Venus and the Knuts (1915)

This page is part of a project to index the films produced by Bamforth and Co. Ltd of Holmfirth.


  • also known as: A Chip of the Old Block (original title)
  • length: 595 feet[1]
  • released: 10 May 1915
  • director: Cecil Birch



Yokels bribe thugs to attack a doctor's daughter so they can stage a rescue.


The Bioscope (25/Mar/1915):

Venus and The Knuts. — One of the best comedies as yet issued by this company. Brisk and brightly played. Specially reviewed in our “Pick of the Programmes” section. (May 10th. 595 ft.)

Kinematograph Weekly (01/Apr/1915):

Venus and the Knut (Bamforth, Co). — Dr. Merryheart's daughter is an athletic young lady. The village 'knuts' plan to get on speaking terms with her by employing a labourer to waylay the girl, so that they may come to the rescue. The labourer happens to be one of the many that Dr. Merryheart has befriended, and discloses the scheme to the girl. After the 'knuts' have rescued her, the girl invites them round to her father's residence, where they are given a warm time. Released May 10th, length 595 ft.


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Research Notes

Originally titled "A Chip of the Old Block".[2] The BFI Database contains an entries for "A Chip Off the Old Block"[3] as well as "Venus and the Knuts" without noting that they are the same film.

Notes and References

  1. Sourced from The Bioscope.
  2. The change of title is noted in Kinematograph Weekly (18/Mar/1915) page 97.