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LORTAC - ANIMATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE


LORTAC - ANIMATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE

by Grahame L. Newnham B.Sc.

Looking at some of the very early 9.5mm cartoon releases, those little 30ft notched title films released in the metal cassettes in the very early days of 9.5mm movies, we notice on the credits, the name Lortac.

In fact Lortac was one of the first and perhaps one of the most important of the early French film animators. Born at the cross-channel port of Cherbourg in Northern France on the 19th of November 1884, Lortac's real name was Robert Collard. An initial start in a military career was cut short because of his lack of discipline, being expelled at the age of 16 from Prytanee de la Fleche military academy. Robert then began studying art and painting at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. As a result of this, from around 1906 to 1914 Robert Collard began contributing cartoons and caricatures to newspapers and actors' sketches for theatrical reviews.

Robert Collard began a comedy film in 1914, entitled "Le Savant Microbus et Son Automate" but this was abandoned as he was called up for the French army. Sadly during the warfare, his shoulder was torn off by a shell and Robert was discharged in 1915. Once recovered he began producing animated puppet films in a propaganda drive to encourage civilians to buy war bonds - these items formed part of the "Eclair Journal" newsreels. During this period he met and worked with Emile Cohl and when in the USA raising war funds with an exhibition of enlisted French artists work, he visited American animation studios and saw comic strips in the New York Herald drawn by Winsor McCay (famous for Gertie the Dinosaur).

By 1919, Robert Collard formed his own production company Publi-Cine, mainly to produce short advertising cartoon films. This studio employed around fifteen people, including Andre Rigal and Raoul Guerin and made films for many French companies including Citroen and Nicolas Wines. The studio also made a number of short comic fiction cartoons which were distributed by Pathe, however these were not so profitable and the emphasis was on advertising material.

In 1921 Robert Collard or by now known as Lortac, co-directed with Cavé‚ a 35 minute movie adaptation of the Rodolph Toepfer (1799-1846) cartoon "Monsieur Vieuxbois" for two Swiss amateurs from Geneva, Peyrot and Ehrenhold. Produced by Pencil Film, it has been restored by the Swiss Film Archive after research by its curator Freddy Buache.

From 1922 Pathé in France, often included a "Canard en Cin‚" animated news item from the Lortac studios along with their regular cinema news reels. By the 1930's advertising business was hard hit by the depression. The second world war saw Lortac dispose of his animation business and concentrate on writing scripts for comic books and detective stories - "Bibi Fricotin"; "Bicot", "Les Pieds Nickelés" etc. Lortac died aged 89 in 1973.

Looking at some of his films today he often used the technical revolution that was all around him as ideas for the cartoons. We see jokes about cars, robots, and mechanisation in the home for example. He was really expressing the mixed feelings of contemporary observers to the changing world they were living in. In "L'Aspirator Du Professeur Mecanicas" (UK 9.5mm as "The Exhauster of Professor Mechanist") we see the professor with his modernistic vacuum cleaner - initially it picks up the dust as intended, but soon begins to suck up everything around it - this no doubt must have inspired a similar sequence in the George Dunning's Beatles cartoon feature "The Yellow Submarine" some 45 years later. The professor begins to go bald in another film "La Seve Poilifere" (UK 9.5mm as "The Hair Restorer") - he invents a special elixir, but it is stolen by a lad who creates havoc growing beards on innocent ladies eventually using it on himself to create a disguise to avoid capture.

Some Lortac cartoons were supposed to be social comment - the character Toby seems to enjoy a few whiskies whilst on duty as a policeman. There are two films on UK 9.5mm with this theme "La Consigne de Toby" and "Toby a Soif"(UK 9.5mm as "Toby On Duty" and "Toby Is Thirsty"), possibly from one original film - an early catalogue explains this film could be used by temperance groups to show the evils of drink ("Toby Is Thirsty" does end with a moral about everything in moderation).

UK ninefivers are lucky to have a good number of these Lortac cartoon offerings, most of which arrived in the first 'provisional' UK Pathe 9.5mm film list of 1924, the other titles arriving a little later in the February 1925 'first' 9.5mm UK film sales list. Films include those with 'Toto' (but not "Toto the Cook" a USA comedy from Hal Roach); "Toby is Thirsty"; "Toby on Duty"; the 'Mistoufle' titles and those with Professor Mecanicas (some say this was based on the copyrighted Meccano name). In France Pathé-Baby released at least thirty Lortac cartoons on 9.5mm, with some Spanish and German versions as well; in the UK we have about eighteen Lortac cartoons on 9.5mm, all just 30ft long with notched titles. The exact production date of each film is difficult to discover but all must have been made between 1920 and 1924.

