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A few months ago, someone on this board kindly pointed me to *...Edwin Drood* on YouTube. You have to watch it in installments, but it's there.

 

I'm looking for *The Vulture*, an atmospheric 1967 British horror film with Akim Tamiroff, who occasionally turns into a big birdman. Takes place in Cornwall, as I recall. I thought it was online, but I couldn't find all of it.

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I've acquired a copy of the Bette Davis DVD version of "Beyond the Forest"(1949). It's coming from overseas. If anyone is interested in trading for a copy, let me know.

 

I'm still looking for the Bette Davis movie "Winter Meeting" (1948). It was on TCM in the past 6 months or so, but I didn't have a chance to record it. If anyone has a copy, I would be happy to trade.

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I have a copy of WINTER MEETING recorded in December of 2007, and I'd be glad to trade for a copy of BEYOND THE FOREST.

 

E.T.

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> {quote:title=PrinceSaliano wrote:}{quote}

> RED DUST should not be hard to find. THE BOWERY has played on Fox Movie Chanel.

 

I've seen Red Dust on vhs, but not dvd. Of course, I haven't gone bootleg yet...

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After seeing her in Intolerance, I really want to see more of Constance Talmadge. I know there's one dvd out there:

Her Night of Romance (1924) / Her Sister From Paris (1925)

and I'm planning on getting a copy, but I'd like to see Dulcy and The Duchess of Buffalo as well.

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> {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=PrinceSaliano wrote:}{quote}

> > RED DUST should not be hard to find. THE BOWERY has played on Fox Movie Chanel.

>

> I've seen Red Dust on vhs, but not dvd. Of course, I haven't gone bootleg yet...

It plays on TCM.

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> {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> After seeing her in Intolerance, I really want to see more of Constance Talmadge. I know there's one dvd out there:

> Her Night of Romance (1924) / Her Sister From Paris (1925)

> and I'm planning on getting a copy, but I'd like to see Dulcy and The Duchess of Buffalo as well.

 

*HER NIGHT OF ROMANCE* and *HER SISTER FROM PARIS* are both delightful romantic comedies. Both of them Co-Starring Ronald Colman. I have never seen *DULCY* , but I have seen, *A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS, THE LOVE EXPERT* and *THE DUCHESS OF BUFFALO.* All of them great fun.

 

 

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*Constance Talmadge As Lola La Perry*

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> {quote:title=ChorusGirl wrote:}{quote}

> I have an ongoing list of movies I cannot find anywhere...no vhs, no dvd, not on cable, not on you tube, not streaming on the net...just locked away in some vault collecting dust.

>

> Interested to know what other people's "holy grails" are. Some of mine are pretty obscure, which makes me want to see them that much more...

>

> *Girls About Town* (Kay Francis)

> *M* (the 1951 remake)

 

Well, I found the 1951 "M" last year online....not sure what the source of the recording was....but it looked very close to DVD quality. Can't possibly be that "rare" if I found it.

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> {quote:title=Scottman wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=PrinceSaliano wrote:}{quote}

> > There are a number of differences between the B&W DOCTOR X and the now-available color version.

>

> Thanks, I wasn't sure if there were any differences. In that case it would be interesting to see what they are.

 

The differences can't be that much.

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It's amazing what you can get (in installments as you say) on YouTube. I watched *Crime Without Passion* there (a 1934 Claude Rains film - 1st independent film by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur) .. and *The Last Outpost* (Rains and Cary Grant - 1935). Mind you - they eventually get removed.

 

Edited by: Mad66 on Feb 16, 2011 7:51 AM

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> {quote:title=Mad66 wrote:}{quote}

> It's amazing what you can get (in installments as you say) on YouTube. I watched *Crime Without Passion* there (a 1934 Claude Rains film - 1st independent film by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur) .. and *The Last Outpost* (Rains and Cary Grant - 1935). Mind you - they eventually get removed.

>

> Edited by: Mad66 on Feb 16, 2011 7:51 AM

 

Speaking of Hecht and McArthur, I would love to see THE SCOUNDREL (1935) made by them an starring Noel Coward.

 

THE LAST OUTPOST is available on DVD.

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I've sent you a message in your TCM inbox about swapping the "Beyond the Forest" for the "Winter Meeting" DVDs.

