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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2008
The Sick Kitten was made in 1901; six years after the birth of cinema, and over a century before today's cat-dominated internet scene. The premise is simple: two children play doctors with their kitten and feed it from a bottle labelled 'Fisik'. It licks away at the 'medicine' which we suspect is really milk. Within seconds, the kitty is cured and the young duo congratulate themselves with a triumphant handshake and a bow to the audience. The film was made by pioneer G.A. Smith, in Brighton, who was one of the earliest to identify the disarming screen presence of the domesticated cat.