|Gert and Daisy Clean Up|
|Directed by||Maclean Rogers|
|Produced by||F.W. Baker|
|Written by|| Kathleen Butler |
|Starring|| Elsie Waters |
|Music by||Percival Mackey|
|Cinematography|| Jack Parker |
|Edited by||Charles Knott|
Butcher's Film Service
|Distributed by||Butcher's Film Service|
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