Wanted

Hey guys!

Here’s a list I’ve 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. 

Please, if you are some sort of film collector I ask you to take a good look at the list of films below, a very good amount of the films in the list I believe are lost so we will probably never find them, but some others are not and I believe they have been released on VHS in some countries or at least aired on TV at some point of time, if any of you guys have some of these titles and would like to send it to me so I can upload them here please send me an email to jon@rarefilmm.com with details of which films you have. 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 films will be posted here with credit given to the person that has provided me the material.

Thanks for your help.

Jon.

 

Last update: November 19th.

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37 Comments

  1. Marc
    March 2, 2018
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    “Winged Victory (1944)” is on YouTube in mediocre quality.
    I have “Een vlucht regenwulpen (1981) [NETHERLANDS]”, but without any subtitles.
    And I have ‘Goldie (1931)’, but the beginning is missing. But it seems the complete movie does not exist anymore.

  2. 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

  3. Mateja Djedovic
    March 10, 2018
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    “The Scarab Murder Case” is lost. I think “Of Mice and Men” is too, but I’m not 100% sure.

  4. DW99
    March 11, 2018
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    I see approximately 30 eps on YT; my search (see link below) put the title in quote marks and filtered for vids that are 20 min. long or longer; the person who wants the shows might choose different search parameters.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+“ann+sothern+show”&sp=EgIYAg%253D%253D

    • DW99
      March 17, 2018
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      I omitted the name of the show — I’m talking about eps of The Ann Sothern Show, on YT.

      • Jon Whitehead
        March 21, 2018
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        Thanks for the info, D.W.!

  5. Sophia
    March 21, 2018
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    Hi, I’m new to this site so forgive me.
    ‘Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President’ seems to be crossed out, does that mean it has been found?

  6. 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.

  7. Jonathan
    March 29, 2018
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    Reach the Rock (1998) would be tremendous.

  8. Luis Balbosa
    March 31, 2018
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    Les Parents Terribles is an excellent film. I saw a revival screening of it along with The Blood of a Poet. It’s available on dvd and turns up on occasion on Amazon. If I buy a copy I’ll gladly send you a copy.

    • Jon Whitehead
      April 11, 2018
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      Thank you for all your help, Luis, I really appreciate it.
      If you ever find that copy please let me know I can send you half the money if you want, no problem.

  9. 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.

  10. Jeff Clarke
    April 6, 2018
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    From your list of `wanted` films.
    Accent on Youth 1935 comedy with Sylvia Sidney & Herbert Marshall.
    Goldie 1931 comedy with Spencer Tracy & Jean Harlow.
    Both of these films are free to view (in English) on the Russian website ok.ru
    That website has 1000s of old movies. Brilliant site.
    Two other films from the list:-
    Flesh & Blood 1951 family saga with Richard Todd & The Midshipmaid 1932 comedy with the lovely Jessie Matthews were on Youtube early this year on eh44returns channel. He posts films for only 48 hours before removing them so subscribe & check frequently.
    Hope this is of help.
    JC

    • Jon Whitehead
      April 11, 2018
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      Thanks Jeff someone else emailed me and told me about this YT channel, I will definitely keep an eye on it, it seems that rarities show up pretty often there. Great stuff.

  11. Kevin
    April 10, 2018
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    Have the following tv shows on DVD.

    George Burns’ comedy week
    Lady Blue
    Masquerade
    Outlaws
    P.S. I luv you

    • Jon Whitehead
      April 10, 2018
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      Hey Kevin.
      Thanks for letting me know, would be great if you could somehow send me a copy of your DVDs, are you able to digitize them and upload the files online? Anyway there will be a dedicated section on the site that will be exclusively for TV shows but it’s not going to open until later this year so no rush, we can talk about this in coming months. Feel free to send me an email if you want.

      All the best,
      Jon.

  12. JS
    April 15, 2018
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    Dear Jon, You’ve probably already seen this but, I found a copy of Outrage (1986) for you on youtube. If you haven’t seen it, I hope you enjoy it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TplvHdB7arg&t=1s

    Once again, thanks for all the good work you do

    • Jon Whitehead
      April 15, 2018
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      Thanks so much!! Wasn’t aware of this channel looks like I have some downloading to do, haha.
      Thanks for letting me know.

      Best,
      Jon.

  13. Simon H
    April 21, 2018
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    I have 14 of your Wants (plus 8 titles people have requested) which I have emailed to Jon.

  14. Dave
    April 28, 2018
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    I’m glad to have found this great site. As well as Night Ride (1930), which you have listed, another scarcely seen Edward G Robinson film is Outside The Law (1930), which is a remake of the 1920 film of the same name. As an Edward G enthusiast, I’d love to see both Night Ride and Outside the Law. Hopefully, someone out there has recorded an old TV broadcast of these films.

  15. Louise P
    May 16, 2018
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    I have The Canterville Ghost as it has been released on Region 2 DVD this year. I think I also have Orders are Orders and will check.

  16. Michael
    May 24, 2018
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    I see that you have The Great Waltz (1972) on the list. Around 4 months ago I have search for this film on the ‘net’ and only copy I had found was on Rutracker.org. But it was dubbed into Russian and did not have an English audio. Maybe some of the pay sites may have it.

    • Jon W.
      October 30, 2018
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      I found the same copy, it’s a shame that there isn’t an English version available 🙁

  17. 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?

  18. 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!

  19. John
    July 31, 2018
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    Jon,

    I sent you an email about a month ago. I have at least about 25 of the films on your wanted list, but you never responded. Respond and let me know how to get them to you.

    • Jon Whitehead
      August 1, 2018
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      John,
      I replied to your email just now, sorry about that and thanks!

    • call47
      September 23, 2018
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      Would you please show me your list of 25 films?

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

  20. Annette
    October 12, 2018
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    Hi Jon,

    I can see that you are looking for the Short ‘Chinese Checkers’ by Stephen Dwoskin. I have that on a MKV file if you are still interested.

    Thanks for all the great work that you do 🙂

    All the best,

    Annette

    • Jon W.
      October 30, 2018
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      Hi Annette.
      Thank you for offering this short film, could you possibly upload the file to some storage site like WeTransfer or Dropbox and mail me the link? My email is jon@rarefilmm.com, I would really appreciate it.

      Best,
      Jon.

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