Wanted

Hi guys.

Here’s a list I made with movies that I’ve been trying to find for quite some time without any success, I’ve also included titles that have been requested to me by other people over the years. 

Please, if you are a film collector, big or small, I ask you to take a good look at the list of films below, some of the movies in these lists could be lost so we will probably never find those but most of them are not, if any of you guys have some of these titles and you would like to send them to me so I can upload them please send me an email to jon@rarefilmm.com with details of the films you have and the format (digital, DVD, VHS, etc). I know there’s a lot of people after some of these films so I really want to try to reduce this list as much as possible. The movies will be posted here with due credit given to the person that has sent me the film/s (unless you prefer to stay anonymous).

Thank you guys, really appreciate the help.

All the best,
Jon.

 

Last update: January 18th, 2021.

 

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53 Comments

  1. Jonathan
    March 3, 2018
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    Hot Dogs for Gauguin is available in extremely truncated form from an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis in 1981. Like Langford Mills, you probably have to visit Martin Brest’s alma matter to view it

  2. Andrew
    March 23, 2018
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    Might as well take LADIES OF THE MOB and CONVENTION CITY off the list. They’re lost films- there’s no print known to exist anywhere.

  3. Luis Balbosa
    March 31, 2018
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    Are You There? is a film I’ve sought out for many years. It appears that a condensed 30 minute version circulates on occasion. I was recently able to locate someone who had about 15 minutes of that condensation. The footage is wonderful and left me wanting to see more. I would gladly send you what I have although of course it’s only about 25% of the entire film.

  4. David G.
    June 12, 2018
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    Hi Jon,
    Any luck finding “Chieko-sho” (Portrait of Chieko)? I have been looking for that film for several years. I don’t think it has ever been released on VHS or DVD anywhere in the world (including Japan). However, I am in touch with the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which has the film on nine reels. The public can go there and watch the film for a $25 screening fee. I would like to do that later this year but an archivist told me the film is in poor condition and faded, and she will have to check with the film staff to see if “Chieko-sho” is viewable. Hope so!

    • Rod J.
      November 8, 2018
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      I too have looking for this film. How could a film nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for 1967 not me available? It had to be shown in theaters to qualify and to be voted for. If this film is that rare, Pacific Film Archive or UCLA should do a restoration. I have attempted to contact Shochiku Films of America (1968) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled) with no response. I wonder if Criterion Films would be interested in a restoration?

      • David
        April 18, 2019
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        Well, I watched the film in early December at UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, The Archive digitized it and I watched it on a monitor in a private screening room. Great film, loved it!

  5. Spiny Norman
    July 20, 2018
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    Some of these are famously “wanted” on lists of everyone everywhere (Jake’s Journey, Mice and men, 1970 Cleopatra). However “I Lysistrati ap’ to Thiseio (1986) [GREECE]” I managed to find. No subtitles though!

    • Jon W.
      December 5, 2018
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      Thanks for the links, Gabrielle, I appreciate it 🙂

  6. January 5, 2019
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    Hi Jon, I have Mrs Pym of Scotland Yard and numerous Play for Todays/Wednesday Plays (not always in great quality), if you’re still looking?

  7. Gabrielle
    February 27, 2019
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    There are some Dorothy Mackaill silents up on You Tube, Specifically Shore Leave and Ranson’s Folly.

    • Jon W.
      March 27, 2019
      Reply

      Wow, totally missed those, thank you so much Gabrielle, downloading them right away 🙂

  8. S Basu
    April 25, 2019
    Reply

    Let’s Get Married (1937) is available with Zeus DVDs – not very good quality of course.

  9. Jon W.
    May 10, 2019
    Reply

    Thanks again, JS, I’ve downloaded it.

    Best,
    Jon.

  10. Михаил Бакунин
    May 12, 2019
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    Hey, Jon. First of all, thank you very much for your work. I’ve been looking for the following movies for a long time (maybe you have some of them):

    Pelle viva (Giuseppe Fina, 1962), Kort är sommaren (Bjärne Henning-Jensen, 1962), Congo vivo (Giuseppe Bennati, 1962), Dingaka (Jamie Uys, 1964), Mort, où est ta victoire? (Hervé Bromberger, 1964), Dropout (Tinto Brass, 1970).

    Thank you for your attention, in any case.

    • Jon W.
      July 19, 2019
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      Hello!
      I’m also looking for those, I have a telecined copy of “Dropout” but no subs, if there’s an update on subtitles or prints of the other films I’ll post here.

