aunty In The Drawing Room

Fragment from an early comedy film - a man dressed as a woman jokes...

HAVING FUN WITH A POLICEMAN

Having Fun With A Policeman

Film comedy - Having Fun With A Policeman. Children make fun of the...

THE MOTOR SKATER

The Motor Skater

Early English comedy film - The Motor Skater.

A GUINEA ENTERTAINER aka TAME MICE

A Guinea Entertainer AKA Tame Mice

An early comedy film about tame mice running around a house...

HAVING FUN WITH THE GARDNER

Having Fun With The Gardner (1900)

Early comedy film - Having Fun With Gardner 1910

HUSH DON'T WAKE THE BOBBY

Hush Don't Wake The Bobby (1909)

Early comedy film. Policeman tries to keep people from upsetting his...

SID FIELDS

Sid Fields (1947)

Comedian Sid Fields delivers his New Year message.

MOTOR TOUR

Motor Tour (1910)

Comedy short - couple driven along country road in old Napier car by chauffeur in...

CHARLES AUSTIN

Charles Austin (1931)

Comedian Charles Austin introduces this Pathetone Weekly issue.

COMMENTARY - CHARLES AUSTIN on sleeve as COMENTRY C. AUSTIN

Commentary - Charles Austin On Sleeve As Comentry C. Austin (1931)

Comedian Charles Austin...

COMMENTARY - CHARLES AUSTIN on sleeve as COMENTRY C. AUSTIN

Commentary - Charles Austin On Sleeve As Comentry C. Austin (1931)

Comedian Charles Austin...

FIRE FOAM

Fire Foam (1932)

Firemen use chemical foam on fires and get covered in it in the process!

THE WRECKERS

The Wreckers (1932)

An Australian man's car is wrecked by mistake.

CLIFF BERZAC

Cliff Berzac (1933)

Cliff Berzac puts a harness on a mule.

JUST PETS

Just Pets (1933)

Children are entertained small performing birds.

BOYS WILL BE BOXERS

Boys Will Be Boxers (1928)

Young boys learn to box - cute and funny item.

CAN YOU DO THIS?

Can You Do This? (1930)

Ace gurner - he can hold a glass between his bottom lip and nose, rub his nose...

VANITY UNLIMITED

Vanity Unlimited (1925)

Title and intertitles only - shots missing - story was about making handbags at...

MEN AND MUSCLES IN MAKING

Men And Muscles In Making (1934)

Men do quick change formation exercises in a hall.

WARNING TO TRAVELLERS - TRAILER

Warning To Travellers - Trailer (1949)

A short trailer film telling people going abroad that they are...

FISHERMAN - 'NO NOT YET' SIGN

Fisherman - 'no Not Yet' Sign (1937)

Bored of being asked if he has caught anything an angler makes a...

CAR NUMBERS aka CAR NAMES

Car Numbers AKA Car Names (1944)

Car number plates make up a story about Adolf Hitler.

WILFRED PICKLES issue title -

Wilfred Pickles Issue Title - "Charmed I'm Sure!" (1944)

Wilfred Pickles introduces this week's...

SKELETONS

Skeletons (1953)

A firm assembles plastic skeletons for medical students. Croydon, London.

THE FATAL SNEEZE

The Fatal Sneeze

Early comedy film - A childish prank with sneezing powder leads to unforeseen...

MYSTERIOUS WRESTLERS

Mysterious Wrestlers

Trick Comedy film - Mysterious Wrestlers.

MYSTERIOUS COAT AND HAT

Mysterious Coat And Hat

Early trick film about a man taking off his hat and coat.

THE RUNAWAY CAR

The Runaway Car

Early French Comedy film - The Runaway Car.

ILL REWARDED CONJURER

Ill Rewarded Conjurer

Early comedy film using photographic tricks. A magician uses his skills to...

THE LETTER

The Letter (1910)

Early film comedy 'The Letter'. Invite to the theatre received by a household causes...

GROCK: FRENCH CLOWN

Grock: French Clown (1947)

Grock world famous clown, gives his first public performance for 8 years.

COMIC CRICKETERS PART 1

Comic Cricketers Part 1 (1914-1918)

Clown cricket players.

BARRAGE V SHELLS

Barrage V Shells (1914-1918)

Good footage of funny football match between anti-aircraft defence men and...

COMIC SWIM IN SERPENTINE

Comic Swim In Serpentine (1914-1918)

People swimming in the Serpentine fully clothed. London.

HARRY TATE

Harry Tate (1914-1918)

Comedian Harry Tate in military uniform.

HOSPITAL CUP FINAL

Hospital Cup Final (1910-1920)

London Hospital Rugby Cup Final in fancy dress.

BOBBY HALES aka THEATRICAL GARDEN PARTY

Bobby Hales AKA Theatrical Garden Party (1910-1919)

Performers on stage at Theatrical Garden Party,...

THE VANISHING LADY

The Vanishing Lady (1897)

Early trick film from Robert W. Paul - A statue comes to life and the sculptor...

Laurel and Hardy

Laurel And Hardy (1890-1965)

PARR AND PARR

Parr And Parr (1930)

Parr and Parr, the simultaneous steppers, do a soft shoe dance number in top hat and...