Winky: Photographer (1915)

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Winky poses as a mad photographer and his friend as an asylum warden.


Kinematograph Weekly (14/Jan/1915):

Winky, Photographer (C). — Winky conceives the idea of making money by photography. With his chum, dressed as a warder from a lunatic asylum, he commences business, and the customers begin to roll in. They create consternation. Winky, to cover his delinquencies, after obtaining customers' moneys feigns madness, and the warder, rushing out urges the sitters to flee for their lives, which they do, leaving the plotters to chuckle over their ill-gotten gains. Released Feb. 15th, length 474 ft.

The Bioscope (21/Jan/1915):

Winky: Photographer. — Assisted by a chum, the little Yorkshireman takes a derelict studio and cleverly atones for a lack of technical knowledge by an amazing ruse. After each “bob” has been carefully secured, the customers are treated to very curious behaviour, the “photographer” then being interrupted by an individual attired as a keeper. Some funny situations and alarmingly rapid exits are witnessed. (February 15th. 474 ft.)


Notes and References

  1. Sourced from The Bioscope.
  2. The BFI Database also contains another entry for this film: