Gary Cooper’s Holy Grail is finally out of the vaults!!
In 1840, Sam Lash heads west for adventure. He meets up with some Mountain Men, and they head for the Rockies to trap beavers and cats. In Taos he meets Lola, a beautiful Mexican girl from a proud and rich family. They fall in love and he persuades her to elope with him. After they get married, Sam is torn between his love for Lola and his yearn for travelin’.
Director: Victor Fleming.
Writers: Harvey Fergusson (story “Wolf Song”), John Farrow and Keene Thompson (screenplay), Julian Johnson (titles).
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lupe Velez, Louis Wolheim, Constantine Romanoff, Michael Vavitch, Ann Brody, Russ Columbo, Augustina López, George Regas, Leone Lane.
Note: How about this for a tribute to Gary Cooper on the day of his 120th birthday?! An incredibly rare film that’s highly unlikely to ever be released on DVD/Bluray these days, why? I think because a complete copy doesn’t exist, this copy, which I believe is the same that was shown in the Victor Fleming retrospective in 2010 is missing the ending and all the talkie sequences, the quality is OK, shows its age for sure, looks like there’s been a lot of nitrate decomposition, there’s no sound unfortunately but I don’t think it’s a big deal, the good news about this is that the complete original score is available on Youtube, if there’s anyone reading this skilled enough to somehow synchronize the soundtrack with the film let me know, I can re-post it again in the future with the score, that’d be great. Huge, huge thanks to the person who sent me this, I honestly have no words to express my gratitude, this is kind of films that I included on the Wanted list because I knew plenty of people were after them but that I never really expected anyone to ever send them, the day I got the email from the collector offering me this film (among others) I almost fall out of my chair, no kidding, Being able to share such rare movies like this one with everyone here it’s one of the reasons why I’m still going with this project, you guys have no idea how I get every time I see there’s a chance I might be able to get a super ultra rare film it’s a crazy feeling, I don’t know for how much longer I will keep going with the site but as long as these opportunities keep surfacing I think I’ll keep going. Enjoy everyone! and thank you for your continued support, it really means so much to me. Long live rarefilmm!