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MGM's The Great Meadow (1931) 70mm

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  1. greg.shoemaker

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    The movie is out on DVD-R through Warner Archive in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio. I read that the film had also been filmed using the Real LIfe 70mm process, but was never shown in that 2.13:1 format. Does anyone know if that version has survived?
     
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    Billy The Kid (MGM) 16.10.1930 Capitol, NYC, USA MGM Realife 35mm print downs used and advertised in many US cities with "Billy The Kid".
    The Great Meadow (MGM) 24.01.1931 Capitol, NYC, USA Realife presentations of "The Great Meadow" not promoted. Realife was never presented in 70mm.

    Fox had one: Song O'My Heart(1929) in Fox Grandeur and 35mm(two different filmings of both picture and sound for each version. The Grandeur 70mm is not known to have survived and was never screened. May have been lost in in the Little Ferry/NJ in 1937. A more detailed story is here:

    http://mccormacksociety.co.uk/Mccormack/McCormack%27s%20Recordings/John%20McCormack%20on%20Film,.htm
     
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    AFAIK only two 65mm films prior to Oklahoma exist in any widescreen format. The Big Trail (converted to 35mm anamorphic) and The Bat Whisper
     

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