|Directed by||G. B. Samuelson|
|Written by||Robert Leighton|
Marie Connor Leighton
|Produced by||G. B. Samuelson|
|Starring||Wee Georgie Wood|
Convict 99 is a British silent motion picture of 1919 produced and directed by G. B. Samuelson and starring Daisy Burrell, C. M. Hallard, Wee Georgie Wood, and Wyndham Guise. It was written by Robert Leighton and Marie Connor Leighton.
A comedy, the film consists of six reels. Ralph Vickers is a villainous convict, working against a mill owner, Mr Lucas (Wyndham Guise), who has a pretty daughter, Geraldine (Daisy Burrell), and an office boy (Wee Georgie Wood) who in the end baffles the designs of Vickers.
The film premiered at a Trade Show in April 1919.
The Era said on 9 April 1919 ”Mr. C. M. Hallard gives a finished portraiture of the villainous Ralph Vickers, Miss Daisy Burrell makes a pretty and vivacious heroine, and Wee Wood is most successful in the comedy part of James, the office boy.
The Era Dramatic & Musical Almanack commented “Convict 99 made a big hit... It features Wee Georgie Wood and Daisy Burrell. It is slightly sensational, with good comedy relief and some quite pathetic parts.”
Convict 99 was at the Gaiety Cinema, Singapore, in February 1920, when it was advertised as -
Samuelson presents the all British production starring C. M. Hallard and Daisy Burrell in CONVICT 99 by M. Connor and R. Leighton in 6 parts
It was shown in Singapore again in November 1921, this time at the Empire.
- Wyndham Guise – Mr Lucas (mill owner)
- Daisy Burrell – Geraldine Lucas (mill owner's daughter)
- Wee Georgie Wood – James (office boy)
- Tom Coventry – Hewett (time-keeper)
- Ernest A. Graham – Lawrence Gray (manager)
- C. M. Hallard – Ralph Vickers (assistant manager)
- Arnold Bell – Warder Gannaway
- Robert B. Connelly, The silents: silent feature films, 1910-36 vol. 40, issue 2 (1998): "CONVICT 99 (1919, Brit.) (6 r.) d, GB Samuelson; Ip, Daisy Burrell. Wee Georgie Wood, Ernest A. Graham. Wyndham Guise"
- Rachael Low, Roger Manvell, The History of the British Film: 1918-1929 (1971), p. 141: "Amongst Samuelson's varied output were films with... the midget comedian Wee Georgie Wood: Convict 99 (Trade Show April 1919)"
- The Era (London, England), Wednesday 9 April 1919, p. 18
- Era Dramatic & Musical Almanack (1919), p. 205
- The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser dated 9 February 1920, Page 2 Advertisements, col. 2
- The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser dated 19 November 1921, Page 2 Advertisements, col. 2
- Convict 99 at BFI Film & TV database