Phil's Vintage 8mm, Super-8 and 16mm Films and Projectors


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Updated December 16, 2017

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All silent films below have double perforations and can be run on 16mm silent or sound projectors.

  • VINTAGE KODACHROME 16MM HOME MOVIES 1956 - This is a set of 2x400' reels of beautiful 16mm silent Kodachrome color home movie film. An older couple at Christmas time in 1956 films scenes of all the rare antique mechanical music boxes and toys they must have bought over the years around the world, some possibly never seen before. Unbelieveable toys from the early 1800's through the 1920's. All are wind up or string pulled mechanical toys and it's amazing to see how they operate. All in sharp beautiful Kodachrome in Like New condition. Excellent hand held camera photography with extended scenes to show operation of each toy or antique. Looks like it could have been meant as a document for insurance purposes. PUBLIC DOMAIN. About 600' on 2x400' reels - $199




  • A PAIR OF TIGHTS - Hal Roach, 1929 Hal Roach comedy with Anita Garvin, Marion Byron, Edgar Kennedy and Stu Erwin. Two girls are invited by one of the girls boy-friend's tight boss for dinner. On the way they stop for a cheap ice-cream. But swinging doors, ventilators, cops and a brat make it nearly impossible. Anita Garvin and Marion Byron, in their third pairing, take their share of pratfalls without sacrificing their allure. The teaming of tall, statuesque, sultry Anita with tiny, cute-as-a-bug Marion was Hal Roach's attempt to create a distaff Laurel and Hardy, with Anita as the bossy Ollie and Marion as the hapless Stan. Near Mint Blackhawk print on an 800' reel - $149

  • NEWS PARADES OF THE YEAR & WORLD WAR II - Great scenes straight from the battlefield at the time. All Like New Castle Films prints:
  • Adventure, Sports & Travel CASTLE FILMS - Excellent to New condition used prints, many in OB's: FOOTBALL PARADE OF 1945, CROCODILE THRILLS - $24 each

                                                                           16MM SOUND CHRISTMAS FILMS

On 400' Reels Unless Noted.


  • CHRISTMAS CAROLS - Castle Films, 1940's. The choir sings "The First Noel", Hark! The Harold Angels Sing" and "O Come All Ye Faithful". Like New in a worn OB - $49
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Castle Films release from 1946. A live-action visualization of the poem, blended with animation. A narrator says the opening of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof, comes down the chimney, magically decorates the tree and sets out the presents as the children sleep. Vintage 1947 Kodak print in Near Mint condition - $119
    Another 1950's Ferrina film stock print in Excellent+ condition - $79
  • DAY DREAMS - Educational Pictures, 1933. A small girl has day dreams of her toy Santa Claus coming to life, as well as all her toys. Lots of strange situations. A very rare 1946 Kodak print with all original theatrical titles. Excellent+ to Mint condition - $139
  • CHRISTMAS TOYSHOP - Made in the 1930's, this is the Castle Films release from 1944 with a live action family situation built around a Terry-Toon cartoon. Peter & Connie are sent off to bed so mom & dad can start arranging the Christmas tree & presents from Santa. Later Santa unexpectedly falls down the chimney very clumsily, waking the children, who run out to greet him. Beautiful 1940's Dupont print in Near Mint condition - $99
  • THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL - 1953 release by Europe Television Corporation. Originally made in German, this has English dialogue dubbed in. A mother tells the story of the little match girl to her daughter after she didn't help a homeless girl at their door. The match girl in the story passes out in the snow and dreams of a wonderland with Santa Claus and other characters skating on the ice. She then joins them in an ice skating ballet, after which she wakes up to see her deceased grandmother who came to take her to heaven. This is the very rare complete version of this film, about 25 minutes, 1000' on a 1200' reel. This is a 1953 Kodak print in Very Good to Excellent condition. Except for a few sprocket repairs and some clean sprocket cracks, the print is otherwise Like New and runs prefectly - $149
    * Also avaliable is the 9 minute Castle Films version in Near Mint condition in a worn OB - $79

  • OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL & A CHRISTMAS DREAM - The choir sings a Christmas worship song and then a 1949 vintage combined live action and puppet animation short from the Czech Republic. A little girl throws away her old rag doll after getting some new presents. Santa appears to get the girl dreaming about her old doll dancing, playing the piano, sliding on it, and getting a large fan to create a strong gust wind that threatens to create havoc but the girl and the doll manages to put a stop to that. Seeing the doll and a few other toys come to life is the charm of this short especially when the live action girl reacts most enthusiastically. Near Mint 1946 Castle Films Kodak prints, both on a full 400' reel - $89




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Adventure - Sports - Travel - Westerns
Sound Short Subjects and Feature Extracts


  • RAILROAD STORY - Castle Films, 1940. A young boy is fascinated with a huge model railroad train setup and dreams of himself as an engineer of a real train. Near Mint, 400' - $49
  • KING OF THE JUNGLE - Excerpt from the 1933 Paramount feature starring Buster Crabbe. Mint, 400' - $39
  • TOM MIX WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS - Three Castle Films one reel feature extracts; "King & The Cowboy, Guns Of Vengeance, Terror Trail"; on one 1200' reel in Excellent used condition - $79
  • S.O.S. ICEBURG - Castle Films. Excerpt from the 1933 Universal feature starring Rod LaRoque. Exciting story of a shipwreck in the Arctic. Mint. 400' - $49
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  • BAR 20 RIDES AGAIN - Castle Films feature excerpt from the Hopalong Cassidy feature. Original print in Excellent+ condition on a 400' reel - $39
  • OFFICIAL FILMS NEWS REVIEW OF 1949 - Official Films. Hurricane hits Florida, COLD WAR - Berlin blockade ends, Ecuadorean earthquaqe leaves thousands dead, singer/actor Paul Robeson concert sparks violence in Peekskill NY, lake steamer Noronic burns in Toronto leaving 119 dead, Communist leaders on trial, Truman at the UN. Near Mint film in a worn OB, 400' - $59
  • POPE JOHN XXIII, MAN OF PEACE - 1963 Castle Films release on Pope John XXIII, including the coronation. Near Mint on a 400' reel - $39
  • Castle Films Travel & Adventure Films - All in Mint concition on 400' reels: YOSEMITE WONDERLAND, NEPTUNE'S PLAYLAND (skin diving), TERROR OF THE JUNGLE (from the 1931 feature "Rango") - $39 each
  • WILD RIVER SAFARI - Castle Films, 1954. Adventure and danger deep in the Ubangi and Pygmy areas in Africa. Mint, 400' - $59
  • WING, CLAW & FANG - Castle Films. Thrills and danger as a trainer works with his lion. Mint in a worn OB, 400' - $49
  • WILD HORSE AND THE LITTLE BRAVE - Castle Films digest from the 1946 Universal feature "Wild Beauty". Like New condition, 400' - $39
  • SPLITS, SPARES AND STRIKES - Official Films Sportsbeam, 1950's. Features the bowling skills of Tillie Taylor in a comedy documentary style. Like New, 400' - $59
  • BOWLING ACES - Castle Films, 1946. Bowling experts show you all the tricks. Near Mint, 400' - $59
  • OLE!THE BULL - Castle Films color travel adventure. Excellent print in the OB with reddish color - $20
  • SWIMMING AND DIVING ACES - 1938 Castle Films release showing swimming skills and deep sea diving. Like New 1945 Kodak print, full 400' - $49
  • SPORT SPELLBINDERS - Early 1940's Castle Films release. All kinds of sports represented; thrills and close calls. Near Mint, 400' - $49
  • DAREDEVILS ON ICE - Castle Films, 1945. A 1945 Kodak print in Like New condition, 400' - $49
  • CORONATION OF POPE PAUL VI - Castle Films, 1963. The last pope to be crowned was Paul VI in 1963. Though he decided to cease wearing a papal tiara within weeks of his coronation, and laid his own on the alter of St. Peter's Basilica in a gesture of humility. Near Mint print, 400' - $39
  • DOG SHOW - Castle Films, 1938. Preparing and conducting a dog show. A 1939 Dupont print in Very Good to Excellent condition, 400' - $29
  • LIFE OF A PRIMITIVE PEOPLE - 1957 Encyclopedia Britannica Films. Study of people still living inder primitive circumstances in Africa. Excellent used condition, 450' - $39
  • FLASHING FIGURES - Castle Films, 1950. Female sports figures in action. From football teams to bathing beauties. Mint, 400' - $49
  • MOVIES GREATEST HEADLINES - 1952 Castle Films quiz game features the Hindenburg, the Tacome Narrows Bridge collapse and other headlines of the century. Like New, 400' - $39
  • SEA RIVALS - Gregory Peck and Ann Blyth. Castle Films excerpt from the 1952 Universal feature "The World In His Arms". Mint, 400' - $39
  • THE CRUSADES (2) - Castle Films excerpts from the 1935 Paramount Picture starring Loretta Young and Henry Wilcoxin. Near Mint, 400' - $39
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  • SOUNDIES - Each on a 100' reel: ROSE O'DAY with Dick Todd and AT A LITTLE COUNTRY TAVERN. Complete in excellent used condition - $12 each
  • UNDER A GYPSY MOON - RKO musical comedy released by PictoReels. With J. Harold Murray, Erna Rubenstein, Five Balabanows, Nita Carol and the Song Stylists. Like New 1940's Dupont print - $59
  • INSURANCE - Paramount, 1930. Starring Eddie Cantor. Sidney Swieback visits the insurance doctor; the examination turns into an stand-up comedy routine, including the song "Now That the Girls are Wearing Long Dresses." Like New vintage 1960's Eastman NTA print, 400' - $99
  • IRISH SONGS (2) - Official Films. All the most famous Irish tunes. Like New 1949 Kodak print - $39
  • CAVALCADE OF SONGS - 1941, Nu-Art Films. Sing along with the Ben Bennett Chorus "And The Band Played On" and many others. Excellent quality 1941 Kodak print - $39
  • SQUARE DANCE MEDLEY - Official Films release of a Columbia 1940's musical short. With Tiny Clark, The Cactus Cowboys and the Barndancers. Full 400', Like New - $39
  • SILVER SPURS - Official Films soundies from the early 1940's. Includes "Old Chisholm Trail" and "Silver Spurs", both with Merle Travis and "Put Your Little Right Foot Out" with the Lone Star Cowboys. Near Mint, 400' - $39
  • SWINGING THE CLASSICS - The Three Suns perform "William Tell Overture" and two other classics in swing time. Near Mint Official Films print, 400' - $39

