Pinned Duke's Missing And Rare Movies

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    • Re: Duke's Missing And Rare Movies

      Richard--W wrote:

      Olive Films canceled The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). They acquired the rights but couldn't find the elements, according to a post on another forum.


      What a great shame.
      Thanks for the update
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Duke's Missing And Rare Movies

      Richard--W wrote:

      Olive Films canceled The Oregon Trail (Republic, 1936). They acquired the rights but couldn't find the elements, according to a post on another forum.


      I did not hear about that Richard-W. That is such a shame and letdown as that is one that I thought I could finally stop looking for. Well I guess it's back to finding The Oregon Trail also! Thanks for the info Richard-W.
    • Re: Duke's Missing And Rare Movies

      wtrayah wrote:

      Hey Duke! Maybe that guy in Denmark has a copy of The Oregon Trail? Maybe he knows somebody? Does he claim to have a copy of Adventures End on tape? Disc? Is he willing to negotiate?


      I spoke to a person in Denmark that I usually buy hard to find music from (I'm also a big music collector) and he is a big John Wayne fan also. He told me about this collector there who claimed to have many hard to find John Wayne films. I spoke to him through my friend for a couple of minutes and he claimed he had a "copy" of the film Adventure's End. When I asked in what form he just said a "copy" of the film, so I don't know. I'm leaving at the end of next week (after July 4th holiday) and am spending three weeks over there. Now that the news of The Oregon Trail came to us today, I had a lead on a supposed copy of it in Belgium that I stopped pursuing when the news of Olive Films came out. I am stepping up that search again and will hopefully get in touch with that one soon and especially while there. I have found in my travels and searches that many of these "lost" films turn up in Europe and the Eastern Bloc nations (including Russia) because they were distributed there originally when the films came out and then were never sent back and kept there. If they have copies I will come back with a copy somehow!
    • The Duke Is The Man wrote:

      wtrayah wrote:

      Hey Duke! Maybe that guy in Denmark has a copy of The Oregon Trail? Maybe he knows somebody? Does he claim to have a copy of Adventures End on tape? Disc? Is he willing to negotiate?
      I spoke to a person in Denmark that I usually buy hard to find music from (I'm also a big music collector) and he is a big John Wayne fan also. He told me about this collector there who claimed to have many hard to find John Wayne films. I spoke to him through my friend for a couple of minutes and he claimed he had a "copy" of the film Adventure's End. When I asked in what form he just said a "copy" of the film, so I don't know. I'm leaving at the end of next week (after July 4th holiday) and am spending three weeks over there. Now that the news of The Oregon Trail came to us today, I had a lead on a supposed copy of it in Belgium that I stopped pursuing when the news of Olive Films came out. I am stepping up that search again and will hopefully get in touch with that one soon and especially while there. I have found in my travels and searches that many of these "lost" films turn up in Europe and the Eastern Bloc nations (including Russia) because they were distributed there originally when the films came out and then were never sent back and kept there. If they have copies I will come back with a copy somehow!


      Whatever happened? It's been a few years. lol
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    • Films still considered lost/missing.

      Words and Music (1929)
      Speakeasy (1929)
      The Forward Pass (1929)
      The Oregon Trail (1936)

      No reference copies available from Library of Congress or UCLA Archives.

      LOC

      Annie Laurie (1927)
      The Deceiver (1931)
      That's My Boy (1932)
      Adventure's End (1937)

      UCLA
      Cheer Up and Smile (1930)
      Three Girls Lost (1931)
      Girls Demand Excitement (1931)

      I was able to get Noah's Ark a couple years ago. I've been to the LOC and what they do have is not worth using.