Winky's Ruse (1914)
- also known an: Winky's Woes (see Research Notes below)
- length: approx 426 feet
- released: 3 August 1914
- director: Cecil Birch
- Reginald Switz — Winky
A tramp tricks wine from a publican, who then puts laudanum in the wine bottle.
Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald (12/Sep/1914):
[...] a very clever comedy.
Shields Daily News (17/Oct/1914):
"Winky's Ruse" is amusement of the farcical kind, bound to amuse.
The 2006 BBC documentary Holmfirth Hollywood includes a brief image of a trade advert for Winky's Ruse stating a release date of 3 August 1914.
A film titled Winky's Woes was advertised in The Bioscope (06/Aug/1914) as being released on 3 August with a length of 440 feet. Since it is highly unlikely there would be two film releases on the same day with a similar title, it is assumed that it refers to Winky's Ruse.
Notes and References
- Based on the IMDB listing of 130m.