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The Mishaps of
Musty Suffer

(1916-1917)

 

Contents: Blow Your Horn (1916), Capturing Chicago (1916), Going Up (1916), Hold Fast (1916), Just Imagination (1916), The Lightning Bellhop (1916), Local Showers (1916), Outs and Ins (1916), While You Wait (1916) and Spliced and Iced (1917).

This collection of Musty Suffer short films has brought the previously obscure comedies of Harry Watson Jr back into public awareness.

coverUndercrank Productions
2014 DVD edition

The Mishaps of Musty Suffer (1916-1917), black & white, 117 minutes total, not rated,
including Blow Your Horn (1916), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Capturing Chicago (1916), black & white, 10 minutes, not rated, Going Up (1916), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Hold Fast (1916), black & white, 6 minutes, not rated, Just Imagination (1916), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, The Lightning Bellhop (1916), black & white, 13 minutes, not rated, Local Showers (1916), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, Outs and Ins (1916), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated, While You Wait (1916), black & white, 14 minutes, not rated, and Spliced and Iced (1917), black & white, 12 minutes, not rated.

Undercrank Productions, no catalog number, UPC 8-87936-55722-4.
One single-sided, single-layered Region 0 NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 22 April 2014.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 8 / audio: 8 / additional content: 8 / overall: 8.

This edition has been produced from very-good to excellent print materials preserved and held by The Library of Congress. The results are very pleasing, for the high-definition digital video transfers maintain a broad range of greyscale tones and sharp image details.

The films are accompanied by music scores composed and performed by Ben Model.

 
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Other SHORT COMEDY FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
Book: The Mishaps of Musty Suffer: DVD Companion Guide by Steve Massa
 
 
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