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( UK & French Dance Band, Musical & Variety Films released on 9.5mm optical sound
including features, musical shorts, British Lion variety and Vox & Son Reviews)

New for 2013 & 2014! See some of these actual 9.5mm sound films on You Tube! More to come!!


Unfortunately British dance band music and variety acts were never really highly rated - in general the reason is obvious when we compare it to American product. However it does provide a certain pre-war style that seems to be lost forever these days. Whilst generally there were vast quantities of records (78rpm) issued, little is recorded on film and generally where it is, the production quality leaves a lot to be desired because of the low budget usually assigned to such projects.

Maybe it was this very reason - cheap, low budget - that attracted Pathéscope to release many of these items on their 'home cinema' 9.5mm optical sound film size. I have attempted to list and detail many of the musical and variety items - for full lists of all the 9.5mm optical sound films released in the UK and France, check out my 9.5mm film catalogues listed elsewhere on this site.

Data has been obtained from the films themselves and mostly from that fanatastic reference book "The British Film Catalogue 1895-1985" by the late Denis Gifford (ISBN 0-7153-8835-5). Further invaluable data comes from 9.5 enthusiast Maurice Trace and his excellent 9.5mm Sound Film Catalogue, whilst the detailed music content has been identified and compiled by Alex Gleason, indefatigable researcher and compiler of music used in British films. Many thanks to those mentioned above and many friends who have passed on information.

Many of these 9.5mm sound films detailed below are now available on DVD - see my Sales Pages


Some Dance Band, Musical & Variety Feature Films released on 9.5mm optical sound

T..9348 "CALLING ALL STARS" GB 1937 (Originally 79 minutes) Dir:Herbert Smith. Prod:British Lion
Ambrose and his Orchestra, Evelyn Dall, Davy Burnaby, Flotsam & Jetsam, Carroll Gibbons & the Savoy Orpheans Orch., Arren & Broderick, Leon Cortez & his Coster Pals, Ethel Revnell & Gracie West, Billy Bennett, The Bega Four, Eugine Pini & his Band, Buck & Bubbles, Turner Layton, Elizabeth Welch, Larry Adler, The Nicholas Brothers, Twelve Aristocrats, The Whirlwind Skaters, Max Bacon.

T.9347 "SOFT LIGHTS AND SWEET MUSIC" GB 1936 (Orig. 86 mins) Dir:Herbert Smith. Prod:British Lion

Ambrose and his Orchestra, Evelyn Dall, Harry Tate, Western Brothers, The Five Charladies, Sandy Powell's Harmonica Band, Max Bacon, Elizabeth Welch, Three Rhythm Boys, Billy Bennett, Karina & Co.,Wilson, Keppel & Betty, The Dorchester Girls, The Robinas, The Four Flash Devils, Turner Layton.

(Updated 23Dec2016)

T.9103 "LAND WITHOUT MUSIC" GB 1936 (Orig: 80mins) Dir: Walter Forde Oct2013

T.9136 "SHE SHALL HAVE MUSIC" GB 1935 (Orig. 91 mins) Dir:Leslie Hiscott. Twickenham F.D. Production 02Sep2014

T.9731 "VARIETY JUBILEE" GB 1943 (Orig. 92 mins) Dir:Maclean Rogers. A Butchers Production Nov2013

GS.70108 "FEUX DE JOIE" FR 1938 (Orig. 95 mins) Dir:Jacques Houssin. Florida Film
...
............. (this title issued in France on 9.5mm optical sound by Pathé-Baby)


Watch a French 9.5mm sound film - Ray Ventura musical clips from - GS.70108 "Feux De Joie" - http://youtu.be/WKVqMDhSzVU


Some Dance Band and Musical Film Shorts released on 9.5mm optical sound

T.9350 "ACROSS EUROPE WITH JACK HYLTON & HIS BAND" GB 1936 (16mins) (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1939)
A Pathescope produced extract from the feature film "
She Shall Have Music"
Jack Hylton & his Band in concert at L'Opera, Paris; with The Leon Woizikowsky Ballet, The Dalmora Can-Can Dancers, Camora - Spanish Dancing Beauty, The Two Mackays - Harlem's Hottest Hoofers, Magda Neeld - Australia's Star Of Song, Mathea Merryfield - Exotic Dancer


