This domestic drama stars Baby Peggy, with Gladys Hulette, Frank Currier, Lucy Beaumont and Edward Earle.
2015 DVD edition
The Family Secret (1924), black & white, 62 minutes, not rated,
with Circus Clowns (1922), black & white, 16 minutes, not rated, and Miles of Smiles (1923), black & white, 18 minutes, not rated.
no catalog number, UPC 6-63593-21953-4.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 7.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
Release date: 20 October 2015.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been mastered from the restoration undertaken by the Library of Congress, which utilized an incomplete export version 35mm nitrate print with Italian intertitles conflated with footage from two very-good vintage abridged 16mm reduction prints. The majority of the material is excellent 35mm footage, with some scuffing and light speckling, and with a few fine vertical scratches that don’t last long. The greyscale range is broad and balanced, and the image finely detailed. There has been no digital stablization of the picture, so there is some moderate movement of the image within the frame. Other print artifacts remain such as timing marks and processing flaws.
The film is presented with a music score performed on virtual theatre pipe organ by Ben Model, utilizing Hauptwerk software and Paramount Organ Works digital samples. The results are quite authentic sounding and entertaining.
Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10352-0.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC 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, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 12 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95.
Release date: 19 June 2009.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has been mastered from a very-good color-tinted 16mm reduction print.
The film is accompanied by a soundtrack compiled from preexisting recordings.