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:Quote
We have the following 35mm element for ADVENTURE'S END (1937) in our collection:
ADVENTURE'S END (1937)
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: [email protected]
Phone: (818) 777-1273
Fax: (818) 866-2399
Web site: <https://www.universalclips.com/Search.aspx#>
I hope this information is helpful.
Moving Image Section
Library of Congress
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 keep hoping someone will come across a copy of this film, and make it available.
Seeing all of these photos sure makes me wish I could see the whole film!