Watch part of my 9.5mm sound print "Across Europe": http://youtu.be/kkSlmKAugtI

Mathea Merryfield - exotic dancer

T.9300 "CHEERIO" GB 1935 (17 mins) Dir:Frank Dormand Photography:D.P. Cooper Distributed by Fidelity
Billy Merrin & his Commanders, vocalist: Ken Crossley, song & dance from: Alice & Jimmy Dey


Watch almost all of my 9.5mm sound print "Cheerio": http://youtu.be/2bjX_9V7Ix0

T.9301 "CLAP HANDS" GB 1935 (originally 18 mins?) Dir:Frank Dormand Produced by Fidelity Dist:LMB
Charlie Kunz & the Casani Club Orchestra, (vocalist George Barclay), with Teddy Brown (xylophone)
Check out the Charlie Kunz web-site (use 'back' to return here!):- bulterman.eu/kunzmenu.htm


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Clap Hands": http://youtu.be/-zshvFy-dcU 09Sept2013

T.9703 "DANCING FEET" (9 mins) GB 1951 (issued on 9.5mm June 1952) extract from the feature film "Talking Feet" GB 1937
Hazel Ascot and the Gordon Rae Girls sing and dance; Hazel Ascot sings and tap dances "Talking Feet"
(This short was number 1 in the series "Variety Follies" released to the cinema by DUK Films in 1951)

T.9705 "GIRL IN THE POSTER" (9 mins) GB 1951 (issued on 9.5mm August 1952) an extract from the feature film
"Rhythm Racketeer" GB 1937 Dir:James Seymour
Harry Roy & his Band play "Rhythm Racketeer" and "I Fell In Love With a Poster" which opens out into a superb dance production number arranged by Larry Ceballos, reminiscent of Busby Berkeley. Stanley Black is on piano and also in the band is Ray Ellington - who later provided musical interludes in "The Goon Show" on BBC radio.
(This short was number 9 in the series "Variety Follies" released to the UK cinema by DUK Films in 1951)


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Girl In the Poster": http://youtu.be/IZmBYoJdUeM

T.9316 "HARLEM HOLIDAY" (9mins) GB 1936/37 (issued on 9.5mm June 1940) extracts from the feature films:
"Calling All Stars" GB 1937 & "Soft Lights and Sweet Music" GB 1936 Dir:Herbert Smith. Prod:British Lion
A visit to "The Cotton Club" (actually Beaconsfield Studios!) - Turner Leyton sings "East of the Sun"(from "Soft Lights & Sweet Music"); Buck & Bubbles perform "The Rhythm's OK In Harlem"; Elizabeth Welch sings "Nightfall"; The Nicholas Brothers song & dance "Za-Zu-Za-Zu" (all from "Calling All Stars").


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Harlem Holiday": http://youtu.be/SIFVqKRLxn8

T.9692 "JIVIN' AND JAMMIN'" (17 mins) GB 1948 Prod/Dir/Ed: Frank Gardner (issued on 9.5mm Oct '51)
The Maurice Arnold Sextet play "Loch Lomond", "Three Blind Mice" & "I've Found A New Baby";
vocalist Dinah Kaye sings "Honeysuckle Rose" & "These Foolish Things"

Vocalist Dinah Kaye


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Jivin' And Jammin' ": http://youtu.be/_H4DtU8lXUE

