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TCM to air "lost" RKO pictures in 2007

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 19th 2006 2:03PM
lionel barrymoreTurner Classic Movies recently purchased the copyrights of six films made by the legendary RKO Pictures studio and featuring such legendary actors as Ginger Rogers and Lionel Barrymore. Some of these films haven't been seen since their original theatrical release, and all of them have been kept in different film archives, largely unpreserved. Two of the films, Rafter Romance and Stingaree, were properly preserved. The rest, which include Double Harness, One Man's Journey, Living on Love and A Man to Remember are being re-mastered by Turner Classic Movies along with the Library of Congress and the BYU film archive. They will air on the channel sometime in 2007. The only copy of A Man to Remember is an English-language print with Dutch subtitles. None of the original negatives of these movies have been found.

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