In Search of Lost Rights

John Holland (
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 08:08:33 -0800 (PST)

I need to pick your collective brains regarding who the current rights
holders are to the following 16mm film prints. Unless indicated
otherwise, we leased these films many years ago from the Learning
Corporation of America, which appears to be defunct (or if not, I
haven't found an address or working phone number), and I need to contact
the new "owners":
Death Be Not Proud
Foreign Correspondent
The Gentleman Bandit
Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
Hound of the Baskervilles - 1939, Basil Rathbone
I Heard The Owl Call My Name
Jack London - 1943
The Ladykillers
The Man in the White Suit
Missles of October
A Night to Remember
Reach for the Sky
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Spanish Gardener
The Summer of My German Soldier
Tunes of Glory
Directed by John Ford (rec'd from Films Inc)
Man of Aran (rec'd from Films Inc)
Don Quixote - Kozintsev (rec'd from Macmillan Films)
The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (Macmillan Films)
Brighty of the Grand Canyon (Fleetwood Films)
Minnie the Moocher and Many Many More (First Run - they no longer have
The Golden Fish (Columbia Pictures)

I have already asked Swank, Criterion, and First Run, and none of them
list these titles. I have a 20+ year old notation from a long retired
librarian that Macmillan sold out to Films Inc, but the titles listed
above do not seem to have gone along with the other Films Inc titles to
Swank or Criterion; I have not called Cowboy to follow up on any of the
Films Inc titles that went to Kit Parker, as per Jessica's warnings, but
if anyone knows that they own these titles at this time I will.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

John Holland
Chicago Public Library
Media Express
(312) 747-4100