Film ID:
YFA 2232

KISS IN THE TUNNEL

1899

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Description

Kiss in the Tunnel is a prime example of the development of narrative in early cinema.  The film features a man and a woman kissing on a train as it passes through a tunnel and was made by Bamforth and Company of Holmfirth. 

The film begins with a steam train heading towards a tunnel.  There are grass embankments on each side of the track.  The next scene consists of interior footage of a passenger car.  A man and woman are sitting opposite each other.  The man lights a cigarette, places it on the wooden ledge of the window, and moves over to be next to the woman.  They embrace and kiss.  The final scene is an exterior shot of the train approaching the station.  The train stops at the platform as the film ends.