Wanted

Hi all!

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 films in this 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 here on the site 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, credit can be just initials just first name, whatever you prefer, you can also opt to stay anonymous of course in any case please let me know how would you prefer that I mention you.

Thanks so much everyone, really appreciate the help.
Jon.

Last updated: June 26, 2021.

 

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77 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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?

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. Mina
    December 24, 2020
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    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!

  12. 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.

      • Kurt
        July 30, 2021
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        I contacted the company in Japan that produced Portrait of Chieko and they told me that they have no plans to release the film digitally or on dvd/blu-ray. I talked to somebody on a movie site who said that they saw the film a couple of years ago via somebody posting it or posting a link to the film on their private blog. Maybe somebody has a copy other than the one in Berkley.

  13. 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.

  14. Simon H
    January 2, 2021
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    SILKS AND SADDLES (1929) has a Grapevine Video release.

  15. 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.

  16. Eric Monder
    February 8, 2021
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    I have a few titles on your lists. Is trading the way you would want you proceed? I have my own wish list and/or I could look at your inventory. Thanks!

    • Jon W.
      February 8, 2021
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      Hi Eric,
      Please email me (jon@rarefilmm.com) with the titles you have and if you have a wish list yourself feel free to send it as well so I can take a look in my archives and see if I can help with some of the films you are looking for.
      Thank you!

  17. Vidor
    February 14, 2021
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    Noticed “East Lynne” on that list. That’s gonna be a tough get. Apparently, the only intact copy of the film is at the UCLA Film Archives.

  18. veronique
    February 27, 2021
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    I can’t find SYLVIE VERHEYDE’s filmography anywhere 🙁

  19. Coulrophobic
    March 27, 2021
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    Sorry you got wiped out. I have been away from HCC due to illness, but just came across your post. Errggg. Anyhoo, Kentucky Pride (1925) is up on YouTube.. Best, and thanks.

    • Jon W.
      April 12, 2021
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      Wow, thanks for the tip, Jessica! Amazing, and looks like it’s available on Youtube too and in HD, beautiful. I will post it here soon.
      Thanks again!

  20. Jerry Hill
    June 19, 2021
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    SECRETS D’ALCOVE AKA THE BED
    1954 portmanteau movie – Jeanne Moreau plus DeSica, ,Martine Carol & Richard Todd.

    My second choice would be THE SINNER/DESERT DESPERADOES from 1959 with Ruth Roman & Akim Tamiroff (Together At Last!!!)

  21. Arthur Maglen
    July 10, 2021
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    Hello Jon, no worries, will keep an eye out for that remake of HATFUL,

    Btw, I just watched THE HAIRY APE (1944) after searching for it for 2 months, incredible movie (I haven’t read or seen the original Eugene O’Neill play,) – print I found was a bit crackly, well-worn, but still very watchable.

    A worthy addition to your collection?

  22. Jesse
    September 4, 2021
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    Why was “Her Wild Oat (1927)” crossed out. Do you have a copy? Because even though it’s been found since 2007 and restored and had a screening in 2014 it’s never had a home release as far as I know.

    • Jon W.
      November 28, 2021
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      Hey Chris,
      Wow that’s great news, I had no idea, I see it comes with an English audio track as well, right? I’m only interested in the TV movie/special, is there any chance you could upload the files somewhere and email them to me? My email is jon@rarefilmm.com I think it’d be a nice little film to share with everyone here especially now close to Christmas time. Let me know, if you need help with the copying/ripping process please email me and I’ll try to guide you a bit.
      Thank you!
      – Jon.

  23. Pax Son
    January 9, 2022
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    Hi jon!
    I’m looking for ANGELS OF DARKNESS / Donne Proibite a 1954 Italian movie directed by Guiseppe Amata starrring Linda Darnell.
    Thanking you!
    P

  24. January 19, 2022
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    Hello. I read your list and the only one (I think) I have is “¡Olé…Cuba!”. However it is not a very good copy. It was kept by the Cinemateca de Cuba, and while I worked at the EICTV (the film school created by Gabriel García Márquez) we had a copy made for the mediatheque. Nobody seems to know if the producers left Cuba and took the negatives with them, but I have no knowledge of a better copy. It contains the whole story and the musical numbers (including a very young Celia Cruz singing “Pinar del Río” with the Sonora Matancera band), but frames and brief fragments are missing.

  25. Royce
    April 29, 2022
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    I’d would die if you were able to locate “Nos Batailles”, AKA Our Struggles. It’s a French/Belgium film from 2018 and seems to be impossible to find with English subtitles. I’ve scoured the net and nothing is available in the US.

    Great site btw! 😉

  26. Scott
    May 5, 2022
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    I’ve been looking for “Redneck Miller” for years. It was filmed nearby around 1975-76. From what I gathered, Tarantino has the only print and plays it at festivals from time to time.

  27. Shelby T Mitchell
    June 22, 2022
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    Really keep up the awesome work there my friend. BTW do you have the film “Wild Wheels” another biker film starring the late, great Casey Kasem?! Just wondering there. Thank you.

    • Jon W.
      July 27, 2022
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      And in HD! Fantastic news!
      Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂

  28. Gene
    September 17, 2022
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    Could list more than a few titles, but maybe just one per post is the proper etiquette ?
    I’d say this has to be a prime candidate: indie, good reviews, long out of print, seems not to be available anywhere.
    Love in a Taxi (1980)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081079/?ref_=nm_knf_t2

  29. Bill Tyler
    February 18, 2023
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    Hi, Could you find, please, Intimate Power-The Favorite (1989) directed by Jack Smight with F. Murray Abraham and Maud Adams? Thanks in advance.

