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Cinesound Signs Up Will Mahonev

WILL MAHONEY, famous comedian and dancer, who was recently seen on the stage in Brisbane, has been signed sby

Cinesound to star in a comedy, which will go into production early in June. 'This is the most important contract that has been signed at Cinesound,' said Mr. Ken Hall, who will produce and direct the film, 'as Mahoney is the highest paid star we have ever signed up. In fact, I think he's the highest paid stage artist ever to have toured Australia. 'It is only the improved conditions of the Australian film industry, due to recent legislation, that has; made it possible for us to enlarge our produc

tion Budget, ir any artist can carry in Australian film to overseas mar kets, it's Will Mahoney.' Mahoney will be supported by his stage partners, Evie Hayes and Bob Qeraghty, and by the strongest sup porting cast obtainable. A special script Ls being prepared, in which he will collaborate with three studio scenario writers. The plan Ls to produce a comedy with an Australian setting, which will also . introduce ? songs and dances for Will Mahoney and Evie Hayes. Bob Geraghty, who has composed many of Mahoney 's numbers including his popular song, 'She's My Lily,' will be song writer for the film. The lyrics will be written by Mahoney. Mahoney has already made a film in England with Will Fyfe— the im mensely successful comedy, 'Said O'Reilly to McNab.' .