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    Scheduled for release on March 22. Starring Sidney Poitier

    http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/film/dvd/The-Mark-of-the-Hawk/




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    Another one I've never heard of before but it does sound interesting.

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    name='dpgmel']Another one I've never heard of before but it does sound interesting.


    The only commercial copy available until now was a really beat-up print that was worse than most pirates. I'm hoping for a big improvement with this one (I just pre-ordered it).



    Seems that Sidney Poitier made quite a number of British or UK/USA films in the 50s (Cry The Beloved Country, Mark of The Hawk, Virgin Island - all well before To Sir With Love). I'd be interested to know the connection ... how he came to have these contacts with British film-makers. Were they one-offs or was there some sort of multi-film deal? Back then a lot of US stars came over for three-film deals in Britain, as in the case of so many of the Warwick productions. I don't know if he had a similar arrangement but at the time these were made I'm not sure he would have yet had the star status to be commanding multi-film packages.

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    That's a public domain movie. Pretty easy to find that cheap here.

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    name='will.15']That's a public domain movie. Pretty easy to find that cheap here.


    That would probably explain the poor print.

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    I've never purchased anything from Elstree Hill Entertainment, but haven't they had some negative comments on this forum?

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    Because this film was released in the UK at least a month before it was released in the US, and has at least one European 'author' who was resident in a country of production, the composer (and possibly Gilbert Gunn if he was really the co-director), this film would not be in the public domain. This depends if it really was a UK co-production, which it looks like it was.



    We could have one of the cast confirm if this was partly shot in a UK studio, let us say Francis Matthews.

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