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I am suggestion a new title, The Human Mill, a movie that Allen Holubar started to direct and produce for Metro as part of a three picture deal in 1923. Unfortunately, he died before the film could be completed .  I have submitted all of the information that is required as directed i.e. cast, director/producer, cameraman, scenerist, movie  company,  location, when the movie production started, trivia, miscellaneous links, etc., complete with citations and links.  Unfortunately this appears to be not enough to to be accepted.  I do not know what else is needed to be included to be accepted in the IMDb database.  Please advice.

Bruce R. Bardarik

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5 m ago

Hi Bruce -

Do you have any additional reputable online sources to help verify that this film was screened?

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@Michelle

This film was never finished. 

Here is another link about filming this film in Tennessee.  It is from the following source.

The Nashville Tennessean, December 6, 1964, pg. 7-0, col. 2+.

https://archive.org/details/the-nashville-tennessean-1964-12-06-centennial-edition/page/n6/mode/1up?q=%22the+human+mill%22

Please refer to the other links that I submitted about this film.

Sincerely,

Bruce R. Bardarik

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@Michelle​ 

Did IMDb review my suggestion of "The Human Mill"?

I did not get a response back.

Sincerely,

Bruce R. Bardarik

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5 m ago

The film, The Human Mill, directed and produced by Allen Holubar  was never screened to the public since the film was never finished.  Allen Holubar died about two months after the filming of the Battle of Franklin scene which was filmed in September 1923.  It was the first film to be shot in Tennessee.  Please refer to the links that I sent.

Thank you. 

Bruce R. Bardarik

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4 m ago

Here is another link.  It is from the following source.

The Nashville Tennessean, December 6, 1964, pg. 7-0, col. 2+.

https://archive.org/details/the-nashville-tennessean-1964-12-06-centennial-edition/page/n6/mode/1up?q=%22the+human+mill%22

Sincerely,

Bruce R. Bardarik

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4 m ago

Hi Bruce -

Thanks for confirming that this title was unfinished.  Generally, for a title to be eligible for inclusion in the database it must be of general public interest and should be available to the public or have been available in the past.

Since this is an unfinished film that was never released, it is technically not eligible to be listed.

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@Michelle​ 

I think there is an interest in it since it was covered in the periodical "Civil War Times"  issue Feb. 2019, Vol. 58, No. 1, pg. 54 -61.

It is from the same publishing company that runs Historynet.com.

This film was Allen Holubar's last film before his untimely death.  He was a rising director at the time with a 3 movie deal with Metro which was heavily covered in the motion picture trade magazines at the time.

Also, there are numerous lost silent films on IMDb with not much information about them.  But this particular film has all the requirements that is required except that it was never finished.  Historically it would it could fill in some of the cast's and crews filmographies that otherwise would be sadly overlooked.

Thus, I believe it should be reconsidered for the IMDb.

Sincerely,

Bruce R. Bardarik

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Hello Bruce,

We are reviewing our eligibility criteria and will let them know once we have confirmed it's eligibility.

Cheers!

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4 m ago

Hi Bruce -

I'm following up here to confirm that the title is eligible to be listed as a special circumstance due to the public interest and coverage of the title.  The title has now been approved and is listed on the site under "The Human Mill".

Cheers!