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


All 16mm feature films are vintage, complete original prints unless otherwise noted. There are NO prints with Vinegar (acid fixer) problems. Scroll down the page to see the listings. Many of these prints are extremely rare now. The list is always up to date. Titles marked in red indicate they are on hold or sold.
Updated February 1, 2020


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  • UP IN THE AIR - Monogram Pictures, 1940. Starring Frankie Darrow, Mantan Moreland and Marjorie Reynolds. Frankie and Jeff provide comic relief with Jeff always trying to avoid getting into trouble. Rita Wilson is a radio star that gets shot during rehearsals. Frankie is the ever optimistic bell boy, who plans to be a gag writer and also a star maker. He gets mixed up investigating the murder with Jeff the janitor as the police are too incompetent to investigate the crime properly. Actor Mantan Moreland became famous for his eye popping scary faced persona that was popular with cinema-goers at the time. A Monarch Film Corporation British re-release print on 1949 Kodak film stock in Excellent+ condition on 2x1600' reels. Public Domain - $399
  • NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE - Warner Brothers, 1939. Nancy Drew and Ted Nickerson solve a murder and save two elderly ladies from losing their family home. The old mansion is complete with a moving wall and a hidden staircase. Perky, blonde, vivacious Bonita Granville is perfection as the feisty teenaged sleuth. John Litel is equally solid and dependable as her tolerant dad. Rene Riano is a joy as the Drews' long-suffering but devoted housekeeper. And the underrated Frankie Thomas outshines them all with his droll, engaging, All-American-Boy niceness as Nancy's would-be boyfriend Ted, whom Nancy drags reluctantly into each of her outlandish crime-solving schemes. This final entry packs more fun, suspense, and twisty plot turns into a mere 60 minutes than most of today's bloated bombs manage to squeeze into two hours. Excellent+ 1959 Kodak print on a 2300' reel - $299

  • NICHOLAS NICKLEBY - British, 1947. Starring Cedric Hardwick, Stanley Holloway, Derek Bond. Nineteenth century England. When Nicholas Nickleby's father dies and leaves his family destitute, his uncle, the greedy moneylender, Ralph Nickleby, finds Nicholas a job teaching in a repulsive school in Yorkshire. Nicholas flees the school taking with him one of the persecuted boys, Smike, and they join a troop of actors. Excellent+ to Like New condition original print on 2x2000' reels - $399

  • THE PICKWICK PAPERS - British, 1952. Starring James Hayter, Nigel Patrick, Hermione Gingold, Joyce Greenfeld. The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law. Excellent quality dupe print on 3x1600' reels - $299

  • THE ROADHOUSE MURDER - RKO, 1932. Starring Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Bruce Cabot, Roscoe Ates and Roscoe Karns. Chick Brian, overeager cub reporter, is stranded during a thunder storm with his girlfriend Mary at the remote, spooky Lame Dog Inn. As Mary says, 'What a creepy place!' Soon, they're alone in the house with the victims of a double murder...and Chick has the silly idea of incriminating himself (hiding evidence of his innocence for later) to gain journalistic fame. Things go wrong and the electric chair looms. Beautiful 1950's Dupont original C&C print. Near Mint on 2x1600' reels - $299

  • IT HAPPENED TOMORROW - United Artists, 1944. Starring Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie and Edgar Kennedy. Comedy fantasy ghost story of a young turn-of-the-century newspaper man who finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act. Outstanding quality print-down original from a 35mm negative. Excellent+ to Like New 1947 Kodak print on 2x1600' reels - $399

  • MEET DR. CHRISTIAN - RKO, 1939. Starring Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Lovett and Robert Baldwin. The story follows a beloved Dr. Christian who runs the health department in a small town. He seeks to build a hospital, but is turned down by the mayor. The mayor decided that a highway would better suit the town than a new hospital. All this is upset when the mayor's little daughter is injured and needs an operation. Sharp density excellent used condition 1947 Kodak print, complete with the RKO logo. On 2x1600' reels - $179

