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DIAMOND FILMS
9.5MM CATALOGUE



Diamond Films seem to have appeared in the mid 1950s - there are little advertisements in the classified columns of Amateur Cine World during 1956 when their address was 151a High Street, Slough, Buckinghamshire (UK). They offered 8mm/9.5mm/16mm films, equipment and processing. Initially they were retail agents for other firms like Walton, Peak, Adventure etc. but the August 1956 magazine listed a few short films in 8mm and 16mm at very low prices (I guess these were just 25ft 8mm and 50ft 16mm prints).

Later having moved along the road to 235a High Street, Slough, Buckinghamshire, they found their forte selling glamour films, both with titles from Walton & Mountain Films and a range of exclusive Diamond Films products. By 1962 Diamond Films advertised a range of 1 reel and short 4 minute titles of vintage comedies, an interesting vintage compilation "Grandad's Movies", and various interest items, presumably filmed for or by themselves. These titles and the glamour range were offered in all three sizes - the 9.5mm copies being produced for them by Walton, reperforating 16mm prints. This gave good quality prints on 9.5mm but at quite a price - a 100ft Kodachrome film cost £7-10sh (£7.50); a 100ft B/W film cost £3, whilst 'one reelers' were £7-5sh. in both 9.5mm or 16mm. This was rather more than the Walton prints (100ft Kodachrome at £6-6sh.) no doubt because the Diamond film releases were printed by the laboratory individually as orders arrived. Incidentally all the Kodachrome titles were also available in black and white. Later prices dropped a little with 9.5mm 100ft B/W prints reduced to £2-10sh (£2.50) and by 1962 £2-5sh (£2.25).

Quite a number of the vintage films seem to be the same as those issued by a number of 16mm outfits (Stockwell etc.) in the late 1940s - early 1950s - possibly from the same master negatives.

The lists below are repeated - the first list is in numberic order, the second alphabetic. Naturally all the titles were also offered in Std 8mm and 16mm versions. Incidentally in the mid-1960s, the ninefive main dealer D.M. Bentley produced huge printed film catalogues listing films from all distributors. He offered all of the available 16mm silent prints in 9.5mm (getting them reperforated by Walton Films), so other Diamond Film releases may turn up in 9.5mm, but perhaps were not actually offered by Diamond in 9.5mm versions originally - complicated!



