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All 16mm feature films are vintage, complete original prints unless otherwise noted. There are NO prints with Vinegar 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 are on hold or sold.

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Universal, 1962. Crime drama starring Gregory Peck. In 1932 small-town Alabama, Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck) is a lawyer and a widower. He has two young children, Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout are intrigued by their neighbours, the Radleys, and the mysterious, seldom-seen Boo Radley in particular. Top quality 1967 Eastman print in Excellent+ condition on 3x1600' reels - $399
  • FROM HERE TO ETERNITY - Columbia, 1953. Fred Zinnemann's epic about the lead-up to Pearl Harbor, featuring excellent performances from young Montgomery Clift and Donna Reed, a knockout role for Frank Sinatra, and that roll in the surf for Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. Top quality 1967 Eastman print in Excellent to Like New condition on 3x1600' reels - $399

  • 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 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 timecapsule for the 1950's and one of the better boxing movies of the period. Excellent+ 1961 Kodak print on 2x2000' reels - $299

  • MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE - RKO/Selznick, 1948. Starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. Very funny comedy about a man and his wife deciding they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. Very good quality original, Like New condition on 2x1600' reels - $199

 

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 original on 2x2000' reels - $499
  • 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
  • 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 - $249
  • 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 - $499
  • BEYOND TOMORROW - Academy Productions, 1940. Stars Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Maria Ouspenskaya and Richard Carlson. Melton, Chadwick and O'Brien, rich but lonely heads of an engineering firm, invite three strangers to dinner on Christmas Eve. Only two show up, James and Jean, they fall in love and become friends with their three benefactors. Later the three men are killed in a plane crash and come back to their old home as ghosts. In the coming months, true love encounters some rough spots; can ghostly O'Brien help the young folks? Very good to Excellent+ condition 1945 Kodak print on 2x1600' reels. Public domain - $399
  • MAGIC TOWN - Robert Riskin Productions. 1947 romantic comedy starring James Stewart, Jane Wyman and Ned Sparks. Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure, until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy. Like New print on 1600' and 2000' reels - $299
  • 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
  • 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 - $399
  • 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+ 1957 Kodak print with great quality and density on 2x2000' reels - $499
  • 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 on a 2300' reel - $149
  • 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 and Al have a strained marriage partly from stress of show business but also because of Connies adulterous ways with other men, something that has eaten away at Als trust in her. 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. On 2x1600' reels - $149

 

  • I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG - Warner Brothers, 1932. Starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Preston Foster and Allen Jenkins. Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. A very early Warner social drama and one of their best. Muni's haunted face and the final line are harrowing. A true classic and a must-see. Near Mint top quality Fuji print on 2x1600' full reels - $499
  •  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 ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES - Fox, 1939. Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Ida Lupino. Professor Moriarity has a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a gaucho flute player to murder a girl. Reviewers judged this film even superior to the earlier 'Hound of the Baskervilles'. Indeed, it's fully as atmospheric and suspenseful with handsomely staged scenes in gas-lit Victorian London. Near Mint Agfa original on 2x1600' reels - $499
  • 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 used complete, uncut original on 2x1600' reels - $399
  • PANIC IN THE STREETS - Fox, 1950. Exciting suspense drama starring Richard Widmark, 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. Near Mint original print on 1600' and 2000' reels - $499
  • 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 - $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 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
  • MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD - RKO, 1934. Starring Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot. There are plenty of guilty secrets at the school where Hildegarde Withers teaches. When she finds the body of the pretty music teacher, she calls in her old friend Inspector Piper, who promptly arrests the obvious suspect. Clues multiply and everyone looks suspicious as Piper and Miss Withers continue their battle of the sexes. Excellent+ C&C Dupont original print on 2x1600' reels - $299
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  • HALLELUJHA, I'M A BUM (Hallelujah, I'm a Tramp) - Lewis Milestone Productions, 1933. Musical comedy/drama starring Al Jolson, Frank Morgan, Harry Langdon, Chester Conklin and Madge Evans. A New York tramp (Jolson) falls in love with the mayor's amnesiac girlfriend after rescuing her from a suicide attempt. To call this film "unusual" feels like a thundering understatement. Hallelujah, I'm a Bum is so strikingly original, so unlike anything else Hollywood ever attempted, one hardly knows where to begin in talking about it. What can you say about a musical-comedy-drama with satirical touches made in the darkest days of the Depression that celebrates the superiority of happy-go-lucky hobo life, centered on a motley gang of homeless people who live in Central Park and consider "work" a dirty word? What if the unofficial leader of these hobos is none other than Al Jolson, that brash show biz legend who, in this incarnation, is a humble tramp nicknamed 'Bumper' who pals around with a young black sidekick called 'Acorn'? And just to add to the incongruity, what if fading silent comedy star Harry Langdon is added to the mix as a trash collector called 'Egghead' who spouts Marxist rhetoric and warns his cohorts that the Revolution is imminent? Speaking of odd casting, what if the romantic lead of the story, the melancholy, middle-aged Mayor of New York City, is played by the Wizard of Oz himself, Frank Morgan? Like New top quality original print on 2x1600' reels. Public Domain - $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
  • HELDORADO - Republic, 1946. Western starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Paul Harvey and George 'Gabby' Hayes. Roy Rogers, a Nevada State Ranger Captain in charge of the Rangers Reclamation Service, makes a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Heldorado Frontier Days Festival, as he wants to help his old friend Gabby Whittaker who originated the idea. In Las Vegas, Roy meets heiress Carol Randall, who has been selected as the Queen of the Heldorado. Roy is informed that the F.B.I. wants an immediate investigation of the counterfeit thousand dollar bills that are being passed over the gambling tables at the casino. Great quality dupe print on 1200' & 1600' reels - $199

  • 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 - $249

  • 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 BOHEMIAN GIRL - 1939 Hal Roach feature starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Antonio Morenio and Thelma Todd. It is a shame that Thelma Todd died just about the time this film was released. Stan was said to have felt it inappropriate to show her in such a big part with her lurid death still in the headlines. The Hollywood hush-hush surrounding it may have also contributed to Roach excising her involvement in the plot. Thelma is seen only performing a song at the beginning.
    A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own.
    I bought this print in the early 70's when Blackhawk first released it. Later prints were not as sharp and had details washed out in the darker scenes. This print is from the best quality negative Blackhawk ever had of this title. Beautiful Mint Blackhawk Films print on 2x1600' Goldberg reels in cans - $399
  • SO LITTLE TIME -Fox, 1952. Romantic 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
  • KILL THE UMPIRE - Columbia Pictures, 1950. Starring William Bendix, Una Merkel and William Frawley. Ex-baseball player Bill Johnson reluctantly takes the advice of his father-in-law, a retired umpire, and enters an umpire-training school. Assigned to the Texas League, he does fine until the championship play-offs when a riot develops over one of his calls. The involved player is knocked unconscious in the proceedings and cannot verify that Bill made the correct call. Despite lynch mob plans to at least tar-and-feather him, Bill's family help him reach the ballpark safely the next day through a series of hair-raising encounters. Excellent original print on 2x1600' reels - $129
   
   

DEAR RUTH - DEAR WIFE - DEAR BRAT
Complete Series of Three Features sold together.

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  • 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  (No Discount)

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