Wanted

Hi 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 a film collector, big or small, I ask you to take a good look at the list of films below, many of the movies in this list I believe are lost so we will probably never find them 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 here please send an email to jon@rarefilmm.com with details of what films you have and in which format. 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 credit given to the person that has provided me the material.

Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated.

Jon.

 

Last update: October 10th, 2019.

Films in orange have priority.

 

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40 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
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      Wow, totally missed those, thank you so much Gabrielle, downloading them right away 🙂

  8. S Basu
    April 25, 2019
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    Let’s Get Married (1937) is available with Zeus DVDs – not very good quality of course.

  9. Jon W.
    May 10, 2019
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    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!

    • Jon W.
      November 9, 2019
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      Wow, incredible.
      Thanks for the tip, William! much appreciated.

    • Maureen Ch.
      November 12, 2019
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      Thank you for your link! I had searched it since I watched its trailer from 42nd Street Forever compilation.

  18. November 25, 2019
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    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
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    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. December 30, 2019
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    The French version of The Face of Fear (1990) is available on YouTube. Le Visage du Tueur (The Face of Fear – 1990) -VF- – YouTube. The American version used to be on YouTube (that’s where I remember watching it), but it seems to have been taken down at some point. All I can find is a 15 minute clip. The Face -of -Fear (90) Lee Horsley,. This clip however, has a link in the description for a bootleg site that has a DVD of the movie available for $17.

    • Jon W.
      December 31, 2019
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      Thanks for the heads up, Colt, I actually just found a copy of the English version of ‘The Face of Fear’ so I’ve removed it from the list, if you want a copy send me an email to jon@rarefilmm.com and I’ll send you a link, can’t post it on the site unfortunately since it’s a WB title.

      Thanks again and happy new year.

      All the best,
      Jon.

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

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