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    Does anyone know if this film is available at all?

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    This is a well known 'lost film'.......I would be *very* suspicious if anybody claims to have it !

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    name='julian_craster']This is a well known 'lost film'.......I would be *very* suspicious if anybody claims to have it !


    But we can always hope



    BTW, if you want to know what it's about, check the story as it was given in a 1943 copy of Pictureshow magazine.



    It certainly sounds like a good one, which makes it all the more frustrating that it's missing



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    'Lost' films do still turn up....a rather fine mid '30's British film is about to emerge from obscurity with a big splash, perhaps this year, but I've been sworn to secrecy.

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    If you tell us will you have to kill us?

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    No, but someone might well kill me...

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    name='penfold']No, but someone might well kill me...


    You damn tease, I take it this is in the mits of the BFI and being restored?

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    name='DB7']You damn tease, I take it this is in the mits of the BFI and being restored?


    You'd be wrong....when it's safe I'll let you know.

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    pray tell old chap why can't these films be put on ,TV . at least ??.........

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    name='mark windley']pray tell old chap why can't these films be put on ,TV . at least ??.........


    Well with Squadron Leader X it's because nobody has a copy



    There are rumours that it was shown some years ago on TCM (US) and that there's a copy in Ted Turner's TCM library. But they are just rumours.



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    That could be right. It was released in the USA through RKO Radio Pictures and I think TCM owns the rights to these. Maybe we could petition Ted Turner and let him know theres a market for it. I wonder why the British TCM can't it? They have a very limited library here.

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    name='PeterJ']That could be right. It was released in the USA through RKO Radio Pictures and I think TCM owns the rights to these. Maybe we could petition Ted Turner and let him know theres a market for it. I wonder why the British TCM can't it? They have a very limited library here.

    PeterJ


    All the other TCMs are quite limited in what they can access and thus what they can show. Some of us have tried individual emails to Ted and to TCM (US) about this film, but maybe a concerted campaign could wake them up - or at least let us know if they have it



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    I chat to a chap in Australia who knows a lot about the doings of Ralph Smart. I casually referenced this link a few weeks ago, which I had casually browsed my way into one day:

    Crime Unlimited (1935)



    He was so excited! He had never managed to see, or find 'Crime Unlimited', and had assumed it was a lost film! I'm not sure where he goes from here though...



    I think he was mainly happy to know it existed, even if only Ted can ever watch it.




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    name='Moor Larkin']I chat to a chap in Australia who knows a lot about the doings of Ralph Smart. I casually referenced this link a few weeks ago, which I had casually browsed my way into one day:

    Crime Unlimited (1935)



    He was so excited! He had never managed to see, or find 'Crime Unlimited', and had assumed it was a lost film! I'm not sure where he goes from here though...



    I think he was mainly happy to know it existed, even if only Ted can ever watch it.





    Lost films do turn up sometimes, or were never really lost, just mislaid

    That's why, when the BFI did a big project on them they called it "Missing, Believed Lost"



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    maybe oneday we shall get lucky and they will be released .. all these so called

    lost films .......

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    name='Moor Larkin']I chat to a chap in Australia who knows a lot about the doings of Ralph Smart. I casually referenced this link a few weeks ago, which I had casually browsed my way into one day:

    Crime Unlimited (1935)



    He was so excited! He had never managed to see, or find 'Crime Unlimited', and had assumed it was a lost film! I'm not sure where he goes from here though...



    I think he was mainly happy to know it existed, even if only Ted can ever watch it.





    It was broadcast in the US last month...which means someone will have a copy on a domestic format...

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    thats good to know it wos shown in the . US. last month will haft to have a look

    a round ......

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    name='penfold']It was broadcast in the US last month...which means someone will have a copy on a domestic format...
    Well it would be nice to think so........ but where are all the Ralph Smart and Esmond Knight fans in America I wonder?




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    just waiting for a reply from a cupple of contacts about this film i very much hope we are lucky to find this film.... mw...

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    IMB refers to this as a lost film.However 5 people have given it a rating,2 of whom are in their 30s or 40s.This is very curious since they could not have seen the film on its original release.So maybe somewhere out there someine has a print.

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