From the opening title of the film we know we are in for a couple of hours of moralizing from social pundit Cecil B. DeMille. His purpose was to, as he saw it, counterattack the forces who sought to strip the youth of America of Christian beliefs.
National Film Preservation Foundation
2007 DVD edition
Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film (1900-1934), black & white and color, 739 minutes total, not rated,
including The Godless Girl (1928), black & white, 128 minutes, not rated.
National Film Preservation Foundation, distributed by Image Entertainment, NATD3827DVD, UPC 0-14381-38272-3.
Four single-sided, dual-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD discs, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in windowboxed 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, 5 Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 14 chapter stops; four standard DVD keepcases with book of program notes in cardboard slipcase, $89.99.
Release date: 16 October 2007.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD collection from the National Film Preservation Foundation includes a complete presentation of Cecil B. DeMille’s original 1928 silent version of his moralizing feature, transferred from DeMille’s personal 35mm print held by George Eastman Museum in a slightly windowboxed format.
The presentation is accompanied by a piano score performed by Martin Marks.