T.9306 "KIDDIES ON PARADE" (17mins) GB 1935 Dir:Stewart B. Moss A Majestic Pictures Production
Produced by Bertram H. Hyams - Screen Adaptation by Fay Glenn - Photography:William (Billy) Williams
Musical Score:Lionel Heudebert - Original Musical Numbers:Charles Hawtry, Dick Henty - Lyrics:Bianca Murray
Original running time 23 minutes. Released on 9.5mm sound July 1938
A variety show, performed on a theatre stage, by youngsters from the Italia Conti Academy of Dramatic Arts
Charles Hawtry, Tommie Hayes, Rosie Youngman, Dan Rowles, Ronnie Chuter, Rickie Hyland,
Valerie Wainwright, Peter Voke, Josie Sangwin, Pat Rose & his Majestic Orchestra
Music items include: Song & Dance by the ensemble; Tap Dancing act by boy & girl; Six girls perform song & dance;
Two boys dance with an elder male acting as drunken reveller; Young lady dances to
"I've Got the World On a String"
Male tap dancers; Black face male sings "I've Got the World On a String"; Song & Dance "I Can Do Anything You Can Do";
Dance by five lads dressed as hotel page boys; Dance by boy dressed as a sailor - includes "The Sailor's Hornpipe";
A finale by the whole cast with the song
"It's Just Like Heaven To Be With You"


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Kiddies On Parade" 28May2014

T.9712 "THE MAD HATTER" (9 mins) GB 1951 extract from the feature film:
"Happy Days Are Here Again" 87 mins GB 1936 Dir:Norman Lee Prod:John Argyle
Syd Seymour & his Mad Hatters with music & humour, including "It's All OK For the Spring" & "Melancholy Baby".
Vocalist for the "Melancholy Baby" number is Harry Stanley
(This short was number 6 in the series "Variety Follies" from DUK Films released for the UK cinema in 1951))


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "The Mad Hatter": http://youtu.be/JDLgb85Dzik 09Sept2013

T.9305 "THE SHOW'S THE THING" GB 1936 (18 mins) Dir:Raymond Stross Stuart Stross Productions
Billy Merrin & his Commanders, Ronald Frankau, Jessie the Child Impersonator, The Dorchester Girls


Watch my 9.5mm sound print "The Show's The Thing": http://youtu.be/DG2CAt8gQP0 01Jan2014

T.9714 "THE TWO ROYS" (9 mins) - (issued on 9.5 Oct 1952) extract from the feature film:
"Radio Pirates" 89 mins GB 1935 Dir:Ivar Campbell Prod:Norman Loudon
Roy Fox & his Band play "The Last Round-Up" and "Old Faithfull" (vocals:Sid Buckman)
AND extract from the feature film "Rhythm Racketeer" 85 mins GB 1937 Dir:James Seymour
Harry Roy & his Band play "Seven Different Sweeties A Week"


British Lion
Variety & Dance Music Film Shorts
released on 9.5mm optical sound films

All these musical/variety shorts were issued as 'one reelers' with a running time of around 8 to 9 minutes.
They come from three British Lion cinema musical shorts series: "Musical Film Review" (GB 1933), "Equity Musical Revue" (GB 1935) and "British Lion Varieties" (GB 1936). A few were released on 9.5mm with the original titles, the other 25 were released on 9.5mm sound by Pathéscope under the title "Variety Number ....". (Even on some of these the Pathéscope editor left the original title on the actual 9.5mm film release!).

The musical / variety items were generally mixed up from the original British Lion releases and sometimes shortened or even duplicated in later releases! To be fair the duplicated items appear generally to be from a different 'take' of the same performance - presumably British Lion filmed each item twice to allow for mistakes, cutaways, edits etc.

Variety Numbers 4, 20 or 21 do not seem to have been released by Pathéscope on 9.5mm, although judging by the numbering, "Variety Number 4" became "Harlem Holiday" - see further up this page). Like the 1930s British Lion feature films, this material is very rare or 'lost' on 35mm, probably making 9.5mm (and 17.5mm!) optical sound 'home movie' film releases the only viewable source these days.

