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PRINTED FILM CATALOGUES
9.5MM PRINTED FILMS IN THE UK
In the UK the majority of 9.5mm printed film releases came from Pathéscope Ltd - the UK offshoot of Pathé-Baby / S.C.I. Pathé in France, the originators of 9.5mm, the first amateur movie film gauge; and after 1959, Pathéscope (Great Britain) Ltd - renamed after a UK buy-out.
However many other companies did release printed films
in the 9.5mm format - in the UK these included:- Peak Films; A.B.
Pathé; Walton Films; Wallace Heaton; Dane Films, Diamond Films;
Adventure Films; LGP Cine; Paul Carnell; Novascope; and Presto
These 9.5mm printed film catalogues, with extra information, are alphabetically listed below, company by company, with just a couple more to come!
Whilst these various UK lists started with original catalogues, monthly magazines, actual films in my collection and data for many from the unpublished " International 9.5mm Encyclopedia" film lists; I would particularly like to thank 9.5mm film historian extraordinaire - Maurice Trace, who has published extensive catalogues of UK Pathéscope 9.5mm film releases (see information on the various lists below).
1. PATHÉSCOPE - SILENT FILMS ALPHA LIST / SILENT FILMS NUMERIC LIST 19Jun2017 -
2. PATHÉSCOPE - SOUND FILMS ALPHA LIST / SOUND FILMS NUMERIC LIST 31May2017 -
3. PATHÉSCOPE - SUPER GAZETTE LIST - / NEWS REVIEWS (with content details) 24Aug2013
4. PATHÉSCOPE - NEWSCOPE 100FT SHORTS LISTING (with content details) 22Aug201626Sep2016
5. ADVENTURE FILM DISTRIBUTORS 15Jun2016 -
6. ASSOCIATED BRITISH-PATHE LTD 23Aug2016
7. BINGOSCOPE FILMS 22Mar2016 -
8. BIRMINGHAM COMMERCIAL FILMS 08Jan2017 -
9. PAUL CARNELL FILMS (NINE-FIVE CINE) 23Aug2015
10. DANE FILMS 06Mar2015 22Aug2016
11. DIAMOND FILMS 27Oct2015
12. FAIRY 9.5MM FILMS (Yes honestly!) 23Feb2004
13. FOX PHOTOS FILM-AT-HOME NEWS 11Jan2017
14. LGP (CINE) 9.5MM FILMS 03Sep2015 -
15. LINK PRODUCTIONS (METEOR FILMS) 03Sep2015
16. NOVASCOPE FILMS 04Oct2015 -
17. PEAK FILM PRODUCTIONS 10Mar2017 -
18. PRESTO FILMS (me!) 03Feb2017
19. RADEX 9.5MM FILMS 19April2004 01Nov2016
20. RAY 9.5MM FILMS 26May2015
21. SOVKINO 9.5MM FILMS 30Oct2016
22. SPONSORED 9.5MM FILMS 30Jan2017
23. STEDMAN'S 9.5MM FILMS 05Dec201607Mar2017
24. WALLACE HEATON FILMS 23Aug2016
25. WALTON FILMS 08Feb2017
9.5MM PRINTED FILMS IN FRANCE
In France it was the Pathé-Baby company (after 1950, SCI Pathé), originators of the 9.5mm movie gauge, who issued the largest number of 9.5mm films and it was only they in France who issued 9.5mm optical sound films. However after the second world war Film Office also issued a large number of 9.5mm printed films and they eventually took over the Pathé catalogue and master negatives etc. Other French 9.5mm printed films came from Cinak, Hefa, LaPierre, Pinguin and Tobis. 9.5mm film lists for all of these companies are available below. (I hope to add the Pathé-Baby silent film lists soon! gln July 2014)
A large French photographic retailer Mascre, had an extensive 9.5mm sound and silent film library during the 1930s. It is a puzzle for French collectors because Mascre used different reference numbers for most of the Pathé films in their library and in fact had many extra unknown titles. These unknown titles can generally be traced to - an early Pathé notched film being assembled on larger spools with running titles; or overseas 9.5mm releases being retitled (includinng the inter-titles) in French for their film library. Even so, it is possible there may well be other titles printed by Mascre themselves. However there were only one or two prints of each film and as far as I can tell, these films were never issued for sale. Hence no attempt to catalogue them here has been made.