  • PANIC IN THE STREETS - Fox, 1950. Exciting film noir suspense drama starring Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes, Paul Douglas and Jack Palance. When a body is found in the New Orleans docks, it's pretty obvious that he died from gun shot wounds. The police surgeon notices that the man is also displaying other symptoms and Lt. Commander Clint Reed, a doctor with the U.S. Public Health Service, diagnoses a highly contagious disease, pneumonic plague. He tries to convince local officials to find everyone who may have been in contact with the dead man. The bad guys Jack Palance and Zero Mostel play off each other perfectly. The one domineering and evil, the other passive and pathetic. Refreshing `lost' gem! Featuring effective dialog combined with excellent acting to establish the characters and involve you enough to care what happens to them. The Douglas and Widmark characters are realistic heroes. Near Mint original print on 1600' and 2000' reels - $499
  • THE RETURN OF MONTE CHRISTO - Columbia, 1946. Edward Small production stars Louis Hayward and  Barbara Britton. Louis Hayward (Edmond) is a relative of the Count of Monte Cristo and the true legal heir to the fortune that comes with this privilege. Some influential conmen send him to jail on false charges and put their replacement Barbara Britton (Angela) forward as the true legal heir to the fortune. Excellent to Like New on 2x1600' reels - $199

  • VIRGINIA CITY - Warner Bros., 1940. Action packed western starring Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott, Miriam Hopkins, Humphrey Bogart and Alan Hale. During the American Civil War, Captain Kerry Bradford escapes from a notorious confederate prison. He and two of his men are sent to Virginia City where Confederate sympathizers are prepared to donate $5 million dollars to the cause of Southern independence. The war is going badly for the Confederacy and money may tip the war in their favor. On the stagecoach to Virginia City, Bradford meets and falls in love with Julia Hayne not realizing that she is one of the conspirators. Near Mint beautiful theatrical density print on 3x1600' reels - $499

  • RODEO KING AND THE SENIORITA - Republic, 1951 western starring Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen, Mary Ellen Kay and Roy Barcroft. It has a Roman horse jump, a chariot race, a stage coach race, a horse race, a rodeo and not one but three fights between Allen and perennial heavy Roy Barcroft all crammed into its 67 minute running time. Of course Rex gets to sing a couple of songs too. Even at this late stage in the "B" western genre, Republic was still turning out a better product than any of the other studios. "Rodeo King and the Senorita" clearly demonstrated this. Mint, top quality original Nostalgia Merchant print on 2x1600' reels. Includes original 1-sheet poster - $299

  • IN OLD CHICAGO - Fox, 1938. Starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Brian Donlevy and Andy Devine. The O'Leary brothers, honest Jack and roguish Dion, become powerful figures and eventually rivals in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire. It has everything in it: love, musical numbers, hunger to succeed, business dealings, government corruption, personal deceit, and a fire to boot.
    This was the first of three films that teamed Tyrone Power, Don Ameche and Alice Faye; the others being "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and "Rose of Washington Square". "In Old Chicago" is the best film the trio ever made. Like New 1967 Eastman print on 1600' and 2000' reels - $399

  • ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND - Fox, 1938. Starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche and Ethel Merman. Roger Grant, a classical violinist, disappoints his family and teacher when he organizes a jazz band, but he and the band become successful. Roger falls in love with his singer Stella, but his reluctance to lose her leads him to thwart her efforts to become a solo star. When the World War separates them in 1917, Stella marries Roger's best friend Charlie. Roger comes home after the war and an important concert at Carnegie Hall brings the corners of the romantic triangle together. Mint 1970's print on 2x2000' reels - $299

  • RIDDLE RANCH - Black King Productions, 1935. Stars David Worth and June Marlowe. Rigging a horse race, Don Carlos wins a lot of money. When he loses his winnings at the gambling table, he shoots the dealer with Horton's gun. Horton is arrested but cannot prove his innocence. The 'star' of the film is the horse Black King whom the publicity states for this poverty row independent has a human brain. Outstanding 35mm quality, Excellent+ condition, 1954 Kodak print on a full 2000' reel - $199
  • THE MARK OF ZORRO - Fox, 1940. Starring Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone, Linda Darnell, Eugene Pallette and Gale Sondergaard. Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro. This has the best sword fight scene ever in the movies. Tyrone Power had joined Errol Flynn as the reigning 'kings' of swashbucklers. Outstanding quality image and sound in this 1941 Kodak print in Excellent to Excellent+ condition on 2 full 1600' reels - $399
  • THE HARDER THEY FALL - Columbia, 1956. Starring Humphrey Bogard, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling and Max Baer. Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenomenon from Argentina. Bogart is excellent as usual in this his last performance. Cancer would claim him within 15 months of this movie. He has a look of weariness here and it fits the character well. A first rate ending to a distinguished career. This movie is a perfect time capsule for the 1950's and one of the better boxing movies of the period. Excellent+ to Like New 1961 Kodak print on 2x2000' reels - $299