ACW(Amateur Cine World) 25Jan1962 / ACW 01Feb1962


 @GLN '96                         INTERNATIONAL  9.5  FILM  CATALOGUE  -  NUMERIC  ORDER  LISTING                         16/01/2009
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                            ('Released by' = DI  and/or  'Film Star' =     and/or  'Class' = Glamour  )
  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)  CK=Cinak(FR)  TB=Tobis(GER)  AV=Adventure(UK) LP=LGP Cine(UK)
  DI=Diamond(UK)   NV=Novascope(UK)  PK=Peak(UK)  WL=Walton(UK)  WH=Wallace Heaton(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   BT=Ben Turpin   CC=Charlie Chaplin   CH=Charley Chase   DA=Animated   DD=Dinky Doodle
  DF=Fleischer  DL=Lortac  DY=Disney  FX=Felix  HB=Hallroon Boys  HL=Harold Lloyd  LH=Laurel&Hardy  LS=Larry Semon  ML=Max Linder
  MM=Mickey McGuire   OG=Our Gang   PP=Paul Parrott  PY=Dippy Doo Dad   SL=Stan Laurel    SP=Snub Pollard   WF=Walter Forde
 9.5mm Number    9.5mm Film Title                       Class.               Issue-Delete      Original Film Title       Date
  1 M(DI)      INTRODUCTION TO NUDISM                   Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :INTRODUCTION TO NUDISM         ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      ARTIST'S MODEL                           Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :ARTIST'S MODEL                 ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      ARTY ARTIST                              Glamour  Col Silent  Dec60-     :ARTY ARTIST                    ??/??/60 GB
  1 C(DI)      BUBBLE BATH                              Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :BUBBLE BATH                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      CLUB STRIP TEMPTATION                    Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :CLUB STRIP TEMPTATION          ??/??/5?*GB
  1 C(DI)      HAWAII NUDE                              Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :HAWAII NUDE                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      HIGH HEELS                               Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :HIGH HEELS                     ??/??/60 GB
  1 C(DI)      LAKESIDE NUDES                           Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :LAKESIDE NUDES                 ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      LULU STAYS AT HOME                       Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :LULU STAYS AT HOME             ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      LULU'S BEAUTY TREATMENT                  Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :LULU'S BEAUTY TREATMENT        ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      MORE BUBBLE BATH                         Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :MORE BUBBLE BATH               ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      PASSPORT TO NUDISM                       Glamour  Col Silent  Dec60-     :PASSPORT TO NUDISM             ??/??/60 GB
  1 C(DI)      TO THE WOODS WITH LULU                   Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :TO THE WOODS WITH LULU         ??/??/5? GB
  1SB(DI)   12 HOLIDAY CARNIVAL                         Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :HOLIDAY CARNIVAL               ??/04/57 GB
  1 C(DI)   13 VISIT TO WINDSOR (A)                     Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :VISIT TO WINDSOR (A)           ??/04/57 GB
  1 C(DI)   14 BEAUTY OF STOKE POGES (THE)              Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :BEAUTY OF STOKE POGES (THE)    ??/04/57 GB
  1SB(DI)   27 GRANDAD'S MOVIES                         Comedy   B/W Silent     57-     :GRANDAD'S MOVIES               ??/??/5?*US
  1SB(DI)   28 EYES OF YOUTH                            Drama    B/W Silent     5?-     :EYES OF YOUTH                  ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI)   51 PET'S PARADE                             Interest Col Silent       -     :PET'S PARADE                   ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   52 ANIMALS AT HOME                          Interest Col Silent       -     :ANIMALS AT HOME                ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   53 ANIMALS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT           Interest Col Silent       -     :ANIMALS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   54 AIRCRAFT - LANDING AND TAKING OFF        Interest Col Silent       -     :AIRCRAFT -LANDING & TAKING OFF ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   55 BEKONSKOT                                Interest Col Silent       -     :BEKONSKOT                      ??/??/5? GB
  1 M(DI)   56 ZOO                                      Interest Col Silent       -     :ZOO                            ??/??/5? GB
  1 M(DI)   57 ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW                 Interest Col Silent       -     :ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW       ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   58 ROYAL WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW      Interest Col Silent       -     :ROYAL WINDSOR CHAMP. DOG SHOW  ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   59 HORSE SENSE                              Interest Col Silent       -     :HORSE SENSE                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D 60 HOW DIVERS ARE TRAINED                   Interest B/W Silent     62-     :HOW DIVERS ARE TRAINED         ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 61 BOMBER SQUADRON AT EXERCISE              Interest B/W Silent     62-     :BOMBER SQUADRON AT EXERCISE    ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 62 BULL FIGHTING IN SPAIN                   Interest B/W Silent     62-     :BULL FIGHTING IN SPAIN         ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 63 ONE SUMMER DAY                           Comedy   B/W Silent     62-     :PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES?         17/09/32 US LH
  1 C(DI) D 64 RIGHT DRESS                              Comedy   B/W Silent     62-     :PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES?         17/09/32 US LH
  1 C(DI) D 65 ALWAYS IN TROUBLE                        Comedy   B/W Silent     62-     :IT'S A BEAR                    27/07/24 US OG
  1 C(DI) D 66 UNREAL NEWSREEL                          Comedy   B/W Silent     62-     :UNREEL NEWSREEL                ??/??/?? ??
  1 C(DI) D 67 JERUSALEM                                Interest B/W Silent     62-     :JERUSALEM                      ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 68 BETHLEHEM                                Interest B/W Silent     62-     :BETHLEHEM                      ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 69 DOGS                                     Interest B/W Silent     62-     :DOGS                           ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 70 PLAYING DUCKS AND DOGS                   Interest B/W Silent     62-     :PLAYING DUCKS AND DOGS         ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 71 BIG FISH                                 Interest B/W Silent     62-     :BIG FISH                       ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 72 MARINE JELLY FISH                        Interest B/W Silent     62-     :MARINE JELLY FISH              ??/??/6? GB