T9308 "BRITISH LION VARIETIES - NUMBER ONE" GB 1936 Prod/Dir:Herbert Smith (on 9.5mm Jul 1938)
Joe Loss & his Band play "The Wheel Of The Wagon Is Broken"
The Three Accordion Kings play a selection from Gounod's "Faust"
The Three Radio Rogues perform "The Man On The Flying Trapeze"
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "British Lion Varieties - Number 1": http://youtu.be/odhgNl31Sg4

T9309 "BRITISH LION VARIETIES - NUMBER TWO" GB 1936 Prod/Dir:Herbert Smith (on 9.5mm Apr 1938)
The Three Australian Boys in a medley "Turn On The Music"
The Four Aces in song
Anita, Charles & Jack - Apache Dancers

T.9312 "MUSICAL FILM REVUE - NUMBER TWO" GB 1933 Dir: Herbert Smith (on 9.5mm Sep 1938)
Terence McGovern & his Orchestra play "Crazy People"
Phyllis Stanley sings "Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day"
The Modernique Quartette play "Tiger Rag"
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Musical Film Revue - Number Two" 13Jun2014

T.9313 "VARIETY NUMBER 1" (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1938)
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "Love Is Like A Cigarette" with vocal by Vera Lynn
The Petite Ascots, four young girls tap dance to "Whispering"(Schoenberger), "Some Of These Days"(Brooks), and "Nobody's Sweetheart"(Erdman, Kahn, Myers & Schoebel)
Stanelli & Edgar impersonate on violins
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 1": http://youtu.be/8eiWr9bANqk

T.9314 "VARIETY NUMBER 2" (issued on 9.5mm Nov 1938)
The Three Radio Rogues sing "(My) Pretty Quadroon" & "They Cut Down The Old Pine Tree"
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "On Treasure Island" with vocal by Chick Henderson
The Petite Ascots, tap dancing to "March Winds and April Showers"
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 2": http://youtu.be/Qt6i7VbrNbQ

T.9315 "VARIETY NUMBER 3" (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1938)
The Three Accordion Kings play "East Of The Sun", "I'll Never Say Never Again", "Some Of Those Days"
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "For You, Madonna" with vocal by Chick Henderson
The Petite Ascots, tap dancers, imitate a train


Chick Henderson (popular 1930's vocalist with Joe Loss - killed at sea during the second World War)

T.9317 "VARIETY NUMBER 5" (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1938)
The Four Aces sing "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane"
Harriet Hutchins sings "Dennis, The Menace From Venice"
Anita, Charles & Jack - Apache Dancers - dance to "Apache" by Offenbach
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "My Shadow Is Where My Sweetheart Used To Be" vocal: Chick Henderson

T.9318 "VARIETY NUMBER 6" (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1938)
Eve Becke sings "I Just Couldn't Tell Them What To Do"
Roy Fox & his Band "Hunting The Fox"
The Modernique Quartette play "Tiger Rag"
Bob Lively sings "I Found A New Moon"
(The Modernique Quartette are credited (incorrectly) by Pathescope as Terence McGovern Quartette)
Watch my 9.5mm sound print
"Variety Number 6": http://youtu.be/R3zXbspsjpY

T.9319 "VARIETY NUMBER 7" (issued on 9.5mm Sept 1938)
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "My Heart Wouldn't Beat Again" with vocal by Vera Lynn
The Petite Ascots, four young girls tap dancing
The Three Australian Boys sing "For You, Madonna"

T.9320 "VARIETY NUMBER 8" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
The Seven Thunderbolts, acrobats
The Three Radio Rogues impersonate Layton & Johnston with "Sweethearts Forever"
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "White Heat"

T.9321 "VARIETY NUMBER 9" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
The Four Aces sing "Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet"
The Three Australian Boys with Miss Nina Devitt in their version of "Heads Or Tails"
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "The General's Fast Aleep" with vocal by Vera Lynn

T.9322 "VARIETY NUMBER 10" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
Joe Loss & his Orchestra play "Heads Or Tails"
The Three Accordion Kings with the Overture to "Trieste"
A Skating Diversion
Harriet Hutchins sings "That's What Harlem Means To Me"

T.9323 "VARIETY NUMBER 11" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
Terence McGovern & his Orchestra play "Same Old World"
Freddie Bamberger (piano) and Nevil Bishop (drums) play "Some Of These Days" - as T9335 "Variety No. 23"

