Title ID 808Collection ID172
TitleCity Gents
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionTunbridge Wells / Regency Film Unit
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
KeywordsAccidents Bicycles Workers
LocalRoyal Tunbridge Wells
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRegency Film Unit
ProducerTunbridge Wells & Regency Film Unit
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration8 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A drama about a man who dresses like a ‘city gent’ with a bowler hat and brief case but actually works in the gent’s toilets.


The man gets up and gets dressed, putting on a bowler hat. He cycles to work on a fold away bicycle. He rides down a “No Cycling” path and knocks over a vicar on a bicycle coming the other way. He stops to help a girl who has a shoe stuck in the pavement, and leaves his briefcase on the back of a car (a Mini). The car drives off with his briefcase on it, but after a chase he retrieves it. He finally arrives to start work in his job cleaning the gents toilets.


a still from 'City Gents' (1960s)