Still seeking "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Marilyn B. Huntley (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 13:54:33 -0400

Sorry about repeating this question and cross-posting it besides, but I'm
getting desperate for information (ANY information) about the movie "For
Whom the Bell Tolls." I wouldn't have such a problem if I wanted it only
for classroom use (the video is listed in catalogs), but I've been asked to
rent it for an advertised showing on campus. I didn't have a single reply
to my posting on 2 lists, so now I'm really grasping at straws. Could
anyone answer even one of these questions?

1. Since the film was made by Paramount Pictures in 1943, would there be
any point in my calling Paramount to ask if they know something about its
current distribution status? And if so, how do I contact them?

2. Perhaps this film has been withdrawn from distribution? If anyone
knows this for a fact, it would at least provide me an end to my searching.

3. Is there any chance that a '43 Paramount film could be in the public
domain? I've forgotten just what it takes for a film to fall into that
status, so this idea may be the most ridiculous one of all.

Thanks in advance for even the tiniest crumb of information!

Marilyn Huntley

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Marilyn Huntley
Audiovisual Classroom Services
408 Christian A. Johnson Hall
198 College Hill Road
Hamilton College, Clinton NY 13323
Ph 315-859-4120, fax 315-859-4687