Another three films fall by the wayside.
The Patriot – 1928
The Barker – 1928
Drag – 1929
The Patriot has only pieces left which is a real shame. Emil Jannings as a Russian tzar was a big hit for me last time and I was looking forward to seeing him play a similar role, especially in a ‘talkie’.
The Barker is not really lost, but as there is only one sole surviving copy held by UCLA I might be waiting some time to see it. I’m not giving up hope though because now I know one exists!
Drag was, according to all reports, a boring ‘talk-fest’ but it’s on my list and I will endeavor to watch it nonetheless. It has recently been discovered but is apparently held by a secret agency and unavailable for viewing. But it’s not lost any more and could be released in the near future.