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16MM SOUND FEATURE FILMS

All 16mm feature films are vintage, complete original prints unless otherwise noted. 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 May 6, 2022

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  • WHISPERING GHOSTS - 20th Century Fox, 1942. Fox played on the popularity of "Ghost Breakers" and teamed Milton Berle and Willie Best together in this comedy murder mystery. Also with Brenda Joyce, John Carradine and Grady Sutton. An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously. Vintage 1956 Kodak print in Excellent used condition on 2x1600' reels - $399

  • CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Paramount Pictures, 1940. Starring Dick Powell and Ellen Drew. An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he's not prepared for the consequences.  Top quality original on DUPONT film stock in Like New to Mint condition on 2x1600' reels. - $499

  • CAUGHT IN THE DRAFT - Paramount Pictures, 1941. Starring Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour and Eddie Bracken. Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?    Top quality original TV print on DUPONT film stock in Excellent used condition on 2x1600' reels. - $249

  • CHARLIE CHAN IN THE CHINESE CAT - Monogram Pictures, 1944. Starring Sidney Toler and Mantan Moreland. A businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim's daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading to a climactic confrontation in a seemingly deserted "Fun House." Top quality original on Gevarrt film stock in Like New condition on 2x1600' reels. Public Domain - $399

  • SHADOWS OVER CHINATOWN - Monogram Pictures, 1946. Stars Sidney Toler, Tanis Chandler and Mantan Moreland. Charlie Chan, Jimmy and Birmingham are on a bus trip to San Francisco, where he's about to investigate for an insurance company the strange and gruesome deaths of a couple of newly wed young women, all 'torso killings'. The interaction between Toler, Sen Yung and Mantan Moreland is as always fun to watch. Much has been made of Moreland's parts in these films. However him playing a scared bumbler is no different from Lou Costello playing a scared bumbler, and they are both super at it. And there is always beautiful Tanis Chandler. Outstanding density and quality original 1957 Kodak print in Excellent+ condition on 2x1600' reels - $349

  • CHARLIE CHAN IN THE SECRET SERVICE - Monogram Pictures, 1944. Starring Sidney Toler and Mantan Moreland. Charlie is called in as a consultant on a murder case by the Secret Service which was guarding a scientist/socialite who worked at home upstairs and threw parties downstairs. At one of those parties he winds up quite dead with no outward appearance of homicide. A house full of guests is the setting for this mystery story, wherein a scientist is murdered. Charlie Chan investigates, along with his two irksome kids. Certainly it's memorable as the introduction of Birmingham Brown, a character played by the wonderful Mantan Moreland to the end of the series. 1970's Agfa original print in Like New condition on a 2300' reel - $399

  • DARK ALIBI - Monogram Pictures, 1946. Stars Sidney Toler and Mantan Moreland. A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days. Ben Carter plays one of the prisoners and an old friend of Mantan Moreland playing the Chan family chauffeur Birmingham. These two had a nice comic act before going into films involving them in a conversation where they constantly interrupt each other's words. They know what they're talking about, but poor Tommy Chan played by Benson Fong is standing there without a clue. Excellent quality 1973 Eastman dupe print on a 2300' reel in Like New condition - $299

  • THE SKY'S THE LIMIT - Paramount, 1943. Starring Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley and Robert Ryan. Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter. The crown jewel of THE SKY'S THE LIMIT is one of Astaire's best vocalizations of one of the best songs ever written for him, "One For My Baby (and One More For the Road"), along with one of his most adventurous dance solos, in which a night of bar-hopping after a falling-out with Leslie culminates in an explosive choreographic release of frustration and fury, at the posh nightspot where they first met. Near Mint 3M C&C original print on 2x1600' reels - $249

  • THE PUBLIC DEFENDER - RKO, 1931. Starring Richard Dix and Boris Karloff. This is a great early pic from RKO and one of the best! Picture the team of Richard Dix, Paul Hurst, and Boris Karloff as good guys! They are out to clear the father of Dix's childhood sweetheart who they feel was wrongly accused of some crimes! Using meticulous planning and split-second timing, Dix's character, along with his associates, the erudite 'Professor' and tough-guy scrapper 'Doc', attempt to find proof that will clear Gerry and identify the real culprits. Excellent+ to Like New Dupont C&C print on 2x1600' reels - $199
  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT - Warner Brothers, 1940. Starring George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino. Brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini run a trucking business in California mainly shipping fruit from farms to the markets in Los Angeles. They struggle to make ends meet in the face of corrupt businessmen and intense competition. This is one of George Rafts better performances, and Ida Lupino is excellent as the woman he scorns. Ann Sheridan is very good as the woman he loves. Humphrey Bogart in a supporting role is very good as Rafts brother. Alan Hale Sr. does a fine job as Lupinos husband. Great quality dupe print, Excellent+ to Like New on 2000' and 1600' 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 -$249

