MGM Prime Time Movie Suggestions:

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  1. Benn

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    I read the suggestions for Midnight movies. How about releasing some for Prime Time viewing such as:

    THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY (1964)
    A THOUSAND CLOWNS (1965) Classic series
    SERGEANT YORK (1941)
    THE DEVIL'S DECIPLE (1959) Contemporaty Classic series
    THE HOSPITAL (1971)
     
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    There's at least 3 titles from that list I would buy on DVD in a second.
     
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    Three of those tiles were originally United Artists films that now belong to MGM, but Sergeant York is a Warner film along with The Americanization of Emily which was a MGM release who's rights now belong to Warner.





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    Pre-1986 MGM = WB
     
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    MGM has on tape a good master of the Vivien Leigh film, "Caesar and Cleopatra" It really is time for a dvd of this wonderful film.
     
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    Corrections to what Patrick stated:

    MGM purchased Orion in 1997, not 1998. The Saul Zaentz films
    were never part of Orion's library. Orion was merely the theatrical distributor of AMADEUS. Patrick's reference to Orion-WB co-productions is inaccurate. Orion movies made through 1982 were originally distributed by Warner Bros. When Orion pulled out of their distribution deal with WB early, WB ended up with the rights to all of those early pictures produced by Orion, except for the two Woody Allen films from the end of that era which did eventually revert to Orion, now MGM.

    TURNER owns the MGM films made before May 1986, and Warner is the distributor of those films on video for Turner. MGM went into business in 1924, not 1921. The surviving libraries of MGM's predecessor companies (Metro, Goldwyn Pictures, & LB Mayer Productions) also vest with the MGM library owned by Turner and distributed by Warner.

    Warner Bros. never "owned" ROPE. They were merely its theatrical distributor and the rights to it and UNDER CAPRICORN reverted to the producer. There are several dozen films originally made by WB that now belong to third parties as the rights reverted to the producer
     

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