T.9324 "VARIETY NUMBER 12" (issued on 9.5mm Nov 1938)
Reggie Bristow & his Band with the Modernique Quartette perform "Yes, Ma'am"
Betty Astell sings "No More You"
Terence McGovern & his Band
The Six Lady Harpists play "Speak To Me Of Love"

T.9325 "VARIETY NUMBER 13" (issued on 9.5mm Mar 1939)
Terence McGovern & his Band play "The London Fire Brigade" ; thanks Mike Thomas for spotting the tune!
Betty Astell sings "I've Got The World On A String (Sitting On A Rainbow)" - as T9340 "Varierty No. 28"
The Albert Sandler Trio play "Tell Me Tonight"
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 13": http://youtu.be/4ed0Dm5m3gE

T.9326 "VARIETY NUMBER 14" (issued on 9.5mm Dec 1938)
The Nile Players, directed by Leslie Bridgewater, perform "Danny Boy" on harps
Betty Astell, accompanied by a pianist, sings "Something Came And Got Me In The Spring"
The Modernique Quartette sing "I Heard"

T.9327 "VARIETY NUMBER 15" (issued on 9.5mm Nov 1938)
Terence McGovern & his Band play "Sweet And Hot" and "Crazy People"
Walsh and Barker sing "The Girl I Met Walking Down The Street" and "Ding Ding"
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "When I'm In Love With You" with vocal by The Modernique Quartet
[NB: When first advertised in Pathescope Monthly & 1939 Pathescope Catalogue the contents were incorrect]

T.9328 "VARIETY NUMBER 16" (issued on 9.5mm Dec 1938)
Stanelli & Edgar play Rubenstein's "Melody In F" on two grand pianos - with a few humerous interuptions
The Nile Players render on harps "Speak To Me Of Love"
Betty Astell sings "I Raised My Hat"
Watch my 9.5mm optical sound print - "Variety Number 16" 19June2014

T.9329 "VARIETY NUMBER 17" (issued on 9.5mm Dec 1938)
The Terence McGovern Trio (mandolin, penny whistle and cornet) play "Tiger Rag"
Freddy Bamberger in a piano medley "Happy-Go-Lucky You (and Broken-Hearted Me)" - playing first with two hands, then one hand with the keyboard covered
Stanelli plays a classical piece "Heijre Kati (Czardas)", on the violin
Watch my 9.5mm optical sound print - "Variety Number 17" 30May2014

T.9330 "VARIETY NUMBER 18" (issued on 9.5mm Jan 1939)
(the film leader says "Musical Film Review 9")
Albert Sandler, violin, plays "Bacarolle" by Offenbach
Terence McGovern Quartette play "Nobody's Sweetheart"
Phyllis Stanley sings "That's My Home"
Stanelli & Edgar play a classical piece "Schoen Rosemarin" on violins
Watch my 9.5mm optical sound print - "Variety Number 18"26June2014

T.9331 "VARIETY NUMBER 19" (issued on 9.5mm Jan 1939)
The Nile Players (seven ladies on harps) play "Lullaby Of The Leaves"
The McGovern Trio (xylophone, piano, violin) play "Mighty Lak A Rose"
Pamela Grey & Pat Green sing and dance "This Is The Rhythm For Me" - as T.9337 "Variety Number 25"
Stanelli & Edgar play "Stay Out Of The South"
Watch my 9.5mm optical sound print - "Variety Number 19" 02Aug2016

T.9334 "VARIETY NUMBER 22" (issued on 9.5mm Jan 1939)
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "That's What Life Is Made Of"
David Burnaby sings "The Midshipmaid"
Albert Sandler (violin) with "Hungarian Dance" by Brahms

T.9335 "VARIETY NUMBER 23" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia" vocal: The Modernique Quartette
Doris Hare sings "Clarence, That's My Beau"
Freddie Bamberger & Nevil Bishop on piano/drums play "Some Of These Days" - as T.9323 "Variety No. 11"
The Six Lady Harpists perform "Pizzicato Polka"
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 23" 25Nov2013

