April 24, 2009 08:57:38pm
Re: 'Short list' of movies to check
Only 3 titles are PD: "Lucky Dog", "Rich and Strange" and "Murder!".
Tokyo Joe (1949) Renewed 1977 Santana Pictures & columbia Pictures
Lucky dog (1917) PD no movie made and released prior to 1923 is protected by US copyright. However, check musical accompaniment, sound effect accompaniment or altered titles.
Stella Dallas (1937) Renewed by Samuel Goldwyn Pictures now owned by MGM/UA Home Video.
Decision Before Dawn (1951) Renewed by 20th Century Fox
City Streets (1931) Renewed 1958 EMKA
The Falcon Takes Over (1942) Renewed 1969 RKO General
Roberta (1935) Movie renewed 1952 RKO General
Day-Time Wife (1939) Renewed by 20th Century Fox
Rich and Strange (1931) PD in UK at GATT Still PD in the US
Murder! (1930) PD in UK at GATT Still PD in the US
Safe in Hell (1931) Renewed by UA currently owned by Turner/Warner
Born Reckless (1930)Renewed by 20th Century Fox
Man in the Vault (1956) renewed 1983 BatJac Productions
The Blue Gardenia (1953) Renewed 1981 Telewide Systems
The Great Lover (1949) Renewed 1977 Bob Hope Enterprises
Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) renewed 1969 National Telefilm Associates
Of Mice and Men (1939) renewed 1967 Hal Roach