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This third groundbreaking set in the Treasures from American Archives series presents over 48 films never before seen on video. Over 12 hours of rare cartoons, newsreel stories, serial episodes, advocacy films, and features. Preserved by the George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Archives, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Commentary by 20 experts, Digitally mastered from the finest archival sources, Newly recorded music in two-track stereo More than 600 interactive screens about the films and music, 200-page illustrated book with film notes and credits, Postcards from the films
Films include: The Black Hand, How They Rob Men in Chicago, The Voice of the Violin, The Usurer's Grip, From the Submerged, Hope-A Red Cross Seal Story, The Cost of Carelessness, LIghts and Shadows in a City of a Million, The Soul of Youth, A Call for Help from Sing Sing!, 6 Million American Children Are Not in School, Kansas Saloon Smashers, Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce, Trial Marriages, Manhattan Trade School for Girls, The Strong Arm Squad of the Future, A Lively Affair, A Suffragette in Spite of Himself, On to Washington, The Hazards of Helen, Where Are My Children?, The Courage of the Commonplace, Poor Mrs. Jones!, The Crime of Carelessness, Listen to Some Words of Wisdom, Cecil B. DeMille's The Godless Girl, Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island, An American in the Making, Ramonda, Redskin, The United Snakes of America, 100% American, Bud's Recruit, The Reawakening and more!
The acclaimed Treasures series has earned raves and awards for the past seven years including the National Society of Film Critics' Film Heritage Award and the VSDA's Best in Show Non-Theatrical Award.
You will learn so much about early 20th century history!
First off, my rating is based solely on The Godless Girl which is one of the silent films that I recommend to people who say they dont like silent movies.
There's a great deal of information about the films on the four DVDs themselves; and there's audio commentary that will interest you as well.
The "Treasures from American Film Archives" series is one of the premier DVD collections produced in the US; now in its fifth edition, it has covered the full range of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Daryl Chin
I've watched 2 of the 4 discs so far, and I'm delighted. Though silent films, after serious paying attention I could really understand what was going on, if not word by word. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Linda S. Carter
As a film junkie, I couldn't miss these. Hard to find out there in rental land--sometimes worthwhile to buy. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by Candace Drimmer
A marvelous collection of pivotal early films painstakingly collected from archival sources. Important viewing for anyone interested in American historyPublished on December 20, 2008 by JP
First off, my rating is based solely on The Godless Girl which is one of the silent films that I recommend to people who say they dont like silent movies. Read morePublished on December 18, 2008 by njpaddy
Treasures III: Social Issues In American Film, 1900-1934 has a plethora of wonderful films that reflect the hearts and minds of Americans as well as their government at a time of... Read morePublished on January 24, 2008 by Matthew G. Sherwin