Who has the rights to the Samuel Goldwyn pictures of the 30's/40's?

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  1. FrankXS

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    Which studio owns the rights to all of the Sam Goldwyn titles from the 1930's/1940's ? Some of the titles which would deserve to be on DVD include Dead End w/Humphrey Bogart/the Danny Kaye titles:Secret Life of Walter Mitty/Wonder Man/Up in Arms/ the Bob Hope Princess and the Pirate/some of Eddie Cantor's early musicals: Whoopee/Palmy Days/Kid From Spain/Roman Scandals and three of Joel McCrea's Goldwyn features:Barbary Coast/These Three/Come and Get It.

    MGM/UA was supposed to put out Barbary Coast a couple of years ago but cancelled at last minute.
     
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  3. FrankXS

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    Robert. Is there any hope of MGM/UA putting any of these titles out on DVD ?
     
  4. george kaplan

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    Well, Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Wonder Man are on dvd via HBO home video. Unfortunately Up in Arms is not available, I don't know if HBO has the rights to that or not.
     
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    MGM threw us a bone with that gorgeous DVD release of THIEF OF BAGDAD. Not a Goldwyn film, but an early classic, and that is what all the Goldwyn titles are. MGM seems reticent to re-issue the HBO titles, or even the other London Films/Korda classic that they own, FOUR FEATHERS (1939). Don't know why, unless they are waiting for the demand to build. How would they know when it does, by watching the eBay listings for HBO'S WUTHERING HEIGHTS and THE HURRICANE?
     
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    I wonder when these films are going to appear? It will be interesting to see what happens to the MGM/UA catalog when Sony takes charge.
     
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    Dead End is supposed to come out near the end of the first quarter of 2005.

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