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T.9783 (1 reel 9.5mm optical sound release by Pathéscope April 1959) "NEWS REVIEW 1958" GB 1958 ---------------------- "Pathe News" issue 58/104 7mins B/W Cert "U" Produced and Distributed by: Associated British Pathé Commentary by: Bob Danvers-Walker
At the end of each December, Pathé News released a special issue comprising a review of the year. These were one reelers showing the main events from the previous twelve months culled from Pathe's twice weekly newsreels. Although twenty two appeared on 9.5mm silent, this is the only 9.5mm sound release. In the listings below, the original Pathê Newreel for each item is identified (in brackets and italics). This begins with the Pathé reference number - the first two digits relate to the year of release and the last digits are the issue number. Finally the month and year of its original 35mm release are given.
The 9.5mm reel begins with the "Pathéscope Prsents" frame which is followed by "Reviews 1958". The original 35mm title was "Pathé News Reviews 1958". Pathéscope have removed the "Pathe News" frame (with the famous cockerel) and substituted their own logo. They then carried on with "Reviews 1958" frame from the original master - these are superimposed over the opening New Zealand sequence.
from the Pathéscope Gazette magazine April/May 1959 (the last ever published!)
Leaflet returned with processed 9.5mm home movies
Certainly Pathéscope made history! But they could have released 9.5mm sound News Reviews for many years before; giving us collectors some good 9.5mm sound stuff to show!
Watch this "Pathe News Reviews 1958" on You Tube: https://youtu.be/fgKao3-YIkc
See a 1960s Pathé News intro on You Tube: https://youtu.be/PJ-vJARftrk
1. Seems Pathéscope had a deal with Pathé News in the UK since the 1930s or maybe before. In the 1930s Pathéscope issued a monthly Pathé Gazette on 9.5mm and continued with an annual News Review during and after the war. 1958 was the first to be issued as a 9.5mm optical sound release, copies were also advertised in 9.5mm and 8mm silent. Although I bought the 9.5mm sound release new at the time, I have so far not come across the silent 1958 News Review in either 9.5mm or 8mm versions. Things were really bad financially by then at Pathéscope, with I believe a debenture loan taken out using their Cricklewood premises as security. 2. The last short and penultimate film released on 9.5mm sound by Pathéscope. It was the only title they sold simultaneously on 9.5mm sound, 9.5mm silent and 8mm silent. 3. I notice that the Pathé News item for this film on YouTube also begins minus the Pathé News cockerel start. No doubt this is the very same 35mm film as returned from Pathéscope - minus this start!
(Extra Info gratefully sourced from Maurice Trace)
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