  1SB(DI) D 73 BETWEEN SHOWERS                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :BETWEEN SHOWERS                28/02/14 US CC
  1SB(DI) D 74 IN THE BANK                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :BANK (THE)                     16/08/15 US CC
  1SB(DI) D 75 HANDLE 'EM ROUGH                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HANDLE 'EM ROUGH               08/06/24 US PY
  2SB(DI) D 76 MICKEY THE DETECTIVE                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MICKEY THE DETECTIVE           ??/10/28 US MM
  1SB(DI) D 77 GREAT OFFICE MYSTERY (THE)               Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :GREAT OFFICE MYSTERY (THE)     ??/05/28 GB
  1SB(DI) D 78 CHRISTMAS CAROL (A)                      Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :CHRISTMAS CAROL (A)            ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D 79 SUMMER SAPS                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SUMMER SAPS                    ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 80 SAILORS BEWARE                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  2SB(DI) D 81 DAZE OF 49                               Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :DAZE OF 49                     ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 82 EVERYMAN FOR HIMSELF                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :EVERYMAN FOR HIMSELF           19/10/24 US OG
  2SB(DI) D 83 TIRED BUSINESS MEN                       Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :TIRED BUSINESS MEN             15/05/27 US OG
  2SB(DI) D 84 DANCER (THE)                             Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :DANCER (THE)                   ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 85 MOVING HAZARD (THE)                      Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :LONG HOLE (THE)                ??/10/24 GB
  2SB(DI) D 86 TAXI SCANDAL (A)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :TAXI SCANDAL (A)               ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 87 MICKEY'S NORTHWEST MOUNTED               Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MICKEY'S NORTHWEST MOUNTED     ??/??/2? US MM
  2SB(DI) D 88 SANTA CLAUS                              Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SANTA CLAUS                    ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D 89 JUST A CLOWN                             Animated B/W Silent     6?-     :JUST A CLOWN                   ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D 90 ROMEO AND JULIET                         Animated B/W Silent     6?-     :ROMEO AND JULIET               ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D 91 HIS MARRIAGE WOW                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HIS MARRIAGE WOW               ??/??/25 US
  2SB(DI) D 92 FROM HAND TO MOUTH                       Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :FROM HAND TO MOUTH             ??/??/20 US HL
  2SB(DI) D 93 WITH LOVE AND HISSES                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :WITH LOVE AND HISSES           28/08/27 US LH
  2SB(DI) D 94 MUM'S THE WORD                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MUM'S THE WORD                 ??/??/2? US CH
  1 C(DI) D 95 WAITER (THE)                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :RINK (THE)                     04/12/16 US CC
  1 C(DI) D 96 EASY STREET                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :EASY STREET                    22/01/17 US CC
  1 C(DI) D 97 MUSICAL BARS                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MUSICAL BARS                   ??/??/1? US CC
  1 C(DI) D 98 MAN HUNT                                 Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  1 C(DI) D 99 TO THE RESCUE                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  1 C(DI) D100 ADVENTURER (THE)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  2SB(DI) D101 FIRE FIGHTERS                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :FIRE FIGHTERS                  08/10/22 US OG
  2SB(DI) D102 MAID IN MOROCCO                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MAID IN MOROCCO                ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D103 MOTHBALLS AND MANIACS                    Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MOTHBALLS AND MANIACS          ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D104 MINDING BABY                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  1 C(DI) D105 HELPING HAND (A)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  2SB(DI) D106 HOWDY JUDGE                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HOWDY JUDGE                    ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D107 MISTER CHUMP                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MISTER CHUMP                   ??/??/27 US
  1SB(DI) D108 STEPPING HIGH                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :STEPPING HIGH                  ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D109 LOVE 'EM AND WEEP                        Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :LOVE 'EM AND WEEP              12/06/27 US LH
  1SB(DI) D110 HER BOY FRIEND                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HER BOY FRIEND                 ??/??/24 US LS
  1SB(DI) D111 HONEYMOON FRISCO BOUND                   Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HONEYMOON FRISCO BOUND         ??/??/2? US BB
  2SB(DI) D112 WHICH IS WHICH?                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :WHICH IS WHICH?                ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D113 CAST ADRIFT - AND HOW                    Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :CAST ADRIFT - AND HOW          ??/??/15 US
  4SB(DI) D114 HOOFBEATS OF VENGEANCE                   Western  B/W Silent     6?-     :HOOFBEATS OF VENGEANCE         ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D115 UNLUCKY LUKE                             Western  B/W Silent     6?-     :UNLUCKY LUKE                   ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D116 PHANTOM FOE (THE)                        Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :PHANTOM FOE (THE)              ??/06/26 GB
  1SB(DI) D117 SLEEPY HOLLOW                            Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SLEEPY HOLLOW                  ??/??/2? US
  4SB(DI) D118 RAFFLES                                  Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :RAFFLES                        ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D119 SWIMMING AND DIVING ACES                 Sport    B/W Silent     6?-     :SWIMMING AND DIVING ACES       ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D120 RIVER HOUSE MYSTERY (THE)                Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :RIVER HOUSE MYSTERY (THE)      ??/12/26 GB