  • WHITE HEAT - Warner Brother, 1949. Starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmund O'Brien and Steve Cochran. Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma'; Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall during a big heist at a chemical plant. Excellent+ to Like New 1957 Kodak print with great quality and density on 2x2300' reels - $499

  • PICK-UP - Paramount, 1933. Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Charles Middleton. The scheme of a pair of married con artists goes awry when their victim dies. Both are caught and put in prison. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.Sylvia Sidney had the unique ability to present herself as both vulnerable and tough as brass, and never more so than here. She is such a sympathetic character from the very first scene. Her Mary/Molly is no nonsense yet idealistic. Happily paired with George Raft as Harry, she is touching and involving throughout. Harry is an underachieving cab driver who is "satisfied" with the his low-rent life. It is amusing to watch her shove him up the ladder of success even when he does not necessarily see what she's doing. Excellent+ original on 2x1600' reels - $299

  • BEYOND BENGAL - 1934 safari adventure deep into the Malayn jungle. Filmed in the jungles of the Mayan Peninsula, the story concerns the efforts by a native tribe to round up various wildlife for food, clothing and their own protection. Unusual with lots of drama and action. Produced, written and directed by Harry Schenck with the cooperation of the Sultan of Perak. In the Public Domain. This is an excellent quality 1960's Mint Manbeck print on a 2300' reel - $249

  • THE SEA HAWK - Warner Brothers, 1940. Classic starring Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Gilbert Roland and Brenda Marshall. Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. Great entertainment, this is considered one of Flynn's best, if not his best, film. This is a 1957 Kodak original TV print in Excellent condition on 3x1600' reels - $299

  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH - Columbia, 1940. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine. Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked off their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his uncle's farm and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life while suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression. Top quality 1960's original TV print in Very Good to Excellent used condition (some splices and wear) on 3x1600' reels - $199

  • MERRILY WE LIVE - Hal Roach/MGM, 1938. Great comedy starring Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Patsy Kelly, Clarence Kolb and Willie Best. Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of the pretty Geraldine.  A 1959 Kodak print-down (from a 35mm negative). Quality and sound are outstanding. Excellent+ to Near Mint on 2x2000' reels - $399

  • THE GHOSTS OF BERKELEY SQUARE - British National Films, 1947. A very cute ghost comedy concerning 2 gentlemen officers of the 18th century. The men were trying hard to stop a war from starting when they accidentally killed themselves. At least the 2 men were good friends because they are now doomed to live in the Berkeley Square mansion until a reigning monarch visits, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon. It takes 200 years before they are released from their spiritual earth-bound state to move onward in the "afterlife". Abridged 67 minute version on a full 2300' reel in Excellent+ condition - $129

  • STAGE DOOR CANTEEN - Commonwealth Release, Sol Lesser, 1943. Outstanding romantic musical comedy will numerous stars of stage, screen and radio. "Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance. Although "Stage Door Canteen" really is about the big-name entertainment involved (with cameos by top-billed stars like Kay Kayser, Katharine Hepburn, Harpo Marx, George Raft and Ray Bolger among many others), it also tells a heartwarming tale of the bravery of the boys who must fight, if necessary to the death, so that the rest of their country might live in peace. "Stage Door Canteen" is one film that you can unashamedly call a once in a lifetime movie without feeling a bit embarrassed by saying it. Simple and modest as well as grand and uplifting this movie probably did more to boost American's morale during WWII then all the Blood & Guts war movies made during that war put together. The Stage Door Canteen really existed in New York. It was the east coast's answer to the Hollywood Canteen (there is a movie by that name too). If you want to get a good look at America in 1942 this is it. You can see the stars of the east and get to see some funny people and hear some great stars and some of the great bands of the era. All using their talents for those fighting for freedom. In WW2 Americans were into supporting their soldiers. This is a slice of American life that we don't often get to see. Outstanding quality theatrical density original 1945 Kodak print in Excellent+ to mostly Like New condition, complete at 132 minutes on 3x1600' reels - $799
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    * 1943 original release
    1-sheet poster also available. Minor separations and tears in the borders.
    Click picture at the right to see a closer view. Condition 8 - $299
    If bought with the film above - $199

