An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL DVD of one of the great American murder mystery thrillers made in Hollywood during the early 1930s:
The Ninth Guest, 1934, starring Donald Cook and Genevieve Tobin
Running Time: approximately 67 minutes
The source material is very good, given its age – the picture quality is good, and the sound quality is fine. It was taken from a print made by Screen Gems for presentation on American television in the 1950s.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be copied 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 in this auction.
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 view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Directed by Roy William Neill
Production supervised by Robert North
Based on the book The Ninth Guest by Gwen Bristow and Bruce Manning (New Orleans, 1930), and the play The Ninth Guest by Owen Davis (New York, 25 August 1930)
Synopsis: An anonymous caller invites a number of guests to a party, telling each one that the party is in his honour. The guests include Dr. Murray Reid, a university professor, Henry Abbott, a campus radical, Jason Osgood, the city's mob boss, Sylvia Inglesby, an attorney, Timothy Cronin, Sylvia's district attorney, Margaret Chisholm, a society matron, James Daley (Donald Cook), an author, and Jean Trent (Genevieve Tobin), Henry's love interest. When the guests begin to arrive, they find that each is an enemy of another guest…..
Please read all the details of this listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
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: 6 February 1934
· Original U.S. copyright number: LP4471
· Copyright claimant: Columbia Pictures Corp.
· In 1962, the copyright claimant, Columbia Pictures Corp., 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.