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Maurice Leakey
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The sale recently of some 16mm Walton digests on the Forum reminded me to look out my 1969 Walton catalogue. It contains 18 titles that were available on 16mm optical sound. Here is the full list to enable collectors to look out for some rare items.

Films are 1 reel (400') black & white, unless otherwise stated.

The Owl and The Pussy Cat.....cartoon
The Mail Goes Through.....cartoon
Fowl Play.....cartoon
Spooky Wooky.....2rls Leon Errol comedy
Cutie on Duty.....2rls Leon Errol comedy
High and Dizzy.....2rls Leon Errol comedy
Oh, My Achin' Tooth.....Abbot & Costello comedy
Pinch Me, Please.....Abbot & Costello comedy
Monkey Business.....Animals Antics
South Africa's Animal Playground.....National Parks
Stagecoach Outlaws.....Buster Crabbe western
Phantom Rides The Trail.....2rls Ken Maynard western
Secret Assignment.....2rls Ken Maynard western
Flaming Lead.....2rls Ken Maynard western
Death Rides The Range.....2rls Ken Maynard western
Movie Milestones No.1.....Cinema History
Movie Milestones No.2.....Cinema History
The Life of Winston Churchill.....Portrait of a Statesman

As I said, they are all black and white, however, I have a copy of "Fowl Play" in colour by the later type Kodachrome (b/w sound track). It's a delightful 1950 British cartoon by Anson Dyer, and produced by Halas & Batchelor. A fox tells how he got into his present plight, which seems to consist of sitting in an armchair floating in a river.

It would be interesting to know how long Walton issued 16mm films and whether any other titles were in colour.

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Allan Broadfield
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 - posted July 14, 2013 06:57 AM      Profile for Allan Broadfield   Author's Homepage   Email Allan Broadfield   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's some more 16mm from the 1967 catalogue.
CARTOONS-
Santa's Surprise
Alladin and his lamp
Spaceship to the moon
Little Coal Train
DANNY KAYE-
Running Risks.
Ladies have charms.
Blind Man's bluff

By 1971 lots of these have disappeared.

[ July 15, 2013, 04:48 AM: Message edited by: Allan Broadfield ]

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Maurice Leakey
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Allan
Thanks for the update to my list.

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Robert Crewdson
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Maurice, any idea when Walton stopped producing their own exclusive films. I have a 16mm copy of the Queen's visit to New Zealand, which is about 1954. Looks as professional as Movietone. It is a silent film, and was shot at 16fps. The only colour title I know of is The Coronation, which was filmed in Kodachrome.

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Maurice Leakey
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I'm very sorry Robert but I have no idea, and do not know where to find the answer to your question. Does anybody know?

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Robert Crewdson
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Hello Maurice, you probably know that there is some info about Walton Films on Grahame Newnham's site. A son of one of the founders started a site a year or more back, but it never progressed beyond the home page. Someone mentioned Tim's Walton site; I have no idea who Tim is, and I couldn't find a link to any site.

P.S. This links to the info on Grahame's site, and lists colour releases. Newnham states that the 9.5mm films were reperforated from 16mm prints. http://www.pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk/95flmcat/95flmcatwalt.htm

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Maurice Leakey
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Thanks Robert
I remember the illustrious start to the Walton site, but it never progressed as promised.
http://www.waltonfilms.org.uk/
Grahame's site is always of tremendous interest and not only to nine-fivers.

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Adrian Winchester
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Interesting thread - I had no idea Walton produced any 16mm releases that were longer than one reel.

Note also that Walton sold a range of glamour films on 16mm - very tasteful material that would normally feature ladies in bikinis, beauty contests, etc. Some were available in colour. Perhaps all their 8mm releases of this kind were also available on 16mm. I expect some of their travelogue-type material was also sold on 16mm.

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Maurice Leakey
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"Miss Bikini", 16mm sound Walton glamour is on eBay at the moment. I was tempted until I saw the price.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-WALTON-FILMS-MISS-BIKINI-330FT-B-W-OPTICAL-SOUND-/221247915918?pt=UK_Films_Film_Stock&hash=item338367478e

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Joe McAllister
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quote:
"Miss Bikini", 16mm sound Walton glamour is on eBay at the moment. I was tempted until I saw the price.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-WALTON- FILMS-MISS-BIKINI-330FT-B-W-OPTICAL-SOUND-/221247915918?pt=UK_Films_Film_Stock&hash=item338367478e

Yes a very rare title I only have three copies myself.

BTW Walton did indeed issue a number of their Travelogue titles in 16mm i.e. "The Azure Coast" which was available in various versions including 400ft kodachrome sound.

[ August 17, 2013, 08:29 AM: Message edited by: Joe McAllister ]

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