The Twins' Tea Party  (1902)

5.5 / 10

One of the prettiest pictures of child life we have yet offered. Two pretty children are seated in their high chairs playing "Tea Party" with their dishes arranged about them. They become ...See full summary »

Country United Kingdom

Genre Short, Comedy

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One of the prettiest pictures of child life we have yet offered. Two pretty children are seated in their high chairs playing "Tea Party" with their dishes arranged about them. They become engaged in a dispute over the possession of a piece of cake and one of them cries, giving the most perfect and child-like facial expressions we have yet had the pleasure of seeing. Written by Edison Catalog

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Genres: Short, Comedy

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Robert Paul is a largely forgotten name today, but he was a major pioneer of British cinema, and was quick to grasp the commercial potential of cinema in ways that better known pioneers such as William Friese-Greene were not. He was more of a mechanic than a filmmaker, making, with Birt Acres, his own camera on which to shoot films in 1895, and also Britain’s first projector, the Animatograph, with which to screen them in 1896. Early in the 20th century he had a custom-made studio built in Muswell Hill.
The Twins’ Tea Party is a very simple film shot on a bare set in which two little girls ...

Source: 20/20 Movie Reviews

Author: Richard Cross

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Release Date: 01 Aug 1896 (United Kingdom) See more