Treasures from American Film Archives

Treasures from American Film Archives

DVD (Stereo / Dolby 5.1)

Overview

This unusual home DVD collection brings together a number of rare, historically priceless silent films that were rescued from oblivion through the efforts of America's National Film Preservation Foundation, a non-profit organization working in cooperation with the nation's leading motion picture archives. Highlights of this set include an early William S. Hart feature, Hell's Hinges; a 1916 screen adaptation of Snow White; The Toll of the Sea, an Anna May Wong vehicle shot in an early color process; D.W. Griffith's The Lonedale Operator; Jean Epstein's surreal silent adaptation of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher; assorted short films featuring John Huston and Groucho Marx; and a light comedy that probably wouldn't get made these days, Princess Nicotine, or the Smoke Fairy. Newly recorded musical scores have been prepared for all the films in this set. The set includes four discs plus an accompanying 150-page booklet.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2000
UPC: 0014381970623
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 10:42:00

Special Features

11 hours of rare films on four discs; Mastered from the finest archival sources; 150-page book with full credits and commentary; Newly recorded musical scores; Essays about the archives narrated by Laurence Fishburne; Interactive screens about the films and music

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna May Wong Lotus Flower
Anna Q. Nilsson Elinor, the Northern spy
Edward Boulden Shoe Clerk
Edward Dillon Actor
John Huston Narrator
John Ott Blacksmith
Lionel Braham Berthold, the huntsman
Marguerite Gance Actor
Paul Panzer The Smoker
William Dills "Horseshoe" Riley
Albert van Antwerp Bob Dexter
Charles Kayser Blacksmith
Dell Henderson Actor
Frank J. Burke Zeb Taylor
Gladys Hulette The Elder Fairy
Guy Coombs Lieutenant Yancey
Jean Debucourt Actor
Kenneth Harlan Allen Carver
Marguerite Clark Snow White
Charles Lamy The Guest
Howard Webster Prof. Stanlaw
Major Criqui Dwarf
Miriam Cooper Rose, the Southern sweetheart
Priscilla Moran Illegitimate baby
Wilfred Lucas Actor
William S. Hart Blaze Tracy
Alexis B. Luce Richard "Cold" Steele
Blanche Sweet The Lonedale Operator
Clara Williams Faith Henley
Major Doyle Dwarf
Addie Frank Dwarf
Charles West Actor
Jack Standing Rev. Robert Henley
Louise Glaum Dolly

Technical Credits
Chester M. Franklin Director
D.W. Griffith Director
Edwin S. Porter Director
J. Searle Dawley Director
J. Stuart Blackton Director
Jean Epstein Director
John Huston Director
Kenean Buel Director
Lewis H. Moomaw Director
Tony Sarg Director
W.K.L. Dickson Director
William S. Hart Director
Charles Swickard Director

Scene Index

Chapter Listings.
0. Chapter Listings.
1. The Original Movie (1922).
2. Early Films From The Edison Company, 1893-1906.
3. Princess Nicotine, 1909.
4. The Confederate Ironclad, 1912.
5. Hell's Hinges, 1916.
6. The Fall Of The House Of Usher, 1928.
7. From Groucho Marx's Home Movies, 1933.
8. Running Around San Francisco For An Education, 1938.
9. From Tevye, 1939.
10. Cologne, 1939.
11. Private Snafu: "Spies," 1943.
12. Offon, 1968.
Archives.
0. Archives.
1. Academy Film Archive.
2. Alaska Film Archives.
3. Anthology Film Archives.
4. George Eastman House.
5. Japanese American National Museum.
6. Library Of Congress.
7. Minnesota Historical Society.
8. Museum Of Modern Art.
9. National Air And Space Museum.
10. National Archives And Records Administration.
11. National Center For Jewish Film.
12. National Film Preservation Foundation.
13. National Museum Of American History.
14. National Museum Of Natural History.
15. New York Public Library.
16. Northeast Historic Film.
17. Pacific Film Archive.
18. UCLA Film And television Archive.
19. West Virginia State Archives.
Chapter Listings.
0. Chapter Listings.
1. Paper Print Copyright Deposits, 1901-04.
2. The Lonedale Operator, 1911.
3. Her Crowning Glory, 1911.
4. The Toll Of the Sea, 1922.
5. From Accuracy First, 1928.
6. From West Virginia Documentaries, 1929-35.
7. The Battle Of San Pietro, 1945.
8. Negro Leagues Baseball, 1946.
9. Battery Film, 1985.
Archives.
0. Archives.
1. Academy Film Archive.
2. Alaska Film Archives.
3. George Eastman House.
4. Japanese American National Museum.
5. Library Of Congress.
6. Minnesota Historical Society.
7. Musem Of Modern Art.
8. National Air Space Museum.
9. National Archives And Records Administration.
10. National Center For Jewish Film.
11. National Center For Jewish Film.
12. National Fillm Preservation Foundation.
13. National Museum Of American History.
14. National Museum Of Natural History.
15. New York Public Library.
16. Northeast Historic Film.
17. Pacific Film Archive.
18. UCLA Film And Televison Archive.
19. West Virginia State Archives.
Chapter Listings.
0. Chapter Listings.
1. The Thieving Hand, 1908.
2. White Fawn's Devotion, 1910.
3. The Chechahcos, 1924.
4. From Japanese American Communitites, 1927-32.
5. From Rare Aviation Films, 1928-36.
6. We Work Again, 1937.
7. From LA Valse, 1951.
8. The Wall, 1962.
9. George Dumpson's Place, 1965.
Archives.
0. Archives.
1. Academy Film Archive.
2. Alaska Film Archives.
3. George Eastman House.
4. Japanese American National Museum.
5. Library Of Congress.
6. Minnesota Historical Society.
7. Museum Of Modern Art.
8. National Air And Space Museum.
9. Naitonal Archives And Records Administration.
10. National Center For Jewish Film.
11. National Film Preservation Foundation.
12. National Museum Of American History.
13. National Museum Of Natural History.
14. New York Public Library.
15. Northeast Historic Film.
16. Pacific Film Archive.
17. UCLA Film And Television Archive.
18. West Virginia State Archives.
Chapter Listings.
0. Chapter Listings.
1. Peepshow Kinetoscopes, 1894.
2. Interior New York Subway, 1905.
3. The Land Beyond The Sunset, 1912.
4. I'm Insured, 1916.
5. Snow White, 1916.
6. From Beautiful Japan, 1918.
7. The News Parade Of, 1934.
8. Rose Hobart, 1936.
9. The Autobiography Of A Jeep, 1943.
10. From Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert, 1939.
Archives.
0. Archives.
4. Alaska Fim Archives.
1. National Film Preservation Foundation.
2. West Virginia State Archives.
3. Academy Film Archive.

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