  • 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 - $149

  • 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 - $199

  • 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 - $299

  • JANIE - Warner Brothers, 1944. World War II patriotic comedy starring Joyce Reynolds, Robert Hutton, Edward Arnold, Robert Benchley and Hattie McDaniel. Janie is a free-spirited teenage girl living in a small town. World War II brings the establishment of an army camp nearby, which is opposed by her father, the local newspaper publisher. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set afire by the prospect of so many young soldiers so close. She enjoys dating an Army man, which makes her younger local boyfriend jealous. Like New original print on 2x1600' reels - $249

  • PETTICOAT LARCENY - RKO, 1943. Stars Ruth Warrick, Joan Carroll and Walter Reed. An 11 year old radio star decides to throw in her scripts and go undercover to get a better feel for her roles, but when she is kidnapped, trouble soon follows in this comedy. Near Mint Kodak C&C print on 2x1600' reels - $199

  • 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 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

  • 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 - $399

  • 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

  • HAVING WONDERFUL TIME - RKO, 1938. Ginger Rogers is Thelma, a secretary seeking rest and relaxation at a Catskill resort in "Having Wonderful Time," also starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Lee Bowman, Eve Arden, Jack Carson, Lucille Ball and Michael (Red) Skelton (in his first feature film). Top quality, Like New Eastman C&C original print on 2x1600' reels. Has about 2 to 3 minutes cut that helped establish the romance between Ginger Rogers and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (possible TV cut) - $129

  • THE ROADHOUSE MURDER - RKO, 1932. Starring Dorothy Jordan, Eric Linden, Bruce Cabot, David Landau, 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

  • 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 - $99

  • 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

  • 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 - $249

  • 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 Excellent+ condition, complete at 135 minutes on 3x full 1600' reels - $699
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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
  • 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 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 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 - $99

  • THE STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE - RKO, 1939. Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Walter Brennan and Edna Mae Oliver. In the four years (1913 - 1917) when they swept the world with their mastery of dancing, Vernon and Irene Castle became leading celebrities. The film follows the slow steps to fame they took, including getting stuck for awhile in Paris because Vernon was hired only to be a comic actor, not to be a dancer. It shows how Edna Mae Oliver (as their agent and friend) gets them the breaks they deserve, and how they end as figures of social change (ballroom dancing regained popularity, and they did create not only fashions for men and women but also "the Castle Walk" dance step). That this all happened in four years suggests what their impact would have been if they lived into the 1940s together. Beautiful C&C 1960's Agfa Gevaert print in Like New condition on 2x1600' full reels - $299

  • STELLA - Fox, 1950. Starring Ann Sheridan, Victor Mature, Leif Erickson and David Wayne. Uncle Joe's untimely demise brings about an endless parade of unexpected consequences. This is a very funny movie with a quirky story line. Ann Sheridan is Stella, a strong, level headed woman, working for the local insurance salesman, saddled with a family of leeches, including her two lazy brothers-in-law, Carl (David Wayne) and Don (Frank Fontaine) who work in their resort community four months each year and collect unemployment the rest of the year. When her mother, uncle, sisters and their husbands go out for a picnic one afternoon, the drunken uncle starts a fight with Carl, trips on a tree root, and strikes his head on a rock. The family decides that no one will believe they didn't kill Uncle Joe, so bury him in a field and go home. Excellent+ to Like New original print on 2x1600' reels - $199

  • TRANSATLANTIC MERRY-GO-ROUND - United Artists, Edward Small Productions, 1934. A musical comedy murder mystery starring Gene Raymond, Nancy Carroll, Jack Benny, Mitzi Green, Patsy Kelly and Ralph Morgan. Underworld king Lee Lother has been killed aboard a ocean liner and several people could have been the murderer. This is a great film from the golden age of cinema. Jack Benny's Role in this is great. He has excellent comedic timing with the other cast members as well as some dramatic elements to his character. It's a Grand-Hotel-on-Water movie in which crook Gene Raymond falls in love with entertainer Nancy Carroll, and has to save her from the coils of gangster Sidney Blackmer, while dodging card sharks and a detective. Jack Benny is also on hand to front the liner's acts and try to get his troupe out of scrapes.
    Includes a dupe print of the original 3 minute trailer spliced at the beginning. Supurb quality Like New 1960's original on 2x1600' reels - $399

  • 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 - $99

  • 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 - $249

  • 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 - $199

  • 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. The plot has quite a few twists and turns and it would be a sin to give even one of them away. Powell and Darnell learn a most valuable lesson to take the future as it comes day by day. A little knowledge can indeed be a dangerous thing. Outstanding quality print-down original from a 35mm negative. Excellent+ to Like New 1947 Kodak print on 2x1600' reels - $299

  • 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

   
   
   
   
   

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