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The Greatest
Question

(1919)

 

This drama, directed by D.W. Griffith, stars Lillian Gish, Robert Harron and Ralph Graves.

coverGrapevine Video
2013 DVD edition

The Greatest Question (1919), color-toned black & white, 76 minutes, not rated.

Grapevine Video, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 DVD-R disc, full-frame 4:3 NTSC format, ? 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, $16.95.
Release date: 18 July 2013.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been transferred from a 16mm reduction print.

The presentation features a theatre organ score performed by Blaine Gale.

 
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coverClassic Video Streams
2009 DVD edition

The Actors: Rare Films of Lillian Gish, Volume 3 (1919-1924), black & white, 140 minutes total, not rated,
including The Greatest Question (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Classic Video Streams, no catalog number, unknown UPC number.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0 DVD-R disc, full-frame 4:3 NTSC format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono? sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, slimline DVD keepcase, $16.99.
Release date: 28 December 2009.
Country of origin: USA
This edition has likely been transferred from a 16mm reduction print.

The presentation likely features 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.
Other silent era D.W. GRIFFITH films available on home video.

Other silent era LILLIAN GISH films available on home video.

Lillian Gish filmography in The Progressive Silent Film List
 
 
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