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"They Survive On Ninefive" - prints of this film appear to only exist on the 9.5mm (& 17.5mm) film gauges
T.9130 (4 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope September 1938)
Also T.7130 (4 reel 17.5mm sound release by Pathéscope September 1938)
"CLEANING UP" GB May1933 Dir: Leslie S. Hiscott ------------- British Lion Production 70mins B/W Cert "U" Produced by: Herbert Smith (Approx 34mins on 9.5mm) Released by: British Lion Film Corporation Ltd Produced at Brtish Lion Studios, Beaconsfield, Bucks, England Screenplay by: Michael Barringer Photography: Alex Bryce Art Direction: Norman G. Arnold Sound: Harold V. King
Songs: (may be others in the original full length film release) "No Fear" sung by George Gee (in the 9.5mm print)
Betty Astell George Gee
Cast: George K. Gee ......... Tony Pumpford Betty Astell .......... Marion Brent Davy Burnaby .......... Lord Pumpford Barbara Gott .......... Lady Rudd Alfred Wellesley ...... Sir Rickaby Rudd Muriel George ......... Mrs Hoggenheim Joan Matheson ......... Angela Dorothy Vernon ........ Agatha The Max River Girls, Rona Ricardo
Against the wishes of his aristocratic father, Tony Pumpford takes a job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. He meets Marion Brent who is to play the lead in a show called "Pansy Faces" which is to be financed by Sir Rickaby Rudd who considers Marion to be his "protégé" and has amourous intentions toward her. Lady Rudd is suspicious, but Rickaby announces the girl is married and persuades Tony to pose as the spouse. Pumford tries to demonstrate one of his cleaners on the stage of "Pansy Faces". Unknown to him the audience is watching and finds his antics so hilarious that Tony is hired as a comedian He doesn't tell his father who is trying to get him engaged to the snooty Angela Hoggenheim. Pumpford senior takes Angela's mother to see the show which is also attended by the Rickabys.....
October 1938 Pathéscope Monthly magazine entry
Pathéscope 'promo' letter All Clear etc. refers to the "Peace In Our Time" fiasco I think
Watch George Gee sing "No Fear" from my 9.5mm print 12Nov2014
Watch my 'reconstructed' 9.5mm print on You Tube: "Cleaning Up" 23Nov2014
Notes: 1. This production started shooting for British Lion at Beaconsfield in February 1933 with UK cinema release in May. During July 1933 filming began on "Strike It Rich", (also on 9.5mm sound as T.9129), again for British Lion at Beaconsfield and again with Leslie Hiscott directing Gee, Astell and Burnaby from a Michael Barringer story. 2. George Gee was born in Yorkshire during 1898 and joined the theatre at the age of sixteen. In 1919 he entered films with a small role in the drama "The Right Element". After a five year theatrical stint in Australia, George Gee returned to male leads in sucessful West End musical shows like "The Boy Friend" and "Rio Rita". He appeared in the 1928 silent comedy film "Weekend Wives" (on 9.5mm as a 2 reeler).
3. George Gee made a few cinema appearances up to 1940, then concentrated on a stage career. He died of a heart attack in 1959 while appearing on stage in "The Merry Widow" at Coventry.
4. Cut from the 9.5mm print are the opening scenes where Tony's father is horrified to hear his son intends to look for work instead of following the family tradition of marrying a rich heiress and doing nothing. Also omitted are Pumford's initial misadventures trying to sell the Mop-I-Tup vacuum cleaner.
(Extra Info gratefully added from Maurice Trace) ZT-9130/gln/12.11.2014
The 9.5mm sound films "Strike It Rich" GB 1933 and "Cleaning Up" GB 1933 with George Gee and Gina Malo are now available (Nov2013) on one DVD at £7.95 plus 95p UK postage (UK cheques payable G.L. Newnham) from G.L. Newnham, 22 Warren Place, Calmore, Southampton, SO40 2SD
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Created 08Nov2014 ...... Last updated: 09 February 2015 ......
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23Nov2014 - Full 9.5mm feature YouTube upload/link added / 29Nov2014 - 17.5mm ref. added