A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

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earlytalkiebuffRob
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A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:25 pm

I am intrigued by the fact that this story, about a woman who impersonates her wealthy, but fictitious twin sister to gain revenge on a grasping landlady was filmed five times by the same director, George Dewhurst. The years are 1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948. Does anyone know if they survive and has anyone actually seen any of them?

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Re: A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

Unread post by moviepas » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:33 am

1922/23 was directed by George Dewhurst. No materials known
1938 had Muriel George in it and appears lost.
1948 was again directed by George Dewhurst with Muriel George but also seems lost.




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Title
A Sister to Assist 'er (Original)
Date
1930-07-28 (Release)
EIDR identifier
10.5240/FC54-98A0-0B77-7C46-8EF2-V
Production country
United Kingdom
Production company
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, British Acoustic Film
Synopsis
Comedy. A poor woman poses as her imaginary rich twin in order to fool her mean landlady. (Synopsis)
Work history
Sound remake/version of 1927 film by same director.
Category
Fiction
Genre
Comedy
Credits
Directed by: George Dewhurst
Production Company: Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
Production Company: British Acoustic Film
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Cast
Barbara Gott (Mrs May)
Pollie Emery (Mrs McNash)
Alec Hunter (Mr McNash)
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35mm BW Positive - Safety - Combined - Viewing
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Articles
The Bioscope v82 n1222 5 Mar 1930
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Re: A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

Unread post by earlytalkiebuffRob » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Thank you for that. One out of five not too bad, but one can hope that one of the Muriel Georges will turn up...

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Re: A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

Unread post by moviepas » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:44 am

We can hope. Odd that the 1948n is not at the BFI.

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Re: A SISTER TO ASSIST 'ER (1922, 1927, 1930, 1938 and 1948)

Unread post by s.w.a.c. » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:07 am

Good lord, it's as bad as East Lynne.
Twinkletoes wrote:Oh, ya big blister!

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