T.9336 "VARIETY NUMBER 24" (issued on 9.5mm Oct 1938)
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "Peter Peter"
Nat Mills and Bobbie as King Charles and Nell Gwynn (comedy act)
The Six Lady Harpists play a waltz by Durand
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 24" 30Jul2014

T.9337 "VARIETY NUMBER 25" (issued on 9.5mm Nov 1938)
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "Stay Out Of My Dreams"
Phyllis Stanley sings "That's My Home" - same as T9330 "Variety Number 18"
Pamela Grey & Pat Green sing & dance to "This Is The Rhythm For Me" - as T9331 "Variety Number 19"
Teddy Brown (drums) with "Star Spangled Banner"

Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Variety Number 25" 22Aug2016

T.9338 "VARIETY NUMBER 26" (issued on 9.5mm Feb 1939)
Reggie Bristow & his Band with Helen Raye singing "One Tiny Tear"
Mario de Pietro (mandolin) plays "Londonderry Air"
Betty Astell sings "What Are Little Girls Made Of"
Terence McGovern & his Band play "Crazy People"

T.9339 "VARIETY NUMBER 27" (issued on 9.5mm Feb 1939)
Reggie Bristow & his Band with Helen Raye singing "In The Valley Of The Moon"
Freddie Bamberger (piano) and Nevil Bishop (drums)
Teddy Brown (saxophone) with "Cabin In The Pines"
Betty Astell sings "You've Got Me Crying Again"

T.9340 "VARIETY NUMBER 28" (issued on 9.5mm Mar 1939)
Reggie Bristow & his Band play "Hold Me"
Betty Astell sings "I've Got The World On A String (Sitting On A Rainbow)" - as T.9325 "Variety Number 13"
Freddie Bamberger (piano) plays "Happy Go Lucky You" and "Paradise"

Watch a 9.5mm compilation of Reggie Bristow dance band numbers: http://youtu.be/xeWSqmz6R6Q 14Jan2014

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STILL AVAILABLE ! (Nov 2016) A 100 minute DVD "BRITISH LION MUSICAL SHORTS"
which includes a baker's dozen of these fascinating pre-war British Lion variety shorts sourced from original 9.5mm optical sound prints.
Artists include the bands of Joe Loss, Roy Fox, Reggie Bristow and Terence McGovern,
songs from Vera Lynn, Chick Henderson, Betty Astell, Bob Lively and Phyllis Stanley,
plus variety acts from Freddie Bamberger, Stanelli & Edgar, Nat Mills & Bobby plus many others!

Send a cheque (payable G.L. Newnham) for £5.95 plus 95p UK postage) to:-
G.L. Newnham, 22 Warren Place, Calmore, SOUTHAMPTON, SO40 2SD
e-mail: presto @ pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk (remove spaces for correct e-mail)


Pathé Vox Reviews

A series of seven 1 reel (300ft) musical shorts issued by Pathéscope on 9.5mm optical sound during 1939 to 1941
probably named after the Pathé "Vox" 9.5mm optical sound projector launched a year or two earlier ('vox' is 'voice' in latin)

Pathéscope issued many features films on the 9.5mm home movie film gauge, often these were shortened from the cinema release. Naturally items such as musical numbers were easy to remove, they were then often included in these "Pathé Vox Reviews". Many 9.5mm film collectors have edited these musical items back into the relevant 9.5mm sound feature film to make a more complete version. In some cases this is a little difficult as the surrounding plot has also been cut!

