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Poster: jadeallen114 Date: Jul 30, 2019 10:33am
Forum: feature_films Subject: This Island Earth

Just wondering if anyone knows the Public Domain status of the 1955 sci-fi movie This Island Earth?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 2, 2019 4:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: This Island Earth

Checking at
http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&;PAGE=First
produces this copyright renewal:

This island Earth; motion picture. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000163960 / 1983-04-07
Renewal registration for: LP0000004492 / 1955-03-03
Title: This island Earth; motion picture. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Universal City Studios, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: This island Earth
Names: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal City Studios, Inc.


If this movie were in the public domain, then it almost certainly would be sold by companies such as Alpha Video.