It is interesting that the translation of the Mecanicas titles gets a bit confusing in the UK releases. For example "Le Reveil de Professeur Mecanicas" became "The Awakening of Professor Mechanicas" whilst "Une Invention du Professeur Mecanicas" became "Professor Mechanikas Invention" and "L'Aspirateur du Professeur Mecanicas" became "The Exhauster of Professor Mechanist". To make matters worse, in the later editions of the UK 9.5mm Pathescope film lists from 1928 onwards, the editor decided to rename the Professor 'Mechanikas' whilst the films themselves kept the originally listed UK titles! The Professor Mecanicas films that don't have his name in the title, begin on the film title itself with "The Inventions of Professor Mechanicas" then the title like "The Hair Restorer" or "The Servant's Crisis".

I have listed the UK releases below, but on my web-site will be a complete international listing of the Lortac cartoons, some 67 9.5mm entries. See this at:- www.pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk in the 9.5mm section. If anyone without internet access would like the complete listing, just drop me a first class stamp and I'll print one off.

247 "Toby In His Cradle"; 251 "Toby Is Thirsty"; 252 "Toby On Duty"; 253 "Mistoufle Dines Without Paying"; 254 "Mistoufle Under Lock and Key"; 257 "A Zoologicomic Adventure"; 258 "The Servant's Crisis" (Prof. Mechanicas); 259 "An Excellent Cook"; 260 "The Awakening of Professor Mechanicas"; 261 "Professor Mechanikas Invention"; 262 "The Exhauster of Professor Mechanist"; 345 "A Horrible Nightmare"; 544 "Toto Acrobat"; 548 "The Earthen Pot and the Iron Pot"; 565 "The Hair Restorer" (Prof. Mechanicas); 600 "Toto Airman"; 628 "Too Clever A Dog"; 630 "Toto A Musician".

These little Lortac 9.5mm cartoons began to be dropped from the UK film catalogues after 1930, dissapearing for ever from the mid-thirties, chased out by Felix and Mickey Mouse releases. Another bit of interesting film history for nine-five collectors to seek out.

G9Lortac/gln/25.05.2005

Watch a 9.5mm print of "La Bonne Cuisiniere" ("The Excellent Cook") on You Tube: http://youtu.be/8DXkpXIUFCg


