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Janice Glesser
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I have a few 60ft. Baby cartridges with no labels. Here are some screen captures from the first mystery film. Anybody know the name of the movie?

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Maurice Leakey
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Janice
I am not sure what Pathescope called this film, but is from a 1925 70 minute comedy starring Douglas MacLean called "Introduce Me".
http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9A05E4D71731EE3ABC4153DFB566838E639EDE&mcubz=0

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Maurice Leakey
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Janice
I have just found the details on Grahame Newnham's website which includes US releases.
The film is a US Pathex release number D26, it's on four 60ft notched cassettes.
The title now has a slight addition, it's called "Introduce Me!".

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Dominique De Bast
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Fantastic, Maurice !

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Janice Glesser
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Awesome Maurice!!! I can now create a label for it. I only have one reel from this movie...but it's been edited. There is a title card saying end of part 1...but there is more footage after that.

Thanks Maurice.

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Janice Glesser
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Ok Maurice... great job on the first movie. Now can you or anybody else identify this film from the few clips shown below. It looks like a guy on his lunch break...and the animals keep eating his food [Smile]

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Janice Glesser
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...and here is the 3rd and I believe the last of my mystery 9.5mm movies [Smile] I'm guessing this is an Our Gang film...just not sure which one. I only have Part One of the film.

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Panayotis A. Carayannis
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The first is a "Paul" (Jimmy) Parrott one reeler.The second,an Our Gang two reeler. More details later,when go home!

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Maurice Leakey
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Janice
The first is 10179, 1 reel, 30ft. WORK!. Paul Parrott. "Bill Brick holds a very high position...on top of a skyscraper under construction." This is taken from "Take The Air" 1923.
The second needs some more research!

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Janice Glesser
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The Paul Parrot film is on a full 60ft reel. So it might be Part 2 of the Pathex C-24 "Take the Air" 2 reel set. The beginning credits is missing and the end doesn't say "End of part 1" ... however it doesn't say "The End" either.

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Maurice Leakey
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"Take The Air" was also available on a 300ft as SB/563. I am sure you know that James (Paul) Parrott was the brother of Charley Chase.

With regard to the probable Our Gang film. I have the 1939 Pathescope catalogue and there is no film listed with a description which fits your film. However, whilst referring to Grahame Newnham's Pathex listing I see there were many more Our Gang releases in the U.S. than British ones. Unfortunately, no details of the action/story are listed so I have drawn a blank on this one.

If you go on Grahame's site and look at the Pathex listings perhaps you could see a title which fits.

http://www.pathefilm.uk/95flmcat/95flmcatpathex.htm

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Janice Glesser
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Thanks Maurice... I do use the Pathex listings. I was hoping some other collector either had the same film or recognized the screen capture.

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Maurice Leakey
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Janice

I am not sure if you have a copy, but I have found a "Catalog of Pathex Motion Picture for the Home 1927".

https://archive.org/stream/catalogofpathexm1927path#page/n3/mode/2up

Judging by the stills and the catalogue details your film appears to be a three-reeler number C-10 from 1923. "July Days".

"Sweet little Mary is on the lawn playing Doll's House when Mickey is seized with pangs of adoration. He seeks council of his sister's beau, who advises chocolate, a good show and high-speed transportation."

The film carries the same title as the original 20 minutes film.

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Janice Glesser
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That sounds like it Maurice [Smile] I do not have any 9.5 catalogs. Thank you for your research time. It's unfortunate I have only partials of these multi-reel movies. Perhaps I'll be able to find the missing reels some day.

For now the mystery reels are finally identified and labeled.

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Clinton Hunt
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Hi Janice,
Are you aware of this great website that does list all 9.5mm films released,it is updated if anyone finds another to add [Smile]

http://www.pathefilm.uk/95flmcat/95flmcat.htm

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Janice Glesser
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Thanks Clinton... Yes, Maurice listed Graham's sight above and I have used it for reference in cataloging the films I have. I have also used this list as well:

http://www.pathex.com/Films/PathexFilms_a_b.htm

The lists are great...but they don't give a plot synopsis. A catalog like Maurice has gives much more detail.

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