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> {quote:title=ELIAZ wrote:}{quote}

> I have a copy of WINTER MEETING recorded in December of 2007, and I'd be glad to trade for a copy of BEYOND THE FOREST.

>

> E.T.

I've sent you a message in your TCM inbox. I'd be happy to swap the "BEYOND THE FOREST" DVD for "WINTER MEETING".

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I'm not holding my breath for *Convention City*, the lost 1933 pre-Code comedy. But I guess that should be on my list too...more of a "Lost Ark" than a "Holy Grail."

 

Somebody on You Tube tried to imagine what the opening credits would have been like...and they achieved the Warner Bros look of the period pretty well.

 

 

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I am desperately looking for a copy of Gold Fever (1952?) starring John Calvert! John needs a copy for his personal archive. Any suggestions?

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I haven't looked at the previous listings, but mine would be the following:

 

The Big Benefit - short with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson

Portia on Trial - Frieda Inescort

Headin' East - Buck Jones

Reformatory - Jack Holt

The Right Way - 1939 WB 1 reel short

Military Academy - 1940 version with Tommy Kelly

Katie Did It - unedited version with Ann Blyth

Escape from Terror - Jackie Coogan

The Matchmaking Marshal

Compilation films of the Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock tv show

Secret of Outlaw Flats /

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> {quote:title=kriegerg69 wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=Scottman wrote:}{quote}

> > > {quote:title=PrinceSaliano wrote:}{quote}

> > > There are a number of differences between the B&W DOCTOR X and the now-available color version.

> >

> > Thanks, I wasn't sure if there were any differences. In that case it would be interesting to see what they are.

>

> The differences can't be that much.

As someone who has seen both versions, I can say I was surprised by the differences. VIDEO WATCHDOG did an excellent article about it.

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> {quote:title=ChorusGirl wrote:}{quote}

> I'm not holding my breath for *Convention City*, the lost 1933 pre-Code comedy. But I guess that should be on my list too...more of a "Lost Ark" than a "Holy Grail."

>

> Somebody on You Tube tried to imagine what the opening credits would have been like...and they achieved the Warner Bros look of the period pretty well.

>

>

 

Thanks for the link!

That was a pretty clever job. I recognized the opening shot (the hand w/ cards) and the soundtrack from GRAND SLAM (1933). It worked quite well giving one an idea of what the opening might have looked like. :)

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Me too ! I've been searching for the *The Scoundrel*. What little I know about about it sounds fascinating -- Noel Coward as a scoundrel... something about being a ghost walking the earth ... and with Hecht and MacArthur's usual sense of rather black humour. It was their second film.

Say .. if I could take this opportunity to ask a stupid question... *How do you get your responses to include the big white box with the text from the person you are directly responding to ?* ... (like "Scottman wrote: ... )

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> {quote:title=Mad66 wrote:}{quote}

>Question... *How do you get your responses to include the big white box with the text from the >person you are directly responding to ?* ... (like "Scottman wrote: ... )

>

 

Click on the quotation marks above the box where you type in your response.

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> {quote:title=Scottman wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=ChorusGirl wrote:}{quote}

> > I'm not holding my breath for *Convention City*, the lost 1933 pre-Code comedy.

> >

> > Somebody on You Tube tried to imagine what the opening credits would have been like...and they achieved the Warner Bros look of the period pretty well.

> >

> >

>

> Thanks for the link!

> That was a pretty clever job. I recognized the opening shot (the hand w/ cards) and the soundtrack from GRAND SLAM (1933). It worked quite well giving one an idea of what the opening might have looked like. :)

>

 

I know the guy who created that, and yes, he's a clever guy!

He did a great job on that, but as I told him last time I saw him, if he wanted to really be authentic and redo the audio on it, I know what the original music was for the opening titles of CONVENTION CITY and if he wanted to do it over using that tune, at least we purists would not be fooled. But then again, how many people would actually know the difference? But I did...

 

Anyway, the original opening titles music for CONVENTION CITY was the tune "Lonely Lane" written by Sammy Fain & Irving Kahal, introduced by Dick Powell in the Warner Bros. feature COLLEGE COACH which was released the month before CONVENTION CITY. Dick Powell also recorded the song for Brunswick Records. So it was still a current popular song when audiences heard it in CONVENTION CITY.

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