      Best,
      Jon.

  11. May 19, 2019
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    I have some episodes of” Harry And The Hendersons”

  12. torbjorn
    May 27, 2019
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    Hi Jon,
    You want The Mozart story 1948 by Hartl in English but in fact the original German version from 1942 Wen die Götter lieben is available with English hard subs on archive org https://archive.org/details/Mozart2
    I suppose you want the German version of Julia, du bist zauberhaft 1962 but I have the English version of this film with Charles Boyer and Lili Palmer

  13. Strong Knotz
    July 8, 2019
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    I’ve been trying to track down the debut feature of author James Robert Baker (AKA James Dillinger), called “MOUSE KLUB KONFIDENTIAL’ from 1978. I can only find the same two-sentence synopsis of the film anywhere I look (and it sounds absolutely bonkers). Been trying to reach out to people involved with Baker (who is now passed on for several years) but having no luck. Would love to find some leads on this movie!

    • Jon W.
      July 8, 2019
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      Hello!
      Wow, never heard of that one, you’re right, it sounds absolutely crazy.
      Did you try emailing Michael Medved? http://www.michaelmedved.com/
      Baker’s Wikipedia article says: “It is also credited with having caused Michael Medved to abandon his dream of film making and instead become a film critic.” He may not have a copy but maybe he knows who could have one, long shot but I guess it never hurts to ask.
      Sorry I can’t be of much help.

      Best,
      Jon.

  14. Jon W.
    July 19, 2019
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    Hi Arno.
    I’ve been looking for a copy of that film for many years, I’ve been told you can watch i on the British Film Institute they have a copy on VHS, of course they won’t digitize it and make it available to the public 🙁

    Hopefully it will show up at some point.

    Best,
    Jon.

  15. Greg
    August 9, 2019
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    I’ve been looking for “Boy Slaves 1939” forever.

  16. September 24, 2019
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    Hi, I have been looking for And no one could save her and The man who came to dinner ( 1972) which are listed here as well as, The Farmer’s daughter (1963) tvmovie not series, The Ambassadors (1977) and Summer and Smoke (1972) which is currently listed as lost. Does anyone has has any of these? I have recently aquired a mediocre copy of The Hunted ( Touch me not ) ( 1974). All the above star Lee Remick.

    • Maureen Ch.
      November 12, 2019
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      Hi, Linda. Unfortunately, I haven’t find first one, but Last Summer was uploaded in forbidden site wipfilms. Or you can see in Russian network Vk, to link here: https://vk.com/video137001632_168444071

  17. Jake G
    October 22, 2019
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    I have a couple requests which I’ve been unable to track down:
    La Caza (1966) aka “The Hunt”
    Tobenai Chinmoku (1966) aka “Silence has no Wings”

    Absolutely love what you’re doing here Jon, you’ve introduced me to many great films. Cheers!

  18. November 25, 2019
    Reply

    Been searching for Pure Goldie for years. Any luck with that?

  19. Tony C
    November 27, 2019
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    Was the English 1951 Paul Rotha film, NO RESTING PLACE to be found anywhere?
    Would you mind adding it to the wanted list. Many thanks.

  20. December 9, 2019
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    Oh no! I can’t believe Caroll Spinney died! He was an actor on Sesame Street for a long time. He played Oscar and Big Bird. I couldn’t believe it. I used to watch Sesame Street all the time.

  21. Nathan A
    December 11, 2019
    Reply

    hey jon, any luck finding Human Wreckage? i know it is still in existence because there has been a few showings of it since the 90s but i haven’t found anything but a few still frames

  22. Tim
    January 5, 2020
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    tubitv.com has The Winner streaming with original score by Pray For Rain.

  23. William Edwards
    February 4, 2020
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    Something you may want to consider putting on the site is Asya’s Happiness (1966) the first film directed by Andrey Konchalovsky. There is a beautiful restored English subtitled print on YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT6olpsDDXg

  24. lou vingolla
    February 21, 2020
    Reply

    The Candy Man [1969]
    stars George Sanders
    was on video from USA Video in 1984, now nowhere to be found

  25. Cliff
    February 21, 2020
    Reply

    Thanks for the amazing service you’re providing! I’ve personally been scouring the internet for the early Tsui Hark film, FIRST ENCOUNTERS OF THE DANGEROUS KIND to no avail. There’s a basically unwatchable poor-quality upload on YouTube, but that’s all I could find. It’s kind of weird that a well-regarded work from such a prominent filmmaker is just completely gone…

    https://letterboxd.com/film/dangerous-encounters-of-the-first-kind/

  26. Joe Hill
    April 16, 2020
    Reply

    Hi i think i have the Tsui Hark film that you are looking for. The file i have is called Don’t Play with Fire but the title on the movie credits is Dangerous Encounter 1st Kind.
    Let me know if you are still looking for it i have it in a RAR file with the movie and optional English subs.

