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The Soldier’s Courtship
Also known as [A Soldier’s Courtship]
(1896) British
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.

Comedy.

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.

 
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