Fun Size Review: The Sick Kitten (1903)

Children care for a sick kitten in this charming British short film that also just happens to be a great example of the early use of a closeup.

It’s also fun to realize that viewers of the 1900s were not so very different from us. They loved their cat videos just as much as we do today. This film proves that good things come in small packages.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The kitten is saved, hurrah!

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Kitten Cupcakes. Awww!

Availability: Released on DVD as part of The Movies Begin box set from KinoAlso available to stream courtesy of the BFI.


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  1. amycondit

    I enjoyed your post very much! I’ve not seen this early, brief film and will definitely watch it. I had to laugh because I remember my grandmother (born in 1910) telling me in the early 1970’s when I was a small child, that she was going to give me a physic! I knew it meant Fletcher’s Castoria, and that she would be chasing me around the house to make me take it! Thanks for reviewing this film, and for giving me a good chuckle!

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