About finding an old film

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Hi, everyone. I have a question regarding finding an old film. When I tried finding it online, nothing appeared. And when I saw on imdb that a person saw it (A Jungle Flirtation, 1913), I am also curious to know if it is possible to contact that user to ask where he/she found the film?

Thank you in advance and sorry if this question is rather long.
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A Jungle Flirtation  (1913)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362792/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362792/reviews

https://www.imdb.com/review/rw3861800/
A notable feature among movable drawings 
18 November 2017
by deickemeyer
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Hi, ACT_1. Thanks, but I already looked at the pages you sent me.
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You could have posted that info for all to read

Google found  deickemeyer@___  Same guy ? ?

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Sorry about the replies above Manolito.
The answer is: IMDb does not divulge where it's contributions come from or who made them.
Cheers

Ed

P.S.
Did you check the Library of Congress to see if it is there?
(Edited)
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Hi, Ed. It’s ok. Sorry if I seem to be misunderstanding, but my question from the start was to wonder if it was possible to contact a user to ask particular questions like that, but it doesn’t seem like it is.

I just checked and nothing was there
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try [ TCM ;suggest a movie ].
http://www.tcm.com/suggest-a-movie/
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Unfortunately, even if you could contact that user, they most likely haven't seen the film anyway. Notice the line at the bottom of their review:

"- The Moving Picture World, September 27, 1913"

So they've just copied a review from an early film industry trade journal.

If you're interested in talking with someone who is more likely to have seen the film and may possibly know where to obtain a copy, you might try The Bray Animation Project website. They seem to be collecting film reels of these old cartoons and restoring them with the intent of releasing them on Blu-Ray and DVD. In that link they list the status of your film as "Print Known Elsewhere". So at least it hasn't been lost.

The person who runs that site has a list of their film collection on their personal website too. Yours doesn't seem to be on there, either in the collection or their want list, but they do say that:

"Lower-resolution elements that are not considered 'master materials'--such as 8mm, Super 8, VHS and DVD reference copies--are not reflected in this list, nor are titles that are encumbered by third-party rights holders. Many more subjects are also available in standard def video formats."

So perhaps yours falls into one of those categories. Couldn't hurt to ask if they could provide you with a copy if one is available, or at least let you know where the "Print Known Elsewhere" exists. Good luck.