Whilst these various lists started with original catalogues, actual films in my collection and data for many from the unpublished "International 9.5mm Encyclopedia" film lists; I would particularly like to thank M. Pierre Francis Berger, who for many years from the mid. 1990s corresponded with me regarding the various French 9.5mm film releases, starting with French 9.5mm sound films. Sadly we never met, but our correspondence not only helped immensely with the French films, but also it certainly did a bit to help improve my grasp of the French language!
1. CINAK 25June2013
1. FILM OFFICE 01Jan2017
2. HEFA FILMS 27Jun2015 07May2017
3. LAPIERRE-CINEMA FILMS 25July2009 09May2017
4. MICKEY-MOUSE 08August2009 09May2016
5. PATHÉ-BABY - SILENT FILMS ALPHA LIST / SILENT FILMS NUMERIC LIST 23Jun2017
6. PATHÉ-BABY - SOUND FILMS ALPHA LIST / SOUND FILMS NUMERIC LIST 18Jul2016
7. PINGUIN FILMS Feb2008 05Feb2017
8. TOBIS DEGETO 22July2009
9.5MM PRINTED FILMS IN THE USA
Pathé had a short foray with 9.5mm into the United States of America in the 1920s. The financial slump finished things, but read more in the introduction to the listings. Find out even more at American 9.5mm enthusiast Jerry Wagner's web-pages:- www.pathex.com
1. AMERICAN PATHEX 9.5MM PRINTED FILMS 27Mar2016
9.5MM PRINTED FILMS ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD
Pathé-Baby (France) and Pathéscope (UK) issued 9.5mm silent printed films all around the world with agencies in most countries including Australia, India, South Africa, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Sweden and even Russia! Generally from the 1920s, the master material originated from Pathé-Baby in France with much the same film subjects but titled in the appropriate language. (Early 9.5mm Pathé UK releases often have quaint title translations!) Later once Pathéscope in the UK had set up their own film laboratories at Cricklewood, North London, they took over the British language prints and maybe other films for British Commonwealth countries. Films for countries like India often I believe had the titles in two languages. Most if not all Pathé-Baby worldwide 9.5mm printed films were produced in France or the UK. However Pathex in the USA soon took over their own 9.5mm printed film production. It is also possible that in Germany, Tobis (Pathé agents?) printed 9.5mm films. I recall 9.5mm film printing equipment also turning up in Spain or Portugal.
Naturally some of these other countries
had some companies that also released silent 9.5mm printed films.
As far as I know 9.5mm sound films were only produced in the UK
and France. Currently I have no immediate plans to attempt to
publish lists of these 'other countries' 9.5mm film releases, but
you never know!
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Last updated: 23 June 2017 ...........
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Jul2009 New film listings added for Tobis; Lapierre and Pathex / Aug2009 New film listing added for Mickey Mouse (French)
Apr2010 Pathescope Super Gazettes content lists added / Aug2011 Link Productions film list added / 14Aug2013 LGP (Cine) film lists added
Oct2013 Notes about '9.5mm elsewhere in the world' added / Jul2014 Paul Carnell lists added
06Mar2015 Dane Film lists added / 26May2015 Ray film list added / 22Aug2016 - Newscope listing added
05Dec2016 - Stedman Film list added / 03Feb2017 - Presto Films list added / 27Apr2017 - all email addresses updated
23Jun2017 - at last! French Pathe silent catalogue uploaded, but awaits updated, corrected version once I am in good health!