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9.5mm film frames, showing variable density optical soundtrack (lhs) and sprocket holes


T.9778 (6 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope April 1957)        
"HERE COMES TROUBLE"            Comedy  USA 15Mar1948
-------------------             Dir: Fred Guoil
                                Hal Roach Studios Inc.
51mins Col Cert "U"             Produced by: Fred Guoil
(Approx 50mins B/W on 9.5mm)    Distributed by: United Artists Corp.
Executive Producer: Hal Roach Jnr.
Assistant Director: James Lane
Screenplay by: George Carleton Brown, Edward E. Seabrook
Cinematography by: John W. Boyle
Editing by: Art Seid
Music by: Heinz Roemheld        Sound Mixer: William Randall
Cast:   William Tracy .......... Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday
        Joe Sawyer ............. Officer Ames
        Emory Parnell .......... Winfield 'Windy' Blake
        Betty Compson .......... Martha Blake
        Joan Woodbury .......... Bubbles LaRue
        Paul Stanton ........... Attorney Martin Stafford
        Beverly Loyd ........... Penny Blake
        Patti Morgan ........... Ester Dexter
        Thomas Jackson ......... Chief McClure
        Stanley Prager ......... Cartoonist
        Eddie Bartell .......... Bagsy
        Mimi Berry ............. Ginger
        Donald Kerr ............ The Masher
        Tommy Reilly ........... Barney
        Charles Sullivan ....... Sgt Harris
        Nell Craig ............. Society Editor
        Ben Weldon ............. Rankin
        Harry Cheshire ......... Judge Bellinger
        James Finlayson ........ Street Cleaner
        George Humbert ......... Toni Rufini
        Alfred Latell .......... Actor, dog
        Ralf Harolde ........... Davis
        George Davis ........... Fisherman
        Margaret Roach ......... Vera
        Gary Owen .............. Sports Editor
        Haro;d Goodwin ......... Sleepy Reporter
        Eddie Parks ............ Photographer
        Charles Middleton ...... Sour-faced Columnist
        Jack McCarthy .......... News Reporter  
        Helen Servis ........... Charwoman
        Walter Soderling ....... Crenshaw
        Gertrude Astor ......... Woman with dog
Dorian Doubleday returns from Army service and re-joins the "Tribune" newspaper.
He is made Police Reporter and sent by owner Winfield Blake to see Bubbles LaRue,
a burlesque queen who has valuable information on a crime syndicate.  She is 
murdered by the mysterious gang leader (disguised as a clown) and the police 
arrive - led by Ames, Doubleday's rival from Army days.  The finger of suspicion
points to many people before the true culprit is unmasked during a performance
at a theatre.

 
Pathéscope Gazette magazine April/May 1957
(film is listed as '8 reels' - actually released on 9.5mm sound as 6 reels)

  Cinema Posters

 
  Watch the film full length "Here Comes Trouble"  on You Tube   

Notes: 1. Also known as "Laff-Time" - filming was in June/July 1946 with additional
          scenes shot later in August & November that year.  However the movie was
          not released until April 1948 when it went out as part one of a two
          picture programme sold by Roach as "Lafftime" - part two was "Who Killed
          Doc Robbin?".

       2. Amongst the cast list 'extras' are a number of names from the past: -
          James Finlayson, the Scottish born, cross-eyed foil from the silent and
          early sound days with Laurel and Hardy; and Charles Middleton, famous as
          Ming the Merciless in the 1930s Flash Gordon series. 
       3. It was filmed in Cinecolor, a very cheap two colour process that used 
          photogrsphic emulsions on both sides of the film, toned red and cyan.
          16mm TV prints & the 9.5mm Pathéscope sound release were black & white.  
       4. I have found various running times quoted, but if we go with the 50/51
          minutes, then the 9.5mm print is probably complete.  By 1957 Pathescope
          were in real trouble so unlikely if there was such a thing as an editor
          in sight.  Just the sales manager trying to produce product. 
       5. Fred Guiol joined Hal Roach in 1919 as a photographer on Harold Lloyd
          shorts and graduated to direction in 1923. He was also assistant director
          on the classic western "Shane" (1953) with Alan Ladd.
       6. This was final film made by Betty Compson who had been a leading lady
          in the silent era.          
       7. In the early Forties, producer Hal Roach made several groups of comedies
          billed as "Streamliners" or "Screamliners".  These had a running time of
          around 45 or 50 minutes and were meant as supports for lengthy first
          features. One series were Army comedies centered on Sergeant Doubleday
          (William Tracy) and Sergeant Ames (Joe Sawyer), beginning in 1941 with
          "Tanks A Million".  Each film was shot in ten days and the first five
          were set in the miltary.  Three years after the war ended, Roach revived
          the characters for this sixth and final entry.  Sawyer & Tracey played
          the same roles, only now they were demobbed.  In an interview Sawyer
          felt "Here Comes Trouble" was not as good as the previous comedies.
(Extra Info gratefully added from film historian 'extraordinaire' - Maurice Trace)

Available (from USA
or my sales list) an
Alpha Video DVD
of the full length film
(Average quality!)
       

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