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More Treasures
from American
Film Archives

(1894-1931)

 

Contents: Annie Oakley (1894), Bucking Broncho (1894), Buffalo Dance (1894), [Dickson Experimental Sound Film] (1895), Rip Van Winkle (1896), Admiral Cigarette (1897), Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897), What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City (1901), At the Foot of the Flatiron (1903), Life of an American Fireman (1903), New York City “Ghetto” Fish Market (1903), The Suburbanite (1904), Westinghouse Works (1904), From Leadville to Aspen (1906), The “Teddy” Bears (1907), The Country Doctor (1909), The Stenographer’s Friend (1910), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910), Children Who Labor (1912), Falling Leaves (1912), The Invaders (1912), Flash Cleaner (19??), The Hazards of Helen (1915), Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916), Hands Up (1918) [trailer], The Breath of a Nation (1919), De-Light: Making an Electric Light Bulb (1920), Lotus Blossom (1921), Greed (1924) [newsreel footage], A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor (1924), President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds (1924), Clash of the Wolves (1925), Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925), Inklings (1925), Cockeyed (1925), Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925), Buy an Electric Refrigerator (1926), The Flute of Krishna (1926), The Passaic Textile Strike (1926) [prologue], Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching (1926), Now You’re Talking (1927), Greeting by George Bernard Shaw (1928), There It Is (1928), Skyscraper Symphony (1929), and A Bronx Morning (1931).

coverNational Film Preservation Foundation
2004 DVD edition

More Treasures from American Film Archives (1894-1931), black & white and color, 573 minutes total, not rated,
including Annie Oakley (1894), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Bucking Broncho (1894), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Buffalo Dance (1894), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, [Dickson Experimental Sound Film] (1895), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Rip Van Winkle (1896), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Admiral Cigarette (1897), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City (1901), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, At the Foot of the Flatiron (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Life of an American Fireman (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, New York City “Ghetto” Fish Market (1903), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Suburbanite (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Westinghouse Works (1904), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, From Leadville to Aspen (1906), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The “Teddy” Bears (1907), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Country Doctor (1909), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Stenographer’s Friend (1910), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Children Who Labor (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Falling Leaves (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Invaders (1912), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Flash Cleaner (19??), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Hazards of Helen (1915) [episode 26], black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Hands Up (1918) [trailer], black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Breath of a Nation (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, De-Light: Making an Electric Light Bulb (1920), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Lotus Blossom (1921), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Greed (1924) [newsreel footage], black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Clash of the Wolves (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Inklings (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Cockeyed (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Buy an Electric Refrigerator (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Flute of Krishna (1926), color, ? minutes, not rated, The Passaic Textile Strike (1926) [prologue], black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Now You’re Talking (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Greeting by George Bernard Shaw (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, There It Is (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Skyscraper Symphony (1929), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and A Bronx Morning (1931), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

National Film Preservation Foundation, distributed by Image Entertainment, NATD2271DVD, UPC 0-14381-22712-3.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, three single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo and mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, three cardboard wrapped plastic trays in cardboard slipcase, $79.95.
Release date: 7 September 2004.
Country of origin: USA

The 50 film collection includes the early Edison films [Dickson Experimental Sound Film] (1895), Annie Oakley (1894), Buffalo Dance (1894) and Bucking Broncho (1894), the Biograph comedy The Suburbanite (1904), The Country Doctor (1909), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910), Admiral Cigarette (1897), the advertising films Flash Cleaner, Buy an Electric Refrigerator (1926), and The Stenographer’s Friend (1910), the Ince drama The Invaders (1912), episode 26 from the serial The Hazards of Helen (1915), Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916), cartoon The Breath of a Nation (1919), De-Light: Making an Electric Light Bulb (1920), Robert Florey’s Skyscraper Symphony (1929), Greeting by George Bernard Shaw (1928), What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City (1901), At the Foot of the Flatiron (1903), New York City “Ghetto” Fish Market (1903), From Leadville to Aspen (1906), The “Teddy” Bears (1907), Children Who Labor (1912), The Flute of Krishna (1926), a surviving fragment from Lotus Blossom (1921), an early Case sound film Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925), the Rin-Tin-Tin feature film Clash of the Wolves (1925), instructional film Now You’re Talking (1927), the Charley Bowers comedy There It Is (1928), experimental film by Jay Leyda A Bronx Morning (1931), the American Mutoscope films Rip Van Winkle (1896), documentary Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897), Life of an American Fireman (1903), documentary Westinghouse Works (1904), Alice Guy Blaché’s Falling Leaves (1912), teaser trailer for Hands Up (1918), newsreel footage of the production of Greed (1924), the DeForest sound films A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor (1924) and President Coolidge, Taken on the White House Grounds (1924), cartoon Inklings (1925), the Ernst Lubtisch feature film Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925), Cockeyed (1925), the prologue from The Passaic Textile Strike (1926), Max Fleischer bouncing-ball sing-along film Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Boys are Marching (1926), footage of the southern United States shot by novelist Zora Neale Hurston, plus trailers from six presumed lost films. Silent films are accompanied by music by Peter Child, Brian Robison, Charles Shadle and Fred Steiner. The collection also contains commentary on the films by 17 critics, historians and preservationists, including Paolo Cherchi Usai, Robert Gitt, Tom Gunning and Patrick Loughney.

The set includes a 200-page book of program notes. A number of the films have been available on home video for years, but we expect this collection to present the best available editions of these films.

 
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