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Lee Mannering
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OK folks, what 9.5mm films have you watched this week I wonder?
I'll start the ball rolling.

West of Inverness T/9664 1 reel.
Directed by Steven Furnell this is a delightful trip back in time charting the struggle to survive in this part of Scotland. Some nice scenery, farming and this title has always been a popular film with 9-5 soundies which dates from the 1930's. To see the highlands of Scotland captured so long ago is pure magic and nostalgia.

Happy viewing!

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Allan Broadfield
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Nice film, but the 1932 date, as listed on u tube, seems a little doubtfull, as the commentator, McDonald Hobley, would have been only 15 at the time.

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Mikael Barnard
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Indeed, various other sources give the date as 1939, making McDonald Hobley 21 or 22 at time of recording. Maurice Trace's invaluable tome indicates the film was released on 9.5 in August 1950.

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Allan Broadfield
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I'm intrigued, Mikael, this is the second time in the last week that Maurice Trace's book has been quoted (see the previous post on 'Trigger Law') to settle a query. What is this book, and can it be obtained? Have looked on Amazon books but only have reference to a famous cricketer who died in 1956!

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Dino Everette
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Allan
He released it many years ago but they show up on ebay from time to time... It was a self published book so you won't find it listed on amazon,etc.. You should join Group 9.5 and use your free classified want ads to get one Maurice's books...he has done 9.5 sound films / 17.5 sound films / 9.5 silent comedy/drama films / and just recently put out his 9.5 documentary / educational films book. He also used to put out a zine called 9.5 sound news.

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Allan Broadfield
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Hi Dino, I am a member of Group 9.5 and get their quarterly magazine. Shall place an add. Apparently Trace has written several? How confusing!

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Lee Mannering
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Yes indeed West Of Inverness was 1939 and the film also sits in the National Library of Scotland. Bit of a classic on 9-5 sound I always feel and full of nostalgia. [Cool]

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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Try mtrace@talk21.com
The last additions to his books were sent in 2010. I didn't know about the educational catalogue,it must be very recent.
He is a very gentle man and most dedicated to the hobby.He has been writing, seemingly forever,mainly in 9.5 magazine and wherever else there is or was a column or page about 9.5mm,discussing every title at length with information and "everything you want to know" about it.

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watched"Christus" two reels notched, very slow ponderous and reverential made 1912. No close ups but filmed in Palestine. In my 1930 Pathe catalogue. No spliches and no scratches. Then "Keystone Kops to the Rescue", all the classic funny bits, but not a Pathe print, Next "Manuum in Parvo" snippets from all the best Pathe films 60 ft notched.

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Lee Mannering
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T/9006 Silver Blaze
Arthur Wontner stars in this six reel sound film which follows Sherlock Holmes on holiday at his friends when a murder mystery then takes over. A popular one here from 1937 and the final time Arthur would play Sherlock in a motion picture, which was a shame as he was ideal and often overlooked in these films even today.

T/9783 News Review of 1958
This was the final 1 reel sound release by Pathescope in 1959 and as you would expect contains news of 1958 events. The issue of this film was the final chapter of Pathe short sound films... [Frown]

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Mikael Barnard
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Sorry to contradict you Lee but the last Pathe 9.5 sound release was T/9784, 'The Doomed Caravan' with Hopalong Cassidy. However, since only three copies are known to survive I think your not having come across it is quite understandable!

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Ah, the Arthur Wontner connection! You hit a nerve there, Lee! His films are totaly ignored these days though he was acclaimed in the thirties as the best portrayer of the part, until Basil Rathbone appeared of course. The BBC documentary 'A study in Sherlock' shamefully gave him no mention. Even the Sherlock Holmes society in London got rid of their 16mm prints, which I now have incidentaly. The DVD versions available are awful.

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Lee Mannering
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Mikael. Yes I forgot to say 1 reelers, it must be an age thing.

Allan. Good to see those films are in very good hands and it is jaw dropping the way many films have been more or less thrown out in more recent years. There is a small group of Arthur fans in Manchester so its nice to know he is still loved.

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Mikael Barnard
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After an abortive attempt to run my print of T/9107 "Sporting Love" (splitting more severe than I thought, more work needed) I then spent much of the afternoon trying to get my print of T/9103 "Land Without Music" to run. Despite careful checking beforehand it still required a few stops along the way, mainly for dry splices. The other stops were for splits, that wartime stock really is getting brittle isn't it! Mind you the person I got it from only parted with it precisely because it was in such a state and to be fair the last fifteen minutes or so is in great condition so I can't really complain.

Oh for a Buckingham!

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Dino Everette
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Allan
there is a copy of the sound catalogue on ebay right now.

THE COMPLETE PATHESCOPE 9.5mm SOUND FILM CATALOGUE M.TRACE

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Yes Dino, what a coincidence, shall put in a bid!

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OK back to Lee's original post... Tonight I began watching TWO TO ONE (Pathescope S-724 2 x 300ft notched) the fabulous 1925 Vitagraph version of The Magnificent Ambersons (aka Pampered Youth) . If only this whole film survived...I was testing out a lamp conversion in one of my Bolexes and was pretty happy with the results. Plus this one came to me extremely damaged so it has taken me ages to repair this to be projectable.

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Lee Mannering
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Mikael. Try to get hold of some FILM RENEW cleaner. I’ve done all my 9-5 prints with it and they do run much smoother after a good dose. Apply using a clean lint free cloth the left to soak over night. Next day wind back onto original reel running film through a clean cloth to remove any excess which makes for a nice even coating.
Have Sporting Love myself with good old Stanley Lupino which is a nice film also featuring Barry Lupino who made it into a good number of films.

Dino. Never seen that film before and looks good.

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Ran the 300ft notched Hal Roach Our Gang film Orphanage Days and a couple of Popeye shorts.

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Thanks for the advice Lee. I use Cresclean usually which seems to help a bit but judging by what people say Filmrenew may be better. Sadly there is only so much that can be done with some prints.

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Steve the horse in Steve's Treasure Hunt T/9485 1936
One of the six Steve the horse cartoons made in Britain Yay!
Good old Steve goes looking for treasure which he does find after tackling a haunting. We also have the Steve the Horse Fan Club in our region which is fun to be involved with.
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Excellent Lee....i love Steve, but have yet to acquire one of the sound prints.

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This is the only STEVE also issued in super 8 sound, by Buckingham, if I remember correctly.

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Hi Dino, I succesfully bid for the Trace Pathescope catalogue.

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Congrats, it is a very useful book. [Smile]

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