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Betsy Ross
(1917)

 

This bit of Americana was directed by Travers Vale and George Cowl, and features Alice Brady, John Bowers, Lillian Cook, Victor Kennard, Eugenie Woodward, Kate Lester, Frank Mayo, George McQuarrie, Robert Cummings and Richard Clarke.

Grapevine Video
2006 DVD edition

Betsy Ross (1917), black & white, 58 minutes, not rated,
with The Wrong Mr. Fox (1917), black & white, 11 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: 2006.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is also available directly from GRAPEVINE VIDEO.
Synergy Entertainment
2007 DVD edition

Betsy Ross (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Synergy Entertainment, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $9.99.
Release date: 6 September 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This budget edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print. The framing may be cropped so tightly that part of the intertitles are unreadable.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
American Pop Classics
2012 DVD edition

Betsy Ross (1917), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

American Pop Classics, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $19.98.
Release date: 31 January 2012.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been mastered from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is likely accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.

 
USA: Click the logomark to purchase this Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition from Amazon.com. Your purchase supports the Silent Era website.
Nostalgia Family Video
2010 DVD edition

Betsy Ross (1917), black & white, 60 minutes, not rated.

Nostalgia Family Video, 5378D, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, no chapter stops, clamshell CD case, $14.99.
Release date: 2010.
Country of origin: USA
This edition was likely mastered from a 16mm reduction print. The disc has no navigation menu, chapter stops or package artwork and is sold in a clear clamshell case.

To order a DVD edition, you must enter “Replace My VHS Title with Standard ‘No Frillz’ DVD” in the comments section at order checkout.

 
NOSTALGIA FAMILY VIDEO has discontinued business and this edition is OUT-OF-PRINT.
Other AMERICANA FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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