  • GRAND EXIT - Columbia, 1935. Stars Ann Southern and Edmund Lowe.  A dashing insurance company investigator tries to catch an arsonist before they can strike again. This suspenseful little programmer has a clever story with some brisk dialog that keeps things going merrily along while the chase for the arsonist consumes most of the plot, distinguished by several spectacular and real fire scenes that probably came from newsreel footage. Good, tough dialogue and nice pacing by director Kenton. Beautiful 1958 Kodak print in Excellent+ condition on 2x1600' reels - $249

  • EAST END CHANT (LIMEHOUSE BLUES) - Paramount, 1934. Atmospheric crime drama starring George Raft, Jean Parker and Anna May Wong. Fresh from Chinatown in New York, Harry Young has taken over the illegal import business in the seamy Limehouse district of London, where he cold-bloodedly disposes of rivals and runs a smoky nightclub. He falls for a low-class, white pickpocket, diminishing his pride in the Chinese half of his heritage and sparking the jealousy of the nightclub's moody star performer. Excellent+ vintage NTA/Paramount Dupont print on 2x1600' reels -$299

  • THE RETURN OF THE SCARLET PUMPERNEL - London Films, 1937. Barry K. Barnes continues in the fine tradition that Leslie Howard set in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Even though his identity as Regency fop Sir Percy Blakeney is now known to one and all, in The Return Of The Scarlet Pimpernel Barnes is still operating a rescue service to one and all who have fallen afoul of the French Revolution. Excellent to Like New on 2x1600' reels - $199


  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES - Fox, 1939. Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie, Lionel Atwill, John Carradine. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. On his uncle's death, Sir Henry Baskerville returns from abroad and opens up the ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire. Holmes uncovers a plot to have Sir Henry murdered by the terrible trained hound. First casting of Rathbone and Bruce as Holmes and Watson. Excellent, complete and uncut original on 2x1600' reels - $399
  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES - 1958, J. Arthur Rank, Pinewood Studios in England. Starring Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker, Christopher Lee, Dorothy Tutin. During the French Revolution, French national Lucie Manette meets and falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay. He is however hiding his true identity as a member of the French aristocratic Evremonde family, who he has denounced in private. The Marquis St. Evremonde in particular was a cruel man, those he wronged who have vowed to see the end of the family line at any cost. Like New print on 3x1600' reels - $299
  • WESTERN FRONTIER - Columbia, 1935. Western starring Ken Maynard, Nora Lane and Robert 'Buzz' Henry. Ken and his sister are separated while young when the Indians attack their wagon train. Ken, now grown, is sent after the outlaw known as the Golden hair Girl only to find that she's his long lost sister. Near Mint re-issue TV dupe print on a full 2300' reel - $149
  • THE FALCON'S ALIBI - RKO, 1946. Starring Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Elisha Cook Jr. and Vince Barnett. A wealthy woman's secretary, fearing that she will be blamed if her employer's jewelry is stolen, hires the Falcon as guardian. The Falcon is blamed when the jewels are stolen and murders ensue. Some nice noirish moments, atmospheric photography and natural acting by all go to make it an enjoyable ride. Like New 1950's Agfa original with all RKO titles. On one 2300' reel - $249

  • SECOND WIFE - RKO, 1936. Stars Wallter Abel and Gertrude Michael. A while after the death of Kenneth's wife, he finds someone else to marry. As a result he has trouble dealing with his son as he should. Like New original C&C print on 2x1200' reels or a 2300' reel - $149