  1SB(DI) D121 IN NEW ORLEANS                           Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :IN NEW ORLEANS                 ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D122 DENMARK                                  Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :DENMARK                        ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D123 HOPE                                     Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :HOPE                           ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D124 NORTHERN OUTPOST                         Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :NORTHERN OUTPOST               ??/??/2? GB
  1 C(DI) D125 SAHARA                                   Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SAHARA                         ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D126 MYSTIC LAND OF EGYPT                     Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :MYSTIC LAND OF EGYPT           ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D127 PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND (A)          Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND (A ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D128 ROMANTIC INDIA (PART 2 ONLY)             Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :ROMANTIC INDIA                 ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D129 LONDON ZOO (THE)                         Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :LONDON ZOO (THE)               ??/??/2? GB
  5SB(DI) D130 ROLLING ROAD (THE)                       Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :ROLLING ROAD (THE)             ??/05/27 GB
  2SB(DI) D131 FOUR THOOUSAND YEARS                     Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :FOUR THOUSAND YEARS            ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D132 MEXICO                                   Travel   B/W Silent     6?-     :MEXICO                         ??/??/2?
  1SB(DI) D133 STORY OF A NORFOLK FARM (THE)            Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :STORY OF A NORFOLK FARM (THE)  ??/??/2? GB
  3SB(DI) D134 PERIL IN THE SIERRAS                     Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :PERIL IN THE SIERRAS           ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D135 ELEPHANT TRAPPING                        Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :ELEPHANT TRAPPING              ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D136 ALIBI ALLEY                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ALIBI ALLEY                    ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D137 RIVER FESTIVAL                           Interest Col Silent     6?-     :RIVER FESTIVAL                 ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D138 CAR RACING                               Sport    Col Silent     6?-     :CAR RACING                     ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D139 STEAM TRACTION ENGINES                   Interest Col Silent     6?-     :STEAM TRACTION ENGINES         ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D140 VINTAGE CARS                             Interest Col Silent     6?-     :VINTAGE CARS                   ??/??/5? GB
  1 M(DI) D141 SPORTS CAR RACING AT BRANDS HATCH        Interest Col Silent     6?-     :SPORTS CAR RACING AT BRANDS HA ??/??/5? GB 
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 @GLN '96                        INTERNATIONAL  9.5  FILM  CATALOGUE  -  ALPHABETIC  ORDER  LISTING                         16/01/2009
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                            ('Released by' = DI  and/or  'Film Star' = CC  and/or  'Class' = Comedy   )
  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)  CK=Cinak(FR)  TB=Tobis(Ger)  AV=Adventure(UK) LP=LGP Cine(UK)
  DI=Diamond(UK)   NV=Novascope(UK)  PK=Peak(UK)  WL=Walton(UK)  WH=Wallace Heaton(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   BT=Ben Turpin   CC=Charlie Chaplin   CH=Charley Chase   DA=Animated   DD=Dinky Doodle
  DF=Fleischer   DL=Lortac   DY=Disney   FX=Felix   HB=Hallroom Boys    HL=Harold Lloyd    LH=Laurel&Hardy    ML=Max Linder
  MM=Mickey McGuire   OG=Our Gang   PP=Paul Parrott   PY=Dippy Doo Dad  SL=Stan Laurel    SP=Snub Pollard   WF=Walter Forde
  9.5mm Number   9.5mm Film Title                       Class.               Issue-Delete       Original Film Title      Date
  1 C(DI) D100 ADVENTURER (THE)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  1 C(DI)   54 AIRCRAFT - LANDING AND TAKING OFF        Interest Col Silent       -     :AIRCRAFT -LANDING & TAKING OFF ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D136 ALIBI ALLEY                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ALIBI ALLEY                    ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D 65 ALWAYS IN TROUBLE                        Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :IT'S A BEAR                    27/07/24 US OG
  1 C(DI)   52 ANIMALS AT HOME                          Interest Col Silent       -     :ANIMALS AT HOME                ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   53 ANIMALS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT           Interest Col Silent       -     :ANIMALS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      ARTIST'S MODEL                           Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :ARTIST'S MODEL                 ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      ARTY ARTIST                              Glamour  Col Silent  Dec60-     :ARTY ARTIST                    ??/??/60 GB
  1 C(DI)   14 BEAUTY OF STOKE POGES (THE)              Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :BEAUTY OF STOKE POGES (THE)    ??/04/57 GB
  1 C(DI)   55 BEKONSKOT                                Interest Col Silent       -     :BEKONSKOT                      ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D 68 BETHLEHEM                                Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :BETHLEHEM                      ??/??/6? GB
  1SB(DI) D 73 BETWEEN SHOWERS                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :BETWEEN SHOWERS                28/02/14 US CC
  1 C(DI) D 71 BIG FISH                                 Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :BIG FISH                       ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 61 BOMBER SQUADRON AT EXERCISE              Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :BOMBER SQUADRON AT EXERCISE    ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI)      BUBBLE BATH                              Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :BUBBLE BATH                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D 62 BULL FIGHTING IN SPAIN                   Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :BULL FIGHTING IN SPAIN         ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D138 CAR RACING                               Sport    Col Silent     6?-     :CAR RACING                     ??/??/5? GB
