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T.9765 (9 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope June 1956)
"FORCES' SWEETHEART" GB Oct1953 Dir: Maclean Rogers -------------------- An E.J. Fancey Films Production 76mins B/W Cert "U" Produced by: E.J. Fancey (Approx 72mins on 9.5mm) Released by: New Realm Pictures Ltd Produced at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames, UK Script: Maclean Rogers & Michael Bentine Director of Photography: Geoffrey Faithfull Assistant Dir: James Shingfield Camera Operator: Leo Rogers Art Director: John Stoll Continuity: Kathleen Sinnott Musical Numbers: Wilfred Burns, Ralph Reader, Manlio Di Veron Musical Director: Wilfred Burns Dances Arranged by: Leslie Roberts Editor: Peter Mayhew Make-Up: Gerry Fairbank Recordist: Jack Miller RCA sound (re-recorded variable density on 9.5mm)
Songs: "I'm Your Sweetheart Maybe" - sung by Hy Hazell (sung over credits and in Judy James' flat - song in flat not in 9.5mm copy) "Charlie Chaplin Dance" - Leslie Roberts Twelve TV Girls "All Through the Year" - sung by Hy Hazell (missing from 9.5mm print) "She Knows Me" - sung by Freddie Frinton with Secombe & Bentine "One Love One Lifetime" - sung by Harry Secombe "I'm the Girl the Forces Fight For" - sung by Hy Hazell
Forces Sweetheart Judy James (Hy Hazell) Leslie Roberts Twelve Television Toppers Confusion arises when Forces Sweetheart Judy James (Hy Hazell) is pursued by a number of sevicemen, all with the name of John Robinson. Meanwhile a new show for Judy James, backed by eccentric millionaire Aloysius Dimwitty (Freddie Frinton) is in rehearsal.
Cast: Hy Hazell .............. Judy James Harry Secombe .......... Private Llewelyn Michael Bentine ........ Flt.Lt. John Robinson John Ainsworth ......... Lieut. John Robinson Freddie Frinton ........ Aloysius Dimwitty Kenneth Henry .......... Tommy Tupp John Fitzgerald ........ Producer Adrienne Scott ......... Audrey Graham Stark ........... Porter Mollie Weir ............ Scots maid Michael McCarthy ....... Plumber Leslie Roberts Twelve Television Girls
Currently available on a commercial Simply Entertainment DVD (Amazon etc.)
Watch clips from the film on You Tube: http://youtu.be/zCH2e6fFxrk 06Nov2013
1. A fairly 'dire' film but includes bits of three vaudeville sketchs by Harry Secombe - putting on a jacket; routine with a sink plunger; and a routine using two walking sticks (with Michael Bentine).
2. Freddie Frinton, mostly famous for his stand-up drunk act plays a decent part.
3. The film was obviously such a dire comedy that Pathéscope listed it in their 1956/57 catalogue under the Drama section!
4. Adrienne Scott (actually Adrienne Fancey) was producer Edwin J. Fancey's daughter.
5. Ralph Reader choreographed many musical hits on Broadway and organised the British Scouts "Gang Shows". He also wrote many popular songs including "I'm Riding On the Crest Of a Wave" and Bud Flanagan's "Strollin".
6. Pathéscope announced that prints were "Available in the UK & Commonwealth - Expiry Date September 1960".
(Extra info. gratefully sourced from - Maurice Trace, Alex Gleason & the late Denis Gifford) ZT-9765/gln/01.11.2013
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