 @GLN '96                         INTERNATIONAL  9.5  FILM  CATALOGUE  -  NUMERIC  ORDER  LISTING                            02/06/2005
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                            ('Released by' =     and/or  'Film Star' = DL  and/or  'Class' = Animated )
  PA=Pathescope(UK)  PB=Pathe-Baby(FR)  Pathe: PG=(GER)  PI=(IT)  PN=(India)  PS=(Spain)   PT=(Aus)   PW=(Sweden)   PX=Pathex(US)
  FO=Film Office(FR)  PU=Pinquin(FR)  HF=Hefa(FR)  LA=LaPierre(FR)  MS=Mascre(FR)  TB=Tobis(GER)   CK=Cinak(FR)   LP=LGP Cine(UK)
  AV=Adventure(UK)  NV=Novascope(UK)  PK=Peak(UK)  WL=Walton(UK)  WH=WallaceHeaton(UK)  BC=Birmingham Comm.Flm(UK)  PR=Presto(UK)
  V=30ft notched  G=60ft notched  L=30ft  D=60ft  J/C=100ft  M=200ft  SB=300ft  S=300ft notched  T/CT=UK sound  SS/MS/GS=FR sound
  BK=Buster Keaton  BB=Billy Bevan  CC=Charlie Chaplin  CH=Charley Chase  DF=Fleischer  FX=Felix  HB=Hallroom Boys  HL=Harold Lloyd
  LH=Laurel&Hardy  ML=Max Linder  MM=Mickey McGuire  OG=Our Gang  PP=Paul Parrott  SL=Stan Laurel  SP=Snub Pollard  WF=Walter Forde
 9.5mm Number    9.5mm Film Title                       Class.               Issue-Delete      Original Film Title       Date
  1 V(PA)  247 TOTO IN HIS CRADLE                       Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  247 TOTO AU BERCEAU                          Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  247 PEPITO EN SU CUNA                        Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  251 TOBY IS THIRSTY                          Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21*FR DL
  1 V(PB)  251 TOBY A SOIF                              Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  251 TIBURCIO TIENE SED                       Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  252 TOBY ON DUTY                             Animated B/W Notched    24-Feb32:TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  252 CONSIGNE DE TOBY (LA)                    Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  252 CONSIGNA DE TIBURCIO (LA)                Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  253 MISTOUFLE DINES WITHOUT PAYING           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  253 MISTOUFLE DINE A L'OEIL                  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  253 CANAMON COME DE BALDE                    Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  254 MISTOUFLE UNDER LOCK AND KEY             Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  254 MISTOUFLE AU VIOLON                      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  254 TORIBIO EN LA CARCEL                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  257 ZOOLOGICOMIC ADVENTURE (A)               Animated B/W Notched    24-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  257 AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE)           Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  257 AVENTURA ZOOLOGICOMICA (UNA)             Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  258 SERVANT'S CRISIS (THE)                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  258 CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  258 CRISIS DE CRIADOS (LA)                   Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  259 EXCELLENT COOK (AN)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  259 BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)                    Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  259 BUENA COCINERA (LA)                      Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  260 AWAKENING OF PROFESSOR MECHANICAS (THE)  Animated B/W Notched    24-Apr32:REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  260 REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (LE)      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-Apr32:REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  261 PROFESSOR MECHANIKAS INVENTION           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  261 INVENTION DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (UNE)  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PW)  261 PROFESSOR MECHANICAS UPPFINNING          Animated B/W Notched      -     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  262 EXHAUSTER OF PROFESSOR MECHANIST (THE)   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21*FR DL
  1 V(PB)  262 ASPIRATEUR DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (L')  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  262 ASPIRADOR DEL PROFESOR MEKANICAS (EL)    Animated B/W Notched      -     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PW)  262 PROFESSOR MECHANICAS DAMMSUGARE          Animated B/W Notched      -     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  273 LION ET LE RAT (LE)                      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :LION ET LE RAT (LE)            ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  273 LEON Y EL RATON (EL)                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :LION ET LE RAT (LE)            ??/??/22 L) DL
  1 V(PB)  299 EN VITESSE                               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :EN VITESSE                     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  299 A TODO VELOCIDAD                         Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :EN VITESSE                     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  313 CIGALE ET LA FOURMI (LA)                 Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :CIGALE ET LA FOURMI (LA)       ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  345 HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE (A)                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)        ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  345 HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)                  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)        ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  350 DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  350 SINSABORES DE UN PEATON (LOS)            Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  380 NOEL DE TOTO (LE)                        Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :NOEL DE TOTO (LE)              ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  380 NAVIDAD DE TOTO (LA)                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :NOEL DE TOTO (LE)              ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  473 TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE                     Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE           ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  473 TOTO ARISTA PINTOR                       Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE           ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  544 TOTO ACROBAT                             Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO ACROBATE                  ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  544 TOTO ACROBATE                            Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO ACROBATE                  ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  548 EARTHERN POT AND THE IRON POT (THE)      Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  548 POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER (LE)       Animated B/W Notched    24-     :POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  560 MECANICAS ET LA RECLAME                  Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MECANICAS ET LA RECLAME        ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  565 HAIR RESTORER (THE)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :SEVE POILIFERE (LA)   (Prof.M) ??/??/24*FR DL
  1 V(PB)  565 SEVE POILIFERE (LA)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :SEVE POILIFERE (LA)   (Prof.M) ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  600 TOTO AIRMAN                              Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  600 TOTO AVIATEUR                            Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  600 TOTO AVIADOR                             Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  628 TOO CLEVER A DOG                         Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  628 CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PG)  628 EIN GUT ABGERICHTETER HUND               Animated B/W Notched      -     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  628 PERRO DEMASIADO: BIEN AMAESTRADO (UN)    Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  630 TOTO A MUSICIAN                          Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  630 TOTO MUSICIEN                            Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PG)  630 TOTO ALS MUSIKANT                        Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  691 MALHEURS DE COLLIGNON (LES)              Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MALHEURS DE COLLIGNON (LES)    ??/??/24 FR DL
  2 V(PB)  694 MECANICAS ET LA GREFFE ANIMALE           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MECANICAS ET LA GREFFE ANIMALE ??/??/24 FR DL
  2 V(PB)  698 MECANICAS ET LA MACHINE A GUERIR         Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :MECANICAS ET LA MACHINE A GUER ??/??/24 FR DL
  4 V(PB)  699 CENDRILLON                               Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CENDRILLON                     ??/??/24 FR DL
                                                                              ( 67 entries )
                                                              

In the numeric listing above it is easy to see the various versions of each title as they all had the same release number.