  30. Genep
    March 7, 2023
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    Anyone ever find No Exit (1962)?

  31. Derek Bontreger
    March 9, 2023
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    I cannot find the 1922 version of A Bill of Divorcement. I can’t find evidence that it’s a lost film. Any leads?

  32. Torin Doyle
    March 11, 2023
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    Hi. If possible, please add “That Night! (1957)” to the list. It was directed by John Newland. Thank you.

  33. Hector
    March 25, 2023
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    Joyu is on YouTube now. However, the only subs are Japanese, and both YT auto-translate and DeepL translate of the extracted Japanese subs give very uneven results in English. Not sure the film is worth watching until proper English subs are available. I’m trying to tidy them up, but it will take time and some sections are a real mess.

  34. Pete MacTrain
    March 25, 2023
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    Hi there
    Please add to your list the movie Circles (also known as Crossing Paths) from 1997. Starring Amy Smart, Neal MacDonough and Antonio Sabato Jr. I’m looking for it, but it’s nowhere to be found.
    https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0166123/
    Thanks alot to you pal and all the fellas in this Comnentary Section.

  35. April 17, 2023
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    Hi, could anyone find Bastards (2000) possibly?

  36. Ronnie Smith
    May 10, 2023
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    Hard Choices (1984) starring Margaret Klenk and Gary McCleery.

  37. Anthony Barlow
    May 27, 2023
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    Hi Jon
    Thank you for , the French film – Le Remparts des Beguines –1972, you found on Netflix , France ,
    Well worth waiting for
    Keep up the good work

  38. June 16, 2023
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    “After The Fall” tv movie with Faye Dunaway and Christopher Plummer

  39. Ronnie Smith
    June 16, 2023
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    “In the Glitter Palace” (1977) TV movie with Chad Everett and Barbara Hershey. A DVD release called “A Woman Accused” is unplayable. I wanted to watch this to review for Pride month.

  40. Keith Dillon
    June 27, 2023
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    My interest is Academy Award nominated non-English language films and I’d like to see two such films on your service. The first is Luis Alcoriza’s 1962 Mexican comedy Tlayucan. The second is Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s 1966 epic Faraon/Pharoah. Both of these films are available on YouTube, but neither of them have English subtitles. For those of us who don’t speak these languages, watching these films is a little difficult.

  41. July 2, 2023
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    Looking for 2 movies namely: amsterdam affair 1968 and thunder in god’s country ??

    Your assistance. Pl.

  42. Holiday in Havana
    July 12, 2023
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    Can you upload Holiday in Havana (1949)? Thank you.

  43. Stairway for a Star
    July 12, 2023
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    Can you upload Stairway for a Star (1947)? The film features Searles and Galian. Great dancers. Thanks in advance.

  44. Piotr
    July 26, 2023
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    I`m looking for Austrian-German TV film Die Ausloschung from 2013 starring Klaus Maria Brandaurer and Martina Gadeck. I`m keen on Il nostro piccolo angelo (1997), the Italian TV movie with Chiara Casselli, Jochen Horst and Alessia Bruno as main characters. English subs for both of them are really welcome. Thank you in advance.

  45. Hannibo
    August 5, 2023
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    Hi
    Can somebody get me ,,On the edge’‘ (2001) starring Cillian Murphy and stephen Rea ?
    Thanks 🙂

  46. Keith Dillon
    August 15, 2023
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    On June 27th, I mentioned that Luis Alcariza’s Tlayacan and Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s Faraon/Pharoah were unavailable in the US with English subtitles. I just recently discovered that Carlos Saura’s 1979 Mamá Cumple Cien Años/Mama Turns 100 is also not available with English subtitles. The film is available on Youtube, but it doesn’t have English subtitles and my Spanish isn’t good enough to listen to the film without subtitles. So if anyone can find this film with subtitles, you folks can.

    All the Best for the Rest of the New Year,

    KDD

  47. September 15, 2023
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    I’m looking for “The War Between the Tates” (1977) TV movie starring Elizabeth Ashley, Richard Crenna, and Annette O’Toole. Doesn’t seem to be available anywhere. Thanks if you can point me in the right direction.

  48. October 13, 2023
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    For years I’m looking for a film directed by Mario Caiano in 1969. Its original name is Una strana voglia d’amare, but it is also known as Komm, süßer Tod or Lovebirds…

  49. Anthony Barlow
    October 31, 2023
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    I`m looking L`arriviste, 1977 ,Starring , Anicee Alvina, and Julian Negulesco
    also Un Second Souffle, 1978, starring , Robert Stack , AKA , Second Wind , (French)
    Jusqu’au bout de le nuit , 1995, starring ,Gerard Blain, (French)
    Diane Lanster , !983 Tv Movie ,starring , Anicee Alvina, ,and Jacques Spiesser, (French)
    Une Femme Fatale, 1976, starring ,Jacques Weber and Anicee Alvina, , (French/German)

    Thanks

  50. Maya S.
    November 5, 2023
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    I’m looking for an iranian/armenian film called Apricot Groves (2016). Can’t seem to find it anywhere, maybe it got banned?

  51. Harrison
    November 13, 2023
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    I’m looking for an french tv film Le crépuscule des loups (1988). Tried my best but still couldn’t find it anywhere. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356492/.

    Thank you so much!

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