Re: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?

From: Olsen, Kathy <>
Date: Mon Jun 22 2009 - 07:53:51 PDT

I bought a copy of J'Accuse from Amazon several months back:

Kathy Olsen
Collection Development Librarian
Broward County Library
954-357-5410 954-357-5598 (fax)<>

Broward County Main Library
Collection Management - 7th Floor
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

From: [] On Behalf Of Marilyn Huntley
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 10:40 AM
To: Videolib
Subject: [Videolib] Source for "I Accuse"?

Hello all,
A professor has asked me to find a source for a 1958 MGM film called "I Accuse." Jose Ferrer directed and starred in it. (Actually, what she asked for was "J'Accuse" from the 1950's, with Mel Ferrer. There is no such beast.)

According to WorldCat, only one library has a VHS tape, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive has a film. This is a pretty good clue that there has not been a legitimate DVD release. Would you believe that Robert's Hard to Find Videos, of Saskatoon, is offering to sell a DVD-R of this movie in plain packaging for $19.95? My conclusion: I should not recommend Robert's to our library acquisitions folks as a purchase source!

I found that Swank Motion Pictures has non-theatrical distribution rights, but they do not have a print.

I think it's not likely that anyone will be able to tell me of a legitimate source, but I'd be glad to hear from you if you can. Thanks in advance for any responses.
Marilyn Huntley

Marilyn B. Huntley, Staff Assistant/ Film Specialist:
Scheduling, rentals, licensing & previews
A-V Services, 408 C. A. Johnson Hall
Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Rd., Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-859-4120; Fax 315-859-4984

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