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T.9766 (5 reel 9.5mm optical sound release by Pathéscope October 1956)

"BEHIND THE HEADLINES"             GB Nov1953     Dir: Maclean Rogers
----------------------             E.J. Fancey Productions
46mins B/W Cert "U"                Produced by: E.J. Fancey
(Approx 42mins on 9.5mm)           Distributed by: New Realm Pictures
Sceenplay: Maclean Rogers          Based on an idea by: John Fitzgerald
Lighting and Photography by: Geoffrey Faithfull, Ian K. Barnes
Film Editor: Bob Higgins           Music: Chappell Library
Filmed at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-On-Thames, England (UK)
Reg.No. BR/E 18391                 35mm film length 4176ft.
"Being the true story of Scotland Yard as told by
Gilbert Harding to John Fitzgerald" E.J. Fancey trade flyer
   
                     
John Fitzgerald & Adrienne Scott (Fancey)   Gilbert Harding
Cast:   Gilbert Harding .......... Daily Comet Crime Reporter
        John Fitzgerald .......... Author
        Adrienne Scott ........... Secretary
        Jack May .................
        Vi Kaley .................
        Howell Evans .............
        Pat Hagan ................
        John Rossi ...............
        Andrea Malandrinos .......
        Michael McCarthy .........
        Graham Stark ............. Minor villian       
Gilbert Harding, a crime reporter on the Daily Comet, is interviewed by
author John Fitzgerald who is seeking material for a new book.  Harding
relates a case he covered which started with the theft of a lorry and
ended with a kiiler's conviction for the murder of a night watchman. 
The workings of Scotland Yard are shown in detail.
                
 
Pathéscope Film Catalogue 1956-1957 illustration using E.J. Fancey Trade Flyer

9.5mm prints of "Behind the Headlines" & "Man On the Cliff" are on a DVD - see my sales pages  

Notes:
     1. Publicity stated "The operation scene in a well known London hospital
        is probably unique inasmuch that it is the first time the camera has 
        been allowed in the hospital to film an actual operation in progress"
        Ironically, in the film, the patient dies.
        (This scene is shortened in the 9.5mm print)
         
     2. Not to be confused with the 1956 British feature of the same name with
        Paul Carpenter and Adrienne Corri even though both productions were
        photographed by Geoffrey Faithfull.

     3. Gilbert Harding was not strictly an actor, but a broadcasting star. 
        Author Paul Donovan described him as "cantankerous, self-opiniated,
        extraordinarily rude, emotional and deeply insecure.  He was sacked
        from the highly popular BBC series "Twenty Questions" for being drunk
        and disorderly on air, calling it an idiotic game and insulting
        panelist Joe Adamson (calling her Joy by name but not by nature)".

     4. Adrienne Scott was the daughter of the film's producer E.J. Fancey.
        In the same year she appeared in "Flannelfoot" (also on 9.5mm sound)
        another picture made by her father which also featured the ficticious
        "Daily Comet".  
(Extra Info gratefully sourced from Maurice Trace)       

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