|Title ID||8447||Collection ID||1196|
|Title||[The Soldier’s Courtship?] or [Tommy Atkins in the Park?]|
|Date||[1896 - 1898?]|
|Theme||Early film in the South East|
|Keywords||Leisure Time Activities Parks Old Age Play|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A couple get revenge on an old woman when she disturbs their privacy in this comedy by Robert Paul.
A soldier and a nursemaid sit on a bench underneath a tree in a part. The maid lights the soldier's cigarette for him. The couple embrace and kiss each other. An old woman arrives and squeezes on the bench beside them, reading a book. The couple try to nudge her off the bench but she will not budge. The maid stands up and the soldier walks behind the bench, tipping it over so the woman falls forwards onto the floor. The couple laugh at the woman as she struggle to stand.