An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD of one of THE great American fantasy films of all time:
The Great Rupert, 1950, produced by George Pal, and starring Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore and Tom Drake
Running Time: approximately 88 minutes
The source material is superb – providing a great, full black-and-white contrast picture and sharp sound quality.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be created from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
Note that the picture attached is for illustrative purposes only, and is therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.
IMPORTANT NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
You will need a multi-region DVD player to play this disc, or you can use one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Directed by Irving Pichel
Screenplay by Laslo Vadnay, based on a story, written by Ted Allan, which has also been published as a children’s book under the title “Willie the Squowse”.
“Rupert” was portrayed by both a trained squirrel and a puppet animated through stop-motion photography.
“The Great Rupert” was producer George Pal’s first feature film, after many years working on the “Puppetoon” series.
On the day before Christmas, down-on-his-luck entertainer Joe Mahoney (Jimmy Conlin) rehearses his trained squirrel Rupert in his shabby apartment, but his last hope is shattered when agent Phil Davis (Chick Chandler) informs him that the talented rodent has no box office potential. Dejected and penniless, Joe is evicted by his landlord, Frank Dingle, who lives next door with his wife Kate and son Peter (Tom Drake). After setting Rupert free in the park, Joe encounters his old friend Louie Amendola (Jimmy Durante), who used to have a human pyramid act with his wife and daughter Rosalinda, but has since fallen on hard times.…..
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What will I receive?
Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork. The title of the film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.
- This film is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
- Original U. S. copyright registration date: 5 March 1950
- Original U.S. copyright number: LP2894
- Copyright claimant: George Pal Productions, Inc.
- In 1978, the copyright claimant, George Pal Productions, Inc., failed to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication - that is in the 28th year after the film’s first release.
- Therefore, when a copyright expires or is not properly renewed, that work then falls into the public domain and can be freely reproduced, distributed, and displayed.
Jimmy Durante as Mr. Louie Amendola
Terry Moore as Rosalinda Amendola
Tom Drake as Peter 'Pete' Dingle
Frank Orth as Mr. Frank Dingle
Sara Haden as Mrs.Katie Dingle
Queenie Smith as Mrs. Amendola
Chick Chandler as Phil Davis