|Title ID||8367||Collection ID||1187|
|Title||The Miller and the Sweep|
|Theme||Early film in the South East Working Life|
|Keywords||Workers Rural Areas Play Landscape Performing Arts Clothing|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A miller and chimney sweep collide as moving sails of the windmill behind provide an animated backdrop in this 1897 George Albert Smith production.
A miller in white with a sack of flour over his shoulder walks towards the camera, away from the windmill behind. A chimney sweep dressed in dark clothes and carrying a bag of soot knocks into him and the two break into a fight. The miller hits the sweep with his bag of white flour, the sweep with his bag of black soot. The film closes with a crowd running past after the the pair.