  1SB(DI) D113 CAST ADRIFT - AND HOW                    Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :CAST ADRIFT - AND HOW          ??/??/15 US
  1SB(DI) D 78 CHRISTMAS CAROL (A)                      Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :CHRISTMAS CAROL (A)            ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI)      CLUB STRIP TEMPTATION                    Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :CLUB STRIP TEMPTATION          ??/??/5?*GB
  2SB(DI) D 84 DANCER (THE)                             Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :DANCER (THE)                   ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 81 DAZE OF 49                               Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :DAZE OF 49                     ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D122 DENMARK                                  Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :DENMARK                        ??/??/2? GB
  1 C(DI) D 69 DOGS                                     Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :DOGS                           ??/??/6? GB
  1 C(DI) D 96 EASY STREET                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :EASY STREET                    22/01/17 US CC
  1 C(DI) D135 ELEPHANT TRAPPING                        Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :ELEPHANT TRAPPING              ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D 82 EVERYMAN FOR HIMSELF                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :EVERYMAN FOR HIMSELF           19/10/24 US OG
  1SB(DI)   28 EYES OF YOUTH                            Drama    B/W Silent     5?-     :EYES OF YOUTH                  ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D101 FIRE FIGHTERS                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :FIRE FIGHTERS                  08/10/22 US OG
  2SB(DI) D131 FOUR THOOUSAND YEARS                     Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :FOUR THOUSAND YEARS            ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D 92 FROM HAND TO MOUTH                       Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :FROM HAND TO MOUTH             ??/??/20 US HL
  1SB(DI)   27 GRANDAD'S MOVIES                         Comedy   B/W Silent     5?-     :GRANDAD'S MOVIES               ??/??/5?*US
  1SB(DI) D 77 GREAT OFFICE MYSTERY (THE)               Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :GREAT OFFICE MYSTERY (THE)     ??/05/28 GB
  1SB(DI) D 75 HANDLE 'EM ROUGH                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HANDLE 'EM ROUGH               08/06/24 US PY
  1 C(DI)      HAWAII NUDE                              Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :HAWAII NUDE                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D105 HELPING HAND (A)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  1SB(DI) D110 HER BOY FRIEND                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HER BOY FRIEND                 ??/??/24 US
  1 C(DI)      HIGH HEELS                               Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :HIGH HEELS                     ??/??/60 GB
  1SB(DI) D 91 HIS MARRIAGE WOW                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HIS MARRIAGE WOW               ??/??/25 US
  1SB(DI)   12 HOLIDAY CARNIVAL                         Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :HOLIDAY CARNIVAL               ??/04/57 GB
  1SB(DI) D111 HONEYMOON FRISCO BOUND                   Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HONEYMOON FRISCO BOUND         ??/??/2? US BB
  4SB(DI) D114 HOOFBEATS OF VENGEANCE                   Western  B/W Silent     6?-     :HOOFBEATS OF VENGEANCE         ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D123 HOPE                                     Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :HOPE                           ??/??/2? GB
  1 C(DI)   59 HORSE SENSE                              Interest Col Silent       -     :HORSE SENSE                    ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D 60 HOW DIVERS ARE TRAINED                   Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :HOW DIVERS ARE TRAINED         ??/??/6? GB
  2SB(DI) D106 HOWDY JUDGE                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :HOWDY JUDGE                    ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D121 IN NEW ORLEANS                           Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :IN NEW ORLEANS                 ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D 74 IN THE BANK                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :BANK (THE)                     16/08/15 US CC
  1 M(DI)      INTRODUCTION TO NUDISM                   Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :INTRODUCTION TO NUDISM         ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D 67 JERUSALEM                                Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :JERUSALEM                      ??/??/6? GB
  1SB(DI) D 89 JUST A CLOWN                             Animated B/W Silent     6?-     :JUST A CLOWN                   ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI)      LAKESIDE NUDES                           Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :LAKESIDE NUDES                 ??/??/5? GB
  1SB(DI) D129 LONDON ZOO (THE)                         Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :LONDON ZOO (THE)               ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D109 LOVE 'EM AND WEEP                        Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :LOVE 'EM AND WEEP              12/06/27 US LH
  1 C(DI)      LULU STAYS AT HOME                       Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :LULU STAYS AT HOME             ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)      LULU'S BEAUTY TREATMENT                  Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :LULU'S BEAUTY TREATMENT        ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D102 MAID IN MOROCCO                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MAID IN MOROCCO                ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D 98 MAN HUNT                                 Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  1 C(DI) D 72 MARINE JELLY FISH                        Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :MARINE JELLY FISH              ??/??/6? GB
  1SB(DI) D132 MEXICO                                   Travel   B/W Silent     6?-     :MEXICO                         ??/??/2?
  2SB(DI) D 76 MICKEY THE DETECTIVE                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MICKEY THE DETECTIVE           ??/10/28 US MM
  2SB(DI) D 87 MICKEY'S NORTHWEST MOUNTED               Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MICKEY'S NORTHWEST MOUNTED     ??/??/2? US MM