  27. Lemmy
    April 23, 2020
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    So many great titles. Hope you can track some of them down,

    Hey Jon, do you know if subs, fan or otherwise, are available anywhere for the following films, or do you have any yourself?:

    Le voyageur de la Toussaint (1943)
    Les amants du pont Saint-Jean (1947)
    A False Student (1960) Nise daigakusei
    The Accompanist (1992) L’accompagnatrice
    At the Top of the Stairs (1983) En haut des marches
    One or the Other (1974) Einer von uns beiden
    Chieko-sho (1967)
    The Arch (1968)
    Hold-Up (1985)
    Beneath the Rooftops of Paris (2007)
    Le colonel Chabert (1943)

  28. crowlibrarian
    May 27, 2020
    Reply

    Just started perusing your films wanted. This may have already come your way, but Generation on the Wind (1970) is on Vimeo.

    https://vimeo.com/161535630

    Kind regards.

    • Jon W.
      May 28, 2020
      Reply

      Thanks, but that is just a part of the doc, the whole thing is 55 min. long, friend of mine contacted the director and apparently he’s not planning on digitizing the whole thing anytime soon :/.

  29. Mina
    December 24, 2020
    Reply

    Hi Jon, thank you so much for this. I think I remember you having moderato cantabile on here before? I’d love to see that again! Also would love to donate for your time and effort, is there anywhere I can do that? Merry Christmas!

  30. Michael
    December 25, 2020
    Reply

    Jon

    I sent you an email on Wednesday of what I have in my collection from the list

  31. Teresa
    December 29, 2020
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    Do you know if you could possibly get an english subtitled version of the indian film Salaam Bombay! on here? If you know anywhere it is available online in full (not fsharetv- only half of it is subtitled 🙁 ) would help too! i will try my best and find some off this list. good luck, i appreciate what you do a lot!

  32. Ford
    December 30, 2020
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    Yo Jon! So glad your back!

    So I thought I bring up something interesting… I just realized the IMDB page for Portrait of Chieko / Chieko-sho has been updated to include what seems to be a DVD cover of the film.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061471/mediaviewer/rm4259589376/

    Is this legit? Even if its a bootleg cover that could mean it’s floating around for sale, most likely by some dodgy seller.. Anyone know where this image originates from? Could be a good lead.

    For those who don’t know Portrait of Chieko is by far the rarest of all the films nominated for the best international/foreign language feature Oscar Award.

    • Nathaniel
      January 5, 2021
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      I have tracked down the origin of that image, it is from a blog where the author creates original mockups of DVD labels. The author in fact mentions that the film has not seen any home releases.
      https://re940blog-79461419.at.webry.info/201010/article_11.html
      I have been looking around on Japanese websites for a couple of days and have found no leads towards available copies of the film. The closest I have come is a VHS of the 1957 film of the same name with Setsuko Hara.

  33. Simon H
    January 1, 2021
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    ‘La Longue Marche’ (1966) seems unavailable in any format anywhere despite having someone as major as Jean-Louis Trintignant in the cast (and Robert Hossein and Maurice Ronet are hardly unknowns!). Director Alexandre Astruc’s other films all seem available.. The 1960 Renate Muller biopic ‘Liebling der Gotter’ (1960) is another one I’d love to find somewhere.

    The number of films with available prints but no English subtitles is too huge to list. Andre Cayatte’s ‘Verdict’ with Gabin and Loren is one example.

  34. Simon H
    January 2, 2021
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    If this guy is still active he had PARADIGMA (not the greatest print but watchable and subtitled):
    ad.ce or adce@gmx.fr

  35. Simon H
    January 2, 2021
    Reply

    SILKS AND SADDLES (1929) has a Grapevine Video release.

  36. January 4, 2021
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    THE SQUARE DEAL MAN (1917) definitely exists. I saw it at Cinevent in Columbus, Ohio three or four years ago. I’m not sure if a digital or home video version exists, however. I saw it on 16mm. Contact the people who run Cinevent (Michael Haynes) or The Columbus Moving Picture Show (Samantha Glasser) and they may be able to point you in the direction of someone who has it.

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