T.99342 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER ONE" (issued on 9.5mm April 1939)
"Between You & Me & The Carpet" sung by Arthur Riscoe & Francis Day - from
"Public Nuisance Number One" GB 1936
"Can't You See What I've Got" sung by George Gee & Gina Malo - from
"Strike It Rich" GB 1934
"Riding In the T.T. Races" sung by George Formby - from
"No Limit" GB 1935

T.9343 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER TWO" (issued on 9.5mm May 1939)
"Riding Around On A Rainbow" sung by Florence Desmond (and George Formby) - from
"No Limit" GB 1936
"I'm So Happy To Be Back Home" sung by Binnie Hale - from
"This Is The Life" GB 1933
"Sonny Hale and Wilma Vane dance a rhumba, until they are stopped by Sybil Grove from -
"Marry The Girl" GB 1935

Watch my 9.5mm sound print of "Pathe Vox Review No.2" on You Tube 7Jul2013

T.9344 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER THREE" (issued on 9.5mm June 1939)
Binnie Hale & Gordon Harkler learn to dance the rhumba - from
"This Is The Life" GB 1933
"Your Way Is My Way" sung by George Formby & Florence Desmond - from
"No Limit" GB 1935
"Me And My Dog" sung by Frances Day - from
"Public Nuisance Number One" GB 1936

T.9601 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER FOUR" (issued on 9.5mm October 1940)
"We're Tops On Saturday Night" played by Ambrose & his Ochestra - from
"Soft Lights & Sweet Music" GB 1936
"I'm Still Dreaming" sung by Jack Buchanan - from
"When Knights Were Bold" GB 1936
"You Must Have Music" sung by Richard Tauber - from
"Land Without Music" GB 1936

T.9602 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER FIVE" (issued on 9.5mm November 1940)
"Riding Up The River Road" sung by The Rhythm Brothers - from
"Soft Lights & Sweet Music" GB 1936
Jack Buchanan does a shuffle dance to "I'm Still Dreaming" - from "
When Knights Were Bold" GB 1936
"Heaven In A Song" sung by Richard Tauber - from
"Land Without Music" GB 1936

T.9603 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER SIX" (issued on 9.5mm December 1940)
"Peanuts" sung by Sam Browne with Ambrose & his Orchestra - from
"Calling All Stars" GB 1937
"One of The Ruins That Cromwell Knocked About A Bit" sung by Doreen Harris with Leon Cortez & his Coster Band - from
"Calling All Stars" GB 1937
"Simple Little Melody" sung by Richard Tauber - from
"Land Without Music" GB 1936

T.9604 "PATHE VOX REVIEW NUMBER SEVEN" (issued on 9.5mm March 1941)
"Serenade In The Night" sung by Sam Browne with Ambrose & his Orchestra - from
"Calling All Stars" GB 1937
"Stardust" played on the harmonica by Larry Adler - from
"Calling All Stars" GB 1937
Harry Tate & the Western Brothers in a motoring sketch - from
"Soft Lights & Sweet Music" GB 1936

(Maybe Pathéscope had plans to issue a few more of these reviews (the reference numbers have not been used up to T.9629), but a dreaded thing called World War 11 was now for real and I believe most 'home movie' film releases were now stopped apart from newsreels presumably to save materials for use in bomb making. In any case Pathéscope were by now contracted mostly to war work.)


Son Reviews

A series of six (100ft- 140ft) musical shorts issued by Pathéscope on 9.5mm optical sound in 1956
probably named after the 1950s Pathéscope "Son" 9.5mm optical sound projector ('son' is 'sound' in latin)

All six of these "Son Reviews" came from the British 1951 feature "The Kilties Are Coming" an Advance Production, produced & directed by Robert Jordan Hill, photographed by Phil Grindrod and distributed by Adelphi Films, consisting of a series of variety acts performed in a TV studio with interviews with the parents conducted by McDonald Hobley. (The full feature was not issued on 9.5mm - it is believed somewhat dire! Voted by 64% of cinema managers in a 1951/52 trade survey by the CEA as "Poor or Very Poor")

Credited actors in the feature film include - Peter Sinclair, McDonald Hobley, Margaret Thomson, Molly Booth, Agnes Quinn, Ralph Bryson, Fran Lawrence, Molly Morrell, Kim Houghton and The Royal Kiltie Juniors who comprised singers, dancers and a band - average age 16 years, trained by Arthur and Madeline Fox.