  1 C(DI) D104 MINDING BABY                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  1SB(DI) D107 MISTER CHUMP                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MISTER CHUMP                   ??/??/27 US
  1 C(DI)      MORE BUBBLE BATH                         Glamour  Col Silent     5?-     :MORE BUBBLE BATH               ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D103 MOTHBALLS AND MANIACS                    Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MOTHBALLS AND MANIACS          ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 85 MOVING HAZARD (THE)                      Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :LONG HOLE (THE)                ??/10/24 GB
  2SB(DI) D 94 MUM'S THE WORD                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MUM'S THE WORD                 ??/??/2? US CH
  1 C(DI) D 97 MUSICAL BARS                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :MUSICAL BARS                   ??/??/1? US CC
  1SB(DI) D126 MYSTIC LAND OF EGYPT                     Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :MYSTIC LAND OF EGYPT           ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D124 NORTHERN OUTPOST                         Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :NORTHERN OUTPOST               ??/??/2? GB
  1 C(DI) D 63 ONE SUMMER DAY                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES?         17/09/32 US LH
  1 C(DI)      PASSPORT TO NUDISM                       Glamour  Col Silent  Dec60-     :PASSPORT TO NUDISM             ??/??/60 GB
  3SB(DI) D134 PERIL IN THE SIERRAS                     Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :PERIL IN THE SIERRAS           ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI)   51 PET'S PARADE                             Interest Col Silent       -     :PET'S PARADE                   ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D116 PHANTOM FOE (THE)                        Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :PHANTOM FOE (THE)              ??/06/26 GB
  2SB(DI) D127 PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND (A)          Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND (A ??/??/2? GB
  1 C(DI) D 70 PLAYING DUCKS AND DOGS                   Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :PLAYING DUCKS AND DOGS         ??/??/6? GB
  4SB(DI) D118 RAFFLES                                  Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :RAFFLES                        ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D 64 RIGHT DRESS                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES?         17/09/32 US LH
  1 C(DI) D137 RIVER FESTIVAL                           Interest Col Silent     6?-     :RIVER FESTIVAL                 ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D120 RIVER HOUSE MYSTERY (THE)                Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :RIVER HOUSE MYSTERY (THE)      ??/12/26 GB
  5SB(DI) D130 ROLLING ROAD (THE)                       Drama    B/W Silent     6?-     :ROLLING ROAD (THE)             ??/05/27 GB
  1SB(DI) D128 ROMANTIC INDIA (PART 2 ONLY)             Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :ROMANTIC INDIA                 ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D 90 ROMEO AND JULIET                         Animated B/W Silent     6?-     :ROMEO AND JULIET               ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI)   58 ROYAL WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW      Interest Col Silent       -     :ROYAL WINDSOR CHAMP. DOG SHOW  ??/??/5? GB
  1 M(DI)   57 ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW                 Interest Col Silent       -     :ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW       ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D125 SAHARA                                   Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SAHARA                         ??/??/2? GB
  2SB(DI) D 80 SAILORS BEWARE                           Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SAILORS BEWARE                 25/09/27 US LH
  2SB(DI) D 88 SANTA CLAUS                              Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SANTA CLAUS                    ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D117 SLEEPY HOLLOW                            Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :SLEEPY HOLLOW                  ??/??/2? US
  1 M(DI) D141 SPORTS CAR RACING AT BRANDS HATCH        Interest Col Silent     6?-     :SPORTS CAR RACING AT BRANDS HA ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI) D139 STEAM TRACTION ENGINES                   Interest Col Silent     6?-     :STEAM TRACTION ENGINES         ??/??/5? GB
  1SB(DI) D108 STEPPING HIGH                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :STEPPING HIGH                  ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D133 STORY OF A NORFOLK FARM (THE)            Interest B/W Silent     6?-     :STORY OF A NORFOLK FARM (THE)  ??/??/2? GB
  1SB(DI) D 79 SUMMER SAPS                              Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :SUMMER SAPS                    ??/??/2? US
  1SB(DI) D119 SWIMMING AND DIVING ACES                 Sport    B/W Silent     6?-     :SWIMMING AND DIVING ACES       ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 86 TAXI SCANDAL (A)                         Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :TAXI SCANDAL (A)               ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 83 TIRED BUSINESS MEN                       Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :TIRED BUSINESS MEN             15/05/27 US OG
  1 C(DI) D 99 TO THE RESCUE                            Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :ADVENTURER (THE)               23/10/17 US CC
  1 C(DI)      TO THE WOODS WITH LULU                   Glamour  B/W Silent     5?-     :TO THE WOODS WITH LULU         ??/??/5? GB
  2SB(DI) D115 UNLUCKY LUKE                             Western  B/W Silent     6?-     :UNLUCKY LUKE                   ??/??/2? US
  1 C(DI) D 66 UNREAL NEWSREEL                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :UNREEL NEWSREEL                ??/??/?? ??
  1 C(DI) D140 VINTAGE CARS                             Interest Col Silent     6?-     :VINTAGE CARS                   ??/??/5? GB
  1 C(DI)   13 VISIT TO WINDSOR (A)                     Interest Col Silent  Apr57-     :VISIT TO WINDSOR (A)           ??/04/57 GB
  1 C(DI) D 95 WAITER (THE)                             Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :RINK (THE)                     04/12/16 US CC
  2SB(DI) D112 WHICH IS WHICH?                          Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :WHICH IS WHICH?                ??/??/2? US
  2SB(DI) D 93 WITH LOVE AND HISSES                     Comedy   B/W Silent     6?-     :WITH LOVE AND HISSES           28/08/27 US LH
  1 M(DI)   56 ZOO                                      Interest Col Silent       -     :ZOO                            ??/??/5? GB
                                                                                    ( 109 entries )

              CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIONS FOR SOME OF THE DIAMOND 9.5mm RELEASES
              -------------------------------------------------------------

   Number     Title                      Subject           Length etc.      Date: DD/MM/YY
   
   D 65   ALWAYS IN TROUBLE             Comedy           100ft B/W Silent     27/07/24 US
           Our Gang. Baby is always chasing animals, causing quite a commotion.
           (from "It's A Bear" US 1924)
   D 68   BETHLEHEM                     Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           Short travelogue
   D 73   BETWEEN SHOWERS               Comedy           300ft B/W Silent     28/02/14 US
           Chaplin comedy
   D 71   BIG FISH                      Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??6?  GB
           Shows Tuna fishing in the Mediterranean. Sail fishing in the Gulf Stream,
           whales - mammals of the sea, and netting salmon.
   D 61   BOMBER SQUADRON AT EXERCISE   Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??6?  GB
           Scenes during an air exercise by R.A.F. day bombers waiting for orders.
   D 62   BULL FIGHTING IN SPAIN        Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??6?? GB
           Authentic scenes and all the thrills of the Bull Ring.
   D 69   DOGS                          Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           Featuring many breeds, including English fox hounds, fox terriers,
           Irish setters, Pekinese, English sheep dog, Swiss St. Bernard and
           "Junita" the smallest dog with the biggest prize.
     28   EYES OF YOUTH                 Drama            300ft B/W Silent     ??/??/2? US
           Featuring the most loved star of his time, Rudolf Valentino.  Rudolf, by
           posing as a co-respondent, conspires with others to obtain a divorce for
           a society "gentleman" who has lost interest in his wife.
     27   GRANDAD'S MOVIES              Comedy           300ft B/W Silent     ??/??/2? US
           Hilarious, dramatic and comic scenes from the famous movies of yesteryear.
   D 77   GREAT OFFICE MYSTERY (THE)    Drama            300ft B/W Silent     ??/06/28 GB
           A drama featuring Sexton Blake (Langhorne Nurton) and Tinker (Mickey Brentford)
   D 75   HANDLE 'EM ROUGH              Comedy           300ft B/W Silent     08/06/24 US
           A Hal Roach comedy. The Dippy DooDads feature in this comedy/drama 
           enacted entirely by chimps.
   D 60   HOW DIVERS ARE TRAINED        Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           Training of deep sea divers at the Royal Naval School, Whale Island.
   D 74   IN THE BANK                   Comedy           300ft B/W Silent     16/08/15 US 
           Featuring Charles Chaplin.  Charlie is a janitor who upsets customers and
           bank clerks in his attempts to clean up the bank.  Robbers hold up the bank
           and, of course, Charlie comes to the rescue. (Original title: "The Bank")
   D 67   JERUSALEM                     Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           Short travelogue
   D 72   MARINE JELLY FISH             Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           A very interesting filmlet on undersea life.
   D 63   ONE SUMMER DAY                Comedy           100ft B/W Silent     28/08/27 US
           Laurel and Hardy. A band of soldiers, hot and dusty, decide to have 
           a cooling swim. Oliver orders Stan to "stay on guard" and a cigarette
           causes a fire and chaos.  (From "With Love and Hisses") 
   D 70   PLAYING DUCKS AND DOGS        Interest         100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/6? GB
           An unusual friendship between Fifi, a duck and Fido, a dog.
   D 64   RIGHT DRESS                   Comedy           100ft B/W Silent     28/08/27 US
           Laurel and Hardy. On army parade Stan causes a real upset with the Colonel.
           (From "With Love and Hisses")
   D 80   SAILORS BEWARE                Comedy           400ft B/W Silent     25/09/27 US
           Laurel and Hardy.  A comedy intrigue of an international female crook with
           a midget husband, a taxi driver (Stan Laurel) and a purser (Oliver Hardy).
   D 66   UNREAL NEWSREEL               Comedy           100ft B/W Silent     ??/??/?? US
           Excellent take-off of news items. Airdale, Kansas, breezy little village
           moved 20 miles by means of concentrated air. Washington D.C. Dept of 
           Agriculture gives reception to authors of "Yes We Have No Bananas" etc.