  • KIDNAPPED - 20th Century Fox, 1938. Starring Warner Baxter, Freddie Bartholomew, C. Aubrey Smith and John Carradine. A young Scotsman, on his way to becoming laird of his family property, instead finds himself in the very thick of his country's rebellion against the English, hunted & harried & in constant peril, after his evil uncle has him kidnapped. Beautiful Llke New original print on 2 full 1600' reels - $349

  • THE GREAT FLAMARION - Republic Pictures, 1945. Starring Eric von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes and Dan Duryea. Flamarion, expert marksman, is entertaining people in a show which features Connie, beautiful woman and her husband Al. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of the alcoholic husband.Connie has tired of married life with Al and seduces the solitary and friendless Flamarion convincing him that he should make a mistake some night ridding her of Al so she and the great gun master can be together. Excellent, fair quality complete 1945 Dupont film print with all Republic titles and logo. In the Public Domain. On 2x1600' reels - $149

  • SO LITTLE TIME -Fox, 1952. WWII drama starring Maria Schell and Marius Goring. In Belgium, during World War II, a beautiful young music student and her mother are the only ones left of a large family, the men having all been lost in the war against Germany. Their chateau is partially taken over by the German Military Commandant. The girl, Nicole, has an intense hatred for the Germans and tells the Commandant so. Whey they discover they have a mutual interest in music, especially the piano, they come to know each other better and fall in love. They know it is an impossible situation, especially when the girl is forced by the underground to steal documents and information from him. They realize their romance can only end in tragedy. Near Mint Eastman 1968 print on 2x1600' reels - $299

  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - London Films, 1934. Starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey and Nigel Bruce. London fop Percy Blakeney is also secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel who, in a variety of disguises, makes repeated daring trips to France to save aristocrats from Madame Guillotine. His unknowing wife is also French, and she finds that her brother has been arrested by the Republic to try and get her to find out who "that damned elusive Pimpernel" really is. Excellent quality dupe print in excellent+ condition on 2x1600' and 1x1200' reels - $249


Complete Series of Three Features sold together.
  • DEAR RUTH - Paramount, 1947. Romantic comedy starring William Holden, Joan Caulfield, Mona Freeman, Billy De Wolfe and Edward Arnold. A normal day in the Wilkins family: reticent beauty Ruth, crusty judge father, petition-happy political activist teen Miriam. Who should show up but Ruth's soldier pen pal Bill Seacroft, whom she doesn't know about. It seems Miriam used her sister's name and picture to build up wartime morale. Ruth reluctantly agrees to "humor" Bill for his 2-day leave, though she's just become engaged to her stuffy suitor Albert. Can Miriam's cloud castle last the weekend without crashing to earth? An Excellent used Dupont print on 2x1600' reels.

  • DEAR WIFE - Paramount, 1949. Starring William Holden, Joan Caulfield, Mona Freeman, Billy De Wolfe and Edward Arnold. Teenaged Miriam starts a political campaign to nominate Bill Seacroft, her brother-in-law, for state senator in opposition to the local political machine. Unknown to Miriam, said machine nominates her father, Judge Wilkins. As support grows for Bill, the presence of rival candidates under one roof poses problems, especially for Ruth, wife to Bill and daughter of the judge. Mint 1970's Eastman print on 2x1600' reels.

  • DEAR BRAT - Paramount, 1951. Starring Mona Freeman, Billy De Wolfe, Natalie Wood and Edward Arnold. Mirian Wilkins, teen-age daughter of Senator Wilkins, starts a Society for the Rahabilitation of Criminals and, without the approval or knowledge of the Senator, elects him to the position of honorary president. Very Good to Excellent 1960's Ferrania print on 2x1600' reels.

All three of the original features above, the complete series, sold together only for one special low price. All on Goldberg reels and in Goldberg cans. Includes the original release 1-sheet poster for DEAR RUTH shown above -  $499


IB Technicolor, LPP, Agfa Color

IB Technicolor dye transfer prints or Eastman LPP as noted.

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - United Artists, 1962. Starring Mark Damon and Joyce Taylor. Sometime in the Middle Ages. Every night the young duke Eduardo, heir to the throne, changes into a horrible looking werewolf. An alchemist, killed by Eduardos father, is responsible for this curse. Only a woman who loves Eduardo can overcome it. Beautiful IB Technicolor print in Excellent condition on 2x1600' reels - $299


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