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Which Lost Film Would You Love to See?


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If you went back in time to see a certain movie which is currently lost, what would it/they be? 

Here the films I’d love to see:

The Varmint (1917)

Michael O’Holloran (1948)

Murder at Monte Carlo (1935)

Convention City (1933)

London After Midnight (1927)

The Patriot (1928)

Chikara to onna no yo no naka (1933)

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Ingagi

"One of the most notorious of the lost jungle exploitation films:"

I don't think it's considered lost anymore, since there's evidently a print at the Library of Congress. But it might as well be lost -- it's never shown anywhere. Son of Ingagi, which has nothing to do with the original apart from an ape-like creature, is readily available.

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Here's a description, from Wikipedia. How can anyone not want to see this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingagi

"Ingagi is a 1930 Pre-Code exploitation film. It purports to be a documentary about "Sir Hubert Winstead" of London on an expedition to the Belgian Congo, and depicts a tribe of gorilla-worshiping women encountered by the explorer. The film claims to show a ritual in which African women are given over to gorillas as sex slaves, but in actuality was mostly filmed in Los Angeles, using white actresses in blackface in place of natives. It was produced and distributed by Nat Spitzer's Congo Pictures, which had been formed expressly to make the film. Although marketed under the pretense of being an ethnographic film, the premise was a fabrication, leading the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association to retract any involvement with the film.

The film trades heavily on its nudity and on the suggestion of sex between a woman and a gorilla. Its success motivated RKO Radio Pictures to invest in the 1933 film, King Kong. RKO owned several of the theatres where Ingagi was shown, including one of the first, the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, where it opened April 5, 1930."

The later Son of Ingagi (1940) is not a sequel but is the first all-black cast horror movie and features a house haunted by a female mad scientist and her missing link monster."

 

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Laurel And Hardy short Hats Off (1927), it is considered to be the inspiration  of the later classic The Music Box. In this one Stan and Ollie attempt to deliver a washing machine up the same steps they did with the piano in the later film. 

Laurel & Hardy: Hats Off (2005) directed by Liam Dale • Reviews ...

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...As far as " First World " go, I am interested by the fact that there are a number of mainstream British feature  film's from as late as the 60s that are lost! I suppose they held in common not having been distributed at all, or much, in the U.S.A., even just to television in later years,which would have spread out the locations they were shown in and, most of all, simply increases the number of prints to have a chance to survive!

  I've read of low-budget Brit outfits that made regional " Northern " comedies that were aimed at audiences in the North of England, mote than London...an outfit appropriately called Manchunian Films, for one. I suppose these might be pretty obscure to this Yank, however.

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On 6/16/2020 at 4:22 PM, Mr. Gorman said:

Didn't LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT's surviving print or prints gets victimized by a vault fire? 

Yes, many films from the 20s and 30s are currently lost because of how flammable nitrate is. 

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On 10/16/2019 at 6:34 PM, David Leip said:

OK.   Not exactly lost, but two that don't seem to be readily available anywhere:

  • The Art of Love (1965)
  • Tatie Danielle (1990)

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THE ART OF LOVE is out on DVD.

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The very over looked Christmas movie, The Cheaters with Joseph Schildkraut, Eugene Pallette and Billy Burke.  It has an amazing performance by Schildkraut playing an old drunken actor of the meaning of the Dickens Christmas Carol at the end.  TCM only had it on once several years ago and I have looked for it ever since and no luck.  Need to see it again, it is a Christmas classic.

 

 

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The very over looked Christmas movie, The Cheaters with Joseph Schildkraut, Eugene Pallette and Billy Burke.  It has an amazing performance by Schildkraut playing an old drunken actor of the meaning of the Dickens Christmas Carol at the end.  TCM only had it on once several years ago and I have looked for it ever since and no luck.  Need to see it again, it is a Christmas classic.

 

THE CHEATERS is airing on TCM this year. On the evening of December 23rd. 

Mark it on your calendar!

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The original complete versions of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Red Badge of Courage (1951), and A Star is Born (1954)

Darktown Jubilee (1914), starring Bert Williams (famous vaudeville comedian, star of the Ziegfeld Follies, and the first black man with a leading role in any film--this one)

Her Friend the Bandit (1914) -- the only lost Charlie Chaplin film (short)

The Jungle (1914) -- the only film ever made of the Upton Sinclair novel

Life's Whirlpool (1917) -- Lionel Barrymore directing his sister Ethel Barrymore (the only time he ever did)

Der Januskopf (1920) -- F. W. Murnau version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring Conrad Veidt

Remodeling Her Husband (1920) -- Lillian Gish's only film as a director (starred Dorothy Gish)

Kiss Me Again (1925) -- Ernst Lubitsch directing Clara Bow

The City Gone Wild (1927) --starring Louise Brooks

For the Love of Mike (1927) -- Claudette Colbert's film debut, directed by Frank Capra

Sword of Penitence (1927) -- renowned Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu's film debut

 

 

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