 @GLN '96                        INTERNATIONAL  9.5  FILM  CATALOGUE  -  ALPHABETIC  ORDER  LISTING                         02/06/2005
                                 ------------------------------------------------------------------
                            ('Released by' =     and/or  'Film Star' = DL  and/or  'Class' = Animated )
  PA=Pathescope(UK)  PB=Pathe-Baby(FR)  Pathe: PG=(GER)  PI=(IT)  PN=(India)  PS=(Spain)  PT=(Aus)  PW=(Sweden)     PX=Pathex(US)
  FO=Film Office(FR)  PU=Pinquin(FR)  HF=Hefa(FR)  LA=LaPierre(FR)  MS=Mascre(FR)  TB=Tobis(Ger)   CK=Cinak(FR)   LP=LGP Cine(UK)
  AV=Adventure(UK)  NV=Novascope(UK)  PK=Peak(UK)  WL=Walton(UK)  WH=WallaceHeaton(UK)  BC=Birmingham Comm.Flm(UK)  PR=Presto(UK)
  V=30ft notched  G=60ft notched  L=30ft  D=60ft  J/C=100ft  M=200ft  SB=300ft  S=300ft notched  T/CT=UK sound  SS/MS/GS=FR sound
 BK=Buster Keaton  BB=Billy Bevan  CC=Charlie Chaplin  CH=Charley Chase  DF=Fleischer  FX=Felix  HB=HallRoom Boys  HL=Harold Lloyd
 LH=Laurel&Hardy  OG=Our Gang  PP=Paul Parrott  SL=Stan Laurel  SP=Snub Pollard  ML=Max Linder  MM=Mickey McGuire  WF=Walter Forde
  9.5mm Number   9.5mm Film Title                       Class.               Issue-Delete       Original Film Title      Date
  1 V(PS)  299 A TODO VELOCIDAD                         Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :EN VITESSE                     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  262 ASPIRADOR DEL PROFESOR MEKANICAS (EL)    Animated B/W Notched      -     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  262 ASPIRATEUR DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (L')  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  257 AVENTURA ZOOLOGICOMICA (UNA)             Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  257 AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE)           Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  260 AWAKENING OF PROFESSOR MECHANICAS (THE)  Animated B/W Notched    24-Apr32:REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  259 BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)                    Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  259 BUENA COCINERA (LA)                      Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  253 CANAMON COME DE BALDE                    Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  4 V(PB)  699 CENDRILLON                               Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CENDRILLON                     ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  628 CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  313 CIGALE ET LA FOURMI (LA)                 Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :CIGALE ET LA FOURMI (LA)       ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  252 CONSIGNA DE TIBURCIO (LA)                Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  252 CONSIGNE DE TOBY (LA)                    Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  258 CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  258 CRISIS DE CRIADOS (LA)                   Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  350 DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  548 EARTHERN POT AND THE IRON POT (THE)      Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PG)  628 EIN GUT ABGERICHTETER HUND               Animated B/W Notched      -     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  299 EN VITESSE                               Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :EN VITESSE                     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  259 EXCELLENT COOK (AN)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :BONNE CUISINIERE (LA)          ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  262 EXHAUSTER OF PROFESSOR MECHANIST (THE)   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21*FR DL
  1 V(PA)  565 HAIR RESTORER (THE)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :SEVE POILIFERE (LA)  (Prof.M.) ??/??/24*FR DL
  1 V(PB)  345 HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)                  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)        ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  345 HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE (A)                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :HORRIBLE CAUCHEMAR (UN)        ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  261 INVENTION DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (UNE)  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  273 LEON Y EL RATON (EL)                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :LION ET LE RAT (LE)            ??/??/22 L) DL
  1 V(PB)  273 LION ET LE RAT (LE)                      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :LION ET LE RAT (LE)            ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  691 MALHEURS DE COLLIGNON (LES)              Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MALHEURS DE COLLIGNON (LES)    ??/??/24 FR DL
  2 V(PB)  694 MECANICAS ET LA GREFFE ANIMALE           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MECANICAS ET LA GREFFE ANIMALE ??/??/24 FR DL
