The Automatic Motorist

The Automatic Motorist is a 1911 British short silent comedy film, directed by Walter R. Booth,[1] featuring a robot chauffeur taking an inventor and a young honeymooning couple on a wild ride around the planets and under the sea. The trick film is a, "virtual remake of The '?' Motorist (1906)," according to Michael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "but on a bigger scale."[2][3]

The Automatic Motorist
Screenshot from the film
Directed byWalter R. Booth
Kineto Films
Release date
  • 1911 (1911)
Running time
10 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom


  1. ^ "The Automatic Motorist". MUBI. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  2. ^ "The Automatic Motorist". BFI Film & TV Database. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  3. ^ Merton, Paul. "How They Laughed". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 24 April 2011.

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