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Seven Silent Films: Lost for a Century

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Editorial Reviews

A Fool and His Money A comedy about a coquettish classy beauty and the two men who vie for her affections. Historical Facts : First All Black Cast film, First Female Film Director. The City of Singapore A Wonderful Travelog of Singapore at the turn of the century. This Travelog gives a clear impressions of the people and their habits of life in a distant part of the world. Historical Facts: This is the oldest known movie depicting the working day for typical Singapore folks in 1911. Gertrude Norman Film (Unknown Title) This touching drama depicts the tragic death of a young girl and the ensuing trials her mother endures. Historical Facts: Gertrude Norman is credited with making 44 films from 1911 to 1936...but this film dates from 1910. The Lucky HoldUp An amusing film about 2 young lovers who elope, their not-so-pleased parents, and a couple of stage drivers intent on making their fortune by kidnapping the young lovers. Historical Facts: This copy of The Lucky Holdup is the only known film from the incredible career of Dorothy Gibson. Miss Gibson was playing bridge with friends in the lounge on the night of the Titanic s fatal collision with the iceberg. She and her mother escaped in lifeboat Number 7, the first lifeboat launched. This film was used by the BBC for the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic. The New Sign of the Globe Hotel A hilarious slap-stick comedy depicting the problems associated with installing a new hotel sign and how things can get completely out of hand. Distractions of Foolshead Ever had a bad day? In this comedy, the side-splitting antics of Foolshead show that a less than perfect day can be a source of belly-shaking laughter. The Count of Monte Cristo- A complete performance of The Count of Monte Cristo filmed as a stage play with curtains between the five acts. Historical Facts: Director Francis Boggs is credited with bringing the movie industry to Hollywood in 1909 when he moved the Selig Polyscope Company from Chicago to Los Angeles and produced around 200 films. This is the oldest known film of the Count of Monte Cristo.

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Product Details

  • Actors: James Russell, Dorothy Gibson, Lamar Johnstone, Guy Oliver, Andre Deed
  • Directors: Francis Boggs, Alice Guy-Blache, Gertrude Norman, Pathe Studios, American Éclair
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: American Media International
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2012
  • Run Time: 65 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008R1KB2Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,652 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By L. J. Gray on October 20, 2012
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The first short of the 7 on this DVD is enough reason for any cinephile, cinema buff, social historian, or Black American to own this DVD.
Strongly recommend this DVD for all cinema collections and libraries. Praise to the those responsible for marking this DVD.
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