These reels compile 3 soundies under a common theme or are excerpted from features.

  • MELODY LANE - With Bob Chester's Orchestra, the Three Dunning Sisters and Michael Bartlett. "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon", Wait 'til The Sun Shines Nellie" and "Little Gray Home In The West". Excellent+ 1947 print - $39
  • MUSICAL VARIETIES - Starring comedian Willie Howard with Harlan's Co-eds and Vincent Lopez. "Tyrone Shapiro", "Paddy Cake Baker Man", "Minute Waltz". Like New print - $49
  • WESTERN SONGS - "Where The Mountains Meet The Sky" with Jerry Cooper, "My Chickashay Gal" with Spade Cooley and his Orchestra, "Dude Cowboy" with Red River Dave. Mint print in the very good condition original embossed "Soundies" box - $59
  • SONGS OF THE WEST - Carson Robison and his Buckaroos. "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie", "The Mountains Meet the Sky" and "I'm An Old Cowhand". Excellent+ 1945 Kodak print in the OB - $39
  • SONGS OF THE SOUTH - The Dixiaires and the Marshalls sing "Showboat Melodies", "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" and in blackface "Dear Old Southland". Like New 1948 Kodak print - $49
  • GREAT SYMPHONIES - Conductor Frederich Feher leads the symphony orchestra in "Blue Danube" and "Romance". Near Mint - $39
    Another print in good used condition - $20


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