An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL (Region 2) DVD of one of the excellent American crime movie made by one of the major Hollywood studios, Warner Bros, in the late 1930s:
They Made Me a Criminal, 1939, starring John Garfield, directed by Busby Berkeley
Running Time: approximately 91 minutes
The source print is outstanding – the quality of the picture and the sound is excellent.
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 therefore it is 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 Busby Berkeley
Jack L. Warner in charge of production
Photography: James Wong Howe
Art Direction: Anton Grot
- This picture marked John Garfield’s first starring role in films.
- In 1933, First National produced “The Life of Jimmy Dolan”, the first screen version of the Bertram Millhauser-Beulah Marie Dix play.
- Actors Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and Gabriel Dell were featured in Warner Bros.' “The Dead End Kids” films.
Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield), a deadly and cynical prize fighter, has just slugged his way to the championship when, during a drunken brawl in his apartment, his manager, Doc Wood, accidentally kills Magee, a newspaper reporter, and fixes the evidence so it appears that Johnnie has done the deed.…..
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: 4 January 1939
- Original U.S. copyright number: LP8592
- Copyright claimant: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
- In 1967, the copyright claimant, Warner Bros. Pictures, 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.
- Consequently, this film entered the public domain on the 1st January 1968.
John Garfield as Johnny Bradfield
Gloria Dickson as Peggy
Claude Rains as Det. Monty Phelan
Ann Sheridan as Goldie West
May Robson as Grandma Rafferty
Billy Halop as Tommy
Bobby Jordan as Angel
Leo Gorcey as Spit
Gabriel Dell as T.B.
Huntz Hall as Dippy
Bernard Punsly as Milt (credited as Bernard Punsley)
Ward Bond as Lenihan
William B. Davidson as the Sheriff