The Soldier’s Courtship
Also known as [A Soldier’s Courtship]
B&W : 80 feet
Directed by Alfred Moul
Cast: Fred Storey, Julie Seale
Robert W. Paul production. / Produced by Robert W. Paul. / Released May 1896. / [?] 35mm spherical format? / Reputedly the first narrative film made in the United Kingdom. The production was shot on the roof of the Alhambra Theatre in London, England.
Synopsis: A fat woman disrupts the courtship of a soldier and his girl. In retaliation, they tip her off the park bench.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Courting - Parks
Listing updated: 28 July 2010.
References: Gifford-British n. 00015; Perry-British p. 23; Robertson-Guinness p. 3.