It would seem a longer version still exists:
John Ford's GIDEON'S DAY (British Revival)
Doc Films (University of Chicago) - Friday, 7 and 9:15pm
This screening constitutes a major revival, not only because of its rarity (The last time it played in Chicago was over 10 years ago) but because it marks a unique chapter of John Ford's monumental career. GIDEON'S DAY was Ford's only film made in England and it was shot, like his preceding THE WINGS OF EAGLES, in unrestrained Technicolor. It follows the fashion of Ford's episodic films, like SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON or DONOVAN'S REEF, lingering on character and milieu instead of pushing ahead with narrative. It takes place over a day in the life of a Scotland Yard detective, yet this modest structure still allows for several confrontations with mortality (in the form of a sex-murder investigation and the death of the hero's colleague). According to Ford biographer Joseph McBride, the film "was something of a lark, enabling Ford to gratify his enjoyment of suspense novels" and his desire to spend time in the United Kingdom. McBride continues: "The director's usual mockery of the British is transformed into poking good-natured fun at the code of politeness and reserve Gideon and his colleagues are expected to follow in capturing even the most loathsome criminals.... After opening in England in March 1958, GIDEON'S DAY was treated atrociously by Columbia. It was not released in the United States until the following February, and then only as a second feature in black-and-white prints, cut by a third and retitled GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD." (Doc will be screening the original color version.) Stanley Kubrick fans will be interested to note the early contributions of production designer Ken Adam, who later designed the sets for DR. STRANGELOVE and BARRY LYNDON. (1958, 118 min, archival 35mm) BS
More info at www.docfilms.uchicago.edu.