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Kidnapper's Foil [Film]

Identifier: AppMs-0660

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the movie 'The Kidnapper's Foil,' a film produced by itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker. It was filmed in Elizabethton, Tennessee with a cast of local residents. The film was shown in local movie houses. Run time 12:11.


  • Creation: 1949



1 item(s) (35mm preservation composite print)

1 item(s) (35mm magnetic track)

1 item(s) (35mm black and white duplicate)

1 item(s) (35mm optical track)

1 item(s) (BetaSP analog preservation master)

1 item(s) (DVD copy)

6 item(s) (VHS use copies)

1 item(s) (DVD of movie stills (screen shots))

Language of Materials


Method of Acquisition

Gift of Leroy Policky.

Existence and Location of Originals

As nitrate film is notoriously unstable, it is presumed that the original was destroyed after the preservation copies were made.

Processing Information

The original nitrate film was reformatted to safety 35mm film with the help of a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA