Adventure's End (1937)

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.

    Why not take a minute to register for your own free account now? Registration is completely free and will enable the use of all site features including the ability to join in or create your own discussions.
       

    There are 50 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by lasbugas.

    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      I remember this conversation from years ago. Do you still know of the video dealer, and how to get in touch with him? Collector's perspectives can change over the years, for one reason, or another. This Collector may be ready to start pumping out DVDs of Adventure's End, tomorrow ! :wink_smile:

      Well, that may be a bit over optimistic . . .

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Hey all, sorry I haven't posted any updates since my first post. I recently visited the Library Of Congress Film and Sound Division and they do have a complete print of Adventures End. I spoke to one of the curators there at length concerning this film and The Duke and was told again that it would take a studio or a large contribution of money to restore the print for public distribution. This has been done in the past though and I was told that it happened in the case of the first Three Stooges film "Soup To Nuts" that was restored and paid by a Three Stooges fan club. So there is hope! We are also still looking for that print of The Oregon Trail, which I will let everybody know once I have an answer. I've been spending a lot of time there lately. The Library of Congress viewing room does not allow the public to just come in off the street and view any film. You have to fit a certain criteria as in doing research (which I am trying to use as my excuse!) or making a documentary or publishing a book/article, etc. So I will let all of you know what my research comes up with!
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      The collector with a 16mm print of Adventure's End has been asked a number of times if he would release the film to the public, with the answer being a resounding no. Even his own daughter has bugged him to do so.

      The print is all the more valuable if it's not released to the public. That's the way some collectors think.

      Just think of all the people -- wealthy people -- with archaeological treasures in their private collections that should be on display in museums for the public to see. I mean it's not an Egyptian or Sumerian artifact but a film treasure because of its rarity.
      Files
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      The Duke Is The Man wrote:

      Hey all, sorry I haven't posted any updates since my first post. I recently visited the Library Of Congress Film and Sound Division and they do have a complete print of Adventures End. I spoke to one of the curators there at length concerning this film and The Duke and was told again that it would take a studio or a large contribution of money to restore the print for public distribution. This has been done in the past though and I was told that it happened in the case of the first Three Stooges film "Soup To Nuts" that was restored and paid by a Three Stooges fan club. So there is hope! We are also still looking for that print of The Oregon Trail, which I will let everybody know once I have an answer. I've been spending a lot of time there lately. The Library of Congress viewing room does not allow the public to just come in off the street and view any film. You have to fit a certain criteria as in doing research (which I am trying to use as my excuse!) or making a documentary or publishing a book/article, etc. So I will let all of you know what my research comes up with!



      Wow, Great to hear someone is on the "inside" looking around!
      Did the employee indicate just how much money they would need to restore this movie? We haven't had a good fund raiser around here in years! :wink_smile:

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      chester7777 wrote:

      Wow, Great to hear someone is on the "inside" looking around!
      Did the employee indicate just how much money they would need to restore this movie? We haven't had a good fund raiser around here in years! :wink_smile:

      Chester :newyear:


      Would be a scoop if the JWMB came up with the release!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Let's hope this can be found, or the copy released.
      We were led to believe one of our members had a copy,
      but we have dismissed this as untrue.



      I do not beleive it either. And even if they did it is tantamount to the same as it being in an archive and not being released.

      Some collectors and thier pumped up sense of self-importance. Bit sad really.

      [LEFT][SIZE=1][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/SIZE][/LEFT]
      [B][B]Be who you are & say what you feel Because those who mind dont matter & those who matter dont mind[/B][/B]
       
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Just my two cents here, but Adventure's End is not a "lost film". It may not be readily available, but since it does exist, I don't think it can be considered a "lost film." Just to solidify this in my own mind, I sent an email to the LOC regarding the existence of Adventure's End, and this is the reply I received:

      Mr. Tuttle,

      We have the following 35mm element for ADVENTURE'S END (1937) in our collection:

      ADVENTURE'S END (1937)
      MAVIS: 1669
      LC CALL NUMBER: FPD 1576-1582 (composite master positive)
      COLLECTION: AFI/UNIVERSAL PICTURES COLLECTION

      At this time we do not have a viewable print of the film, but a reference copy can be made available for on-site viewing only.

      Duplication of ADVENTURE'S END required written permission from Universal Pictures:

      Universal Studios Media Licensing
      100 Universal City Plaza, 1440/15
      Universal City, CA 91608 USA
      Contact: Roni Lubliner
      Email: roni.lubliner@nbcuni.com
      Phone: (818) 777-1273
      Fax: (818) 866-2399
      Web site: <https://www.universalclips.com/Search.aspx#>

      I hope this information is helpful.

      Sincerely,

      Josie Walters-Johnston
      Reference Librarian
      Moving Image Section
      Library of Congress
      jwal@loc.gov


      I am encouraged by what the librarian says: "a reference copy can be made available for on-site viewing only." This tells me that it is possible to actually watch this film, if you happen to be at the LOC. And apparently it is conceivable that Universal (who holds the copyright) could grant permission to allow duplication and distribution of Adventure's End. I guess now we just have to convince them to do it!
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Colorado Bob: Forgot to add a thought. ().

    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      Colorado Bob wrote:

      Just my two cents here, but Adventure's End is not a "lost film". It may not be readily available, but since it does exist, I don't think it can be considered a "lost film." Just to solidify this in my own mind, I sent an email to the LOC regarding the existence of Adventure's End, and this is the reply I received:



      I am encouraged by what the librarian says: "a reference copy can be made available for on-site viewing only." This tells me that it is possible to actually watch this film, if you happen to be at the LOC. And apparently it is conceivable that Universal (who holds the copyright) could grant permission to allow duplication and distribution of Adventure's End. I guess now we just have to convince them to do it!

      Thanks for this Bob,
      our entry in
      Duke's Missing and Rare Movies
      is this

      1937. ADVENTURES END- (Universal) *** LOC
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Thanks for this Bob,
      our entry in
      Duke's Missing and Rare Movies
      is this

      1937. ADVENTURES END- (Universal) *** LOC

      Sorry Keith, see what happens when I don't pay attention!
      "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them" It may be time worn, but it's the best life-creed I know.
    • Re: Duke's Missing And Rare Movies

      Adventure's End seems to have disappeared from circulation in 1953 when it was last reissued.

      I found it interesting that NBC Universal took down California Straight Ahead from YouTube due to copyright violation. Someone had made available the entire film.

      It proves that Universal still retains ownership of the six-film series, and cares enough for a cease and desist order.

      This means, however unlikely, anyone releasing Adventure's End on DVD other than Universal would have legal problems.
    • Re: Adventure's End (1937)

      It would be great if one of us could just find a way ( fit that certain criteria of doing research) to get into the viewing room at the LOC and see this movie! Then, report back to us if were missing anything good or not! I'm starting to watch some of the old movies, hafta admit, some of them aren't that bad.