Rare sound stag film ‘Prescription for Love’



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This is a historical 16mm vintage sound stag film that was rescued from the trash after being water damaged from a Florida hurricane. The film was extremely dirty and had to be cleaned 5 times before I had it 2K HD scanned.

cleaning dirt from 16mm film D. D. Teoli Jr (1)

This is some of the dirt on just part of one cleaning.

Synopsis of film:

A young newlywed couple is having intercourse difficulties. They visit the doctors office and the doctor and office receptionist teach them about lovemaking.


It is rare to find vintage sound stag films and I was happy to save this one from destruction and share it with you. According to the code on the film stock it dates from either 1931 or 1951

How rare are sound stags?

From my limited experience as an archivist and only as a very rough estimate, about 2% to 3% of the 16mm stag films from the 1920’s to the 1950’s had sound. And when it comes to synched dialogue, this and one other film are the only examples I’ve ever seen in 300+ vintage 16mm stag reels.

Note: Header photo is used for illustration only and is not from the film.

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