  2 V(PB)  698 MECANICAS ET LA MACHINE A GUERIR         Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :MECANICAS ET LA MACHINE A GUER ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  560 MECANICAS ET LA RECLAME                  Animated B/W Notched    24-     :MECANICAS ET LA RECLAME        ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  254 MISTOUFLE AU VIOLON                      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  253 MISTOUFLE DINE A L'OEIL                  Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  253 MISTOUFLE DINES WITHOUT PAYING           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  254 MISTOUFLE UNDER LOCK AND KEY             Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  380 NAVIDAD DE TOTO (LA)                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :NOEL DE TOTO (LE)              ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  380 NOEL DE TOTO (LE)                        Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :NOEL DE TOTO (LE)              ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  247 PEPITO EN SU CUNA                        Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  628 PERRO DEMASIADO: BIEN AMAESTRADO (UN)    Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  548 POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER (LE)       Animated B/W Notched    24-     :POT DE TERRE ET LE POT DE FER  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PW)  262 PROFESSOR MECHANICAS DAMMSUGARE          Animated B/W Notched      -     :ASPIRATEUR DU PROF. MECANICAS  ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PW)  261 PROFESSOR MECHANICAS UPPFINNING          Animated B/W Notched      -     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  261 PROFESSOR MECHANIKAS INVENTION           Animated B/W Notched    24-     :INVENTION DU PROF. MECANICAS   ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  260 REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS (LE)      Animated B/W Notched Oct23-Apr32:REVEIL DU PROFESSEUR MECANICAS ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  258 SERVANT'S CRISIS (THE)                   Animated B/W Notched    24-     :CRISE DES DOMESTIQUES (LA)     ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  565 SEVE POILIFERE (LA)                      Animated B/W Notched    24-     :SEVE POILIFERE (LA)            ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  350 SINSABORES DE UN PEATON (LOS)            Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :DEBOIRES D'UN PIETON (LES)     ??/??/22 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  251 TIBURCIO TIENE SED                       Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  251 TOBY A SOIF                              Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  251 TOBY IS THIRSTY                          Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21*FR DL
  1 V(PA)  252 TOBY ON DUTY                             Animated B/W Notched    24-Feb32:TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  628 TOO CLEVER A DOG                         Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :CHIEN TROP BIEN DRESSE         ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  254 TORIBIO EN LA CARCEL                     Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOM ET TIM POLICEMEN D'OCCASION??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  630 TOTO A MUSICIAN                          Animated B/W Notched Feb25-     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  544 TOTO ACROBAT                             Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO ACROBATE                  ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  544 TOTO ACROBATE                            Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO ACROBATE                  ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  600 TOTO AIRMAN                              Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PG)  630 TOTO ALS MUSIKANT                        Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  473 TOTO ARISTA PINTOR                       Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE           ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  473 TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE                     Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOTO ARTISTE PEINTRE           ??/??/23 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  247 TOTO AU BERCEAU                          Animated B/W Notched Oct23-     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PS)  600 TOTO AVIADOR                             Animated B/W Notched      -     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  600 TOTO AVIATEUR                            Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AVIATEUR                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  247 TOTO IN HIS CRADLE                       Animated B/W Notched    24-     :TOTO AU BERCEAU                ??/??/21 FR DL
  1 V(PB)  630 TOTO MUSICIEN                            Animated B/W Notched Pre25-     :TOTO MUSICIEN                  ??/??/24 FR DL
  1 V(PA)  257 ZOOLOGICOMIC ADVENTURE (A)               Animated B/W Notched    24-     :AVENTURE ZOOLOGI-COMIQUE (UNE) ??/??/21 FR DL
                                                                  ( 67 entries )

9.5mm issue dates come from the relevant Pathescope or Pathé-Baby film catalogues
 as do the actual film titles and numbers etc.
(Some titles reflect the actual title on the film itself where it is known)

Please notify any additions or corrections to me (Grahame Newnham) at presto @ pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk
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