Agnes Quinn (first singer in "Son Review No.3") married Garner Hardgrove in 1954. They met at one of the Royal Kiltie Juniors performances in Germany when he was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force after World War 11. After they married they moved back overseas. They currently live in Florida, USA. Agnes remembers Kim (see below) was referrred to as "The Opera Singer" (Thanks to Mathew, her grandson for this information)

Barbara Houghton (stage name Kim) from Dukinfield, was about 17 when she appeared with the Royal Kiltie Juniors in "The Kilties Are Coming". She had to wait till her 18th birthday in August, to leave on a European tour with the Royal Kiltie Juniors. Kim, xylophonist and principal soprano with the group, sailed alone from Tilbury to Gothenburg, near Stockholm. The troope went to Lapland and to Denmark. In Copenhagen they appeared for one night at the K.B. Hall one of the largest in Europe - Bob Hope, who was appearing the next night, met Mr Arthur Fox the director and the Kilties themselves and complimented them on a fine show. One English lady took some of them (including Barbara) home to tea, and a Danish lady gave Barbara a set of silver teaspoons with views of Copenhagen on the handles. The tour continued with three weeks in Germany entertaining the British and American troops, then onto Holland and Switzerland - a total of around 20,000 miles travelling in their private bus!

T.9772 "SON REVIEW NO. 1" (issued on 9.5mm June 1956) (120ft)
Peter Sinclair sings "A Highland Honeymonn"
Kim Houghton renders "We All Have A Song In Our Heart"

T.9773 "SON REVIEW NO. 2" (issued on 9.5mm June 1956) (140ft)
Ralph Brison sings "I Wandered Alone As A Stranger"
The Choir sing "Ave Maria"

T.9774 "SON REVIEW NO. 3" (issued on 9.5mm June 1956) (140ft)
The Irish ballad "Eileen O" sung by Agnes Quinn (centre), Kim Houghton and another girl from The Royal Kiltie Juniors
A Strauss Waltz selection sung and danced by The Royal Kiltie Juniors
Watch my 9.5mm sound print "Son Review No.3":- http://youtu.be/wsisUNgFhZI 15Mar2013

T.9775 "SON REVIEW NO. 4" (issued on 9.5mm December 1956) (100ft)
The Royal Kiltie Juniors sing "My Ain Folk" and "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded"

T.9776 "SON REVIEW NO. 5" (issued on 9.5mm December 1956) (100ft)
Agnes Quinn sings the Irish ballad "Phil the Fluter's Ball"
An Irish jig

T.9777 "SON REVIEW NO. 6" (issued on 9.5mm December 1956) (100ft)
Peter Sinclair sings "Cock Of the North"

The later three titles are quite rare as it is believed only "3 bands" - that is just 9 prints of each were struck


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Created Oct2000 ...... Last updated: 23 December 2016 ...... 95flmdance.htm ...... © Grahame .L. Newnham MM
14May2012 - tidied, into alphabetical order and a few extra titles added
02Aug2012 - Dinah Kaye photo added - thanks Pam MacKinnon!
04/14March2013 - You Tube links to some of my 9.5mm sound prints added (and films uploaded) - gln
15March2013 - Son Reviews added with You Tube link 01July2013 "Feux de Joie" clips added with YouTube link
11July2013 - Pathe Vox Reviews added with YouTube link / 02Sept2013 "Jivin' and Jammin' " added to YouTube
09Sept2013 - "Clap Hands" and "The Mad Hatter" added to You Tube 29Oct2013 - "Land Without Music" added
01Jan2014 - "The Show's the Thing" added to YouTube / 06Jan2014 Extra text for Son Reviews added
14Jan2014 - Reggie Bristow compilation added to You Tube plus Son Review text updates & 21Jan2014
28May2014 - "Kiddies On Parade" added with YouTube upload / 30May2014 "Variety No.17" YouTube upload added
19Jun2014 - "Variety No.16"; 30Jul2014 - "Variety No.24" YouTube uploads added
02Aug2016 - "Variety No.19" YouTube upload added / 22Aug2016 - "Variety No.25" YouTube upload added