 
Advert in "Cine Camera" magazine June 1960
(not currently included in my lists as I'm really not sure of the actual film title!)

                                           DIAMOND FILMS 9.5mm GLAMOUR RELEASES
                                   ------------------------------------
                                        (and in 8mm and 16mm of course!)
  
Popular model Lee Sothern (real name Grace Jackson - aged 24 in 1960!) 
 
Advert in "Cine Camera" magazine October 1960
      ARTIST'S MODEL            Lee Sothern     Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      ARTY ARTIST               Lee Sothern     Glamour  100ft Col Silent  Dec60      
      BUBBLE BATH               Lulu Marshall   Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      CLUB STRIP TEMPTATION     Margaret Box    Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      HAWAII NUDE               Tina McClaron   Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      HIGH HEELS                Cleo Ray        Glamour  100ft B/W Silent  Oct60      
      INTRODUCTION TO NUDISM Jill & Gloria Kirk Glamour  175ft Col Silent     5?      
      LAKESIDE NUDES      Marcelle Tescier/Margaret Box  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      LULU STAYS AT HOME        Lulu Marshall   Glamour  100ft B/W Silent     5?      
      LULU'S BEAUTY TREATMENT   Lulu Marshall   Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      MORE BUBBLE BATH          Lulu Marshall   Glamour  100ft Col Silent     5?      
      PASSPORT TO NUDISM        Lee Sothern     Glamour  100ft Col Silent  Dec60      
      TO THE WOODS WITH LULU    Lulu Marshall   Glamour  100ft B/W Silent     5?      

          Advert in "Cine Camera" magazine - December 1960  
        
          
                              More pages from the 'artistic' Diamond Films Glamour Catalogue                     

I know little of the background of Diamond Films, so would be pleased to have any extra information.
All additions/comments/corrections to the listings will be gratefully received! (9.5mm titles only please)

I would love to hear of any other Diamond Films 9.5mm releases,
I would also like to purchase titles not yet in my collection - 9.5mm or 16mm.
Grahame Newnham :-
presto @ pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk (remove spaces for correct e-mail address)


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Last updated: 11 February 2017 ..................... 95flmcatdiam.htm ...................... İMM7 G.L. Newnham
Jan2009 - lots more titles added to these lists thanks to catalogues provided by film historian Dave Wyatt
Jan2010 - extra illustration added / Mar2010 - details of High Heels added
26Mar2010 source of Always In Trouble added - thanks Geoff
10Dec2013 Lee Southern real name added / 18Oct2014 Extra ACW advert added
04Apr2015 - Cine Camera advert added / ACW Feb62 ad improved / 27Oct2015 - more glamour scans added