Winky's Invisible Ink (1915)

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A woman's father will give his consent if her suitor can contrive to get a letter to her.


Kinematograph Weekly (03/Dec/1914):

Winky’s Invisible Ink (C). — (Bamforth). — Algernon and Winky are the suitors for Ethel’s hand. Winky is not favoured by pa, who sends him a letter stating that if he can write a love epistle to Ethel, and get it to her within twenty-four hours without it being discovered, sanction for the marriage will be forthcoming, Winky sets to work with invisible ink, and concocts a clever letter which pa, despite his vigilance, hands to Ethel. Released Jan. 7th, length 1004 ft.

The Bioscope (10/Dec/1914):

Winky’s Invisible Ink. — Quite a novel little story is shown, in good quality scenes, and depicts how Winky, with the aid of a letter written with two mediums, outwits an angry father and wins a bride. The gradual appearance of the real message before a hot fire is neatly and amusingly shown. Should prove a successful comedy. (January 7th. 760 ft.)


Research Notes

The Kinematograph Weekly (03/Dec/1914) review states a length of 1,004 feet but a note in the subsequent issue (page 15) says: "The Yorkshire Cine Co. state that the length of the film, "Winky's Indivisible Ink" has been altered from 1,004 to 760 feet".

Notes and References

  1. Sourced from The Bioscope.