Winky and the Cannibal Chief (1914)

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

Details

  • length: 590 feet (October) & 554 feet (December)[1]
  • released: 12 October 1914 & 28 December 1914
  • director: Cecil Birch

Two separate releases of this film appear in the trade journals with differing lengths. It is uncertain if the second released was an edited version of the original, or if the popularity of the first release led to it being refilmed.

Cast

Synopsis

Winky poses as a savage to scare picnickers and catches a real one.

Reviews

Kinematograph Weekly (24/Sep/1914):

Winky and the Cannibal Chief (C). — Winky disguises himself as a savage, frightens a picnic party to the bounds of endurance, captures a cannibal chief, and claims a large reward. Released Oct. 15th, length 590 ft.

The Bioscope (01/Oct/1914):

Winky and the Cannibal Chief. — Amidst beautiful and typical English woodland scenery, the comedian “gets his own back” upon a picnic party. Much broad humour attends the exploits of Winky disguised as the missing “side show chieftain.” (October 12th. 590 ft.)

The Bioscope (26/Nov/1914):

Winky and the Cannibal Chief. — Having been scurvily treated by a picnic party, Winky disguises himself as a cannibal, advertised as missing from a side-show, and merrily chases his enemies. The fun becomes very broad when the genuine chief arrives and meets his double. Well devised, and enacted amidst typical English woodland scenery. (December 28th. 554 ft.)

Kinematograph Weekly (26/Nov/1914):

Winky and the Cannibal Chief (C). — Winky, disguised as a savage, descending on an innocent picnic party, it a scream. Released Dec. 28th, length 554 ft.

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Notes and References

  1. Sourced from The Bioscope. The length of the December release matches the entry on IMDB.