Don, Thanks for the update and the caution re "apparently" public domain films. Certainly in the case of the Pierce book, I did note his own cautions that the info he provided isn't definitive, and I'd assume the same holds true for the Film Superlist. But I didn't know about the Republic Home Video move in regard to It's a Wonderful Life... though I assume that's based on one of those complications related to "underlying works" that Pierce speaks of. And thanks for the tip on the Film Comment articles; I intend to look them up. Jeff Clark James Madison Univ.